“Obviously you’re never happy when you get down 9-0 in the first inning. But I at least thought the kids showed a little bit of character after that kind of hanging in it,” Taylor coach Brent Owens said. “I have nothing but praise for Mike Gammans. Mike Gammans is a senior and he came in a tough situation, and he gave us a huge lift. That’s the most innings he’s ever thrown for me at the varsity level and from my standpoint that was the one positive we can draw from [Thursday].”
Lafayette Catholic 6, Kokomo 2
Class 2A No. 3-ranked Lafayette Catholic used a big sixth inning to break open a close game against Kokomo at CFD Investments Stadium in Highland Park.
The Knights took a 2-1 led into the sixth, then scored four runs to take firm control.
“We had a couple of errors with two outs that hurt us,” Kokomo coach Tim Weeks said. “They got bases loaded, then they got a squeeze and that’s kind of what opened the floodgates. They followed with a double that cleared the bases.”
Mavric Collier suffered the loss. He started and worked four innings, allowing two runs.
Colan Ruch had a triple for the Kats (7-6) and S.A. Dunn had a double.
“It was a great game. Both teams played well,” Weeks said.
Tipton 166, Taylor 220
Tanner Maxey carded a 3-over 38 on the front nine at Tipton Municipal G.C. to snag medalist honors as the Blue Devils topped the Titans.
Isaac Schmitt added a 41 for Tipton, while Kellen Woods shot a 42 and Seth Grimme and Henry Ressler both carded 45s.
“I was again pleased with our scores,” Tipton coach Ken Day said. “I think everyone would love for the weather conditions to change so we can really start finding out what the kids are capable of. I’m excited Maxey is playing well, and we got good scores out of Schmitt and Woods. We’re coming together.”