Wednesday was Plymouth’s turn to hang a big number on the scoreboard. In the case lately with Wawasee, either the Warriors or the opponent has recorded a big run total, and the Pilgrims got that in a 14-4 win at Wawasee.
The Pilgrims raced out to an 8-0 lead after two innings, helped by an RBI single by Jacob Deacon in the first and a two-run single by Deacon in the second inning. Cam Dennie added three hits and two RBIs and Kam Vanlue drove in two.
Tony Garcia gave Wawasee a two-run single in the second while Jairus Boyer and Jacob Hand each had an RBI. Wawasee had scored 41 runs in its last three games, all wins, but gave up 16 runs to Lowell in the first game of its home invitational on Saturday and nine runs to NorthWood the night before, eight of those in the 10th inning of the loss.
Jesus Luva was shaky for the Pilgrims on the hill, giving up nine hits and walking eight, but went the distance for the victory. Blake Norris, who was outstanding in his last outing against NorthWood, wasn’t as sharp Wednesday allowing eight runs in just two innings.
Wawasee’s JV (7-1) came through with a 3-1 over the Pilgrims. Stats for the win were not provided.
Wawasee (6-5, 2-2 NLC) will work again at home Friday against Goshen.
Picking up its first NLC win of the season, Wawasee socked Plymouth 15-2 in the Marshall County seat.
Wawasee scored four runs in the first and added seven more in the second to take command of the game. A pair of Plymouth errors and RBI singles from Bethany Flannery and Olivia Stuck got Wawasee going in the first. Flannery and Graceanne Kerlin hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the second, opening the flood gates. Stuck would later add an RBI triple, part of a three RBI day.
Ava Rush had three hits and a pair of RBIs, Danielle Jenkins reached base five times and scored twice and Flannery had three hits and three runs scored.
Kiaundra Olson got the win, limiting Plymouth to four hits and a walk, striking out seven. Josie Koontz was tagged for the loss, on the hook for 14 runs and 14 hits.
In what amounted to a football score, Wawasee (4-3) used a pair of two-run homers from Madison Mottern to run past Plymouth 30-17. Ciandra Ervin was credited with the pitching win for the Lady Warriors.
Wawasee (4-7, 1-3 NLC) will visit Goshen Friday in its annual Strike Out Cancer game.
Fresh off another title at last weekend’s Goshen Relays, its third in a row, NorthWood continued its good fortunes with an 88-44 win at Wawasee Wednesday afternoon.
Terrell Pratcher, the High Point winner at the Relays, was a double winner against the Warriors in both the 100 (11.15) and the 200 (23.12) and helped the 4×100 relay to a win (43.46). Adler Chamberlain also won two events, taking both the 110 hurdles (17.74) and 300 hurdles (46.16).
On the track, the Panthers also got wins from Brock Lehman in the 400 (54.99), Tyler Evers in the mile (4:55.27) and the 4×400 relay (3:41.33).
In the field, NorthWood got wins from Bronson Yoder in long jump (21-5) and Jason Borkholder in high jump (6-0).
Wawasee was led by the performances from Elisha Tipping, who won both shot put (47-10.5) and discus (130-7) and Luke Griner, who cruised to a win in the 800 (1:56.34).
The Warriors also got wins from Spencer Hare in the two-mile (11:10.18), Xavier Ortiz in pole vault (10-6) and its 4×800 relay team (9:16.19).
Wawasee (0-5 NLC) will close out its regular season next Wednesday in its final NLC trio at Goshen with Memorial.
Wawasee could not keep pace Wednesday with Concord, losing 5-0 at Concord.
Concord singles play lost just four games in wins from Maya Klopfenstein, Regan Landis and Camille Lozier over Kendra Doerr, Elizabeth Kleopfer and Kennedy Church.
One doubles had the closest result, where Keegan Thursby and Meaghan Godzisz went two and four over Courtney Larson and Kabrea Rostochak. The two doubles matchup went four and love for Lauren Pollock and Kelsee O’Dell over Brianna Haessig and Molly Jones.
Concord’s JV stuck it to Wawasee in a 6-1 final. Sailor Davis-York had the lone court win for Wawasee, an 8-4 singles tally over Lauren Boessler.
Wawasee (3-4, 1-2 NLC) will meet Warsaw Thursday night.