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Rochester sports briefs: Boys golf finishes 7th at Lafayette Jeff Invite

BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Boys golf

The Rochester boys golf team shot a 343 and finished seventh place out of 11 full teams at the Lafayette Jeff Varsity Invitational at Battle Ground Golf Club May 29.

Drew Strasser led the Zebras with an 82. Reece Renie added an 83, Wade Shafer had an 86, Dryden Vance had a 92, and J.R. McLochlin had a 94.

Guerin Catholic won the tournament with a 289. Runner-up Carmel finished 15 strokes behind.

at Battle Ground Golf Club May 29

Guerin Catholic 289, Carmel “A” 304, Westfield 307, Carmel “B” 324, Valparaiso 324, Lake Central 328, Crown Point 336, Faith Christian 336, Rochester 343, Franklin Central 358, Lafayette Jeff 371, Western 383, Rossville 401, Covington (incomplete team)

ROCHESTER (343): Drew Strasser (42-40) 82, Reece Renie (43-40) 83, Wade Shafer (46-40) 86, Dryden Vance (47-45) 92, (J.R. McLochlin (48-46) 94)

Softball

Rochester 15, Culver Academy 5 (6 innings, May 22)

Northwestern 14, Rochester 2 (6 innings, May 22)

The Rochester softball team went 1-1 as part of a three-way doubleheader against Northwestern and host Culver Academy May 22.

In the Culver Academy game, Emma Howdeshell went 5 for 5, Kylie Coleman went 3 for 4 with four RBIs, and Maddie Heinzmann went 3 for 3 with two singles, a triple, a walk and four RBIs.

Emma Goodman had two hits and two RBIs, and Kallie Watson had two hits and two runs scored.

Emma Sells had a hit and an RBI, and Mya Musselman and Sydney Haughs each added a hit.

Haughs got the win in the circle. She allowed eight hits and two earned runs in six innings. in the circle. She walked six and struck out one.

Rochester scored four runs in the top of the first inning and never trailed.

In the Northwestern game, Haughs hit a two-run homer in the first inning, but the Class 3A, No. 4 Lady Tigers amassed 12 hits in the win.

Haughs had two hits, and Coleman, Heinzmann and Musselman had one hit each.

Musselman allowed 12 hits and 14 runs in 5 ⅔ innings. She had no walks or strikeouts. Rochester committed seven errors which led to 11 unearned runs.

Already leading 7-2, Northwestern scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth to end the game. Ellie Boyer hit a walk-off homer and had three hits and three RBIs.

Rochester 15, Culver Academy 5 (6 innings)

Rochester 442 005 – 15 18 5

Culver Academy 100 202 – 5 8 2

WP – Sydney Haughs (6 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 1 K)

LP – Stevens (6 IP, 18 H, 15 R, 12 ER, 2 BB, 2 K)

2B – Kylie Coleman (RHS), Sweeny (CGA)

3B – Maddie Heinzmann (RHS)

HR – Sweeny (CGA)

Northwestern 14, Rochester 2 (6 innings)

Rochester 200 000 – 2 5 7

Northwestern 210 407 – 14 12 1

WP – Harrison (6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K)

LP – Mya Musselman (5 ⅔ IP, 12 H, 14 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K)

2B – Harrison (NW)

HR – Sydney Haughs (RHS), Boyer (NW)

South Bend Clay 8, Rochester 2 (May 20): Carlee Blackburn had two hits and an RBI, and Sydney Haughs and Mya Musselman added two hits each for Rochester in a home loss to South Bend Clay May 20.

Both of Haughs’ hits were doubles. Blackburn also had a double.

Kylie Coleman, Maddie Heinzmann and Emma Howdeshell added one hit each. Keyton Doran had an RBI.

Musselman pitched the first 5 ⅓ innings, and Emma Sells pitched the final 1 ⅔ innings. Musselman allowed seven hits and six earned runs. Sells allowed two hits and one earned run. They combined for one walk and two strikeouts.

South Bend Clay scored four runs in the top of the first inning and never trailed.

South Bend Clay 8, Rochester 2

SB Clay 402 000 2 – 8 9 3

Rochester 010 100 0 – 2 6 0

WP – Cleveland (7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K)

LP – Mya Musselman (5 ⅓ IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 1 K)

2B – Boone (SBC), Carlee Blackburn (RHS), Sydney Haughs (RHS)

HR – Hyduk (SBC)

Maconaquah 17, Rochester 6 (5 innings, May 19): Sydney Haughs had two homers, a single and four RBIs, but the Rochester softball team lost its Three Rivers Conference finale to Maconaquah on May 19.

“You could see it all in her swing,” Rochester coach Becky Lee said of Haughs. “The second that she took a cut, it hit off her bat, and it was just smooth. She looked so natural in the box. That last one she hit was the very first pitch of the inning, and she just stroked it, and you knew off the bat that it was gone.”

Kallie Watson singled, drove in a run and scored a run, and Kylie Coleman tripled and scored twice, Emma Howdeshell, Maddie Heinzmann and Mya Musselman each had a hit.

All nine Maconaquah starters had at least one hit, and seven starters had at least one RBI. Kayliana Williams had three doubles, a homer and five RBIs, and Lilly Maple had a homer, a triple and three RBIs. Aubree Mouser had three hits, two RBIs and three runs scored. Mackenzie Butler and Page Swihart had two hits and two RBIs each.

Rochester scored three runs in the top of the first, but Maconaquah scored six runs in the bottom of the second to go ahead for good at 8-3. Williams’ three-run homer gave Maconaquah a 5-3 lead.

Nine of Maconaquah’s 17 hits went for extra bases.

“They had really good cuts,” Lee said. “They were hitting it where our defense wasn’t. … Hats off to their hitting. I think that their hitters did a really good job.”

Maconaquah 17, Rochester 6 (5 innings)

Rochester 302 01 – 6 8 3

Maconaquah 264 5X – 17 17 2

WP – Phantasia DeBoard (5 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 K)

LP – Mya Musselman (2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 0 K)

2B – Kayliana Williams 3 (MAC), Aubree Mouser 2 (MAC)

3B – Kylie Coleman (RHS), Lilly Maple (MAC), Brianna Hubenthal (MAC)

HR – Sydney Haughs 2 (RHS), Kayliana Williams (MAC), Lilly Maple (MAC)


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