Rochester scored three runs during a big third-inning, and the Zebras topped host Tippecanoe Valley in a Three Rivers Conference game in Akron Monday night.
Carter Hooks struck out 15 and walked none while giving up just four hits going the distance on the hill. Drew Hartman scored Valley’s only run in the fourth, and he, Layne Prater, Adam Myers and Payton Mills recorded the Vikings’ only hits of the night.
Lucas Walters took the loss giving up three hits and four walks while striking out five for four runs, two earned, lasting 2 2/3 innings. Myers relieved him in the third and gave up just one hit and two walks while holding Rochester scoreless for the remaining 4 1/3 innings.
Rochester improves to 7-8 with a 4-2 TRC mark. Valley slides to 3-13 and 0-6 in the conference. The Vikings play host to Pioneer tonight.
Tippecanoe Valley’s softball team rallied with four runs in the sixth, but it wasn’t enough in a 7-4 Three Rivers Conference loss to Rochester at home Monday.
Addy Harsh went the distance for Rochester, surrendering six hits and three walks versus seven strikeouts for just one earned run in the win. Sydney Howard took the loss for Valley, giving up six hits with one walk and one strikeout for five runs — two earned — over four innings of work. Mayde Fear went the remaining three innings and gave up just three hits with three walks and a strikeout for two earned runs.
Kristyn Yoder tallied two hits with a run and an RBI to lead Valley at the plate, and Ally Betten finished with two hits and a run. Howard and Jordan Krotke recorded Valley’s only other hits of the night, and Amy Baca and Kayla Scott scored the Lady Vikings’ other two runs.
Maci Brown tripled on her way to three hits and two runs, and Ally Borges and Kennedy Musselman both drove in two runs for the Zebras.
Valley slips to 4-10 and 3-3 in the TRC. Rochester improves to 10-8 with a 6-0 TRC mark.
The Vikings host Peru Wednesday.
Tippecanoe Valley’s golf team lost a dual with TRC foe Whitko Monday, 180-222.
Cade Brouyette’s 39 earned him low-medalist honors. Billy Gillman shot 54, and Bryce Madeford shot 59. Mason Purvis turned in a 70, and Corey Fincher shot 73 for the Vikings.
Whitko was led by Kylar Bryant’s 42 and Cade Bechtold’s 43, while Dale Reiff shot 47, and Kaleb Busz carded 48 for the Wildcats. Jonathan Strayer shot 60.
Valley’s girls tennis team was shut out by visiting Three Rivers Conference opponent Manchester, 5-0, Monday evening.
Courtney Randall took five games from Rebekah Pyle at 3 singles in the most competitive score of the night, before Pyle — who bumped up from 2 doubles for the match — won eight straight games en route to a 6-4, 6-1 victory. Anna Osbourne moved up from Manchester’s JV lineup alongside Lauren Metzger at 2 double to hand Kaleigh Shumaker and Morgan Gilbertson a 6-0, 6-1 defeat. Tiphanie Hodge and Makenna Bradley fell 6-2, 6-1 to Eva Bazzoni and Kendra Auler at 1 doubles, Makayla Sandbakkan fell 6-2, 6-1 to Halle Briner at 2 singles, and Lea Stouder lost 0-1 to Kelsey Eichenauer at 1 singles.
The Lady Vikings host Bethany Christian tonight. The Lady Squires celebrate senior night at home against Northfield tonight.