Churubusco sports in brief

SOFTBALL

Fairfield 7, Churubusco 1

GOSHEN — Churubusco’s softball team lost at Fairfield April 10, 7-1.

The Falcons took a 4-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back, taking a 5-0 advantage going into the sixth frame.

Churubusco got on the scoreboard in the sixth, with Mariah Hosted scoring on a hit by Madison Simmons, but Fairfield scored two more runs to make the final score 7-1.

Simmons had two hits, as well as Abigail Erwin. Amanda Erwin added a hit and Brianna Baughman had a hit as well.

Kara Williams and Bri Brice each pitched three innings.

Churubusco 4, Manchester 3

NORTH MANCHESTER — Churubusco’s softball team beat Manchester in a close game April 11, 4-3.

The Lady Eagles took a 2-0 lead through the fourth quarter, when Manchester scored a run. Churubusco answered by scoring in the top of the fifth. The Lady Squires attempted to rally in the sixth, scoring two runs, but were unable to overcome Churubusco’s defense.

Scoring runs for Churubusco were Kurstin Clark, Darian Manth, Abigail Erwin and Brianna Baughman.

Erwin, Madison Simmons and Amanda Erwin each had an RBI.

Abigail Erwin led the team in hits with two. Manth, Simmons, Amanda Erwin and Katy Krider all had one hit apiece.

Kara Williams pitched all seven innings with five strikeouts and one walk.

Garrett 5, Churubusco 1

GARRETT — Churubusco’s softball team lost its third game in three days. The Lady Eagles hosted Northeast Corner Conference foe Garrett, losing 5-1.

Both teams scored all of their runs in the first inning, with Churubusco taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the first and Garrett retaliating to take a 5-1 lead in the first frame.

Neither team scored in the rest of the game.

Churubusco had five hits compared to Garrett’s four. The Lady Eagles tallied three errors to the Lady Railroaders’ one.

Brianna Baughman scored Churubusco’s lone run. Baughman also led the team in hits with two. Other players earning hits were Katy Krider, Hayley Morgan and Mariah Hosted.

Kara Williams pitched four innings, earning one strikeout, and Bri Brice pitched two frames, earning two strikeouts.

Concordia 9, Churubusco 4

FORT WAYNE — Churubusco continued last week’s road-game tour of northeast Indiana on Friday, traveling to Fort Wayne to face Concordia Lutheran, falling 9-1.

Concordia scored four runs in the first inning, four in the second and its last run in the third.

Churubusco scored one run in the first inning, and one in the fourth, fifth and seventh frames.

Churubusco had seven hits compared to none for Concordia, but the Lady Eagles recorded four errors.

Madison Simmons led the team in RBIs with two. Melanie Geiger and Abigail Erwin also had an RBI.

Scoring for Churubusco was Simmons, Erwin, Brianna Baughman and Mariah Hosted.

Baughman and Erwin each tallied two hits. Recording one hit were Hosted, Geiger and Darian Manth.

Kara Williams pitched four innings with one strikeout, and Bri Brice pitched two innings.

BASEBALL

Churubusco 9, Canturbury 4

FORT WAYNE — Churubusco’s baseball team used a fifth-inning rally to beat Fort Wayne Canterbury April 11, 9-4.

The Eagles trailed 3-0 after the first four innings, but Churubusco got on the scoreboard in the fifth, tallying four runs. The Eagles scored another five runs in the seventh to take a 9-3 lead. Canterbury scored one run in the last inning to make the score 9-4.

Churubusco had nine hits to Canterbury’s 7.

Parker Curry led the game in hits with three. Dalton Blessing and Issac Smith each tallied two RBIs.

Smith pitched five innings with six first-pitch strikes and two strikeouts.

Churubusco 8, Garrett 7

GARRETT — Churubusco’s baseball team rallied in the seventh inning to beat Northeast Corner Conference foe Garrett April 12, 8-7.

Churubusco took a 2-0 lead through the bottom of the second, when Garrett got on the scoreboard with a run. The Eagles scored three more unanswered runs to make the score 5-1, but the Railroaders fought back.

Garrett outscored Churubusco 6-1 from the bottom of the fourth through the sixth inning, taking a 7-6 lead, but the lead wouldn’t last long, as the Eagles scored two runs in the top of the seventh to take the 8-7 win.

Parker Curry and Dalton Blessing led the team in runs with two piece. Other scorers were Parker Stultz, Colton Anderson, Jake Fulk and Brendon Hilkey.

Hilkey led the team in RBIs with four, and Blessing added an RBI of his own.

Recording hits for Churubusco were: Anderson (2), Curry (2), Hilkey (2), Blake Trostel (1), Blessing (1), Fulk (1) and Issac Smith (1).

Curry earned the win, pitching three innings with three strikeouts. Trostel pitched four innings.

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