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Apaches remain unbeaten with blowout win

Staff reports

Eleven runs in the first three innings on Tuesday proved more than enough offense for the Wabash baseball team to move to 5-0 on the season with a 14-7 win at home over Caston.

The Apaches slugged out 15 hits in the win, three each from Trenton Daughtry and Blake Gribben. Kallen Kelsheimer, meanwhile, had a game-high five RBIs on two hits while scoring twice himself.

The trio combined for all four of the Apaches’ four extra-base hits.

On the mound, Joe Leland earned the start, going three innings and allowing three hits, no runs and no walks with one strikeout. Gribben pitched the fourth inning and allowed four runs, three earned, on three hits and two walks with a strikeout. Jared Holley pitched a pair of innings, allowing three runs on four hits with four strikeouts and two walks. Payton Sodervick pitched the final inning, allowing one hit and striking out two. 

Wabash softball drops nail-biter to Mississinewa

The visiting Indians from Mississinewa plated three runs in the top of the seventh to take an 8-6 win over Wabash softball on Tuesday evening.

The Apaches entered the final frame with a 6-5 lead but a trio of one-out hits, the last of which a double, plated the tying run before a two-out single scored two more to give the guests the lead. Wabash would go down in order in the bottom half of the inning.

The Apaches entered the bottom of the third inning trailing 5-1 but scored five runs over the next three innings, going ahead in the fifth inning.

Tabatha Wagner finished with three hits to lead the offense while Whitney Working, Kylie Brumley and Sydnee Osborne all had two hits apiece.

Wagner took the loss on the mound, giving up eight runs on 11 hits and five walks with four strikeouts in her complete-game effort. 

Norse rout Bluffton on diamond

A homer from Addi Baker and 13 runs across the second and third innings power the Northfield softball team to a 14-4 win over Bluffton on the road in five innings on Tuesday.

Baker’s two-run homer was apart of a six-run second inning as the Norse had 12 RBIs on 14 hits on the night. Baker finished 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs while Abby Hunter, Kenzie Baer and Elise Gottschalk all had two hits and two RBIs. Emma Hoover and Jenna Krom both had two hits with the former scoring twice and the latter three times.

Hunter earned the win, pitching a complete game and giving up just two earned runs on eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts. 

Knights offense silenced by Eastern

Offense was hard to come by for the Southwood softball team on Tuesday as Eastern limited the Knights to just three hits in a 13-2 win in six innings.

Kassity Simpson, Tabitha Thomas and Maddie Turner all had a hit apiece for Southwood. Simpson’s hit was a homer in the first at-bat of the night for the host Knights, halving an early deficit to 2-1 for Southwood in the first. By the time the hosts scored again, though, Eastern held a 13-1 lead as Pace scored on a dropped third strike.

Pace pitched four innings, allowing seven hits and seven runs, six earned, on four walks and a strikeout. Simpson tossed two innings and allowed six runs, two earned, on three hits and four walks. 

Southwood falls in opener

The Knight boys’ golf team opened the season at Bluffton on Tuesday, falling to the Tigers 187-235. Logan Arnold was the team medalist with 48. Ket Baldwin carded a 53, Jayden Timmons a 64 and Landon Topliff a 70. 

Apache, Squire track battle in three-way

At Rochester for a three-way meet, the Manchester and Wabash track teams did battle with the Zebras a TRC battle.

In the boys’ meet, the Apaches earned a narrow win with 63 points with Manchester and Rochester tying with 52 points apiece. The girls’ meet saw Manchester earn a win with 67 points while Wabash tallied 49 and Rochester 48.

Aaron Nickerson earned a pair of wins in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs for Wabash to highlight their boys’ performance while Isaiah Davis won the high jump and long jump for Manchester.

In the girls’ meet, Wabash’s Mariah Wyatt won the discus and shot put while Manchester’s Katie Barker won the 100- and 300-meter hurdles. 

Norse tennis earns win in opener

The Northfield girls’ tennis team earned a win at South Adams on Tuesday, 3-2. Victories came at No. 2 singles by Chloe Miller, the No. 1 doubles team of Erin Whetstone and Lyndsey Carter and the No. 2 doubles team of Allysa Haupert and Tori Bogert.

Knight girls’ track earns win in three-way meet

Taking on Caston and Lewis Cass, the Southwood girls’ track team earned a took home a win with 68 points to Cass’ 59 and Caston’s 29 points. The Knight boys’ team took second with 54 points with Cass winning with 58 points and Caston took last with 44 points.

For the girls’ team, Morgan Farr won the 400-meter dash, 800-meter run and helped the 3,200- and 1,600-meter relay teams to wins.

Jackson Simons, meanwhile, won the 100-meter dash, 110-meter hurdles and helped the 1,600-meter relay to a win on the boys’ team.