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May 2, 2014

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Western takes sole possession of MIC baseball lead

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“We kept hitting the ball and Abby kept pitching strong.”

Cass 8, Taylor 1

Taylor managed 10 hits but Cass pitcher Savanna Thompson limited the damage to just one run as the Kings improved to 5-7 overall and 1-1 in the MIC.

Emma Williams led Taylor (4-9, 0-2 MIC) at the plate, going 3-for-3 with three singles. Brie Boehler and Hannah Mullinax each singled twice. Starter Cami Hansen took the loss.

“We hit the ball really well, we just had a mental error in the second inning,” Taylor coach April Johnston said. “We had runners on first and second and we couldn’t execute the bunt. If we can start executing we’ll start putting runs across the board.”

Lafayette Jeff 10, Kokomo 2

The Bronchos put the game away early with eight runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Kokomo got a solo homer from Emily Fisher in the third, her first-career dinger, and Miranda Ogle singled in a run in the sixth. Those were Kokomo’s only two hits.

“They scored eight runs in the first inning and zero of them were earned,” Kokomo coach Mike Susong said. “We had a rough first inning.

“Our leadoff hitter possibly pulled her hamstring, and we had two girls who were out with injuries already, so we had several people playing out of position and it showed defensively in that first inning. We’re going to have to have other people step up.”

BASEBALL

Western 6, H. Heights 3

The Huskies and Panthers were tied at 2-2 to start the top of the sixth when the Panthers broke the deadlock with a four-run inning to take control. Braxton Hunt got the rally started with a lead-off triple. Austin Weaver followed with a single, then Cameron Herr doubled and the Panthers were on their way.

Hunt added a single and had two stolen bases in the game, and Austin Taylor had two singles and two steals as the Panthers improved to 7-4 overall, 2-0 in the MIC.

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