Two days later, things were squared up.
On Tuesday, Tri-County went to Chalmers and pulled out a 5-3 victory on Frontier’s home turf. On Thursday, the Falcons exacted revenge with a 6-5 win in Remington.
It was close, however. The Cavaliers opened the bottom of the seventh down 6-4, but picked up a pair of singles off reliever Brooks Sailors. The second, by Case Warren, moved Bradley Reynolds from first to third base.
Zach Gretencord’s fielder’s choice to shortstop scored Reynolds for the one run-deficit. Spencer Powell drew a walk to put two on, but Sailors got Kale Lawson to fly out.
Gretencord stole third, but Sailors closed the game with a strikeout of Rustin Schambach. Sailors earned the win with four innings of relief work; he gave up five hits and two walks but struck out five and allowed just one run.
The Falcons (3-3, 1-1) broke a 4-all tie in the top of the fourth.
Schambach walked Cole Nantkes and Jack Mikesell, and both came around to score on an error by Reynolds for the two-run cushion. Schambach got out of the inning afterward.
Frontier scored once in the first and three times in the second via a Mikesell double and a Sailors two-run single for a 4-2 score. The Cavaliers (3-3, 1-1) evened things up on a Schambach sacrifice fly and a passed ball that led to Aaron Powell scoring in the bottom half of the second.
Reynolds and Schambach each had two hits for Tri-County. Schambach struck out eight in the loss, and walked seven.
Tanner Dold and Mikesell each doubled for Frontier, which saw six players grab a hit apiece.
North White 6,
The Comets scored four runs in the final two innings, but Grant Buschman got a three-pitch strikeout with a runner on third to close out the Vikings’ second win in Caston on Thursday.
Buschman came in after starter Nolan Princell allowed two runs in the bottom of the sixth as the home team pulled within 5-2. It was 6-2 after the top of the seventh when Princell scored on an error.
North White (2-4) scored three runs in the fourth to take a 4-0 lead, and was ahead 5-0 after the top of the sixth. Devon Pezel went 2 for 3, Brayden Buschman went 2 for 4 with an RBI and Cale Robertson went 2 for 4. Princell went 1 for 3 and drove in two. He scored two runs.
Twin Lakes 8,
West Lafayette 7
One day after winning in West Lafayette, the Indians (5-4) pulled off the two-day, home and home sweep by scoring eight runs in the first three innings and holding on as the Red Devils accrued two in the fourth.
Reece Arthur pitched the final five innings for the win in relief; he allowed just four hits and struck out seven.
Jace Stoops and Colton Thorpe each went 2 for 4 with two RBI for Twin Lakes. The Indians’ 1-5 hitters were 8 for 17, while the 2-5 hitters accounted for seven of the team’s eight RBI.
North White 12
The Vikings (1-3) rebounded from an early deficit, but gave up runs late in a road loss Tuesday. North White scored 11 runs in the fifth, but gave up five in the sixth and seventh combined.
Colton Jones (2 for 4) and Robertson each drove in three runs. Grant Buschman went 3 for 4 and scored three times.
Twin Lakes 4,
The Indians (3-1) went on the road and won Thursday.
The doubles team of Erika Campbell and Joni Goodman swept, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 1. Teammates Megan Achor and Lucy Mowery swept, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 2 doubles.
In singles play, Kailey Sanders won, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 2. Danielle D’Andrea won, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 3.
An 11-run first inning propelled the Falcons (6-1) to another rout Thursday in Flora.
Payton Clapper went 3 for 5 with five RBI and three runs, and Breanna Hines hit a solo home run and went 2 for 2 with two runs to pace the offense. Taylor Runyon drove in three on two hits, and Kyra Wilson drove in two.
Frontier sent Clapper, Runyon and Zoey Nantkes into the circle. None threw more than 26 pitches, and each recorded at least two strikeouts. Nantkes threw a perfect inning, with three strikeouts.
The Cavaliers (2-2) reached .500 behind four RBI from Odyssey Whitcomb, three from Shelby Schambach and two from Chloe Auxier, Kinzi Brooks and Elysia Fowler in Thursday’s road win.
Whitcomb was 4 for 4 with four runs while Auxier was 3 for 3 with two doubles and three runs as Tri-County scored six in the third and 10 in the fourth. Bailee Lacosse went all five innings in the circle. She allowed four earned runs and struck out one.
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The Vikings (3-3) couldn’t hold on to a 3-1 lead, giving up three runs in the top of the sixth Thursday. Kinsey Westerhouse threw a complete game and struck out seven, but allowed 12 hits.
Westerhouse also hit a solo home run, while Trinity Isom hit an RBI double. Lauren Annis also garnered an RBI.
Twin Lakes 11,
The game was in hand, but a big inning always helps.
The Indians (5-0) scored seven runs in the top of the seventh to turn a close game into a rout Tuesday.
Kassidy Linde pitched two innings; she struck out one. Cassie Cannon allowed three hits and struck out two in five innings of relief.
Cannon also doubled once and tripled twice, and went 3 for 5 with two runs batted in. Gabi Lane went 3 for 5 with two RBI and three runs, while Lilly Foster went 2 for 2 with three RBI.
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Myah Alberts drove in five runs and both Emma Michal (2 for 2) and Montana Jordan (1 for 4) each collected two RBI as the Cavaliers rolled to a five-inning, run-rule win Tuesday in Lafayette.
Alberts hit the only extra-base hit for Tri-County, a double, and the Cavaliers (1-2) drew 13 walks and garnered eight hits.
Lacosse allowed five hits and three walks in five innings, but struck out six.
North Judson 8,
North White 3
The Vikings (3-2) allowed two runs apiece in three separate innings, and one apiece in the first and second Tuesday in San Pierre.
Caitlyn Conn hit a three-run home run, while Kinzy Crawford was 2 for 2 and Annis went 2 for 3.
Track and field
Tri-County runner-up in Rensselaer
The Cavaliers scored 50 points on the boys side and 47 points on the girls side to place runner-up Thursday to Rensselaer Central in a triangular with the Rockets and Midwest Conference foe South Newton.
Winners for the Cavalier boys included Logan Doty (200-meter dash, 24.41), Hunter Musser (shot put, 40 feet, 3 inches), Logan Schneidt (110 hurdles, 18.88) and Hunter Keahi Zussman (discus, 125-11). Winners for the Cavaliers girls included Erin Bahler (400, 1:11.41) and Brynn Warren (200, 29.91).
Tri-County collected six silver medals on the boys side and five silver medals on the girls side.
Twin Lakes competes at Lafayette Jefferson triangular
The Indians boys placed second with 41.5 points in Tuesday’s meet in Lafayette, beating Benton Central by six points. The Indians girls placed third with 41 points, eight behind the host school.
Leading the way for the girls was senior Maggie Gutwein, who won the 800-meter dash (2 minutes, 33.7 seconds) and 1,600 run (5:29.29). Classmate London Griesey won the 400 (1:03.67), while junior Kyrstin Roberts placed second in the 100 hurdles (18.15) and 300 hurdles (51.48). The 1,600 (4:39.97) and 3,200 (11:15.73) relay teams placed second.
Tyler Jordan and Blaine Lilly paced the boys; each garnered a win and runner-up medal. Jordan won the 110 hurdles (16.62) and was second in the high jump (5, feet 8 inches). Lilly won the 400 (55.99) and was second in the 800 (2:17.09).
Isaac Lashbrook won the pole vault (9-6) and Michael Newman won the 3,200 (11:13.67). John Peters was runner-up in the 1,600 (5:12.10) and Joe Valentine nabbed second in the 100 (11.82) and third in the 200 (24.53).
The Indians’ 400 relay placed second (46.22).
Frontier boys, girls place third in Delphi
The Falcons each claimed bronze during both sides of the five-team Delphi Invitational on Tuesday. The boys scored 59 points and the girls scored 55, four more than West Central.
Colin Reagan led the boys with a first-place finish in the long jump (18-8). Other top-3 finishers include Treven Girard (second, high jump, 5-2; second, 200, 24.94), Corbin Capes in the 400 (second, 57.14), Charlie Delosh in the 300 hurdles (third, 47.69), and Thomas Tullius in the 3,200 (third, 12:06.03). The 400 (47.88) and 1,600 (3:52.9) relays placed second.
Courtney Gutwein came out strong, winning both the 800 (2:50.36) and 1,600 (6:20.7) to pace the Falcons’ girls. Abbie Carter was second in the 100 (19.5) and 300 (55.62) hurdles, and Olivia Newcom was runner-up (27-1) in the shot put.
Jenna McCormick was third (27-0). Naomi Blissitt was third in the 100 (14.12) and
Emi Frier claimed third in the 400 (1:13.67).
The 400 relay (1:02.21) also placed third.
The Cavaliers kicked off the season Tuesday with a dual against Carroll at Pine View Golf Course in Monticello.
Bryce Siegle’s 55 paced Tri-County.