Prep sports briefs

SOFTBALL

Columbia City 10, Churubusco 3

CHURUBUSCO — Columbia City’s softball team took a trip north on State Road 205 to face Churubusco April 20.

In the Lady Eagles vs. Lady Eagles battle, the visitors came away with a 10-3 win.

Columbia City scored three runs in the second inning and another in the top of the third before Churubusco got on the scoreboard with two runs in the third, making the score 4-2.

Columbia City scored one run in the fifth and Churubusco answered with a run in the bottom of the second, making the score 5-3, but Columbia City’s bats caught fire in the seventh, scoring five runs to take the lopsided win.

Churubusco’s Abigail Erwin led the game in hits with three, followed by Columbia City’s Brayden Lickey and Bella Ross with two apiece.

Erwin also led the game in RBIs with three. Lickey and Ross tallied two apiece.

Columbia City’s Anna Weigold and Churubusco’s Kara Williams each pitched four innings. Williams threw 13 first-pitch strikes and had four strikeouts in four innings. Weigold threw 10 first-pitch strikes and tallied three strikeouts.

Churubusco 5,

West Noble 1

CHURUBUSCO — After a close start to the game, Churubusco’s softball team scored four runs in the fifth inning to beat West Noble 5-1.

West Noble struck first, scoring one run in the third inning, but the Lady Eagles scored in the bottom of the third, and ’Busco’s defense kept West Noble from scoring again.

Churubusco had five hits to West Noble’s three.

Deja Monroe scored two runs for Churubusco. Other scorers were Brianna Baughman, Mariah Hosted and Abigail Erwin. Erwin and Monroe led the team in hits with two apiece. Hosted, Melanie Geiger, Katy Krider and Madison Simmons all had one hit apiece. Simmons led the team in RBIs with two. Krider and Hosted added one RBI apiece.

Freshman Kara Williams pitched seven innings, striking out two batters and walking two.

Woodlan 10, Churubusco 0

WOODBURN — Woodlan took a lopsided win over Churubusco’s softball team, 10-0. The Lady Warriors opened the game scoring three runs in the first, one in the second, two in the third, three in the fifth and one final run in the sixth to end the game by the 10-run rule.

Four Churubusco players recorded hits against Woodlan: Brianna Baughman, Brooke Nondorf, Darian Manth and Abigail Erwin.

Sophomore Bri Brice pitched five innings, and Kara Williams pitched one inning, earning one strikeout.

Churubusco 11, Woodlan 7

WOODBURN — Churubusco’s softball team beat Woodlan 11-7 in Woodburn Saturday.

Woodlan took a 4-2 lead in the first inning, and extended its lead to 6-2 in the second, but Churubusco’s bats caught fire in the ensuing innings, as the Lady Eagles outscored Woodlan 9-1 in the third, fourth and fifth frames, making the final score 11-7.

Mariah Hosted and Katy Krider led the team in hits with four apiece. Kurstin Clark had three its, and Madison Simmons and Abigail Erwin each earned two its.

Erwin led the team in RBIs with four, followed by Clark with three.

Hosted scored three runs. Brianna Baughman, Melanie Geiger and Erwin each scored twice. Krider and Simmons both scored once.

Katy Krider pitched three innings with one strikeout, and Kara Williams pitched four innings with two strikeouts.

BASEBALL

West Noble 10, Churubusco 7

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s baseball team nearly battled back from a 10-1 deficit in the first inning to fall to the West Noble Chargers 10-7 April 19.

After West Noble’s 10-run first inning, the Chargers didn’t score any more runs for the rest of the game, while Churubusco slowly inched back into the game, scoring one run in the fifth inning, one in the sixth and four in the seventh.

Churubusco out-hit West Noble 14-11, and West Noble had more errors than the Eagles, 5-2.

Jake Fulk pitched 6.2 innings with 11 strikeouts and 22 first-pitch strikes.

Leo 12, Churubusco 0

LEO — Churubusco’s baseball team lost a lopsided, five-inning game to Leo April 18, 12-0.

The Lions’ defense shut out the Eagles, while scoring two runs in the first inning, five in the second, three in the third and two in the fourth to end the game in five innings.

Mason Goniwicha had a hit for the Eagles.

Gabe Richards and Daulton Brockman each pitched two innings for the Eagles. Richards recorded one strikeout and three 11 first-pitch strikes.

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