Baseball

Panthers' Macey, Foote combine on no-hitter

CROWN POINT — Wells’ Seth Weaver was outstanding Friday afternoon.

Crown Point’s Robbie Macey and Joe Foote were just a little better.

Macey and Foote combined on a no-hitter to lead the Panthers to a 2-0 victory in Mountain & Valley Athletic Conference baseball.

“It was a good game to watch,” Crown Point coach Randy Pertak said. “And a quick one.”

Macey pitched the first two innings, striking out five and walking two. Foote went the final five for the victory, striking out 11 and hitting two batters.

Weaver, meanwhile, held the hard-hitting Crown Point lineup to three hits while striking out 13, walking one and hitting one.

“Weaver pitched a great game — he threw hard and kept us off balance,” Pertak said. “Our pitchers were also great.”

Varsity newcomers played a key role in the Panthers scoring two runs in the second inning.

Jon Spaulding reached on an error and was sacrificed to second by Dan Groshans. Luke Finamore and Judd DeBrobander, both first-year varsity players, then singled in the two runs.

Ryan Worth had the other hit for the Panthers.

“It was a tight game, and we tried to manufacture some runs,” Pertak said.

Crown Point 2, Wells 0

Wells 000 000 0 — 0 0 1

Crown Point 020 000 0 — 2 3 0

Weaver and Brenan. Macey, Foote (3) and DuShane. WP- Foote. LP- Weaver.

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ELIZABETHTOWN-LEWIS 9, MINERVA/NEWCOMB 6

ELIZABETHTOWN — Austin Morris had a double with three RBI and threw a complete game to lead the Lions over the Mountaineers.

Morris struck out 11 batters on his way to the win.

Zac Noka-Bailey led Elizabethtown-Lewis (1-1) with two hits. Jerry Mitchell added a double.

Alex Ruzbacki had a pair of hits with a double to pace Minerva/Newcomb. Tyler Clickner and Steven Viele each finished with a double.

Justin Viele, the fourth pitcher of the afternoon for the Mountaineers, suffered the loss.

Elizabethtown-Lewis 9, Minerva/Newcomb 6

Min/N’comb 011 020 2 — 6 5 2

E’town-Lewis 012 060 x — 9 8 2

Galusha, Sponable (3), Williams (4), J. Viele (5) and J. Viele, Saville (5). Morris and LaPier. WP- Morris. LP- J. Viele. 2B- Ruzbacki (M/N), Clickner (M/N), S. Viele (M/N), Morris (E-L), Mitchell (E-L).

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Westport 15, Johnsburg 5

WESTPORT — Aaron Schrauf drove in three runs on two doubles to help the Eagles earn their first win since the 2011 season.

“We snapped a 15-game losing streak,” Westport coach Don Markwica said. The Eagles “played real good baseball. It was just good to get the monkey off our back. It felt more like an elephant.”

Sam Napper started and got the win, striking out eight and scattering four hits. Dylan Limlaw relieved him in the fourth.

Westport went up 3-1in the bottom of the first inning, and then Johnsburg scored one in the second and two in the third to pull ahead. The Eagles responded with eight runs in the third and added four more in the fourth.

Dylan Limlaw tripled and singled for Westport, and Tyrell Tryon hit a two-run double.

“They came out and played hard,” Markwica said of his players. “We took a lead and we lost the lead. Then we came back and scored eight runs in the third inning. And we didn’t really look back after that.”

Nate Prouty pitched into the third and suffered the loss for Johnsburg.

Moses Mulvey belted a solo home run in the second inning for the Jaguars.

“He hit a shot,” Markwica said. “He crushed it over the 297 mark.”

Ethan Cooper added two hits for the Jaguars, and Nick Porter hit a double.

Westport 15, Johnsburg 5

Johnsburg 112 010 0 — 5 6 5

Westport 308 400 x — 15 8 3

Prouty, Porter (3) and Nevins, Cleveland (6). Sam Napper, Limlaw (4) and Christian.

WP- Napper. LP- Prouty. 2B- Porter (J), Schrauf (W) 2, Tryon (W). 3B- Limlaw (W). HR- Mulvey (J).

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