NORTHWOOD 2, NORTHRIDGE 0
NorthWood baseball moved to a 2-0 Northern Lakes Conference start with a shutout win over host Northridge Wednesday night.
Matt Dutkowski gave up six hits but struck out nine in a complete-game shutout, and the Panthers started fast with two runs from Dutkowski and Kyler Hauptli in the top of the first. The visitors finished with just five hits against Ridge sophomore Davis Enfield. Dutkowski and Trey Allman recorded Wood’s only RBIs, but it was more than enough in Middlebury.
The Raiders slide to 4-3 overall and 1-1 in the NLC. NorthWood improves to 5-2 and 2-0 in the NLC. The Panthers host Wawasee Friday at 5 p.m.
ELKHART MEMORIAL 10, WAWASEE 4
The Chargers rallied with seven runs during the top of the seventh to snap a five-game Wawasee win streak in Syracuse Wednesday.
The Warriors led 4-3 headed into the big inning but couldn’t hold on after earning a big win over Whitko at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne Tuesday night.
Levi Brown lasted six innings but with his pitch count reaching 81, he gave up five earned runs in the seventh. He finished the night with two strikeouts versus one walk and seven total hits in the loss before giving way to first Tony Garcia and finally Grant Brooks, who finally shut the door on Memorial.
Kameron Salazar finished 2-for-4 with a double to lead Wawasee at the plate, while Brown and Carter Woody also recorded doubles. Woody finished with two runs scored, and Gabe Moore drove in two runs in the loss.
Memorial moves to 4-2 and 1-1 in the Northern Lakes Conference. Wawasee also moves to 1-1 in the NLC with a 5-2 overall mark. The Warriors travel to NorthWood Friday with a 5 p.m. start time.
GOSHEN 13, WARSAW 3
The Warsaw Tigers fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 13-3 loss to Goshen on Wednesday.
Ian Glogovsky took the loss for the Tigers. He lasted four innings, allowing 13 hits and nine runs while striking out four and walking one.
Warsaw had nine hits in the game. Jacob Hutcherson, Liam Patton and Matt Shoemaker each had multiple hits for the Tigers (3-5) who are in action again on Friday at home versus Plymouth. Game time is set for 5 p.m.
MACONAQUAH 9, TIPPECANOE VALLEY 0
Tippecanoe Valley recorded just four hits in a shutout loss at Maconaquah Wednesday.
Lucas Walters and Layne Prater finished with two hits apiece for Valley, including a double by Walters, while the Braves collected 10 hits against a pitching staff of four. Maconaquah didn’t break the game open until the sixth, when the Braves scored eight runs to push their advantage out to the game’s final margin.
Walters surrendered just four hits and three walks while striking out seven for one run in five innings. Owen Kirchenstien gave up two earned runs in the sixth, and Ethan Yates surrendered another four hits for six runs, only two earned, before Prater came in to close out the big sixth inning and the game.
Nate Harding and Zac Snyder tallied two hits apiece to lead the Braves at the plate, and Caleb Winegardner finished with two RBIs. Cody Koebler scattered four hits and four walks with four strikeouts in six shutout innings. Kolson Silcox closed it out in the seventh.
Maconaquah improves to 5-3-1 and 1-0 in the Three Rivers Conference. Valley slips to an even 3-3 with an 0-1 TRC start. The Vikings host South Bend Adams Thursday at 5 p.m.
WARSAW JV 5, GOSHEN 4
Warsaw JV baseball rallied from an early two-run deficit to edge out Goshen on Wednesday.
After giving up a two-run homer in the first inning, Daylan Vermilyer settled in to throw three shutout innings.
Aaron Greene kickstarted the comeback by hitting a leadoff double in the bottom of the fifth. Greene would come around to score on a fielder’s choice by Drew Yeager. The Tigers would take a short lead on a Patrick Zollinger triple that would plate Vermilyer that brought the score to 3-2.
Goshen answered with two runs of their own in the top of the sixth, but the Tigers had the final say.
Lukas Maier led off the bottom of the sixth with a single, stole second then third and scored on a single by Tyler Kuhn. Kuhn later scored on a single by Drew Yeager, and that would be all the offense the Tigers would need.
Sam Justice was the winning pitcher for Warsaw, lasting two innings, allowing one hit and no runs while striking out four. Gabe Bowers threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
The Tigers tallied nine hits in the game. Maier and Greene each collected two hits to lead Warsaw, and Maier and Kuhn led Warsaw on the base paths with three stolen bases on a night when the Tigers collected a total of nine stolen bases.
WAWASEE JV 12, ELKHART MEMORIAL 2
Wawasee’s JV stayed unbeaten against conference opponents with a lopsided win at home in Syracuse Wednesday.
Riley Turner finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs, two runs and three stolen bases. Jonas Bailey was 2-for-4 with four RBIs, two runs and two stolen bases, and Charlie Doss finished 2-for-4 with a run scored.
The JV Warriors improved to 5-2 and 2-0 in Northern Lakes Conference competition.