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Friday, April 27, 2018 9:50 pm

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South Adams powers past Wayne in baseball


South Adams (12-1) hit five home runs and rolled to a 12-1 victory over Wayne in baseball Friday. Junior Grant Besser hit two home runs and winning pitcher Collin Shaffer added another homer.

Wayne (6-6) scored its only run in the fourth inning. Junior Bryce Rochford took the loss on the mound. The game ended in the fifth inning when South Adams pushed across three runs to extend its lead to double digits. Seniors Joe Stuber and Keegan Yoder also homered for the Starfires.


CARROLL 11, NORWELL 2: The Chargers improved to 14-1 thanks to six innings from winning pitcher Riley Perlich, who struck out nine at Norwell. Hayden Jones had three hits, including a home run for Carroll.

GOSHEN 5, WAWASEE 3: Goshen (9-2) got two hits each from leadoff hitter Reece Fisher and No. 9 batter Austin Cain to win on the road. Joey Pebles pitched a complete game and struck out 10 for the win.

WESTVIEW 5, ANGOLA 2: The Warriors (7-4) scored four runs in the sixth inning to come back and win at home in a Northeast Corner Conference Tournament semifinal. Junior Matt Jones had two hits and scored twice.


LAKEWOOD PARK CHRISTIAN 9, CARROLL 6: Lakewood Park (4-6) scored eight runs in the sixth inning to overcome a five-run deficit at home. Ava Nieuwlandt went 3 for 4 with two runs scored for the Chargers (4-8).

BELLMONT 11, SOUTH ADAMS 6, 8 inn.: Bellmont (10-0) scored four runs in the fifth and then five more in the top of the eighth on the road to stay unbeaten. Junior Tori Miller went 3 for 4 and drove in six runs.


CANTERBURY 160, LUERS 180: Juniors Camdyn Cobler and Carson Stohler shot 37 and 38 respectively at Chestnut Hills to lead Canterbury. Carston Fritz shot 39 for Luers.


BLUFFTON 3, SOUTHWOOD 2: Ava Ringger and Olivia Johnson each won singles matches for Bluffton to carry the Tigers to a home win. Southwood's Drue Gentry defeated Hannah Gerber 7-5, 7-6 (9-7).

MANCHESTER 4, WAWASEE 1: Wawasee (3-5) lost all three singles matches in straight sets. Eva Bazzoni and Kendra Auler won the Warriors' only match of the day in doubles.

NORWELL 4, BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN 1: Norwell (9-0) remained undefeated thanks to a 7-5, 5-7, 10-8 marathon win in the top singles match from sophomore Breann Barger.

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