Bellmont baseball coach Ben Fawbush announced his team’s statistics today, noting the .394 team batting average through the first five games. Bellmont is 5-0 overall.
Landon Baker has three of the six BHS home runs, and leads the team with 12 runs scored and 13 RBI. He is also 3-0 as a pitcher with a 2.17 ERA, striking out 16 and walking a pair in 9 and two-thirds innings of work.
The hot-hitting Bellmont Braves continued to see pitches they like served up at home plate as they counted five extra base hit, including two homers, among the 15 hits they racked up in a 14-7 triumph over South Side Thursday.
Brandon Voglewede gave the Bellmonters a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first with a two-run homer. Landon Baker also connected for a round-tripper for the Braves as did Joyner of South Side. The Archers' Florek tripled while getting doubles for the Braves were Will Busse, Joe Baker, and Brian Fullenkamp.
VAN WERT — One school record that lasted all of two days fell by the wayside while another one was tied in Thursday night's triangular girls track meet between Bellmont, Van Wert and Celina.
The Squaws finished second in the meet with 46.5 points while Celina easily won with 92.5. The host team was third at 36.
FORT WAYNE—Bellmont assaulted Bishop Luers pitching for 14 hits including a pair of home runs Wednesday night and fashioned a 13-2 victory over the Knights at the Indiana Tech field in varsity baseball.
Matt Stidam and D. J. Wilder cleared the fence with home runs
for the Braves while Landon Baker kept his hot hitting going with a three-for-four performance including a double and five RBIs after getting three hits and six RBIs on Tuesday. Will Busse and Gunnar Cale both tripled while Brian Hakes cashed in a two-bagger.
BERNE—South Adams head wrestling coach Eric Myers has been selected as the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association (IHSWCA) Regional Coach of the Year it was recently announced.
This is an award voted on by other wrestling coaches from across the area. Myers will receive a plaque at the IHSWCA state spring clinic on April 22 at Wabash College in Crawfordsville.
NEW HAVEN—Bellmont was a team that earned seven first place finishes (more than any other school), posted 24 season best efforts, and shattered an individual school record that had stood for 10 years...but still finished third in a Northeast Hoosier Conference triangular girls track meet at New Haven Tuesday night.
Bellmont won four sets by 6-0 scores and two more by 6-1 counts enroute to handing Wayne a 5-0 defeat in varsity tennis at the BHS courts Monday night.
The win was the second straight of the year for Bellmont while the match was the first of the season for Wayne.
MONROE—Sydnee Peterson pitched a strong game for Adams Central Monday night and helped the Jets fashion a 13-1 whipping of the Bellmont Squaws at the AC diamond in their opening game of the season.
Bellmont is now 1-1 after having beaten Bluffton in their opener last week.
Bellmont had no answer for the hard-throwing Peterson as the AC hurler allowed just one walk and scattered seven hits and the Jets convincingly won the game due to the 10-run rule in five innings.
Adams Central’s Shawn Reinhard clears one of the hurdles during last week’s opening track meet at AC between the Jets and Eastbrook. Reinhard posted a finish of :17.4 in the 110 high hurdles and finished second, being nosed out by a tenth of a second at the finish line. The Jets' runner also ended up second in the 300 high hurdles. (Photo by Jim Hopkins)
Home plate umpire Tony Bowman calls a pitch during the Bellmont home opener in softball last week while BHS catcher Dana Kaczmarek looks a runner back to base. Weather permitting, the Squaws have three games scheduled this week including an away game today at Adams Central and home games Wednesday and Thursday against Jay County and Concordia. (Photo by Deb Shannon)