Northridge Softball 11, NorthWood 1
Madison Wienart had a big night as the Raiders remained perfect in the Northern Lakes Conference Friday evening in Middlebury.
Wienart was 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI to pace the Raiders (8-0 NLC), who also had Chloe Gust double and score a run.
Abby Hostetler was very good in the circle, allowing just two hits and struck out eight.
Morgan Jenkins had a hit and RBI for the Panthers (5-10, 3-5 NLC).
Mishawaka Softball 6, Wawasee 0
Taylor Kinkade limited Wawasee in a fine pitching performance in Syracuse.
Kinkade allowed just three hits, walked five, but struck out six in the complete game shutout.
Wawasee left five runners in scoring position in the contest. Laney Gross had a double for the Warriors (2-17-1, 1-8 NLC). Haylee Allen struck out seven in the complete game for the Warriors.
Warsaw Softball 8, Goshen 4
Warsaw rallied to keep pace at home in the NLC race.
After spotting Goshen a pair of runs in the first, Warsaw got a run back, then posted a five-spot in a key third inning. All of Warsaw’s runs in the third came with two outs, started with a single from Tori Tackett. A pair of RedHawk errors led to three runs, another came in on a wild pitch, and Makayla Holder added an RBI with an infield single.
Lindsey Bradley had two hits and two RBI, Kali Ousley had an RBI, and Holder had two hits and two runs scored.
Tackett struck out eight in another complete game for the Tigers, which move to 7-1 in the NLC and 9-4 overall.
Wawasee Baseball 11. Mishawaka 1
Ty Brooks had a full plate as the Warriors dimed the Cavemen in Mishawaka.
Brooks pitched five innings of two-hit, one-run ball, limiting the Cevemen to a pair of singles. Brooks also doubled and drove in three to pace the Warrior offense. Lucas Ringler had a triple and drove in two, and five different Warriors scored two runs.
The win moves Wawasee into a tie for second place in the NLC with NorthWood, both 5-3 overall and staring up at Northridge, which is 7-2 after Friday’s win in Nappanee.
Mishawaka won the JV game 13-3. Kaleb Salazar had a single, walk and a run scored for the Warriors.
Warsaw Baseball 11, Goshen 4
Warsaw won a needed game in the NLC at Phend Field.
The Tigers (6-10, 4-4 NLC) started off hot and later retained its groove in scoring four runs in the first and added another four in the fourth inning. Joey Springer had a monster night, going 5-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI. Jette Woodward was three-for-three with four driven in and Aaron Greene had a double and three runs scored.
Warsaw as a whole had 15 hits to overcome five fielding errors.
On the bump, Greene allowed just three hits and struck out four in five innings. Alex Light struck out five in two innings of relief.