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WEDNESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Downing leads C.P. to DAC baseball title

2014-05-14T22:00:00Z 2014-05-15T22:41:09Z WEDNESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Downing leads C.P. to DAC baseball titleTimes Staff nwitimes.com
May 14, 2014 10:00 pm  • 

Tyler Downing went 2-for-2 with three runs scored and two RBIs as Crown Point beat Portage 7-3 on Wednesday to clinch at least a share of the Duneland Athletic Conference baseball championship.

Jake Kocher doubled for the Bulldogs, and Logan Grapenthien added two RBIs in the win.

Portage's Kevin Jones went 3-for-4 with two RBIs.

Highland 4, Kankakee Valley 1: The Trojans (9-8, 3-7) picked up a Northwest Crossroads Conference win as Konner Stephens and Pat Manyek doubled. Stephens had two RBIs, and Ryan Serna went 2-for-3.

Riley Misch went 2-for-3 for the Kougars.

Bishop Noll 14, Lake Station 0 (5 inn.): Chandler Cardenas struck out six in throwing a one-hit shutout for the Warriors in Greater South Shore Conference play. Larry Crisler went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Willie Torres went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Angel Figueroa went 2-for-3 with three runs scored, and Spencer Hickey went 2-for-2 with three RBIs.

Girls basketball

Wheeler picks Seils as new coach: Former Hanover Central athletic director Dave Seils was approved to be the new girls basketball coach at Wheeler on Tuesday night. Seils replaces Dustin Nelson, who was 34-32 at Wheeler in three seasons.

"I am excited for our girls basketball program to have someone as successful as Dave wanting to take over the program," Wheeler director of athletics Randy Stelter said.

Seils has 29 years experience as a head coach, in both college and high school.

Wheeler also announced that former Bishop Noll, Griffith and Kankakee Valley head boys basketball coach Jack Gabor will join Tom Johnson's boys basketball staff.

Softball

Lake Station 12, River Forest 0: Shelby Jorgenson struck out 11 and threw a one-hit shutout in GSSC play. Jorgenson also had two RBIs and two runs scored. Also for the Eagles, Rachel Colburn went 3-for-3 with two runs scored. Caitlin Acker had a double with an RBI and a run scored. Rachel Gillespie added two hits and two RBIs, and Ashlinn Jorgensen had two RBIs and two runs scored.

Morton 6, Clark 0: The Governors (11-7, 5-2) picked up a Great Lakes Athletic Conference win as Rayann Johnston doubled twice, and Pamela Justiniano and Justine Ramirez also doubled. Katie Caldwell had two hits in the win.

The Pioneers (10-7, 2-4) got a double from Valerie Ruiz.

Boys golf

Munster 172, Hobart 189: The Mustangs (7-2, 4-0) won a NCC match against the Brickies (4-2, 1-2) at River Pointe, with Matt Specht leading the way with a 41. Teammate Rohan Tilva shot a 43, while Kyle Wilkinson and Adam Wories shot 44s.

Hobart was led by Jacob Crowley and Chris Lavelle, who both shot 43s.

Lake Central 169, LaPorte 175: Matt Meneghetti won medalist honors with a 38 on Palmira’s back nine, helping the No. 1 Indians (9-1, 7-1) edge the No. 6 Slicers (7-5, 3-3) in DAC play.

David Lehman led LaPorte with a 41.

Girls tennis

Morton 3, Hammond 2: The Govs stayed unbeaten in the GLAC as Michaela Egriova, Nancy Martinez and Karla Gallegos swept the singles matches.

The Wildcats (8-3, 2-1) got wins from Lorena Diaz-Georgina Diaz at No. 1 doubles and Elizabeth Navarro-Alondra Ramirez at No. 2.

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