Local High School Sports Recaps For Saturday, May 11

May 12, 2024 at 4:10 p.m.

By CONNOR MCCANN Sports Editor

Baseball
Warsaw at Fairfield Tournament

Warsaw picked up two wins on Saturday to extend its winning streak to 13 after going 2-0 at the Fairfield Tournament. The Tigers defeated Fairfield 4-1 and Frankfort 12-5 to improve to 19-5 this season.
In game one, Logan O’Malley, Grady Nelson and Hunter Dippon each had two hits and each scored a run. Austin Polk had an RBI, while Zac Miller was tremendous on the mound, giving up three hits and no earned runs while striking out four.
In game two, Khareus Miller had a big day at the plate, going 4-5 and finishing just a home run shy of the cycle with two runs scored and an RBI. Polk added three more runs driven in, while Quinton Brock had three hits. Nelson also had three RBIs. Brock Bowser struck out five in five innings.
Warsaw is at home against Concord Monday night. A win in that game will clinch the Northern Lakes Conference outright for the Tigers.
Triton at Culver Community
Triton’s offense had it going on Saturday morning, as the Trojans defeated Culver Community 11-3 on the road. The Trojans are now 8-10 this season, 4-7 in the Hoosier North Athletic Conference.
Isaiah Vaca had a hit and drove in three runs. Braxton Kaufman scored three runs and drove in two more. Zac Greer had two hits. Kaufman earned the win on the mound, striking out eleven in six innings and giving up three earned runs.
Triton is on the road at LaVille Monday evening.
Tippecanoe Valley at Jimtown
Tippecanoe Valley was on the wrong end of a blowout Friday night, falling 10-0 to Jimtown on the road. The Vikings are now 3-12 this season.
Valley’s three hits came off the bats of Wes Haines, Jamison Phillips and Luke Tucker. Cameron Manuel struck out three in four innings.
The Vikings are at home against Morgan Township on Tuesday night.
Wawasee at Plymouth
Wawasee was shut out in a loss to Plymouth Friday night, losing 5-0. The Warriors are now 7-12 this spring, 2-10 in the NLC.
No stats were available for the Warriors in the game. Wawasee is on the road at Goshen Monday night.
Manchester at Heritage
Manchester suffered a rare defeat on Friday night, falling 4-2 on the road to Heritage. The Squires are now 17-5-1 this spring.
Peyton Jones and Reiss Gaerte each drove in a run for Manchester in the game. Evan Martynowicz had two hits, while Gavin Martin gave up three earned runs in six innings.
The Squires will take on Southwood at home Monday night.
Whitko at Columbia City
A furious rally by Whitko in the seventh inning fell just short on Friday evening, as the Wildcats fell 7-6 on the road to Columbia City. Whitko is now 10-8-2 this season.
The Wildcats scored four runs in the top of the seventh, but were unable to get a tie. Breydon Kirkdorffer had three hits and drove in two runs. Easton Grable had a two-hit night and scored three runs. Max Platt added an RBI.
Whitko is at home against Rochester Monday evening.
Softball
Whitko at Heritage

Whitko was unable to pick up a road win on Saturday morning, falling 8-3 to Heritage. The Lady ‘Cats are now 6-12 this season.
All three Whitko runs were driven in by Cassidy Skinner, as she went 1-3 with a home run. Taylor Long also added a hit. Reagan Klepinger struck out seven on the mound in six innings of work.
The Lady ‘Cats are at home Monday night against Rochester.
Northridge at Warsaw
Warsaw was on the losing end of a high-scoring affair on Friday evening, losing 14-8 at home to Northridge. The Lady Tigers are now 2-17 this spring, 2-10 in the Northern Lakes Conference.
Mia Rodriguez had three hits in the game, as did Addison Eastwood, with Eastwood driving in two runs. Kali Ousley went 1-3 and drove in two runs. Kaitlyn O’Dell also had a two RBI night.
Warsaw is on the road Monday night at Concord.
Plymouth at Wawasee
Wawasee picked up a big conference win Friday night, defeating Plymouth 10-0 in five innings. The Lady Warriors are now 13-8 this spring, 8-3 in the NLC.
Addyson Corn drove in four runs on a 2-3 day. Heatherlynn Holder had two hits and scored two runs. Evelyn Duncan and Haylee Allen each had an RBI, with Allen striking out seven in five innings of shutout-ball on the mound.
Wawasee is at home against Goshen Monday night.
Boys Track and Field
Warsaw at Northern Lakes Conference Championships

In a track & field meet that was delayed by a day by the threat of storms, and delayed another day by darkness, please forgive the Warsaw boys track team thinking it was worth the wait.
Warsaw wrapped up an outright conference title Thursday night, even though the conference meet ended in a tie with Concord after both teams scored 166.5 points. Because Warsaw had won the regular season 7-0 (including a head-to-head win over Concord), the tie meant the Tigers were outright champs for a third straight season.
With darkness draping a curtain over the pole vault area, the last few attempts had to be moved from Wednesday to Thursday. Matt Marsh cleared the bar at 13' 8" on his last try to take first place, giving Warsaw enough points to draw even with the Minutemen for the meet. Warsaw had been trailing by 10 points until the final scores from pole vault were added in.
It's the third straight league title for Scott Erba and the boys team.
Girls Tennis
Warsaw at Northern Lakes Conference Tournament

After tying for first place in the NLC in the regular season with a 6-1 record, the Warsaw girl tennis team took first place in the conference tournament last week, earning two first place finishers on Friday.
The Lady Tigers’ first place finishes came from Addie Lind and Emma Van Puffelen as the No. 1 and No. 3 won individual singles titles while Abby Nicholas came in 2nd, and the #1 doubles team of Clara Porter and Claire Reichenbach finished 2nd by losing in the final in 3 sets.
Warsaw will compete in sectionals this week.

Baseball
Warsaw at Fairfield Tournament

Warsaw picked up two wins on Saturday to extend its winning streak to 13 after going 2-0 at the Fairfield Tournament. The Tigers defeated Fairfield 4-1 and Frankfort 12-5 to improve to 19-5 this season.
In game one, Logan O’Malley, Grady Nelson and Hunter Dippon each had two hits and each scored a run. Austin Polk had an RBI, while Zac Miller was tremendous on the mound, giving up three hits and no earned runs while striking out four.
In game two, Khareus Miller had a big day at the plate, going 4-5 and finishing just a home run shy of the cycle with two runs scored and an RBI. Polk added three more runs driven in, while Quinton Brock had three hits. Nelson also had three RBIs. Brock Bowser struck out five in five innings.
Warsaw is at home against Concord Monday night. A win in that game will clinch the Northern Lakes Conference outright for the Tigers.
Triton at Culver Community
Triton’s offense had it going on Saturday morning, as the Trojans defeated Culver Community 11-3 on the road. The Trojans are now 8-10 this season, 4-7 in the Hoosier North Athletic Conference.
Isaiah Vaca had a hit and drove in three runs. Braxton Kaufman scored three runs and drove in two more. Zac Greer had two hits. Kaufman earned the win on the mound, striking out eleven in six innings and giving up three earned runs.
Triton is on the road at LaVille Monday evening.
Tippecanoe Valley at Jimtown
Tippecanoe Valley was on the wrong end of a blowout Friday night, falling 10-0 to Jimtown on the road. The Vikings are now 3-12 this season.
Valley’s three hits came off the bats of Wes Haines, Jamison Phillips and Luke Tucker. Cameron Manuel struck out three in four innings.
The Vikings are at home against Morgan Township on Tuesday night.
Wawasee at Plymouth
Wawasee was shut out in a loss to Plymouth Friday night, losing 5-0. The Warriors are now 7-12 this spring, 2-10 in the NLC.
No stats were available for the Warriors in the game. Wawasee is on the road at Goshen Monday night.
Manchester at Heritage
Manchester suffered a rare defeat on Friday night, falling 4-2 on the road to Heritage. The Squires are now 17-5-1 this spring.
Peyton Jones and Reiss Gaerte each drove in a run for Manchester in the game. Evan Martynowicz had two hits, while Gavin Martin gave up three earned runs in six innings.
The Squires will take on Southwood at home Monday night.
Whitko at Columbia City
A furious rally by Whitko in the seventh inning fell just short on Friday evening, as the Wildcats fell 7-6 on the road to Columbia City. Whitko is now 10-8-2 this season.
The Wildcats scored four runs in the top of the seventh, but were unable to get a tie. Breydon Kirkdorffer had three hits and drove in two runs. Easton Grable had a two-hit night and scored three runs. Max Platt added an RBI.
Whitko is at home against Rochester Monday evening.
Softball
Whitko at Heritage

Whitko was unable to pick up a road win on Saturday morning, falling 8-3 to Heritage. The Lady ‘Cats are now 6-12 this season.
All three Whitko runs were driven in by Cassidy Skinner, as she went 1-3 with a home run. Taylor Long also added a hit. Reagan Klepinger struck out seven on the mound in six innings of work.
The Lady ‘Cats are at home Monday night against Rochester.
Northridge at Warsaw
Warsaw was on the losing end of a high-scoring affair on Friday evening, losing 14-8 at home to Northridge. The Lady Tigers are now 2-17 this spring, 2-10 in the Northern Lakes Conference.
Mia Rodriguez had three hits in the game, as did Addison Eastwood, with Eastwood driving in two runs. Kali Ousley went 1-3 and drove in two runs. Kaitlyn O’Dell also had a two RBI night.
Warsaw is on the road Monday night at Concord.
Plymouth at Wawasee
Wawasee picked up a big conference win Friday night, defeating Plymouth 10-0 in five innings. The Lady Warriors are now 13-8 this spring, 8-3 in the NLC.
Addyson Corn drove in four runs on a 2-3 day. Heatherlynn Holder had two hits and scored two runs. Evelyn Duncan and Haylee Allen each had an RBI, with Allen striking out seven in five innings of shutout-ball on the mound.
Wawasee is at home against Goshen Monday night.
Boys Track and Field
Warsaw at Northern Lakes Conference Championships

In a track & field meet that was delayed by a day by the threat of storms, and delayed another day by darkness, please forgive the Warsaw boys track team thinking it was worth the wait.
Warsaw wrapped up an outright conference title Thursday night, even though the conference meet ended in a tie with Concord after both teams scored 166.5 points. Because Warsaw had won the regular season 7-0 (including a head-to-head win over Concord), the tie meant the Tigers were outright champs for a third straight season.
With darkness draping a curtain over the pole vault area, the last few attempts had to be moved from Wednesday to Thursday. Matt Marsh cleared the bar at 13' 8" on his last try to take first place, giving Warsaw enough points to draw even with the Minutemen for the meet. Warsaw had been trailing by 10 points until the final scores from pole vault were added in.
It's the third straight league title for Scott Erba and the boys team.
Girls Tennis
Warsaw at Northern Lakes Conference Tournament

After tying for first place in the NLC in the regular season with a 6-1 record, the Warsaw girl tennis team took first place in the conference tournament last week, earning two first place finishers on Friday.
The Lady Tigers’ first place finishes came from Addie Lind and Emma Van Puffelen as the No. 1 and No. 3 won individual singles titles while Abby Nicholas came in 2nd, and the #1 doubles team of Clara Porter and Claire Reichenbach finished 2nd by losing in the final in 3 sets.
Warsaw will compete in sectionals this week.

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