Sports and Outdoors

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sports Round-Up by Paul Beitler

Bluffton, Norwell to square off
in girls’ sectional action
Bluffton and Norwell will collide in the first round of the Norwell IHSAA girls’ tennis sectional on Thursday.
The IHSAA made the sectional draw Monday in Indianapolis.
Huntington North and South Adams also will face off on Thursday.
Both first-round matches begin at 4:30 p.m.
In the second round, slated for 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Bellmont will play the winner of Huntington North and South Adams. The Norwell and Bluffton winner will face Adams Central.
The championship match is set for Saturday, May 22, at 9 a.m.

JV Knights rise to 17-1
Norwell’s junior varsity baseball team upped its record to 17-1 Saturday with a doubleheader victory over Jay County at Norwell. The Knights won the first game 12-1 and took the second game 6-2.
Briar Bolinger (2-0) was the winning pitcher in game two. Spencer Newell belted a solo home run. Caleb Ahrens drove in two runs. Nathan Shelton had two hits and Tailur Szarenski doubled.
Evan Brown (5-1) was the winning pitcher in game one. Reece Dafforn and Newell each had three RBIs. Szarenski had two RBIs. Shelton and Brown each had one RBI. Joe Rasdorf, Newell, Brown, Szarenski and Dafforn each had two hits, including a double by Dafforn.

Garrett steams past Raiders
Emalee Griggs tripled and Kelly Singleton doubled and both knocked in two runs to lead the Garrett Railroaders to a 7-1 victory over Southern Wells on Friday in Allen County Athletic Conference girls’ softball at Garrett.
Class 2A Garrett (20-3) sealed up the ACAC season title with a 7-0 record. The Raiders fell to 9-12 and 2-5 in league action.
The Railroaders scored twice in the first inning and five times in the fourth. The Raiders had scored to make it a 2-1 game in the top of the fourth.
Garrett pitcher Micah Bodey struck out 10 batters and allowed one earned run on two hits.
Cristin Carter (7-8) suffered the loss, allowing three earned runs on 10 hits. She struck out seven and walked two. The Raiders made three errors.
Shortstop Katie Depew and Bodey each had two hits and Depew also knocked in two runs.
Brandi Booher singled and drove in Carter for the Raiders’ run. Catcher Kayla Banter also singled.

Norwell JV girls defeat Elmhurst
The Norwell junior varsity softball team rolled over Fort Wayne Elmhurst 23-1 on Friday and lost 19-2 to DeKalb last Monday.
The Knights (1-11) scored 10 runs in the third inning against Elmhurst. Norwell had eight hits and Elmhurst five. Mariah Hoger was the winning pitcher.
Rye Geiger scored five runs against Elmhurst. Andi Miller and Hoger each scored four times. Hoger had three hits and Miller two. Geiger, Chelsea Rice and Heather Miller each had one hit. Tasia DeLeon scored three runs, Rice two and Brittany Caldwell two. Bailey Wilson, Kourtney Lazarek and Heather Miller each scored.
Hoger tripled and scored against DeKalb. Wilson singled and scored. Geiger had two hits. Heather Miller and Lazarek each singled. Rice was the losing pitcher.

Boys’ basketball camp at Norwell
Registration forms are available for the Norwell summer boys’ basketball camp slated for June 14-17. Students in grades K-8 may participate. Cost is $35 for a camper and $30 for each additional child in a family. Entry deadline is June 9.

Norwell baseball to honor Jerry Lewis
The Norwell Knights’ baseball team will be recognizing former coach Jerry Lewis for his years of coaching prior to Thursday’s game against Fort Wayne South Side. Game time is 5 p.m. Seniors and their parents will be honored after the game.

First Bank of Berne tops Pizza Hut
Kenny Patterson’s home run in the fourth inning keyed a victory for First Bank of Berne over Pizza Hut in Bluffton Junior League baseball action Saturday.
After taking a 3-2 lead with two runs in the fourth, First Bank of Berne added 11 runs in the sixth inning to win going away 14-2.
Jacob Studebaker led First Bank of Berne with five hits, including a double. Patterson had two more singles, while Hunter Schreiber and Grant Harris each added two singles. Nick King was the winning pitcher, as Pizza Hut had only one hit.

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