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Indians roll past Northfield 13-6 in softball

Jenna Berryhill recorded 11 strikeouts Thursday and helped the Mississinewa softball team post a 13-6 victory over Northfield.

Berryhill walked two and allowed six hits. The Indians improved to 3-1.

Mallory Sands was 5-for-5 with a home run, two doubles and five RBIs to lead the offense. Shelly Goble was 3-for-5 with a triple and Lexi Cruzan, Amaya Davis and Darci Davis each had two hits.

Norwell 11, Eastbrook 5

Mady McMillan pitched six innings with five strikeouts for Eastbrook.

Alli Hyatt was 2-for-4 while Kimberly Hodupp went 3-for-3 at the plate.

Eastbrook (1-1) travels to Northfield today at 5 p.m.

High school golf

Ole Miss 161, Southern Wells 197

Josh Dakin fired a 37 to earn medalist honors and lead the Indians to a season opening win

Breyton Berryhill finished with 39, Ty Corey added a 40 and Bryce Luedtke had 45.

Justin Dakin shot 45 to medal in the JV match for Ole Miss.

Marion 177, Blackford 183, Bluffton 201

Lucas Leffler finished second medalist with a 40 while Seth Beal and Caleb Oliver each carded. Connor Moritz had 47 and Amonte King finsihed with a 53 for the Giants.

Marion (3-0) will compete in the Monroe Central Invite on Saturday. 

Boys track

Wabash 62, Mississinewa 51

Cory Quakenbush won three events for the Indians in Thursday evening’s dual meet loss against the Apaches.

Quakenbush had wins in the 200 meters in 23.2 seconds, the 400 in :54.7 and the high jump with a 5 feet, 4-inch leap. Heisman Skeens placed first in the long jump in 19-121 and Tabias Mead won the 100 in :11.3.

Skeens and Mead combined with Kaden Cole and Elijah Standridge to win the 400 relay in :45.3. Standridge (long jump, 100), Jason Arbogast (discus), Weston Lockwood (shot put)m Colin Coffey (1,600) and Andre Sallade (200) each had second place finishes.

Girls track

Mississinewa 64, Wabash 55

Carli Fones was a double winner and just missed a school record in the 200 meters Thursday in leading the Indians to a dual meet victory over the Apaches.

Fones won the 100 in 12.6 seconds and 200 in :26.6 — just one-tenth second off the school record. Aurora Fisher also collected two firsts in the 1,600 in 6:04 and 3,200 in 12:43.

Beth Lucas won the 100 hurdles in :16.9 and Alayna Webb went 14 feet, 9 inches to win the long jump, and both took part in the winning 400 relay with Haleigh Skeens and Zoe Rogers. Abby Oyler won the 300 hurdles in 1:07.4.

Finishing second was Layla Ping (high jump), Katy Huber (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles) and Lilly Huber (800).

Girls tennis

Madison-Grant 5, Anderson Prep 0

The Argylls lost only one game in five matches Thursday and swept to the victory in the Madison County tournament.

Lexi Crouse was the only Argyll to lose a game and she ended up a straight set 6-0, 6-1 winner at No. 1 singles. Kristen Cleaver and Lizzy Whybrew at No. 2 and 3 singles, Sadie Wilson and Carley Bramel at No. 1 doubles and Kayla Cromer and Brooke Butcher at No. 2 doubles each won by 6-0, 6-0 scores. 

College softball

Trojans sweep Spring Arbor

The Trojans swept the season series with Spring Arbor on Thursday night at Gudakunst Field, posting a 12-1 win in five innings in game one and a 9-6 victory in game two.

The first outing was dominated by Taylor, scoring 12 runs on 13 hits in just four trips to the plate to secure the 500th win in program history.

Cassie Kuizin, Courtney Moriarty, Davis Carter and Taylor Wilson each collected a pair of hits, with Kuizin, Carter and Wilson each adding two runs batted in. Lauren Kanai blasted a solo home run and Olivia Hostetler contributed a two-RBI triple to the cause.

Darby Shaw (6-3) picked up her sixth win of the season in the circle, scattering four hits and allowing just one run and one walk, while striking out three.

In game two, Taylor built up a 5-0 lead through five innings, behind Hannah Castor’s grand slam and Carter’s solo shot. Spring Arbor came back to tie it 5-all in the fifth, but Kanai deposited a two-run homer in the Trojans fifth. Jessica Doctor (1-0) earned her first career win and Moriarty recorded her Crossroads League-leading third save.

Carter ended the second game 3-for-3 at the plate with a home run, two runs scored and a run batted in, while Kara Tucker and Wilson each went 2-for-4.

Taylor improved to 16-8, 10-6 Crossroads league.

College baseball

Trojan bats stay hot in sweep of Grace

The Trojans lineup continued its recent barrage by putting up 24 runs on 31 hits over 14 innings against Grace on Thursday, leading to an 11-5 and 13-1 sweep over the Lancers.

The Trojans pounded out 13 extra-base hits in those 14 innings, posting a .716 team slugging percentage and reaching safely at a .506 clip throughout the doubleheader. With the two wins, Taylor has now scored at least 10 runs in each of its last five victories and in seven of its last 10 outings.

Nathan Targgart and Wyatt Whitman led the way, with Targgart going 6-of-7 in the two wins, while adding three doubles. Whitman homered in each game to extend his homer streak to three straight, stroked one double and added five runs and six RBI. Jared Adkins also ripped two doubles and joined Sam Wiese in collecting four hits.

Andrew Kennedy highlighted the afternoon with five shutout innings for the win in game two, after Kole Barkhaus held the Lancers scoreless over the final three innings to collect a save in game one.

Taylor is 29-10, 9-5 Crossroads League.

 Middle school golf

Oak Hill 215, RJ Baskett 233

Connor Hussong took medalist honors for the Eagles with a 47.