WAWASEE BASEBALL 4, GOSHEN 0
Wawasee earned a quality win Monday with a shutout of the RedHawks in Syracuse.
Kam Salazar had a two-run triple and Parker Young added a two-run single as Wawasee opened with two runs in the first and planted two more in the fifth. Gabe Moore scored on each of the scoring plays and Tony Garcia and Jacob Carson both plated a run.
Levi Brown allowed seven hits and a walk, but struck out four in five innings of work to pick up the win for Warriors. Jacob Krugman worked the final two innings to finish off the shutout.
Skylar Reyes went all six innings for Goshen, giving up seven hits and four earned runs. Drew Marlow, Reece Fisher and Jack Immel all had two hits for the RedHawks.
In the JV game, Goshen put it on Wawasee in a 17-8 final.
Wawasee announced Monday night that its Tuesday game with Fairfield has been changed to Fort Wayne Carroll, a 5:30 p.m. start in Syracuse. Fairfield has a Northeast Corner Conference game to make up Tuesday night.
NORTH MIAMI BASEBALL 10, TIPPECANOE VALLEY 9
Four runs in the bottom of the seventh pushed North Miami to a Three Rivers Conference win.
An RBI double from Nathan Musselman, followed by a two-run error allowed the Warriors to tie the game at nine. After Valley got a second out, Parker Johnson singled in the winning run.
Four Warriors drove in a pair, with Musselman, Johnson, Jackson Holland and Tyler Bauer all putting in the work. Two of Musselman’s hits were doubles.
Valley had taken the lead in the top of the sixth after answering a five-run North Miami fifth with a three-run frame. A bases loaded balk brought in the go-ahead run, then Jakob Jones followed up with a two-run double.
Jones and Russ Paxton both had two hits and two RBIs for the Vikings, which pounded out 12 hits in the loss. Tanner Trippiedi and Ethan Yates added two hits.
Braxton Beall got the pitching win, Owen Kirchenstein took the loss.
Tippecanoe Valley visits Whitko Wednesday.
WAWASEE SOFTBALL 2, GOSHEN 1
Wawasee’s faint hopes of a Northern Lakes Conference softball title are still alive after the Warriors fended off Goshen at Goshen College.
Faith Swihart opened the game with a solo homer, then after a pair of errors allowed Goshen to score in the third, Bethany Flannery drilled a solo homer in the sixth to give Wawasee the lead for good.
Kiaundra Olson and Brynn Shoup-Hill, two of the league’s bright young pitching stars, waged quite a duel. Both teams left five on base, but Olson’s workload had her only record one groundout, yet the Warriors turned three double plays, including one to end the game. Olson struck out six and walked one while Hill fanned eight and walked two.
Wawasee moves to 10-3 in the NLC and 1.5 games back of Concord (11-1) with one game to play, that being at home Wednesday against Concord. With Northridge (10-2) also winning Monday, 18-3 over Elkhart Memorial, the final two days of the conference season will be exciting. Northridge faces Goshen Tuesday and closes against Plymouth Wednesday, while Concord has road dates at Warsaw Tuesday then at Wawasee Wednesday.