By Justin Hunter
FORT WAYNE — Churubusco’s softball team shutout Fort Wayne Canterbury 7-0 Monday in round one of sectional play at Canterbury.
The Lady Eagles scored two runs in the first inning, two in the second and two more in the fourth. They iced the cake with a final run in the sixth inning.
Mallory Pearson led the team at bat going 3 for 4. She also scored a run and recorded an RBI. Freshman Kurstin Clark went 2 for 3, scored two runs and had an RBI.
Churubusco advances to the sectional semi-final at 5 p.m. on May 24 at Adams Central High School.
Churubusco 1, Angola 0
ANGOLA – Churubusco’s softball team beat Angola for the first time in nearly a decade 1-0 last week.
The game remained scoreless until senior Mallory Pearson scored a run in the top of the seventh inning.
The Lady Eagles had three hits in the game. The hits came from freshman Darian Manth, Paige Stauffer and Peterson.
West Noble 4
LIGONIER – Churubusco’s softball team beat West Noble 11-4 last week.
Churubusco hit in a pair of runs in the first inning, but the Lady Chargers answered by scoring two of their own.
The Lady Eagles took the lead when they scored a run in the fourth inning, and another in the fifth inning.
West Noble scored a run in the bottom of the fifth to cut Churubusco’s lead to one, 4-3.
The Lady Eagles took the momentum back by scoring three runs in the sixth inning. West Noble scored another run, but Churubusco scored four runs in the seventh inning to increase its lead.
Mallory Pearson and Abi Erwin hit homeruns for the Lady Eagles. Erwin led the team at bat going 3 for 4 and recording a pair of RBIs.
Starting pitcher Carlee Koldyke recorded seven strikeouts.
Central Noble 13,
ALBION – Churubusco’s softball team lost to rival Central Noble 13-4 last week.
Central Noble scored three runs in the first inning, then added six run in the third inning to go ahead 9-0. Both teams score a run in the fourth inning. Both squads scored three runs apiece in the sixth inning.
Churubusco had five hits, compared to Central Noble’s 15. The Lady Eagles had five errors, and the Cougars committed three.
Senior Calla Boruff led the Lady Eagles at bat going 3 for 3 and scoring two runs.