Tippecanoe Valley Softball 7, Rochester 5
It was a series of comebacks that pushed Valley to a Three Rivers Conference win over its bitter rivals Monday in Rochester.
Valley scratched out a pair of runs in the fifth to tie the game, then after losing the lead in the bottom half of the frame, scored three runs in the seventh claim its first and only lead.
An error and hit by pitch put the first two runners on for Valley, which were followed by RBI singles by Mercedes Snapp and Macy Kirchenstien to give Valley the lead for good.
Rochester brought the tying run to the plate with one out, but Corinna Stiles got a strikeout and groundout to end the game.
Snapp and Abbey Bowers each had two RBI for the Vikings (9-7, 2-2 TRC), Kayleena Agnew had three hits and Molly Moriarty had two hits and two runs scored.
Sydney Haughs had a homer and four driven in for the Zebras.
Goshen Softball 5, NorthWood 2
Goshen scored all five of its runs in the first two innings and held on at the Callander Sportsplex.
Tyra Marcum was instrumental in the win, driving in three at the plate and mowing down NorthWood in the circle. Marcum gave up six hits and four walks, but struck out eight, holding the white-hot Morgan Jenkins to a single in four at-bats and Sydney King and Kailey Martin to RBI hits.
Autumn Miller gave up 11 hits in the complete game for the Panthers (5-8, 3-3 NLC).
Concord Softball 4, Wawasee 2
Concord scored three unearned runs in the third in making enough to down the Lady Warriors.
An error in the third gave Concord the opportunity to score three runs, which became key in the win. The Minutemen plated another run in the sixth before Wawasee could respond.
Casey Drake and Olivia Stuck had RBIs for Wawasee (2-14-1, 1-6 NLC).
Lynnsey Delio outdueled Haylee Allen in the circle, Delio not allowing an earned run and striking out 10 while Allen had just one run come earned and fanned eight.
Triton Softball 8, Culver Academy 1
A big opening inning helped Triton to the win Monday afternoon.
After loading the bases, then plating a pair of runs on an error and a fielder’s choice, Shade Trent clubbed in a pair of runs to give the Trojans a four-run lead.
Lena Doll had a pair of RBI and Addyson Viers had a double and run driven in.
In the circle, Doll allowed just five hits and struck out six to pick up the win.
Rochester Baseball 3, Tippecanoe Valley 2
Tippecanoe Valley’s rally fell a run short Monday in its rivalry contest at Rochester.
Rochester took an early 3-0 lead and maintained it, but saw Valley pull within a run when Noah Prater came in to score to make it 3-2. Valley had the tying runner on third, but couldn’t bring it home.
Stats for the game were not immediately provided.
Valley falls to 6-6 overall and 1-2 in the TRC, having dropped three straight.
NorthWood Baseball 9, Goshen 0
Gage Gongwer was light’s out for the Panthers in a key Northern Lakes Conference win at Phend Field.
Gongwer tossed a three-hit shutout, striking out seven as NorthWood (10-3, 5-1 NLC) moved a half-game ahead of Goshen and Northridge for first place in the conference standings.
NorthWood led just 1-0 in the sixth, but with two outs in the inning, the Panthers coaxed three walks then later had Sergio Lira Ayala crush a three-run homer to blow open what would be a seven-run frame.
Kyle Sellers added a double and two runs driven in.
Wawasee Baseball 9, Concord 1
The Warriors moved to 3-3 in the NLC with a big win in Syracuse.
Adam Beer and Jacob Meek combined for five hits and four RBI and Riley Turner added two hits and an RBI to lead the Wawasee (8-7) offense.
Kam Salazar allowed just six hits and one earned run in the complete game, striking out three.
Dom Starrett had two hits and a run scored for the Minutemen.
In JV ball, the Warriors and Minutemen tied at five. Beau Baker had a triple and RBI and Zach Griffith doubled and drove in two for the Warriors. Landen Alexander struck out seven in five innings.
LaVille Baseball 4, Triton 0
Triton’s modest two-game win streak came to an end Monday in a loss to the Lancers.
Back-to-back singles from Leyton Czarnecki and Jayden Laurence broke a scoreless tie in the fifth. Laurence added another RBI in the seventh. Brady Anderson walked three times and scored two runs in the win.
Triton (2-8, 2-4 HNAC) mustered just three hits against Czarnecki, who fanned 13 and walked none in the win.