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McKee, Squires blank Apaches on diamond

Staff reports

The Manchester softball team blanked Wabash on the road on Monday to earn a 7-0 win, improving to 6-3 in Three Rivers Conference (TRC) play and 13-9 overall.

The Squire scored twice in the second inning before a five-run fifth inning that featured RBIs from Andrea Kahn, Mackenzie Day, Kiera Stacy and Carsyn Howard.

Manchester finished with just four hits but walked four times and took advantage of three Wabash errors.

Stacy, Howard, Kahn and Mattie McKee each had a hit for the Squires. McKee silenced the Apache offense, limiting them to three hits and one walk with six strikeouts.

Hannah Halverson, Breanne Sewell and Alivia Short finished with the hits for Wabash. Tabatha Wagner took the loss, giving up five hits and seven runs, three earned, in seven innings while striking out one.

Southwood’s softball team fell to Peru in its TRC contest at home, 6-2.

The Knights led early at 2-1 after the second inning, but the Tigers scored the final five runs of the contest to earn the victory.

Tabitha Thomas and Kayla Mays each had homers for the Knights, accounting for half of the team’s for hits on the day. Kassity Simpson went 1-for-4 while Thomas finished 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI.

MaKenna Pace took the loss, surrendering nine hits, three earned runs and eight walks in seven innings of work along with three strikeouts.

The Knight baseball team fell in five innings to Peru on Monday at home, 15-1. The Tigers plated five runs in both the second and fifth innings en route to the win.

Southwood was held to just one hit, that coming from Carson Rich on a solo homer. Mason Yentes earned a walk as the lone other baserunner for Southwood.

Logan Barley took the loss, going three innings and allowing eight hits, two walks and eight runs, all earned, with a strikeout. Lucas Topliff pitched the final two innings, giving up five hits and seven runs, all earned.

On the road against Rochester on Monday, the Northfield baseball team overcame a 6-3 deficit over the final two innings to earn a 7-6 win.

The Norse plated a pair of runs in the sixth inning on a two-out single from Cole Rosen to pull back to within one run at 6-5.

In the seventh, Matt Coe tied the game with an RBI groundout to shortstop before Nate Drancik’s two-out RBI single into left gave the visitors a 7-6 lead.

Clayton Tomlinson finished 3-for-3 with three runs on the night while Drancik and Rosen each had a pair of hits.

On the mound, Drancik earned the win, going five innings and allowing nine hits and six runs, four earned, with six walks and two strikeouts. Harner pitched two innings of relief, giving up a hit and a run with four strikeouts.

On the softball diamond, Rochester remained perfect in conference season with a 7-1 win over Northfield at home on Monday.

Abby Hunter had the lone RBI, scoring Addi Baker in the seventh. Baker, Kiana Kendall and Madison Shrider all had a hit.

Ally Keaffaber took the loss, surrendering seven hits, six earned runs and four walks in the complete-game effort while only striking out one.

The Norse girls’ tennis team earned a win in its regular-season finale at home on Monday, downing Tippecanoe Valley 3-2.

Sidney Prater picked up a 6-, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles, Ava Smith won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 singles and the team of Kelcie Thomson and Erin Whetstone won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.