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Prep softball: Nixon sparkles in circle, at plate as Northridge moves to 12-0 in NLC

NorthWood rallies from 6-1 deficit to beat Memorial; Ousley homers twice and strikes out 13 for Wawasee.
Posted on May. 10, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

Haley Nixon struck out 11 and figured in all four of her team’s runs — two scored, two batted in — as Northridge stayed perfect in the Northern Lakes Conference with a 4-1 win over visiting Warsaw.

The Raiders (16-1) moved to 12-0 in the NLC with two league games remaining.

At Nappanee, Taylor Troxel pitched four innings of shutout relief with four strikeouts and NorthWood scored three runs in the seventh — capped by Sam Paul’s walk-off RBI single — to finish off a 7-6 comeback win over Memorial.

The Panthers trailed 6-1 after four innings, but scrapped together five unearned runs on their way to the victory.

At Plymouth, Alli Ousley slugged two homers and pitched a two-hitter as Wawasee beat the Pilgrims 11-3. Oustley struck out 13 and walked seven. The runs off her were unearned.

NOrthWood 7, Memorial 6

Memorial 114 000 0 — 6 7 6

NorthWood 100 012 3 — 7 7 2

Gretchen Hurtle (L); Jodei Ramer, Taylor Troxel (4; W).

Memorial: Hits — Britttney Joy 2, Christy Hill 2. HR — Hill. 2B — Lauren Strausborger, Joy. RBI — Hill 2. Runs — Joy 2.

NorthWood: Hits — Maddie Schwartz 2. RBI — xx. Runs — Allie Mattingly 2, Schwartz 2. SB — Mattingly 2.

Records: NorthWood 9-10 (3-8 NLC).

Next: NorthWood at Goshen Wednesday, May 15; SB Clay at Memorial Monday, May 13.

JV: Memorial 13, NorthWood 9. WP — Lauren Wieslowski. Memorial: Hits — Shakira Perez 3. NorthWood: Hits — Wilson 3, Richner 2, McNeill 2

COncord 7, Goshen 2

Goshen 000 200 0 — 2 3 3

Concord 010 321 x — 7 6 1

Lexi Vanover (L), Taylor Caouette (6) and Jessica DeStefano; Rae Ann Miller (W, 7-4) and Sabrina Scherer.

Goshen: Hits — Yadira Cabrales 2. 2B — Cabrales.

Concord: Hits — Rachel Brown 2, Kennadie Lopez 2. 2B — Jenny Miller. RBI — J.Miller 3. Runs — Lopez 2, Sarah Emerson 2. SB — Emerson 3, Lopez 2, Maddi Jackowiak 2.

Records: Concord 12-6 (9-3 NLC), Goshen 4-19 (1-11 NLC).

Next: Goshen at SB St. Joseph Tuesday, May 14; Concord at Central at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10.

JV: Concord 15, Goshen 2. WP — Kiley Austin (no-hitter). JV record: Concord 16-2.

Northridge 4, Warsaw 1

Warsaw 000 001 0 — 1 5 1

Northridge 300 010 x — 4 5 2

Whitney Sleeth (L) and Kayla Snider; Haley Nixon (W, 16-1; 11 strikeouts) and Taylor Long.

Warsaw: HR — Ashley Ousley.

Northridge: Hits — Long 2, Nixon 2. 2B — Nixon. RBI — Nixon 2. Runs — Nixon 2.

Records: Northridge 16-1 (12-0 NLC).

Next: Northridge at Eagle Classic in South Bend Saturday, May 11 (11 a.m. vs. Riley, 1:30 p.m. vs. Marian, 4 p.m. vs. Clay).

JV: Northridge 9, Warsaw 2. WP — Sarah Kane. Northridge: 2B — Leah Bontreger, Jordan Yoder. JV record: Northridge 15-1 (11-1 NLC).

Wawasee 11, Plymouth 3

Wawasee 003 800 0 — 11 11 1

Plymouth 000 030 0 — 3 2 1

A.Ousley (W); H.Brown (L), B.Horvath (6).

Wawasee: Hits — P.Hlutke 3, Ousley 2, M.Anderson 2. HR — Ousley 2. RBI — Ousley 4, P.Hlutke 2. Runs — Ousley 2, K.Rostochak 2, Anderson 2. SB — Rostochak 2, A.Fisher 2.

Plymouth: SB — B.Hatfield 2.

Next: Wawasee at Goshen Monday, May 13.

JV: Wawasee 13, Plymouth 11.

Elkhart Christian 21, MC Marquette 7

Elkhart Christian: 2B — Brie Lowe. RBI — Lowe 3.

Record: Elkhart Christian 1-0.

Next: Bethany Christian at Elkhart Christian Saturday, May 11.



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Truth staff
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:45 p.m.
 Penn High School head baseball coach Greg Dikos (left) congratulates Chris Como during a game on Friday, April 26, 2013, at Penn. Dikos got his 600th career victory Wednesday, April 23, 2014, against South Bend Riley at Penn.  (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan)
Steve Krah
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:41 p.m.
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