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IWU baseball inches closer to Crossroads lead

Jordan Wharton drove home the only run of the game and Caleb Eder threw 7 spectacular innings as Indiana Wesleyan edged Huntington 1-0 Tuesday at Forest Glen Park in Huntington. It was the first Crossroads League loss this season for the Foresters after winning their first nine league games.

Eder (4-1) allowed just a single hit and two walks in his seven innings on the mound, while striking out seven in the win.

Zee Breytenbach picked up his fourth save of the season by pitching the final two innings giving up only a hit and a walk while recording one strike out. 

Breytenbach induced an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning.

The Wildcats collected only five hits, but Wharton’s two-out double in the top of the sixth knocked in the game’s only run.

Brady West went 2-for-4 for IWU while Judah Wollenburg had a hit, stolen base and scored the game-winning run.

Indiana Wesleyan (25-12, 11-4 in Crossroads League hosts IU-Kokomo at 5 p.m. today. Huntington (11-13, 9-1 CL) still holds a three game lead in the loss column over IWU, but has played five fewer league games to date.

Taylor 10, Mount Vernon Naz. 0

Taylor scored in the first five innings and kept the visiting Mount Vernon Nazarene Cougars off the board, while cruising to a, 10-0, run-rule victory.

The game extended TU’s winning streak at Winterholter Field to 18-straight wins.

Clay Riggins (5-0) held MVNU (19-14, 8-7 CL) to only two hits, while striking out four and walking none over six innings.

Riggins needed only 66 pitches and retired the final 10 batters he faced.

Only one Mount Vernon runner advanced into scoring position.

Wyatt Whitman and Jared Adkins each hit home runs for the Trojans. Whitman also doubled, walked once, scored three runs and had two RBI. 

Nathan Targgart, Sam Wiese, Brett Lawson and Adkins also had two-hits each. Adkins stole and base and drove in three runs.

Taylor (27-10, 7-5 CL) visit Grace (3-22, 3-8 CL) for a 1 p.m. Thursday doubleheader.

Girls tennis

Mississinewa 5, Bluffton 0

The Indians moved to 2-1 on the season.

Singles winners for the Indians were No. 1 Haleigh Rowley 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 Heidi Rowley 6-4, 6-1, and No. 3 Tyra Stanley won 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles winners were No. 1 Gabby Stephenson and Heavyn Miller 6-4, 6-2 and No. 2 Maggie Herring and Abigail Tignor 6-2, 6-2.

Madison-Grant, 5, Southwood 0

The Argylls breezed through four of the five matches Thursday to defeat the Knights.

In singles, No. 1 Lexi Crouse won 6-0, 6-2; No. 2 Kristen Cleaver won 6-1, 6-2, and No. 3 Lizzy Whybrew won 6-2, 6-0.

In Doubles, No. 1 Carley Bramel and Brooke Butcher won 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 and No. 2 Sadie Wilson and Kayla Comer won 6-1, 6-2.


Mississinewa 6, Wabash 0

Jenna Berryhill pitched a three-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts Tuesday and walked four batters.

Riley McKee was 4-for-4 with three RBIs and Shelby Goble hit a triple and drove in three runs.

Mallory Sands was 2-for-3 and Tyler Bartel added a hit.

Madison-Grant 4, Elwood 0

Maddi Evans pitched a two-hitter Tuesday to lead the Argylls and also was 2-for-3 at the plate.

Maggie Havens drove in two runs and had one hit. Hannah Ogden, Sara Duncan, Katie Meisner and Katelynn Shouse each had one hit.