Sports Shorts: May 15
LP girls tennis wins, earns perfect regular season
La Porte’s girls tennis team topped Wheeler 3-2 on the road on Monday to finish with its first undefeated regular season since 1978 at 20-0. At No. 2 singles, the Slicers’ Rachel Kaminski rolled 6-0, 6-0, and Allison Varda won 6-3, 6-0 at No. 3 singles. At No. 2 doubles, Molly Reed/Aniya Kennedy prevailed 6-2, 6-2. Alaina Majors fell 6-2, 5-7, 10-7 at No. 1 singles, and at No. 1 doubles, Jory Bales/Emma Keene lost 6-4, 6-2.
LP girls tennis sectional Wednesday
Unbeaten La Porte and Marquette Catholic square off, while Michigan City meets New Prairie in Wednesday’s La Porte Girls Tennis Sectional. Play begins at 4:30 p.m. The winners meet in the final at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
NP baseball takes NIC South
Noah Brettin threw a 77-pitch shutout to lead New Prairie to an 8-0 baseball victory over John Glenn on Monday. Brettin struck out four, allowing only four base runners as the Cougars (20-4) clinched the Northern Indiana Conference South Division title. Hunter Robinson had two hits, including a home run, three runs and three RBI. Gavin Kelly had two RBI, Roman Kuntz scored three runs, and Jacob Dockery scored twice.
On Tuesday, the Cougars (20-5) faced off once more against NIC power Penn and lost a 4-0 matchup to the Kingsmen. J.C. Turley went six innings, giving up three earned runs, striking out three and walking one.
Slicers’ varsity, JV baseball additions
La Porte varsity baseball has added a home game versus Highland on Thursday at 6 p.m. Slicers’ JV baseball will travel to Highland on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
LP softball clips Eagles, falls to Chesterton
Regan Hague went the distance in La Porte’s 12-2, five-inning softball win over South Bend Adams on Monday. Emily Samuelson, Shelby Linn, Sophie Sorg, Megan Reed, Nola Hammerschmidt, Morgan Keen, and Maddie Ponsier all had two hits.
On Tuesday, Hague threw another complete game against Chesterton, and Ponsier and Hammerschmidt each went 2-for-3, but the Slicers lost 6-3 at home to the Trojans.
New Prairie softball blanks Glenn
Karissa Gilpin fanned 10 and allowed one hit over 4 2/3 innings, while Amanda Trojanowski and Maddie McSurley each knocked in two runs as New Prairie breezed to a 10-0, six-inning softball win over John Glenn on Monday. Lauren Wilcoxson fanned three of the four batters she faced, and Allison Pavlick homered.
LP golf posts second in DAC tri
Chesterton (159) captured first in a three-way meet with La Porte (183) and Michigan City (194) on Tuesday. Cas Pulaski led the Slicers with 42. Max Holmes put up 45, while Jackson Cizewski and Graham Siefker both turned in 48s.
NP golfers split
James Goodlink’s 48 helped New Prairie to a 201-208-249 NIC boys golf split with Mishawaka and South Bend Washington on Monday at Elbel Park. Mason Taylor carded a 52 while Nathan Middlebrook and Nolan Szymanski each posted 54s for the Cougars (4-8, 2-5).
NP tennis aces Buchanan, New Buffalo
Megan Boyd, Anna Holvoet and Sydney Moody were straight-set winners as the New Prairie girls tennis team scored a 7-1 victory over Buchanan (Mich.) on Monday. The Cougars (12-7) took all four doubles spots with triumphs by Emmy Kirkham/Hannah Pittman, Naomi Paprocki/Josie Troy, Maggie Troy/Olivia Kelly and Brooke Stafford/Natalie Yacullo.
On Tuesday, the Cougars rolled 8-0 over New Buffalo (Mich.), getting wins from Boyd, Brianna Wilson, Stafford and Josie Troy in their four singles matches. All four doubles teams grabbed points, including Kirkham/Holvoet, Paprocki/Pittman, Maggie Troy/Kelly and Eliza Roberts/Yacullo.
Johnson blanks E.C. Central
Summer Johnson spun a nine-strikeout, one-hitter as Marquette won a 14-0, five-inning softball rout at East Chicago on Monday. Sara Molina and Izabel Galindo each drove in two runs for the Blazers (5-9).
Blazers baseball loses to CMA
Brandon Spangler paced the Marquette offense with three hits, but a four-run second inning lifted Culver Academies to a 6-4 baseball win over the Blazers on Tuesday in Culver.
Blazers tennis prevails, sweeps Gavit
Marquette (prevailed in a pair of three-set battles to edge Hobart 3-2 in girls tennis Monday. Emily Silvas notched the decisive match at No. 1 singles with a 2-6, 6-3, 10-6 comeback victory at one singles, while Sydni Thomas and Jade Isbell rallied to take a 6-7, 7-6, 10-4 marathon at two doubles. Kassandra Loza and Nathaly Reynaga won an uneventful 6-0, 6-0 match at one doubles for the first point.
On Tuesday, the Blazers (9-4) rolled to a 5-0 triumph, winning via forfeit at No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles due to a shortage of players against Hammond Gavit. Sydni Thomas collected a 6-1, 6-0 triumph atop singles play, while Kennedy Lynn was also victorious in straight sets, registering a 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles. Caitie Gately and Sophie Thompson polished off the day with a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 1 doubles.
Slicers JV softball splits pair in tourney
La Porte’s JV softball team went 1-1 in the Mishawaka Tournament, falling 1-0 to the host Cavemen, but beating Elkhart Central 14-4 on Saturday. Versus Mishawaka, the Slicers’ Madison McGuire pitched the complete game, allowing six hits with no walks. Nikki Burke tripled, and Ella Wheatbrook doubled. Against the Blue Blazers, LP’s Ashlyn Fritzen went 4-for-4, and Jill Maudlin and Kiera King both went 2-of-2. Grace Arnett was 2-for-3 with two doubles. King and Alyssa Bruemmer pitched in the win, striking out three and giving up six hits.
Slicers JV boys golf has strong showing in invite
La Porte’s JV boys golf team shot 403, solidifying its spot near the top of Saturday’s 14-team Westville Invite at Legacy Hills. Final team results weren’t available. Jordan Hull had a career-best 89, which led the Slicers, and Graham Siefker had 91. Coleman Taylor posted 110, and Tyler Menke added 113.