Graduated senior Emilee Liston (Cicero, Ind.) represented Manchester University on the 2016-17 National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s Scholar-Athlete list announced Oct. 10. Continue reading “Liston honored by NFCA”
Indiana Shock Travel Softball
Fast-pitch Softball Try-outs
Indiana Shock travel softball program is looking for players to complete 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U rosters for the upcoming season. We are a girls’ fast-pitch travel program based out of North Manchester. We will play in competitive tournaments Fall 2017 through Summer 2018.
We are looking for dedicated girls and parents that want to work hard, have great sportsmanship and teamwork, and want to develop new friendships that will last for many years to come. We will have access to both indoor and outdoor facilities throughout the year for practices.
August 5 & 6, 2017 @ Manchester University (North Manchester)
o Field 1: 1:00 – 3:00 PM 10U
o Field 2: 1:00 – 3:00 PM 12U
o Field 1: 4:00 – 6:00 PM 14U
o Field 2: 4:00 – 6:00 PM 16U/18U
August 9, 2017 @ Manchester University (North Manchester)
o Field 1: 5:30 – 6:45 PM 10U
o Field 2: 5:30 – 6:45 PM 12U
o Field 1: 7:15 – 8:30 PM 14U
o Field 2: 7:15 – 8:30 PM 16U/18U
August 13, 2017 @ Manchester University (North Manchester)
o Field 1: 1:00 – 3:00 PM 10U
o Field 2: 1:00 – 3:00 PM 12U
o Field 1: 4:00 – 6:00 PM 14U
o Field 2: 4:00 – 6:00 PM 16U/18U
**Please arrive 30 minutes early to complete the registration process**
Manchester University (Game and Practice Fields)
604 East College Avenue
North Manchester, IN 46962
2017-2018 Indiana Shock Teams & Head Coaches:
Indiana Shock 18U Premier – Adam West
Indiana Shock 18U Elite – Scott Simpson
Indiana Shock 16U Elite – Mike Day
Indiana Shock 16U Elite – Todd Sites
Indiana Shock 14U Futures – Joe Auler
Indiana Shock 14U Futures – Chad Lambert
Indiana Shock 12U Futures – Jennifer Howard
Indiana Shock 12U Futures – Jay Garr
Indiana Shock 10U Futures – Adam West
For questions regarding tryouts or the program, please contact Adam West at email@example.com
Game Field and Practice Field Google Maps View
Red Arrows = Game Field and Newly Added Practice Field
Yellow Rectangle = Grassy Area for Parking off of East Street.
Once this area is filled you will need to park in the lot (yellow rectangle) near the baseball field and PERC.
Wabash County Sports and The Wabash Plain Dealer voted on the All County softball team. Listed below is this tears team.
Pitcher – Brooklyn Howard, MAN
Pitcher – Mattie McKee, MAN
Catcher – Kiana Kendall, NF
IF – Ally Keaffaber, NF
IF – Brooke Elliott, SW
IF – Kiera Stacy, MAN
IF – Makenna Pace, SW
IF – Ellie Milam, MAN
OF – Alexis Taylor, NF
OF – Kassidy Atwood, SW
OF – Emma West, MAN
EXTRA – Kassity Simpson-SW
EXTRA- Sydney Day-MAN
Honorable Mention –, Erika Kendall, MAN; Hannah Halverson, Whitney Working WAB; Olivia Taylor, Jordan Shafer, Michelle Hunt NF
2017 TRC Softball All-Conference
Ashley Lackman- NM
Ellie Snep- Wh
Bethany Caldwell- Peru
Brooklyn Howard- Man
Mattie McKee- Man
Brooke Elliot- SW
Emalee Duggins- Wh
Kiana Kendall- NF
Kirstyn Yoder- TV
Alexis Taylor- NF
Mackenzie Day- Man
Kori Rouch- Roc
Riley Insley- Wh
Kassidy Atwood- SW
Megan Sinkovics- Peru
Alexis Elliot- Roc
Abby Betten- TV
Ally Betten- TV
Maryann Freeman- NM
Kiera Stacy- Man
Emma West- Man
Courtlynn Crowe- Peru
Anna Ousley- Wh
Ally Keaffaber- NF
Kennedy Musselman- Roc
Hannah Hall- NM
Caitlyn Mongosa- Peru, Kassity Simpson- Southwood, Sydney Howard- Tippecanoe Valley, Shelby Ward- Northfield
Marlie Halterman- North Miami, Shelby Spence- MaconaquahMaci, Brown- Rochester Andrea Snavley- Whitko
Sydney Day- Manchester
The Manchester Lady Squires met TRC foe Whitko in the second round of the Oak Hill sectional Thursday, falling to the Wildcats 3-2.
The Squires took a 1-0 lead in the first when Ciera Carter hit a one out single, then scored on a Kiera Stacy triple for a 1-0 lead. Sydney Day drew a walk after the Stacy single before a strike out ended the inning.
Whitko would tie the score in the third, then take a 2-1 lead in the fifth. Manchester would get even in the sixth when Day hit a one out single, followed by a Kennedy Fierstos single. Ellie Milam would then hit a hard grounder to short, forcing an error and loading the bases. Erika Kendall would then ground out to short, scoring Day to make it 2-2. Whitko would then turn a double play to stop the threat.
The Wildcats would single, double and hit a ground out to manufacture a run in the top of the seventh before stopping the Squires in the bottom for the 3-2 score.
The Northfield and Southwood softball teams were both defeated in their opening game of the Oak Hill sectional Tuesday.
The Lady Norse fell to North Miami 6-0, while the Knights lost 6-1 to Oak Hill.
Northfield collected just 4 hits in the game, giving up 4 runs in the first inning and never being able to rebound. The Warriors would take advantage of 2 hits, an error and a hit batter to manufacture the 4 runs. North Miami would score single runs in the third and the sixth.
Ally Keaffaber, Kiana Kendall, Jordan Shafer and Michelle Hunt had Northfield’s hits.
Southwood was out hit just 7-5 with Oak Hill scoring solo runs in the first, second and fifth before scoring 3 runs in the sixth. The Knights lone run came in the seventh when Tabitha Thomas hit a one out single and was ran for by Kelsey Burhman. With two outs Makayla Proffitt would draw a walk before a Taylor Heath single and Burhman scoring on the throw to first.
Kassity Simpson, Makenna Pace, Thomas and Heath had the Southwood hits.
While the Manchester offense was doing it’s thing Monday, scoring 13 runs on 10 hits Manchester pitcher Mattie McKee was dealing a gem, giving up just one hit in a 13-0 win over Wabash in the opening game of the Oak Hill softball sectional.
The Squires would do most of their damage in the first inning. Emma West led off the game drawing a walk and was followed by a Brooklyn Howard single. Both runners would steal a base before West scored on an error. Cierra Carter would then draw a walk before a Kiera Stacy single made it 2-0. With one out Kennedy Fierstos would single home Carter for a 3-0 lead before an Ellie Milam double scored 2 for a 5-0 lead. Erika Kendall would then reach on an error with Milam scoring to increase the lead to 6-0. With two outs West would walk and was followed by Howard reaching on an error with Kendall and West scoring for an 8-0 lead.
McKee had not allowed a hit until the fourth when Erika King singled to center before Mckee struck out the next two. In the top of the fifth with two outs Mackenzie Day would draw a walk and score on a West triple to make it 9-0.
In the sixth Carter would lead off being hit by a pitch. With one out Sydney Day would draw a walk. Fierstos would then lay down a bunt with the throw to first going array, with Carter, Day and Fierstos scoring for the 13-0 score.
With the win Manchester will now take on Whitko Wednesday.
The Northfield softball team was suppose to host Oak Hill Friday for their senior night, but mother nature once again flooded the diamonds, so the Norse packed their bags and headed to Oak Hill to play on the artificial turf field. Although they were the visitors in the game, Oak Hill recognized the Northfield seniors and their families so they wouldn’t miss the special night. Unfortunately the Eagles weren’t as nice during the game as they defeated Northfield 7-3.
The Eagles would plate 2 runs in the second to grab a 2-0 lead before the Norse cut the lead in half in the fourth, then tied the game in the top of the fifth. In the fourth with one out Shelby Ward would single and was followed by birthday girl Ally Keaffaber, hitting a lazier over first to put runners on first and second. With two outs Alexis Taylor would walk to load the bases before Michelle Hunt singled home Ward to make it 2-1.
In the top of the fifth Ashley Koch would lead off with a single and was followed by a Kiana Kendall one out single. With two outs Keaffaber would hit another liner over the first baseman’s head to score Koch to tie the score 2-2. Oak Hill would then answer in the bottom, taking advantage of four walks, a hit batter and two hits to score 5 times and grab a 7-2 lead.
Northfield’s final run would come in the sixth when Olivia Taylor hit a shot against the strong wind over the center field fence for the 7-3 score.
The Southwood softball team scored a single run in three different innings before falling to Rochester 8-3 Wednesday.
The Knights would plate a run in the first off singles from Kassity Simpson and Kassidy Atwood to trail 2-1 after one. Southwood would tie the score in the third. With two outs MaKenna Pace would single and score when Brooke Elliot reached on an error.
Rochester would score a run in the fifth and five in the sixth to lead 8-2 with the Knights getting their final run in the seventh. Makayla Bechtold would reach on an error and was ran for by Kayla Mays. After a strike out Mays would advance to second on a ground out before Kassity Simpsin singled home Mays for the 8-3 final.
The Northfield junior varsity softball team fell to Whitko 14-4 Wednesday.
The Northfield softball team pounded out 17 hits and scored 15 runs in the first inning before defeating Wabash 21-4 Wednesday.
Down 1-0 heading to the bottom of the first the Norse got a triple from Kiana Kendall, followed by an Olivia Taylor double to tie the score. Ally Keaffaber would then drive home Taylor before Jordan Shafer launched a shot over the left field fence for a 4-1 lead. Shafer would get two more rbi’s in the inning with a double.
The Manchester Lady Squires were out hit 8-6 Wednesday, but took advantage of 4 Maconaquah errors to defeat the Braves 7-4 and wrap up another TRC championship and undefeated conference season for the second year in a row.
Maconaquah would give the Squires a scare early, plating a run in the first and 3 in the top of the second to grab a 4-0 lead. Manchester would answer in the bottom of the second with 3 runs of their own to make it 4-3. Kennedy Fierstos would lead off the inning with a single and was followed by an Ellie Milam walk. Mattie McKee would then bunt and reach on an error to load the bases. With one out Emma West would clear the bases with a double before two ground outs ended the threat with the Squires down one.
Manchester would still trail 4-3 until the bottom of the fifth when they took the lead. With one out Kiera Stacy would single and was followed by Sydney Day reaching on an error. A ground out made it two outs with runners on second and third when Stacy and Day scored on a passed ball to put the Squires up 5-4. Milam would then draw a walk, with McKee following reaching on an error before a pop up ended the inning.
The Squires would tack on 2 more runs in the sixth. West would reach on an error and was followed by a Brooklyn Howard single. Cierra Carter would then ground out, moving both runners a base before a Stacy walk loaded the bases. Sydney Day would then draw a walk to force home West to make it 6-4 before Fierstsos hit a fly ball to center with Carter tagging up and scoring the 7th run.
Howard would strike out the first two batters of the seventh, then get a ground out to end the game.
NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – First baseman Shakira Perez (Elkhart, Ind.) gained second team all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honors, topping the May 10 release for Manchester University.
Perez was an attention grabber for the Black and Gold during her inaugural collegiate campaign. She hit .336 with 39 hits, 20 runs scored, four doubles, a triple and 10 stolen bases, as her triple and steals’ marks ranked among the league’s top 15.
Looking further on the loop award squads, Coach Josh Dzurick’s crew placed sophomore third baseman Kate Skeens (Gas City, Ind.) on the honorable mention list and senior infielder Chloe Hensley (South Bend, Ind.) on the Sportsmanship squad.
The Wabash softball team fell to Blackford 10-0 Tuesday.
Southwood Knights Varsity Defeats Mississinewa Despite Allowing 3-Run Inning
Mississinewa scored three runs in the seventh inning, but Southwood Knights Varsity still won 12-5 on Tuesday. Mississinewa’s big inning was driven by a walk by Berryhill.
Southwood Knights Varsity took an early lead in the first inning. Keagan Simpson’s sac fly scored one run for Southwood Knights Varsity.
Southwood Knights Varsity took the lead for good with four runs in the third inning. In the third Kassidy Atwood doubled off of Kaitlyn Leavitt, driving in two runsnand there was an error, scoring one run.
Mississinewa scored three runs in the seventh inning. The big inning for Mississinewa came thanks to a walk by Berryhill.
Atwood earned the win for Southwood Knights Varsity. She threw seven innings, allowing five runs, and five hits. Leavitt took the loss for Mississinewa. She pitched five innings, allowing ten runs, nine hits, and striking out five.
Southwood Knights Varsity had 12 hits in the game. Tabitha Thomas, Brooke Elliott, MaKenna Pace, and Taylor Heath each collected multiple hits for Southwood Knights Varsity. Pace, Elliott, and Thomas each collected three hits to lead Southwood Knights Varsity.
Mississinewa collected five hits. Leavitt and Aubrey Bennett each collected multiple hits for Mississinewa.
AB R H RBI BB K Lineup
3 2 0 0 2 0 Kassity Simpson
4 3 3 2 0 1 MaKenna Pace
4 3 3 1 0 0 Brooke Elliott
2 2 1 2 0 0 Kassidy Atwood
3 1 0 1 1 0 Keagan Simpson
4 0 3 4 0 1 Tabitha Thomas
2 0 0 0 0 2 Kayla Mays
2 0 0 0 0 1 Makayla Proffitt
3 0 0 0 0 2 Kelsey Burnham
3 1 2 0 1 0 Taylor Heath
Totals 30 12 12 10 4 7 Totals
2B: Kassidy Atwood, MaKenna Pace
3B: MaKenna Pace
TB: Kassidy Atwood 2, Brooke Elliott 3, Taylor Heath 2, MaKenna Pace 6, Tabitha Thomas 3
RBI: Kassidy Atwood 2, Brooke Elliott, MaKenna Pace 2, Keagan Simpson, Tabitha Thomas 4
SAC: Kassidy Atwood, Kelsey Burnham
SF: Keagan Simpson
ROE: Keagan Simpson
HBP: Kassidy Atwood 2, Brooke Elliott, MaKenna Pace, Makayla Proffitt, Tabitha Thomas
Team QAB: 18 (41.86%)
Kassidy Atwood 2, Kelsey Burnham 2, Brooke Elliott 3, Taylor Heath 2, MaKenna Pace 2, Kassity Simpson 4, Keagan Simpson 2, Tabitha Thomas
Team LOB: 10
DP: MaKenna Pace, Tabitha Thomas
IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR Pitching
7.0 82 .537 5 5 1 0 5 0 Kassidy Atwood
7.0 82 .537 5 5 1 0 5 0 Totals
W: Kassidy Atwood
HBP: Kassidy Atwood
Pitches-Strikes: Kassidy Atwood 82-44
Groundouts-Flyouts: Kassidy Atwood 7-10
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Kassidy Atwood 21-32