TIPPECANOE VALLEY 6, BREMEN 2
Tippecanoe Valley baseball earned a 6-2 win over Bremen on Saturday.
Owen Kirchestien went 2-for-3, and Layne Prater an Braxton Davis each finished 2-for-4 at the plate for Valley. Prater and Wes Melanson drove in two runs apiece.
Tanner Trippeiedi got the win, giving up eight hits and two walk with five strikeouts for three earned runs over six innings of work. Davis closed it out, walking one and striking out one while surrendering no hits over a shutout seventh inning.
The Vikings move to 3-2. They will host Maconaquah in a Three Rivers Conference match-up Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
WARSAW 15, COLUMBIA CITY 6
Noah Burgh wasted no opportunities at the plate on Friday, driving in five runs on three hits to lead the Warsaw Tigers past Columbia City 15-6. Burgh drove in runs on a single in the fourth, a double in the fifth, and a double in the sixth. The base paths were crowded in this high-scoring game — the Tigers collected 15 hits and Columbia City had nine.
Columbia City started the scoring in the game with one run in the second inning.
The Tigers then promptly tied up the game with a run of their own in the bottom of the second. The Eagles would plate three more in the top of the third, taking a 4-1 lead. The Tigers would answer with another run in the bottom of the third, however, and then would take the lead for good with three in the bottom of the fourth. Warsaw widened its lead with six runs in the sixth inning. The Tigers’ big inning was driven by singles from Josh Ehrlinger and Alex Light and a double by Burgh.
Ian Glogovsky took the win for Warsaw. He went five innings, allowing four runs on seven hits, striking out three and walking one. Joey Springer threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Burgh, Jacob Hutcherson, Glogovsky, Drew McCleary, and Ehrlinger all managed multiple hits for the Tigers.
Warsaw (3-2) is in action next at Wawasee on Monday. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.
WARSAW JV 19, COLUMBIA CITY 7
Warsaw’s JV claimed a 19-7 victory on Friday, despite a big push by Columbia City in the third inning.
The big inning for Columbia City came thanks to walks by Tucker Pehrce and Brock Uher, by Adam Hunter, and an error on a ball put in play by Liam Sands.
Warsaw’s offense was strong as the Tigers collected 13 hits. Columbia City came up with six hits of their own.
Warsaw jumped on the board in the first inning, scoring two runs on single by Aaron Greene. The Tigers would plate four more in the first.
The Tigers tacked on nine more runs in the fifth inning on singles by Gabe Bowers and Sam Justice, doubles by Nico Luna and Lukas Maier, a walk by Patrick Zollinger, a sacrifice fly by Luna, and an error on a ball put in play by Greene.
Justice led things off on the pitcher’s mound and lasted two and two-thirds innings, allowing four hits and five runs while striking out four. Adam Hunter was on the hill for Columbia City. He went four innings, allowing 10 runs on eight hits and striking out six. Brock Daily and Seth Mills entered the game as relief, throwing two-thirds of an inning and one-third of an inning, respectively.
Tyler Kuhn, Luna, Drew Yeager and Greene each collected multiple hits for Warsaw’s JV. Kuhn went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Tigers offensively, and our players stole at least two bases for Warsaw. Greene led the way with four.
Zach Martin led Columbia City with two hits in three at-bats.
WAWASEE 5, EAST NOBLE 3
Wawasee earned its second win in 48 hours with a 5-3 victory over East Noble Friday.
The Warriors snapped a 2-2 tie with two runs in the fourth inning. All told, they collected nine hits to East Noble’s eight.
Parker Young went 2-for-2 at the plate, while Levi Brown and Grant Brooks each finished 2-for-3, and all recorded doubles alongside Tony Garcia. Brown and Gabe Moore drove in two runs apiece.
Brown got the pitching win, giving up six hits with three walks versus four strikeouts for two earned runs over four innings. Josh Slabaugh relieved him in the fifth, waling three and striking out two while giving up a hit in a single inning of work. Jacob Krugman pitched an inning of shutout baseball, as did Grant Brooks.
The Warriors improved to 4-2. They will hots Warsaw on Monday at 5 p.m.
EAST NOBLE JV 3, WAWASEE 0
Wawasee’s JV was shut out 3-0 by host East Noble Friday.
Favin Wilson allowed no earned runs with 11 strikeouts over five innings pitched. Nate Bess went 2-for-2 at the plate with a walk and was hit by a pitch.
The JV Warriors slip to 3-2.