Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Sports

April 22, 2014

Prep roundup for Tuesday, April 22

Richmond, Downey star in NW baseball win

(Continued)

Northwestern 4, Tipton 2

Northwestern coach Jordan Dyer noted his squad was sluggish through the first four innings.

“We just weren’t focused. I called the girls together and kind of got on them a little bit,” he said. “We have a pretty young group, but I expect a lot out of them and I think they responded pretty well.”

Macey Jordan smacked a two-run triple in the sixth inning to put the Tigers up 4-1.

Northwestern pitcher Crystal Metz kept the Blue Devils in check. Metz fired a three-hitter. She struck out 11 and walked three.

Metz and Kelsey Richards each had a double for the 4-1 Tigers.

Elwood 5, Western 0

Elwood blanked Western in the battle of Panthers on Western’s diamond.

“Overall, we played a good game,” Western coach Jim Clouse said. “They’re a talented team — I’ll be surprised if they don’t go a long way in the [state] tournament. It was a considerable step up in competition from what we’ve played early on. I was proud of our kids. They stayed positive the whole game. We gave a couple runs away, but we were right there. A hit here or there, it’s a totally different game.”

Western (3-1) finished with five hits. Carley O’Neal had a pair of singles and Haley Conway had a double.

Erika Beeler pitched a complete game for Western. She allowed just two earned runs. She scattered eight hits, struck out three and walked three.

Cass 5, Kokomo 4

Kokomo coach Mike Susong had a quick answer when he was asked to pinpoint the difference in the game.

“The difference in the game was Alexa Humerickhouse from Lewis Cass,” he said. “She hit a double off the right-field wall to score two runs in the third inning and then hit a two-run homer in the fifth. We shouldn’t have pitched to her, especially after that [double]. It was totally my fault for pitching to her. This loss goes on me.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
  • SPT - KT072514 Colts-pic After transition year, Colts' Richardson is up to speed ANDERSON — Last year Trent Richardson must have felt like the lead character in Robert A. Heinlein’s “Stranger in a Strange Land.”On Sept. 18, the Indianapolis Colts secured the services of the Florida-born running back from the Cleveland Browns. He

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - KT072214 - B1 briefs - mug Sports briefs for Friday, July 25 Kokomo's Tionna Brown posted the fastest time in the 100-meter dash preliminaries in her age division Thursday at the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic national meet, and had the third-fastest in the 200 semifinals.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Post 6 rolls in regional opener The Kokomo Post 6 senior baseball team took care of business in its postseason opener Thursday. The Sixers hit Cicero with an early flurry and went on for an 11-2 win in the regional opener at Centerville High School.

    July 25, 2014

  • SPL - KT072414 - Post 6 preview - pic It's tourney time for Sixers A quick glance at the stats of the Kokomo Post 6 senior baseball squad gives a clear insight into why the Sixers are 23-5 heading into the postseason. The Sixers boast small ERAs from the pitchers, a defense that commits just more than one error per game, and high batting averages.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • Sports briefs for Thursday, July 24 Kokomo's Tionna Brown had a strong debut Wednesday in the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Championships. Brown competed in the prelims of the 200-meter dash in the girls 11- and 12-year old division. She won her heat with a time of 25.60 seconds — the best time of the 61 participants in her age division.

    July 24, 2014

  • SPL - KT072414 - Another Colts for web - pic COLTS: Team getting healthy as camp opens ANDERSON — Reggie Wayne's arrival Wednesday in an IndyCar driven by two- time Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Ed Carpenter drew national attention. But the most important news coming out of reporting day for the Indianapolis Colts concerned the wide rec

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - KT072414 - KT Colts - pic COLTS: Wayne arrives in style for camp Ed Carpenter woke up to rain Wednesday morning and briefly worried his big opportunity might be lost. But the two-time Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter's fear proved to be unfounded. He delivered Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne safely to Anderson University at the wheel of a two-seat IndyCar.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - KT072314 - Colts - pic COLTS: It's time to go to work There's a different kind of buzz surrounding the Indianapolis Colts as they prepare to report for training camp today at Anderson University.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPL - KT072314 - Western basketball - pic Panthers' Balentine working to get back to his best Western boys basketball standout Des Balentine looked right at home in Richard R. Gymnasium as he went through some shooting drills Tuesday afternoon.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - KT072314 - Ken de la Bastide column - pic DE LA BASTIDE: Brickyard has many contenders Before the winner of this Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway gets the chance to kiss the bricks, media members will be complaining about the race.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos