Sydney Howard got it done both in the circle and at the plate as Tippecanoe Valley’s softball team topped Maconaquah 3-0 on the road Wednesday.
Howard tripled as part of a two-hit, two-RBI night, and she allowed five hits while striking out four and walking none in the complete-game shutout. Third basemen Taylor Czichilski and short stop Kayla Scott led the Lady Vikings’ errorless defense in the win.
Valley plated a run in the second and two more in the fourth. The Vikings were out-hit five to two but capitalized on five walks. Scott, Taylor Rogers and Amy Baca scored Valley’s three runs.
The Lady Vikings play a doubleheader at Adams Central Saturday, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Valley’s JV also won its game with Manchester Wednesday by a lopsided 19-3 margin. The JV Vikings collected 11 hits, including two apiece by Mayde Fear and Jerzey Conley. Fear recorded four RBIs, and Kayleena Agnew finished with three for Valley.
Tracy Smith collected three of the Squires’ six hits and batted in all three of their runs in the loss.
Tippecanoe Valley’s baseball team rallied with four runs over the final two innings, but it wasn’t enough in a 7-4 loss at Maconaquah Wednesday.
The Braves got on top with two runs in the third, then broke it open with four more in the fourth to take a 6-0 lead. They answered a run by the Vikings in the top of the sixth with one more in the bottom half of the inning before Valley’s three-run rally in its last chance in the seventh.
Drew Hartman doubled for the Vikings, and Adam Myers, Wes Melanson and Payton Mills collected Valley’s other three hits at the game. Braxton Dewey homered for Maconaquah as part of a two-RBI night.
Ethan Yates took the loss on the mound, giving up one hit and two walks with one strikeout for two earned runs in three innings pitched. Adam Myers surrendered another two runs, one earned, with three walk versus three strikeouts and two hits in two innings of work, and Lucas Walters lasted just two-thirds of an inning giving up three earned runs off two walks and a hit with one K.
The Vikings play at South Bend Adams today at 5:30 p.m.