NorthWood Baseball 10, Warsaw 7
A six-run third was enough to keep NorthWood ahead in a home win against Warsaw Monday night.
Sergio Lira Ayala belted a pair of solo homers and reached base four total times to lead the Panthers. Issac Roberts gave up five runs in four innings, but gained the win for the Panthers (7-3, 3-1 Northern Lakes Conference) on the hill.
Drew McCleary homered and Sam Justice had two doubles and two runs driven in for the Tigers (3-8, 2-2 NLC). Justice was shouldered with the loss, giving up 10 runs in five innings, but just four were earned.
Wawasee Baseball 12, Northridge 2
Scoreline of the day came from Syracuse, where Wawasee put a hurtin’ on the NLC leaders.
Grant Brooks was 4-for-4 with four RBI and Kam Salazar had a triple and three runs scored for the Warriors (5-6, 1-3 NLC), which ended a six-game slide in the dime.
Ridge (3-1 NLC) was coming into the game in sole possession of first place in the NLC, managed just four hits against Salazar on the hill, who struck out four in the complete game.
Tippecanoe Valley Baseball 4, Manchester 0
Manchester had a tough time catching up to Owen Kirchenstien Monday night in Three Rivers Conference ball.
Kirchenstien struck out 14 Squires while allowing just five hits in the complete game shutout. Kirchenstien also helped his own cause with a double and RBI, as did Marcus Bernicky and Annikan Pettit with a double and RBI for the Vikings (6-3, 1-0 TRC).
Justin Hall had two of the hits for Manchester.
Bethany Christian Baseball 12, Triton 2
Triton stepped outside of conference play to visit Bethany, but couldn’t slow the Bruins.
Bethany hung a four-spot in the first, then after Triton got one back in the second, Bethany scored one more in the second and three more in the fourth to pull away.
Brayden Cunningham had two hits and a run scored for the Trojans (0-6).
Tyson Chupp had two hits and four runs scored to lead the Bruins, and both Beck Willems and Ethan Boyer homered in the win.
Northridge Softball 9, Wawasee 0
Northridge blew open the game with a monster fifth inning to secure the NLC win in Middlebury.
Holding just a 2-0 lead heading into the bottom of the fifth, Ridge exploded for seven runs to make the game look more lopsided than it was.
Ridge (8-1, 3-0 NLC) had Makenna Knepp had a triple and two RBI and Tavia Bratt ripped a homer. Kennedi Meinecke allowed just four hits in the complete game shutout.
Kiaundra Olson had two hits and a stolen base for the Warriors (1-11-1, 0-4 NLC).
Manchester Softball 17, Tippecanoe Valley 1
It was a Squire squash Monday in Akron as Manchester rolled to an easy TRC win.
Torina Runkel doubled, homered, drove in six and even stole a pair of bases as part of her four-hit day. Avery Isley and Kaidyn Howard combined for four hits, five runs and seven RBI to aid the cause.
Macy Kirchenstien had two hits and run scored for the Vikings (6-5, 0-2 TRC).
LaVille Softball 18, Triton 2
Quincy Blodgett held Triton to just four hits and the Lancer offense did the rest Monday in Hoosier North Athletic Conference play in Bourbon.
Blodgett struck out four and walked none for the Lancers, which collected 12 hits, six walks and had four batters (two by Blodgett) reach base by hit by pitch. Blodgett homered and Allison Medors drove in three to lead the Lancers.
Madeline Doll and Addyson Viers each had a hit and an RBI for Triton (3-6, 0-1 HNAC).