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Fairfield senior Austin Christner winds up in an April 9, 2014, game against Elkhart Memorial. Christner pitched eight strikeouts in Fairfield's NECC championship win over Westview Saturday, May 3. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)
Fairfield captures NECC Tourney title over Westview

Posted on May 4, 2014 at 5:09 a.m.

Austin Christner went the distance with eight strikeouts to help lead Fairfield past Westview 6-4 for the Northeast Corner Conference Tournament title Saturday, May 3, in high school baseball.

At Elkhart, Northridge pulled the novelty of beating Central 10-8 despite being outhit 16-6. Sam Troyer homered for the Raiders, who played errorless ball.

Northridge continued its successful road show later in the day at LaPorte, beating the Slicers 9-1 as Steven Frye fired a four-hitter. Payton Carson backed Frye's cause by going 3-for-4, while Cameron Ridenour had two hits, drove in two runs and scored twice.

 

Northridge 10, Central 8

Northridge 050 005 0 — 10 6 0

Central 300 001 4 — 8 16 6

Austin Jackson (W, 1-0), Travis Miller (7) and Jake Baylis; Brandon Terry (L, 0-1), Jesse Zepeda (3), Raleigh Ball (6) and Kyle Smith.

Northridge: Hits — Baylis 2. HR — Sam Troyer. 2B — Payton Carson. RBI — Carson 2, Baylis 2, Troyer 2. Runs — Troyer 2, Craig Kasten 2.

Central: Hits — Andrew Salmon 3, Walter Griffin 2, Smith 2, Zepeda 2, Mike Wain 2, Max Fritz 2. 2B — Griffin. RBI — Griffin 2, Terry 2. Runs — Micah Bowyer 2.

Records: Northridge 9-4, Central 3-10.

Next: Plymouth at Northridge and SB Washington at Central, both Monday, May 5.

JV: Northridge 8, Central 3. WP — Camm Nickell. Northridge: Hits — Wyatt Allen 3, Ty Cripe 2. 2B — Eric Burgess, Nickell, Allen. JV record: Northridge 8-4.

Northridge 9, LaPorte 1

Northridge 600 300 0 — 9 12 1

LaPorte 000 010 0 — 1 4 2

Steven Frye (W); Jae Watterson (L), Nick Willoughby (1), Matt Haines (5).

Northridge: Hits — Payton Carson 3, Cameron Ridenour 2, Craig Kasten 2. 2B — Austin Jackson. RBI — Ridenour 2, Andrew Kennedy 2, Kasten 2, Frye 2. Runs — Grant Miller 2, Ridenour 2.

Records: Northridge 10-4.

Next: Plymouth at Northridge Monday, May 5.

JV: LaPorte 10, Northridge 2. Northridge: 2B —Bryce Miller. JV record: Northridge 8-5.

Penn 8, Elkhart Memorial 5

Penn 200 100 23 — 8 11 2

Memorial 001 004 00 — 5 7 6

J. Degeeter, R. Green (5), C.Harlacher (7) and T. Lira; B Koslosk, N. Pawlak (5), J. Bailey (8) and L. Schultz.

Penn: Hits — B. Stesiak 2, C. McNamara 2, E. Lares 2. 2B — Stesia, McNamara, Lira, C. Banashak. RBI — T. Perry 2. Runs — McNamara 2, Lares 2, Banashak 2.

Memorial: Hits — D. Asbury 3. 3B — Asbury. 2B — S. Clark. RBI — Pawlak 2.

Record: Memorial 9-7-1.

Next: Penn at Marian and Warsaw at Memorial, both Monday, May 5.

FW Canterbury 14, Elkhart Christian 5

Elkhart Christian 102 101 0 — 5 9 9

Canterbury 142 061 x — 14 14 3

WP — Matt Kent. LP — Drew Overmyer

Elkhart Christian: Hits — Overmyer 2, Tanner Watson 2, Josh Kelly 2.

Canterbury: Hits — Tommy McNabb 3, Chris Yahanda 2, Ben Yurkanin 2, Robert Jones 2. 2B —Yahanda 2.

FW Canterbury 17, Elkhart Christian 7

Elkhart Christian 012 04 — 7 9 5

Canterbury 524 24 — 17 17 1

WP — Tommy McNabb. LP — Josh Kelly

Elkhart Christian: Hits — Tanner Watson 2. 3B — Watson. 2B — Drew Overmyer, Kelly, Jacob McCown

Canterbury: Hits — Ben Yurkanin 4, Chris Yahanda 2, Aaron Scott 2. 2B — Scott 2, Matt Kent.

Next: Elkhart Christian at Lakewood Park Monday, May 5.

NECC Tournament Final

Fairfield 6, Westview 4

Westview 110 001 1 — 4 6 3

Fairfield 021 020 x — 6 7 4

Tarrin Beachy (L), Derrike Johns (5); Austin Christner (W, 8 strikeouts).

Westview: 2B — Kohle Christner, Jamin Lambright.

Fairfield: Hits — Forest Gloguski 2. 3B — Gloguski. 2B — B. Goeglein. RBI — L. Miller 2, Goeglein 2. Runs — Kyle Mast 2.

Records: Westview 8-3 (3-0 NECC); Fairfield 12-3.

Next: Hamilton at Westview and Eastside at Fairfield, both Tuesday, May 6.

Lakeshore Tournament

Portage Central (Mich.) 15, Marian 6

Marian 200 400 0 — 6 11 8

Portage 024 432 x —15 13 3

Jim Catanzarite, Alex Zarasee (3; L, 0-10 and Steven Knight; B. Bushaw, J. Janicke (4; W).

Marian: Hits — Tim McMahon 3. 2B — Riley Tirotta, Josh Turnock, Jay Eggeman. RBI — Brian Mischler 2, Turnock 2.

Grandville (Mich.) 14, Marian 6

Marian 021 300 — 6 10 4

Grandville 304 61x — 14 16 0

Steven Knight (L, 0-2), Matt Nagy (4), Jay Eggeman 94); Brandon Hass, Grant Hamil (2; W).

Marian: Hits — Brian Mischler 2, Tim McMahon 2. HR — Josh Turnock. 2B — Nagy.

Junior Varsity

Concord Invitational

Championship: Jimtown 4, East Noble 3.

Consolation: Concord 16, Fairfield 6 (6 innings). WP — Jake Mochamer. LP — Isaac Miller (0-4). Concord: Hits — Jason Grooms 3, Mochamer 3, Jake Diver 2, Brody Gaff 2. 2B —  Grooms 2. Runs — Grooms 4, Luke Simon 2, Diver 2, Gaff 2, Alejandro Heredia 2. RBIs — Heredia 3, Jake Wirt 2, Gaff 2, Mochamer 2. Fairfield: 2B — Kammerdiener. RBI — Logan Kraft 2. JV records: Concord 9-5, Fairfield 5-10.

First round: Jimtown 8, Concord 7. WP — Carey. LP — Jason Grooms. Jimtown: Hits — Watson 3, Benter 3, Carey 3, Hill 2. 3B — Bender. 2B — Carey. RBI — Bender 2. Runs — Whitman 2. Concord: Hits — Jake Wirt 3, Jason Grooms 2, D'Yante Watson 2, Jake Diver 2. 2B — Diver. RBI — Quinn Miller 3, Diver 2. Runs — Luke Simon 2, Wirt 2.

Other JV

East Noble 10, Fairfield 8

Freshmen

Leo 13-15 Wawasee 3-3