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Penn senior Cole Harlacher (13) high-fives senior Tyler Perry (27) in April against Elkhart Central. The Kingsmen topped South Bend St. Joseph 7-1 Monday, May 26, to clinch an outright Northern Indiana Conference baseball championship. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth)
Stesiak powers Penn to outright NIC baseball title

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 5:41 p.m.

Brandon Stesiak drove in five runs Monday, May 26, as Penn (24-4, 15-1) beat South Bend St. Joseph 7-1 and clinched the outright Northern Indiana Conference championship.

After having no hits until the sixth inning, the Kingsmen broke out for three runs in both the sixth and seventh innings in a game at Pajakowski Field.

Stesiak slugged a three-run homer in the sixth and smacked a two-run single in the seventh. A win by St. Joseph would have given the Indians a share of the NIC title.

At Marian, Matt Royeca and Brian Mischler each had two hits and drove in a pair of runs to lead the host Knights to a 4-1 victory over South Bend Riley.

 

Penn 7, SB St. Joseph 0

Penn 100 003 3 — 7 5 1

St. Joseph 000 010 0 — 1 3 1

Skyler Szynski (W, 5-1), Cole Harlacher (6) and Tyler Perry; Brian Gursky (L), Andrew Petsche (6) and Matt Potter.

Penn: Hits — Brandon Stesiak 2. HR — Stesiak. 2B — Harlacher. RBI — Stesiak 5. Runs — Perry, Colin McNamara 2.

Records: Penn 24-4 (15-1 NIC; NIC champions), St. Joseph 20-5 (13-3 NIC).

Next: Penn vs. SB Adams in Class 4A Plymouth Sectional 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29.

 

Marian 4, SB Riley 1

Riley 000 001 0 — 1 6 2

Marian 002 101 x — 4 6 2

J.P. Kavanaugh (W, 2-1), Alex Wieczorek (L), Travis Creager (4).

Riley: Hits — Zack Overton 2. 3B — Creager.

Marian: Hits — Matt Royeca 2, Brian Mischler 2. 2B — . RBI — Royeca 2, Mishler 2.

Records: Marian 12-15 (9-7 in NIC), Riley 16-12 (9-7).

 

Whitko 13, Bethany Christian 9

Whitko 600 034 0 — 13 7 5

Bethany 016 100 1 — 9 9 5

Zach Hewitt, Riley Anderson (W, 3); Ethan Miller, Dylan Schlabach (1), Joel Miller (4), Alex Reinhardt (5, L), Jordan Glasgow (6) , Ryan Duckworth (7).

Whitko: Hits — Riley Anderson 2. 2B — Seth Patrick, Tanner Gaff. RBI — Patrick 2, Avery Robbins 2, Austin Sturgess 2.

Bethany: Hits — Alex Reinhardt 2, J. Miller 2, Jordan Glasgow 2. 3B — J. Miller. 2B — Glasgow, Dylan Schlabach. RBI — Schlabach 2. Runs — J. Miller 2, Joel Plank 2.