CONCORD 9, WARSAW 6
Warsaw made it interesting, but Concord clinched at least a share of the Northern Lakes Conference with a win in Kosciusko County.
Warsaw pulled within a run at 7-6, but a two-run homer by Skylar Decker in the top of the seventh was enough insurance to get the Minutemen back into safety.
Concord hit three bombs on the night, two in the first inning. Yadi Gomez hit the second pitch of the game well into the throng of spectators watching the Warsaw Girls Track Sectional well beyond the center field fence, and two batters later, Alysa Marcin crushed a ball out to left.
Warsaw would chip away at a 7-0 deficit, namely from a two-run homer by Izzy Dittmar, and got back within one after Hailey Locke singled in a run and Katie Anderson drove in two in the sixth inning.
Alexis Kern pitched into the fourth, giving up just one hit before exiting. Emily Bradshaw finished the final 3.2 innings, giving up all of the Warsaw offense. Courtney Chookie was hit around by Concord, allowing 12 hits, five for extra bases.
Concord (12-1) visits Wawasee Wednesday, and with a win, would win the NLC outright. Northridge (11-2) takes on Plymouth Wednesday, hoping for a Wawasee win along with a win of its own to share the crown. Warsaw (3-10) closes out its NLC slate Thursday at home against Elkhart Memorial.
NORTHWOOD 14, PLYMOUTH 2
The Panthers beat up on winless Plymouth Tuesday at Stauffer Park.
After Plymouth jumped out to a 1-0 lead after an inning, NorthWood exploded for five runs in the second and seven more in the third to regain command.
Leading Wood at the plate were Brooklyn Troyer with two doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored, Morgan Jenkins and Amanda Jenkins each with three RBIs and Cybil Stillson with two hits and two runs scored.
Gracie Clark and Madison Miller combined on the one-hitter, striking out eight in the five-run affair.
NorthWood (9-13) battles Goshen Wednesday.
NORTH MIAMI 11, TIPPECANOE VALLEY 0
A little over the top for North Miami, which held Valley completely at bay Tuesday in the rescheduled Three Rivers Conference contest.
Ally Betten and Taylor Czichilski each had singles and Brayden Baney had a walk, and that was all Valley mustered in the five-inning dime. Ashley Lackman had everything to do with that, who had strikeouts in 14 of the 15 outs she created in the circle.
Valley pitcher Mayde Fear couldn’t keep North Miami’s bats quiet as the Warriors collected 11 total hits, with four players with two hits and four with two RBIs. Maryann Freeman led the hit parade with a double and home run.
Valley (5-15) visits Whitko Wednesday.