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April 14, 2014

Sports briefs for Monday, April 14

Johnson has hot stretch for Grace softball

WINONA LAKE — Kokomo High School product Samantha Johnson collected 10 hits over a pair of doubleheaders for Grace College’s softball team.

Grace swept Saint Francis by scores of 10-2 (five innings) and 12-6 on Friday. Johnson went 2 for 3 with an RBI in the opener. The freshman center fielder was 3 for 4 with three RBI, a run and a stolen base in the second game.

Grace split a pair of games with Goshen on Saturday, dropping a 2-1 decision in the opener and taking a 9-1 win in five innings in the second game. Johnson was 2 for 3 with a double in the first game and 3 for 3 with two doubles, three RBI and two runs in the second game.

Johnson was batting .250 before her torrid stretch. She bumped her average to .326. She has appeared in 32 games.

Grace is 15-21 overall and 11-9 in the Crossroads League.

Weir helps Ball State take 2 of 3 vs. Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio — Kokomo High School product T.J. Weir helped Ball State’s baseball team win a series against Toledo over the weekend.

Toledo took a 12-4 victory in Friday’s opener, but BSU followed with a 15-4 win on Saturday to draw even in the series and then took an 8-4 win on Sunday. The Cardinals improved to 24-12 overall and 9-2 in the Mid-American Conference.

Weir was the winning pitcher in Saturday’s game. The Cardinal senior worked eight innings, allowed four runs and seven hits, struck out eight and walked one. He pushed his season record to 4-1.

Weir contributed with the bat in the other games. He smacked a two-run triple in the opener. He was 2 for 3 with a double and a run in Sunday’s win.

Sanburn has 2 saves for Class A Stockton

STOCKTON, Calif. — Kokomo’s Nolan Sanburn is working in the bullpen for the Stockton Ports of the California League. The Ports are the Class A Advanced affiliate of the Oakland A’s.

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