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Central shortstop Kate Cobb winds up to make a throw in a game against Goshen April 10, 2013. Cobb came up big in Central's win over Jimtown May 3, 2014. (Truth Photo By Larry Tebo) (AP)
Central cobb-les out a win over Jimtown

Posted on May 3, 2014 at 10:44 p.m.

Kate Cobb knocked a double among four hits, drove in three runs and scored twice in Elkhart Central's 11-5 win over Jimtown on Saturday, May 3.

At DeKalb, Hannah Kistler stroked six hits, three for extra bases, and drove in six runs as Northridge swept a road doubleheader against the Barons, 9-3 and 12-3.

Haley Nixon fired a pair of complete games with 15 strikeouts as the Raiders improved to 13-1.

At Triton, NorthWood pitcher Olivia Peyla struck out eight batters in the Panthers' 24-0 walloping of Elkhart Christian. Allie Mattingly had two doubles, three RBIs and four hits. The Panthers also lost to host Triton 8-4.

At Wawasee, Meghan Fretz pitched a one-hitter with 12 strikeouts, hit two doubles and scored twice in Wawasee's 9-2 win over East Noble.

Later against Westview, Fretz and teammate Danielle Gunkel knocked back-to-back home runs in Wawasee's 10-0 win.

At Fort Wayne, Bethany Christian's Marie Bontrager had a big day in doubleheader wins over Fort Wayne Canterbury. Bontrager pitched a two-hit shutout in game one and stole four bases, scored three runs, drove in three and hit two doubles in the other game. She had six hits on the day.

At Penn, Courtney Pepper fired a two-hitter as the Kingsmen completed an 11-1, 3-0 sweep of Highland.

Elkhart Central 11, Jimtown 5

Jimtown 000 014 0 — 5 9 2

Central 000 173 x — 11 14 1

Kaylee Pletcher, K. Atkinson (5, L), Ashley Alvey (5); Audrey Garner (W).

Jimtown: Hits — Bailey Clark 3. 2B — Alvey, Jenna Thompson. RBI — Thompson 2.

Central: Hits — Kate Cobb 4, Emily Namisnak 2, Shaytia Messick 2, Elizabeth Tully 2. 2B — Cobb, Namisnak, Messick, Tully. RBI — Cobb 3, Namisnak 2. Runs — Ariel Waters 2, Cobb 2, Leah Gibson 2.

Next: Jimtown at Bremen Monday, May 5; Central at Mishawaka Tuesday, May 6.

JV: Jimtown 9, Elkhart Central 6.

Warsaw 5, Central 3

Warsaw 020 002 1 — 5 10 1

Central 101 000 1 — 3 9 5

K. Spicer (W); Audrey Garner (L, 7-6), Kelsey Cobb (6) and Shaytia Messick.

Warsaw: Hits — K. Dishman 3, Spicer 2, K. Jonies 2. 2B — Dishman. Runs — K. Keener 2.

Central: Hits — Emily Namisnak 2, Cydnee Prugh 2. 3B — Brittany VanderHoek. 2B — Prugh. Runs — VanderHoek 3.

Records: Central 9-8.

Next: Central at Mishawaka Tuesday, May 6.

Northridge 9, DeKalb 3

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DeKalb 000 102 0 — 3 8 4

WP — Haley Nixon (7 strikeouts).

Northridge: HIts — Hannah Kistler 4, Jordan Yoder 3, Taylor Long 2, Bailey O'Dell 2, Brianne O'Dell 2. 2B — Kistler 2. RBI — Kistler 4, Brianne O'Dell 2. Runs — Kistler 2, Brooke Maes 2, Bailey O'Dell 2.

Northridge 12, DeKalb 3

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DeKalb 300 000 0 — 3 4 1

WP — Haley Nixon (8 strikeouts).

Northridge: Hits — Brooke Maes 3, Kylee Lantz 3, Hannah Kistler 2, Mikayla Deisler 2, Bailey O'Dell 2. 3B — Kistler. 2B — Lantz. RBI — Bailey O'Dell 3, Kistler 2, Deisler 2. Runs — Lantz 3, Deisler 2, Maes 2.

Record: Northridge 13-1.

Next: Northridge at Plymouth Monday, May 5.

NorthWood 24, Elkhart Christian 0

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NorthWood 6(12)1 5x — 24 21 0

Bethany McKibbin (L); Olivia Peyla (W, 8 strikeouts).

ECA: 2B — Sarah Bennett.

NorthWood: Hits — Allie Mattingly 4, Arika Flickinger 3, Blakely Lengacher 3, Claire McGuire 2, Taylor Troxel 2, Lexi Bergman 2, Peyla 2. 2B — Mattingly 2, Bergman.

Next: NorthWood at Goshen Monday, May 5; Victory Christian of Valparaiso at Elkhart Christian Thursday, May 8.

Triton 16, Elkhart Christian 3

Bethany McKibbin (L); Gorbison (W).

Next: Victory Christian of Valparaiso at Elkhart Christian Thursday, May 8.

Triton 8, NorthWood 4

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Triton 050 111 x — 8 8 2

Taylor Troxel (L), Olivia Peyla (5); M. Jennings (W).

NorthWood: Hits — Arika Flickinger 2. 2B — Allie Mattingly.

Triton: Hits — M. Jennings 3. HR — H. Jennings. 2B — M. Berger. RBI — H. Jennings 2. Runs — M. Jennings 2.

Next: NorthWood at Goshen Monday, May 5.

Wawasee 9, East Noble 2

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J. Speaker (L); Meghan Fretz (W, 12 strikeouts).

East Noble: Hits — M. Corbin.

Wawasee: Hits — Fretz 3, A. Ousley 3, D. Gunkel 2, P. Hlutke 2. 2B — Fretz 2, Ousley, Gunkel. RBI — Gunkel 3. Runs — Fretz 2,  Ousley 2.

Next: Concord at Wawasee Monday, May 5.

Wawasee 10, Westview 0

Westview 000 00 — 0 3 1

Wawasee 033 4x — 10 10 1

S. Pfenning (L); A. Lemberg (W).

Wawasee: Hits — M. Fretz 2, Danielle Gunkel 3. HR — Fretz, Gunkel. 2B — Gunkel. RBI — Fretz 2, Gunkel 2. Runs — Fretz 2, Gunkel 2, C. DeLaFuente 2. SB — DeLaFuente 3.

Records: Wawasee 11-5.

Next: Concord at Wawasee Monday, May 5.

Penn 11, Highland 1

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Penn 083 0x — 11 8 0

B. Fowler (L), J. Thomas (2); Danielle Watson (W, 6 strikeouts).

Penn: Hits — Melissa Wilson 2. 3B — Monica Smith. 2B — Wilson 2. RBI — Smith 2, Watson 2. Runs — Halle Hixenbaugh 2, Wilson 2, Katie Quinlan 2.

Penn 3, Highland 0

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Penn 000 030 x — 3 7 0

J. Orange (L); Courtney Pepper (W).

Penn: RBI — Addison Pixley 2.

Next: Penn at SB Washington Tuesday, May 6.

Bethany Christian 5, FW Canterbury 0

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Canterbury 000 000 0 — 0 2 4

Marie Bontrager (W); Ocken (L).

Bethany: Hits — M. Bontrager 3. 2B — Danielle Welty, M. Bontrager.

Canterbury: Hits — Hoagburg, Haines.

Next: Argos at Bethany Monday, May 5.

Bethany Christian 10, FW Canterbury 9

Bethany 225 010 0 — 10 13 3

Canterbury 000 810 0 — 9 10 5

Jordan Helmuth (W), Carole Evans (7); Ocken (L).

Bethany: Hits — Marie Bontrager 3, Hannah Hochstetler 3, Lorae Weaver 2. 2B — M. Bontrager 2. RBI — M. Bontrager 3. Runs — M. Bontrager 3, Helmuth 2. SB — M. Bontrager 4, Emily Bontrager 3, Hochstetler 2, Tori Craw 2 .

Canterbury: Hits — Ocken 3, Haines 2. RBI — Hyndman 3. Runs — Waggoner 2, Phan 2.

Next: Argos at Bethany Monday, May 5.

Junior Varsity

Wawasee 11, Angola 10. WP — H. Haines.

Wawasee 9, Angola 8. WP — H. Haines. JV record: Wawasee 12-0.

Carmel Tourney

Penn 18, Mt. Vernon 1 (5 innings). WP — McKenzie Austin (8-1). Penn: Hits — Lizzie Bollinger 4, Maddy Newman 3, Gabby DeZenzo 3. 3B — Bollinger. 2B — Bollinger, Emma Ledbetter.

Penn 10, Carmel 7. WP — McKenzie Austin (9-1). Penn: Hits — Maddy Newman 2, Lillie Ledbetter 2, Gabby DeZenzo 2, Emma Ledbetter 2. 3B — Lizzie Bollinger. JV records: Penn 13-1.