Sports and Outdoors

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sports Round-Up by Paul Beitler

Tigers hammer Canterbury
Backed up by a 14-hit attack, Bluffton sophomore pitcher Maggie Garrett pitched a one-hit, 15-0 shutout against the Canterbury Cavaliers Monday at Fort Wayne.
Garrett struck out seven batters and walked three over five innings and the game was ended by the 10-run rule.
The Class 2A No. 12 Tigers (16-5) were led offensively by Hannah Gilliam with two hits and four runs batted in. Breanna Brickley drove in three runs with two hits and scored. The Tigers also took advantage of 13 walks and three Canterbury errors. Ten of Bluffton’s runs were earned.

Barons upend Norwell in softball
A comeback attempt by the Norwell Knights fell short Monday and the visiting DeKalb Barons pulled out a 7-5 victory in Northeast Hoosier Conference softball.
A three-run home run by Katie Runyon in the sixth inning helped the Knights cut DeKalb’s lead to 6-4, but the Barons closed the door in the last inning.
Norwell (7-11) dropped to 2-3 in the NHC standings. DeKalb (12-7) raised its conference mark to 4-1.
Amanda Western was DeKalb’s winning pitcher, while Norwell’s Kayla Hanni suffered the loss. Hanni gave up two earned runs on nine hits and one walk. She struck out four. The Knights had three errors.
After four innings, the score was tied 1-1. Then, the Barons erupted for five runs in the sixth to take a 6-1 lead.
Norwell had 10 hits, including three by Kelsey Kline, who doubled twice and scored. Ashley Koehlinger added two hits and an RBI. Morgan Chilton, Heather Sterrett, Katelyn Carney and Hanni each singled. Carney also drove in one run. Rachel Lind, Cheyenne Harris and Hanni also scored.
Carley Blevins, Taylor Grayless and Western doubled for DeKalb.

Crusaders win soccer match 8-0
The Norwell boys’ soccer team blanked Indian Springs 8-0 last week in a middle school match.
The Crusaders’ goals were scored by Jalen Smith, Brandon Burch, Keifer Wendel, Sam Crowell, Reggie Hayes, Paxton Lehman, Brett Koogler and Christian Gearhart.
Burch, Crowell, Wendel and Adam Herber had assists. Goalkeeper Jason Meyer had five saves in recording the shutout.

Baer Field Speedway to open
FORT WAYNE — Baer Field Speedway’s 48th season will kick off Saturday night, featuring two 50-lap races for the NAPA Late Models and Modifieds.
The racing program also will include Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and Front Wheel Drives.
Gates will open at 2 p.m., with practice at 3:30, qualifying at 5, and racing at 7:30. Adult admission is $15, children ages 7-12 is $5 and 6-and-under admitted at no charge. Parking is free. 
The speedway is located at 4331 Winters Road in Fort Wayne, one mile south of the airport on Bluffton Road (Ind. 1).

IU signs women’s hoop recruit
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Milika Taufa has signed a national letter-of-intent to play women’s basketball at Indiana.
The 6-foot forward is from Lahaina, Hawaii, and averaged 15.3 points and 9.1 rebounds during her senior season at Lahainaluna High School. She was a two-time all-state selection and was named Most Outstanding Player in the state tournament after leading her school to the title.
She joins Andrea Newbauer and Simone Deloach in this year’s recruiting class.

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