Valley sports briefs: Valley beats Knox in Ackerman’s coaching debut
Softball records 18 hits in win over Winamac; baseball falls to Bremen
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
Tippecanoe Valley 5, Knox 0 (Thursday): Both Lydia Miller and Talia Holder rallied from a set down to win at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, to lead Valley to a sweep over host Knox in coach Emily Ackerman’s debut as a varsity coach.
In addition, Madelyn Weaver won at No. 3 singles, Lily Ault and Andie Schwenger won at No. 1 doubles, and Brianna Feldman and Nataly Rodriguez won at No. 2 doubles for Valley, all in straight sets.
Miller rallied to beat Mallory McIntire 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. Holder defeated Megan Timan 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Weaver beat Lauren Combs 6-4, 6-1. Ault and Schwenger knocked off Miranda McCarthy and Sam McGrath 6-0, 6-1. Feldman and Rodriguez beat Jimena Romero and Journey Weber 6-1, 6-3.
Valley also won the JV match 6-0.
Results: Valley 5, Knox 0
Lydia Miller (TV) def. Mallory McIntire (KNOX), 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Talia Holder (TV) def. Megan Timan (KNOX), 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
Madelyn Weaver (TV) def. Lauren Combs (KNOX), 6-4, 6-1
Lily Ault-Andie Schwenger (TV) def. Miranda McCarthy-Sam McGrath (KNOX), 6-0, 6-1
Brianna Feldman-Nataly Rodriguez (TV) def. Jimena Romero-Journey Weber (KNOX), 6-1, 6-3
JV results: Valley 6, Knox 0
Kylee Trepanier (TV) won 8-4.
Sarah Gross (TV) won 8-3.
Evelyn Ramirez (TV) won 8-1.
Karegan Callahan-Ella Sandbakken (TV) won 8-2.
Sarah Finney-Joliann Gonzalez (TV) won 8-6.
Sienna Holder-Taylor Owens (TV) won 8-6.
Tippecanoe Valley 12, Winamac 4 (Thursday): Corinna Stiles hit a solo homer, and Mackaylie Costello and Molly Moriarty had three hits and an RBI each for Valley in a road win over Winamac at Winamac Town Park Thursday.
Madi Smith had a single, a triple and two RBIs. Brayden Baney had a single, a double and two RBIs. Costello also had a triple.
Mercedes Snapp singled and drove in two runs. Sydney Rhamey had a pair of hits. Stiles and Abby Bowers each had two hits and an RBI. Olivia Wilson had a hit.
Stiles pitched a five-hitter with five walks and 11 strikeouts for the win.
Valley scored four runs in the top of the third inning and never trailed.
Valley 12, Winamac 4
Valley 004 103 4 – 12 18 1
Winamac 000 010 3 – 4 5 6
WP – Corinna Stiles (7 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 11 K)
LP – Ella Gearhart (7 IP, 17 H, 12 R, 9 ER, 4 BB, 3 K)
2B – Brayden Baney (TV), Mackaylie Costello (TV), Linzy Walters (WIN), Kaya Campbell (WIN)
3B – Madi Smith (TV)
HR – Corinna Stiles (TV), Ella Gearhart (WIN)
Bremen 9, Tippecanoe Valley 2 (Friday): Annakin Pettit doubled, and D.J. Estep and Damion Kohler each singled for Valley in a home loss to Bremen Friday night.
Kohler and Noah Prater each scored a run. Valley also drew seven walks, with Owen Kirchenstien and Pettit drawing two walks each, but also struck out 17 times.
Estep took the loss after allowing four runs in 3 ⅓ innings. He allowed four hits and walked three while striking out four.
Valley pitchers walked eight, and the Valley defense committed three errors which led to seven unearned runs for Bremen.
Bremen 9, Valley 2
Bremen 220 041 0 – 9 6 0
Valley 001 000 1 – 2 3 3
WP – Lopez (5 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 11 K)
LP – D.J. Estep (3 ⅓ IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K)
2B – Manges (BRE), Annakin Pettit (TV)