“I thought their pitcher [Cheyenne Dittmaier] did a good job of keeping us off balance. We didn’t adjust very well. Our top four hitters were 0 for 14.”
Paris McCullum led the Kats (1-2) with a 2-for-3 performance that included a home run. Kami Sharp also went 2 for 3.
Sharp pitched a complete game for the Kats. She allowed five hits, struck out eight and walked five.
Kokomo 168, Frankfort 202
The Wildkats moved to 2-0 with the win at The Golf Preserve of Frankfort.
Kokomo teammates Tanner Guyer and Zach Watterson shared medalist honors after shooting 6-over 41s. Ryan Balog (42) and Jake Hopkins (44) followed for the Red and Blue.
“I had two guys who had played that course only once before and three guys who had never played it and we still broke 170 so I can’t be disappointed,” Kokomo coach Jay Davis said. “The greens played pretty tough. They were pretty fast.”
Western placed second in the six-way at Tipton Municipal with a score of 152, two shots back of winner Westfield. Tipton (161) was fourth and Tri-Central (222) was sixth.
The Panthers’ Tyler White, the Blue Devils’ Seth Grimme and Westfield’s Pierce Dahl each shot 35 to share individual honors.
Brennan Raines (36), Ryan Rossi (39) and Baylor Woolley (42) rounded out Western’s team score.
Tanner Maxey and Henry Ressler each shot 39 and Jackson Tina shot 48 for Tipton.
“It was our first varsity match,” Tipton coach Kenny Day said. “I was pleased with our scores. Obviously, the conditions were a lot better. I was pleased with Maxey and Grimme. Western got second and Steve [Hoppes] must be happy with that.”
Jacob Bennett led Tri-Central with a 48.
Eastern 113, Tri-Central 8
Eastern gave many of its younger athletes a chance to shine and they helped deliver a dominant victory. The Comets won every event.