Lady Warriors Avenge Only NLC Loss
Wawasee atoned for its only softball loss in the Northern Lakes Conference Monday night by pounding NorthWood, 10-5, in Syracuse.
After taking a 4-3 loss in round one to the Panthers, Wawasee had big nights from Allissa Flores and Kylee Rostochak to move the game along. Flores had four hits, including a homer, and drove in three while scoring three runs. Rostochak also reached base four times, collecting two hits and two walks, scoring three times.
Meghan Fretz added a single and two RBIs and earned another win in the pitching circle, striking out eight.
Wawasee held a 10-1 lead after five innings, NorthWood scored one in the sixth and three in the seventh to make it closer on the final sheet.
Wawasee continued its success in the JV matchup, winning 8-1. Marissa Hunziker got the win for Wawasee, recording nine strikeouts.
Wawasee (18-4, 9-1 NLC) will visit Northridge Wednesday in a huge NLC contest.
Baseball Against NorthWood Suspended
The weather in Nappanee finally halted play Monday night. NorthWood and Wawasee made it into the fourth inning of their varsity baseball game, but could get no further as the rain suspended play with one out in the bottom of the fourth inning. NorthWood had just scored its second run of the game when the game was called leading 2-0 over the Warriors.
The resumption of play will take place Thursday, May 19, at 5 p.m. at NorthWood. NorthWood currently sits in second place in the NLC with a 6-3 mark, Wawasee in the basement at 1-8.
The JV game was completed, with NorthWood taking the contest 12-1 over Wawasee.
Warriors Make Rare Trip To Knollwood
Normally the Monday matchup with Wawasee, Penn and LaVille is held at Tippecanoe Lake Country Club. The three teams on this day would play at Knollwood Country Club, and the Kingsmen enjoyed the home course advantage with a 168, topping Wawasee’s 173 and LaVille’s 189.
The weather was a factor in the outcome, as no golfer was able to break 40. Wawasee’s Cal Heinisch and Penn’s Zach Hale both finished at 40 for round medalist, but the scores just went south from there. Wawasee finished out with 44s from Jeffrey Moore and Cameron Adams, a 45 from Kyle Weideman and 47 from Dillon Drake. Penn had a 42 from Nick Thurin, 43s from Grant Wargo and Seth Campbell, and 45 from Ben Szklark.
Nate Peterson had a 44 to lead LaVille, followed by Dakota Figg at 46, Kyle Schafer at 48, Michael Butler at 51 and Jake Good at 53.
“I thought we played pretty well considering the conditions being wet and cold,” said Wawasee head coach Steve Coverstone. “And that we had never been on the course before. Good round by Cal and freshman Dillon Drake, who played pretty well with a 47.
Wawasee (7-2) will open Northern Lakes Conference play Wednesday at Plymouth in a trio with the Pilgrims and NorthWood.
Plymouth Blanks Warrior Tennis
Plymouth wrapped up the round robin portion of the NLC with a 6-1 record after defeating Wawasee, 5-0, at the South Bend Racquet Club.
Plymouth, the top team heading into Wednesday’s NLC tournament, lost just two games in singles play. Lanae Singleton and Cortni Cook both won via shutout of Peyton Rookstool and Lauren Horn while Ashley Harrell gave up just two games in the first set in beating Meg Heinisch.
Kendall Dreibelbis and McKenzie Scheetz bested Charity Parker and Kabrea Rostochak two and two at one doubles while Kayla Hoober and Leah Smith took care of Courtney Larson and Kendra Doerr two and four at two doubles.
Wawasee ends the round robin 1-6 heading into the first round of the NLC Championships Wednesday at Warsaw. Round two will be Thursday at Plymouth and the final round will take place Friday back at Warsaw.