WAWASEE 12, PLYMOUTH 0
The Warriors didn’t have any trouble getting back on the winning track Wednesday in walking off on the Pilgrims.
Ava Rush, Abi Smith and Faith Swihart all went yard for the Lady Warriors, Swihart’s homer a three-run shot that ended the game in the fifth inning. Rush’s bomb was a three-run shot and Smith’s was a solo job.
Wawasee collected 14 hits, half of them for extra bases. Graceanne Kerlin and Olivia Stuck had a double and two RBIs.
Bethany Flannery scattered four hits and struck out eight to garner the shutout win.
Wawasee (8-5, 4-1 NLC) hosts former coach Mike Barger and the Goshen RedHawks Friday.
NORTHRIDGE 13, WARSAW 3
Sloppy play by Warsaw doomed the Tigers from making a move in the NLC contest at Warsaw.
Six Tiger errors directly affected eight Raider runs, two coming a huge seven-run third inning for the visitors. After Ridge strung together three consecutive run-scoring doubles from Jen Robinson, Meghan Bontrager and Ashley Beckler, two fielding errors and a wild pitch allowed the Raiders to plate three more runs.
Four more Warsaw errors, part of a seven error night, brought in Ridge runs as the Raiders continued to stay undefeated in the NLC at 4-0. Bontrager would wind up with three RBIs and Allison Hostetler added two hits and an RBI in the win.
Hostetler allowed four hits in four innings to get the pitching win.
Hudson Bolinger had two hits and Kennedy Tennant drove in two for the Tigers. Courtney Chookie allowed 11 runs, but only four were earned, in four innings.
Warsaw (4-7, 2-3 NLC) will take a crack at Concord Friday.
ELKHART MEMORIAL 6, NORTHWOOD 4
NorthWood’s rally fell short Wednesday at Stauffer Park.
The Panthers scored four runs in the seventh, but left the tying run on second as its furious comeback came up shy.
Sydney King started the rally with an RBI groundout, followed by a RBI double from Cybil Stillson. After an error and fielder’s choice brought in runs, NorthWood had runners on second and third with two outs for Kylie Thornton, who flew out to center to end the game.
Shelby Buss was rolling along until the seventh, finishing with the win on eight hits and a strikeout in the complete game. Gracie Clark took the loss for NorthWood, allowing five runs in three innings. Madison Miller allowed just two hits and struck out five in four innings of relief.
Amber Asher had a two-run double to highlight a five-run third for the Chargers.
NorthWood (6-8, 1-4 NLC) will try again Friday at Plymouth.
NORTHFIELD 6, TIPPECANOE VALLEY 5
Valley had its shot, but couldn’t come up with the golden run late in a Three Rivers Conference loss.
A pair of errors brought in a run in the seventh, but Valley left the tying run on base after a groundout ended it.
Ally Betten had a double, two walks and an RBI to lead the Vikings. Amy Baca scored two runs and Alex Gomez had two hits and an RBI in the loss.
Kyra Kennedy had a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored for the Norse, and Addi Baker added a double and two runs scored. Abby Hunter hung on for the pitching win, giving up five hits in the complete game. Sydney Howard took the loss, giving up all six runs in four innings of work.
Valley (3-8, 0-3 TRC) will play two Saturday in its home tournament, opening against Fort Wayne Concordia.