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MONDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Kouts baseball team scores school record 31 runs

2013-05-06T21:30:00Z 2013-09-16T19:40:39Z MONDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Kouts baseball team scores school record 31 runsTimes Staff nwitimes.com
May 06, 2013 9:30 pm  • 

The Kouts baseball team scored early, late and every inning in between Monday against Covenant Christian.

The Mustangs (7-8) pounded 25 hits, drew 10 walks and took advantage of six errors in a 31-2 blowout.

The run total breaks the school record of 29 set in 1980 against Kewanna.

Andrew Birky, Jake Moore (three doubles) and Seth Hershberger all went 4-for-6 for Kouts. Birky drove in six runs, Hershberger five, Andy Kropp and Ben Kuchenmeister four and Moore three. Moore, Kropp and Hershberger scored four runs. Kouts used five pitchers, each throwing an inning.

Valparaiso 3, Portage 2: Devin Bafia out-dueled Kevin Jones, allowing just two hits in the Vikings' DAC win. Jones fanned 11 in the loss.

Hobart 8, Griffith 0: Hobart took advantage of a four-RBI day from Nick Bokun and five errors from Griffith in the NCC win.

Bokun, who hit a home run, was joined offensively by Danny Parlock, who hit a double and went 2-for-3.

Highland 11, Kankakee Valley 3: The visiting Trojans (8-8-1, 4-5) outhit the Kougars (7-13, 1-10) 12-4 for an easy Northwest Crossroads Conference win.

Alec Freitag (4-3) went the distance, fanning eight, walking two but hitting three batters.

Alec Smith had two hits and three RBIs for Highland, Clay Keltner had two hits and two RBIs, Kevin Roach drove in two runs, Mark Vargas and Zach Syvertsen had two hits apiece. For K.V., Matt Myers socked a two-run homer and Andrew Jackson drove in a run.

Hanover Central 10, Whiting 0: The Times No. 6 Wildcats (15-3) got a big day from Dan Balich, who struck out six to pitch a shutout and was also 2-for-4 with two RBIs against the Oilers (7-6-1). Hanover's Jesse Wilkening went 2-for-4 with one RBI, Riley Welch also went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Evan Garthus had two hits and scored twice.

Hebron 3, Morton 1: The Hawks' Mike Mikulich went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Kyle Joyce scored two runs in the win. Jason Reick and Jarrett Majcher each had two hits in the win.

Hammond Academy 6, West Side 5: Xavier Reillo struck out nine in six innings with no walks and picked up his second win of the season after Michael Godbolt picked up his second save with a scoreless and hitless inning of relief to lift Hammond Academy (10-4). Reillo also drove in two runs.

Tuquary Scott and Bryon Jones each went 2 for 4 and doubled for West Side.

Softball

Whiting 13, Marquette 1: A 10-run first inning powered Times No. 10 Whiting past host Marquette in an abbreviated Greater South Shore Conference game.

Junior Lily Hale (3-0) scattered three hits for the Oilers (13-2, 10-2), Michaela Brown drove in three runs and Katie Shannon had three doubles and two RBIs.

Andrean 14, Highland 0: The Times No. 7 59ers got a monster night from Jessica Adamcyck, who was 3-for-3 with two doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored in the NCC blowout. Jessica Pruitt hit a homer, Cat Murad scored three runs, Hannah Kulesa pitched three innings to get the win and was also 3-for-3.

Crown Point 8, Valparaiso 2: The Times No. 1 Bulldogs (16-3, 11-2) kept their hot streak going against the Vikings (10-10, 5-7) in the DAC play. Mandey Shrader went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and Bailey Mores doubled and went 2-for-4. Miranda Elish struck out eight to pick up the win.

Hebron 13, Winamac 1: The Hawks Kyle Doelling went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and Bre Lewin, Rachel Pauer and Maggie Lindemann all recorded two hits in the win. Doelling hit two home runs and Lindamann added another.

Lowell 6, Griffith 5: The Red Devils (11-10, 5-6) got the NCC win by scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh. Lowell's Kristina Rosenbaum singled in Courtney Espravnik with a two-out single to end the game. Rosenbaum also tripled home two runs in the sixth inning.

North Newton 3, Lake Station 1: The Spartans' Hanna Halliar doubled home two runs and Allyson Leach went 3-for-4, while the Eagles' Levy Brock was 2-for-3.

Girls tennis

Whiting 5, Griffith 0: The visiting Oilers (10-0) had little difficulty holding the Panthers (1-9) in check behind the play of Grace Huss, Brianna Baez and Maira Huizar at singles.

The doubles teams of Lauren Markovich-Alivia Jakubowski and Kaylyn Anderson-Cristina Campos also won handily.

Highland 5, Hobart 0: The host Trojans (7-2, 4-0) won every match in two sets to stay unbeaten in Northwest Crossroads Conference play.

Vanessa Madrigal, Manasi Arya and Darian Juran won at singles, while the doubles teams of Aby Madrigal-Holly Santaguida and Malissa Magiera-Eleni Sacketos also prevailed.

Boys Golf

Boone Grove Invite: The host Wolves topped Wheeler, 176-185, for the title at Lakes of the Four Seasons. The Bearcats' Drew Heinold was medalist with a 41, one shot better than teammate Brad Young and Boone's Zach Wagner.

Boys Basketball

Hammond senior Michael Kirkendall has signed to play basketball at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines. The power forward averaged 13.5 points and 8 rebounds for the sectional finalists Wildcats.

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