SYRACUSE – West Noble cracked the code Wednesday afternoon. Putting the ball in play in the bottom of the seventh, West Noble coaxed in a run to knock off previously unbeaten Wawasee, 7-6, in softball action played at Wawasee. The game was originally scheduled for West Noble, but field conditions in Ligonier weren’t playable, sending the Chargers to Syracuse still the home outfit.
A two-out ground ball from Lily Nelson was hit in the five hole, where Faith Swihart cut off the ball with runners moving from first and second. A throw to third base to attempt a third out wasn’t handled, allowing Kasia Weigold to come in to score the winning run.
Becky Yoder and Weigold both singled in the seventh to start the rally. Weigold and Kacee Click each had two hits, Weigold scoring three runs and driving in two to pace the Chargers.
Daneille Jenkins tied the game at six in the top of the sixth, grounding out to bring in Kiaundra Olson for the Lady Warriors.
Amanda Jenkins drove in two on a solid single that game Wawasee a 5-2 lead in the fifth, only for West Noble to score three in the bottom of the inning, two on a Weigold single.
Olivia Stuck allowed three earned runs in six innings for Wawasee, striking out six. Click worked all seven innings for West Noble, striking out seven.
In the JV contest, Wawasee had no trouble pounding West Noble in a 20-6 final. Ava Rush went five innings for the win in the circle and offensive help from Autumn Conners, who had two hits, and Ciandra Ervin, who ripped a two-run single.
Wawasee (2-1) will host Elkhart Central Thursday afternoon.