Archive - Apr 2013 - Sports Article
For the first time in over a decade, Bellmont defeated Homestead on the softball pitch.
It sure didn't come easy.
Nursing a two-run lead heading into the seventh inning, Bellmont allowed Homestead to load the bases and send a run home before registering an out but managed to hold on to win by a score of 3-2 for their first conference victory of the season.
Bellmont moved to 2-7 overall after picking up their first win of the season over North Side last week.
KENDALLVILLE—Bellmont placed third or better in five of the six relays Saturday in the annual John Reed Relays held at East Noble High School and the Squaws finished the day in second place out of a 13-team field.
Several scoring snafus, however, nearly cost the Squaws that position as DeKalb was originally listed in second behind team winner Columbia City with the Squaws a close third.
WOODBURN—In the battle of two teams struggling for wins, Woodlan snuck out a home victory on the strength of a ninth inning wild pitch that scored the Ben Schwartz from third base for a 7-6 Warrior victory.
Schwartz, a freshman, was not even supposed to bat in the game as he was simply a pinch runner for junior Garrett VanBrocklin in the bottom of the seventh inning. When the Warriors managed to tie the game with a run in their half of the seventh, VanBrocklin could not reenter because he had already been subbed for twice.
Bellmont used a seven-run fourth inning to boost their way to their first win of the season against the North Side Redskins on Thursday night at the Teepee, 9-4.
Bellmont, now 1-6, has been slowly progressing at the plate starting the year with double digit strikeouts in games but fell only twice on strikes against the Redskins' pitcher, Kailee Stuller, who went six innings in a losing cause.
MONROE—It was gloom and doom for the Jets on their home field Tuesday night as Adams Central suffered their first loss of the season hosting the Woodlan Warriors in a losing battle, 11-1.
The Warriors avenged a six-inning loss to the Jets two weeks back amidst the rainy conditions when AC won by the same score on Woodlan's field.
Bellmont's five-run seventh inning seemed to be one run short as the scoreboard read 9-8 and Columbia City and their coaches began to form the line for handshakes on Monday night.
Suddenly, the home plate official motioned to the press box signaling that the score was incorrect and that the game was actually tied 8-8. After some number checking and plenty of mixed emotions from the stands, the teams went back to their dugouts for extra softball.
Due to technical difficulties, tonight's broadcast between Columbia City and Bellmont has been cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.
The next broadcast for Bellmont will be Thursday, April 25 when the Squaws host North Side. As of right now that game will be on as scheduled.
CHURUBUSCO—The Bellmont girls track team won the war of blue ribbons Saturday at the Turtle Town Invitational but lost the points battle in finishing second to Warsaw in the Gold Division (larger schools) competition.