Eric Mesarch's two-run double broke a seventh-inning tie and lifted the Portage baseball team to a 6-4 victory over LaPorte on Tuesday at Schreiber Field.
Tyler Kniola worked around five walks to record his third win for the Indians (8-2, 2-0 Duneland Athletic Conference).
Bishop Noll 11, E.C. Central 1 (5 inn.): Danny Pobereyko threw five innings, giving up one hit with eight strikeouts for Noll. He also drove in two runs to lead the Warriors (5-2) past the Cardinals. Matt Sandoval added two RBIs for Noll.
E.C. Central's Reyes Maldonado doubled for his team's lone hit.
Hanover Central 10, Hebron 1: Dan Stum went the distance and was 3-for-4 with three runs, powering the Wildcats (4-2, 1-0) to a Porter County Conference win over the Hawks. Zac Maciejewski scored three runs for Hanover and Jesse Wilkening drove in two runs.
Kyle Joyce had two hits for Hebron (3-3, 0-1).
Griffith 3, Highland 0: The Panthers (4-4, 3-2) got a hit and a run from Brett Brinkley, Jerry Lipski and Matt Colomes to pick up a Northwest Crossroads Conferrence win. Anthony Carter struck out seven to earn the win.
Munster 177, Morton 262: Ronak Tilva fired a 41 to lead the Mustangs (3-0) to the win. Luke Wuchenich (44), Kyle Wilkinson (46) and Adam Wories (46) rounded out Munster's scores.
Duncan Murphy led the way for Morton with a 59.
Boone Grove 170, Rensselaer 172: Jeremy Shaffer was co-medalist with a 39 as the No. 10 Wolves (6-1) edged the No. 6 Bombers (4-1) at Lakes of the Four Seasons.
Rensslaer's Isaac Hillian matched Shaffer.
North Newton 11, Lake Station 1 (6 inn.): Aubrey Spencer struck out seven and walked two to lead the Spartans to a Greater South Shore Conference win. Alisha Watts had four hits and drove in one run for North Newton.
Ashley Jorgensen went 2-for-3 for Lake Station.
Whiting 14, Marquette 0: Lily Hale threw a one-hitter in her first varsity start for the Oilers (4-1, 4-1), who picked up the GSSC win. Jessica Butler went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs; Roxy Maslikowski went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Allie Bentley went 2-for-3 and scored twice.
Morton 4, Clark 3: The Govs (4-3, 2-0) got a big day from Vivian Peterson, who went 4-for-5 with a double. Ashlie Rossi went the distance for Morton in the Great Lakes Athletic Conference tilt.
Clark's Andrea Zamora had two RBIs.
Chesterton 6, Valparaiso 0: The Times No. 1 Trojans (11-1, 4-0) got eight strikeouts and a shutout from Megan Tymorek to pick up a DAC win. Amanda Dujmovich had two hits, and Sydney Cooley added two RBIs.
Gavit 14, Hammond 4: Gavit's Brianna Mangerson went 3-for-4 with three runs and three stolen bases. Shelby Geurts drove in four runs, scored twice and stole two bases for Gavit.
Bishop Noll 19, Calumet 0: Tori Keilman went 5-for-5 with four runs scored and three RBIs to lead the Warriors to a GSSC win. Teammates Monica Martin, Elena Sobilo, Jade Acevedo, Kate Richardson and Cynthia Melero all had two RBIs for Noll (7-2).
E.C. Central 3, Clark 2: The host Cardinals (2-1) swept the singles with wins from Ashley Rodriguez, Kayla Cast and Fabiola Guillen.
The Pioneers (0-2) got wins in doubles from Saria Orozco-Kristine Gonzelez and Wieelie Morales-Ashley Famania.
Lake Central 3, Andrean 2: Grace Cooper and Emma Farkas won their singles matches for Andrean (0-1), but Jory Swider captured No. 3 singles for the Indians (4-1).
In No. 1 doubles, Lake Central's Vanessa Olson and Nicole Stanek won 6-4, 6-2, while Emma Rogers and Marlo Owczarzak defeated their opponents by the same score to take the match.
Westville 79, Kouts 54, Covenant Christian 20: Savanna Jackson (discus, shot put) and Molly Corder (400, 3,200) each won two individual events to lead the Blackhawks to a triangular win.
Kylie Kuebler won the 800 and 1,600 for the host Fillies.
Portage 66, Merrillville 65; Chesterton 82, Portage 50; Chesterton 73, Merrillville 59: Kristen Homme won the 800 and 1,600 as the Trojans topped the Pirates and Indians.
Airrica Harper took the 100 and 200 and contributed to a 400 relay win for Merrillville.
Tara Kostelnik claimed firsts in both throws for Portage.
Chesterton wins DAC triple dual: Joe Troop won the 100 and 200, leading the No. 3 Trojans past No. 4 Merrillville and No. 5 Portage by identical 75-57 scores in DAC triple-dual action.
The Indians gained a split with a 77-55 win over the Pirates.
Merrillville's Austin Jamerson won the high jump, long jump and 110 hurdles.
Kouts 96, Westville 51, Covenant Christian 17: Evan Rogers (pole vault, 200), Cody Nelson (110 and 300 hurdles), Austin McNeill (discus, shot put) and Grant Hamstra (800 and 1,600) each won two events to lead the host Mustangs to a triangular win.
Crown Point 67, Valparaiso 65; Crown Point 100, LaPorte 32; Valparaiso 100, LaPorte 32: Zack Sneiderwine won the 200 and 400 and was second in the 100 as the Bulldogs nipped the Vikings and dispatched the Slicers.
Andrew Kittridge (110 hurdles, long jump) was a double winner for Valpo, as was Anthony Didion (800, 1,600) for LaPorte.
Andrean's Moss heading to Dixie: Andrean senior Skyler Moss has accepted a full-ride scholarship from Southern Wesleyan, a NCAA Division II member of the Conferences of the Carolinas.
"I'm delighted for Skyler Moss and his family," Andrean coach Carson Cunningham said. "He's worked very hard to turn himself into a student-athlete who is capable of earning a full-ride to a quality, four-year, NCAA Division II university like Southern Wesleyan. I know he's pumped to get down there."
Monahan to sign with IU Northwest: Portage senior Nicki Monahan has committed and will sign with Indiana Northwest. Monahan averaged 17 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.8 steals per game last season for the Indians.
Shrader signs at Aurora: Crown Point senior shortstop Mandey Shrader was signed to play college softball at Aurora University next school year. The three-year starter has been one of the Bulldogs' top hitters over the last three springs.