Culver sports briefs: Softball falls to Winamac, John Glenn, but beats LaCrosse
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
Winamac 12, Culver 1 (final, 5 innings, Tuesday): McKenzie Hinz pitched a four-hitter with no walks and seven strikeouts, and Aubrey Gearhart singled, homered and had five RBIs for Winamac in a Hoosier North home win over Culver at Winamac Town Park Tuesday.
Ella Gearhart had a double and two RBIs, and Emma Goodman and Catie Perry had a hit and an RBI each.
Samantha Perry, Alexis Sheets, Kaya Campbell and Maggie Smith each had a hit.
Kaleigh Fritch had a double for Culver. Abbi Kisela, Kaylee Hamilton and Maegan Pearl had one hit each.
A.J. Hinds took the loss in the circle, allowing nine hits and seven earned runs in 4 ⅔ innings. She walked four and struck out none.
Culver committed five errors which led to five unearned runs.
Culver scored their run in the first inning, but Winamac countered with four runs in their half. They scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to end the game.
Winamac 12, Culver 1 (5 innings)
Culver 100 00 – 1 4 5
Winamac 401 43 – 12 9 0
WP – McKenzie Hinz (5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 7 K)
LP – A.J. Hinds (4 ⅔ IP, 9 H, 12 R, 7 ER, 4 BB, 0 K)
2B – Kaleigh Fritch (CUL), Ella Gearhart (WIN)
HR – Aubrey Gearhart (WIN)
John Glenn 10-15, Culver 0-8 (Saturday): Culver lost both games of a doubleheader to visiting John Glenn Saturday. John Glenn won 10-0 in seven innings in the first game, and they won the second game 15-8.
Luci Overmyer had a single and double, and A.J. Hinds, Kaylee Hamilton and Kaitlyn Kanschat each had a hit for Culver in the Game 1 loss.
Hinds took the loss in the circle, allowing 11 hits and eight runs (six earned) in five innings. She walked two and struck out two. Kaleigh Fritch pitched two hitless innings in relief, allowing two runs (none earned) while walking three and striking out three.
In the second game, Marissa Milam had a single, a double and three RBIs, and Kanschat had three hits and two RBIs for the Lady Cavaliers. Jane Wright singled, doubled and had an RBI. A.J. Hinds had a hit and an RBI. Kaylee Hamilton and Luci Overmyer had a hit. Maisy McCuen had an RBI.
Fritch pitched and allowed 15 runs (three earned) over seven innings. She allowed seven hits, walked 12 and struck out five.
Game 1: John Glenn 10, Culver 0
John Glenn 023 201 2 – 10
Culver 000 000 0 – 0
LP – A.J. Hinds (5 IP, 11 H, 8 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K)
2B – A.J. Hinds (CUL), Kaylee Hamilton (CUL), Luci Overmyer (CUL)
Game 2: John Glenn 15, Culver 8
John Glenn 511 051 2 – 15 7 2
Culver 300 104 0 – 8 10 11
LP – Kaleigh Fritch (7 IP, 7 H, 15 R, 3 ER, 12 BB, 5 K)
2B – Marissa Milam (CUL), Jane Wright (CUL)
Culver 15, LaCrosse 6 (April 22): Luci Overmyer had two singles and a triple and drove in two runs, and Kaitlyn Kanschat had a single and three RBIs for Culver in a road win over LaCrosse April 22.
Marissa Milam tripled and drove in two runs. Kaylee Hamilton had a pair of singles and an RBI. Sylvia Rodriquez and Maegan Pearl each had a hit and an RBI. Abbi Kisela and A.J. Hinds each had a hit and an RBI.
Culver drew seven walks and were hit by four pitches. They also stole 10 bases.
Hinds allowed six runs over five innings to earn the win. She allowed five hits and three earned runs while walking two and fanning seven. Fritch went the final two innings with one strikeout.
Culver scored eight runs in the top of the fifth to break a 6-6 tie.
Culver 15, LaCrosse 6
Culver 202 281 0 – 15
LaCrosse 010 500 0 – 6
WP – A.J. Hinds (5 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K)
3B – Luci Overmyer (CUL), Marissa Milam (CUL)
Triton 17, Culver 5 (5 innings): Triton scored seven runs in the first inning and never trailed in recording a Hoosier North win over Culver Thursday.
Triton 17, Culver 5 (5 innings)
Culver 011 03 – 5
Triton 714 5X – 17
Knox 15, Culver 5 (5 innings, Saturday): Culver lost the second game of a two-game Hoosier North series at Knox Saturday.
Knox scored three runs in the first inning and never trailed. Leading 6-5 going into the bottom of the fourth, Knox scored three runs and then added six more in the fifth close out the game.
Knox 15, Culver 5 (5 innings)
Culver 010 40 – 5
Knox 330 36 – 15
Knox 22, Culver 1 (5 innings, Friday): Knox outhit Culver 17-1 in the first game of a two-game Hoosier North series at Knox Friday.
Knox 22, Culver 1 (5 innings)
Culver 000 01 – 1 1 4
Knox 4(11)7 0X – 22 17 0