NorthWood Baseball 8, Warsaw 0
Jacob Raasch had himself an outing Wednesday in NorthWood’s big win over Warsaw.
Raasch threw a complete game, two-hitter in shutting down the Tiger offense, striking out five. Raasch also had a pair of sacrifice flies to help the Panther offense.
Gage Gongwer scored three runs and drove in two and Sergio Lira Ayala scored a pair of runs as the Panthers (13-5, 7-3 NLC) kept pace in the Northern Lakes Conference race
Joey Springer had allowed just three runs through six innings on the hill until NorthWood got to him in the seventh. Aaron Greene and Nico Luna had the two hits for the Tigers (7-12, 4-6 NLC) while Jette Woodward walked twice.
Wawasee Baseball 1, Northridge 0
Wawasee sent ripples through the NLC, and kept its outside hopes of an NLC title alive, by clipping the Raiders in Middlebury.
Jacob Meek came home with the go-ahead run for the Warriors (11-9, 6-5 NLC) in the top of the 12th inning while the Raiders were unable to match it.
The Brooks brothers, Ty and Grant, combined to pitch the shutout. Ty worked into the eighth inning, allowing seven hits and no walks with four punchouts. Grant went the rest of the way, fanning three.
Carter Gilbert was sterling for the Raiders (13-5, 8-3 NLC), the Kentucky recruit pitching 9.2 innings of two-hit, two-walk, 17-strikeout ball.
Northridge claimed a 7-1 JV win. Zach Griffith drove on the lone Wawasee run.
Tippecanoe Valley Baseball 7, Whitko 1
Valley won another Three Rivers Conference contest Wednesday, putting away the host Wildcats.
Noah Prater and Marcus Bernicky both had a pair of RBI to lead the Vikings offense. Bernicky coupled that with a complete game four-hitter for the Vikes (9-7, 4-2 TRC), winners of four in a row.
Tippecanoe Valley Softball 5, Whitko 1
Valley made a late surge to tuck away a win in South Whitley.
An error allowed Corinne Stiles score in the fifth to make it 2-1 Valley, and after another error in the sixth allowed a run to score, Molly Moriarty cracked a double to give her team needed room to breathe.
Abby Bowers and Madi Smith added two hits for the Vikings (10-9, 3-4 TRC). Macy Kirchenstien scattered six hits to get the complete game win in the circle.
Erin Starkweather had three hits and scored the lone run for the Wildcats.
Warsaw Softball 3, NorthWood 2
Warsaw’s shot at an NLC softball title remained intact with a slim victory at the Callander Sportsplex.
Kali Ousley’s RBI double and a NorthWood error afforded Warsaw a 3-0 lead. NorthWood would get one back, then see Halle DeMien get NorthWood within one with an RBI single in the seventh. Tori Tackett would get a groundout to end the game.
Tackett struck out 11 Panthers to move Warsaw to 12-4 overall and 9-1 in the NLC.
Morgan Jenkins was 3-for-4 and scored both Panther (6-12, 4-6 NLC) runs.
Autumn Miller worked all seven innings in the circle for NorthWood.
Northridge Softball 17, Wawasee 1
Northridge cruised to an easy win Wednesday in Syracuse.
Chloe Gust had three hits and two runs scored, Makenna Knepp blasted a homer and drove in two, and Madison Wienert had a pair of hits and three runs scored. Northridge moved to 17-2 overall and 10-1 in the NLC with the road win.
Wawasee’s (2-19-1, 1-10 NLC) lone run came on a Kiaundra Olson homer.