Girls Tennis Sectional Champs, Boys Track Results, Softball downs Eastern

Story by Brooks Holloway . MCSC Media Director . TribeTV

Tribe Sports Report

MHS Girls Tennis . For the first time in the program’s history, Mississinewa Lady Indians Tennis is the 2018 IHSAA Sectional Champion. Coach Fleming and the team defeated Marion in Round One and then Madison Grant last night 4-1 in the Sectional Finals. All three Singles courts were taken by the Lady Indians as well as the 2-Doubles match. Mississinewa is now 15-2 overall heading into the Regionals. The Lady Indians will face the winner of Yorktown and Delta who play tonight at Delta High School at approximately 5:00pm.

MHS Boys Track & Field . Another school record was set by Mississinewa this week. The Boys 4×800 Relay team came in at 8:23.39 at the IHSAA Boys Track & Field Sectionals last night at Indiana Wesleyan University. The 4×800 relay team will advance along with the 4×400 team. Brennan Butche won the 3200m to advance to Regionals. Heisman Skeens is the last Indian runner to advance winning the 200m and making the cut in the Long Jump event.

MHS Softball . The Lady Indians defeated Eastern yesterday 14-2 in 5 innings. Jenna Berryhill struck out 6, allowed 3 hits, and walked a batter in 3 shut-out innings. Cierra Vasquez came in a closed down the game for Mississinewa. Riley McKee went 3-4 with an RBI at the plate. Shelby Goble was 2-4 with a double and RBI, Lexi Cruzan was 4-4 with 2RBIs, Mallory Sands was 3-4 with a double and 3RBIs, and Kenzie Skeens went 2-4 with an RBI.

JV Softball defeated Northwestern 8-1 to get back on track after the loss to Huntington North. Kandis Downam got the win on the mound throwing a 3-hitter with 11 strikeouts. Justyce Moore was 2-4 with a double, Alivia Rice was 2-4 with a triple, Kylie Smalley was 2-4, and Kaycee Sands was 1-3 with a double.

Tonight’s Events . Boys Golf will host Eastbrook tonight at Shady Hills at 4:30pm while the Junior Indians of R.J. Baskett will tee off against Elwood at 5:00pm.

Saturday’s Events . Mississinewa will host the 2018 Junior Varsity Softball and Baseball Grant Four Tournaments on Saturday. Action begins at 9:00am. RJB Baseball rounds out the weekend’s events by hosting Eastbrook at noon.

Today’s Sports World Update

NHL . The Tampa Bay Lightning tied the series at 2 games each by defeating the Washington Capitals last night 4-2. Winnipeg and Vegas face-off tonight in Game Four with the Golden Knights up 2-1 in the series.

PGA Golf . At Forest Golf Club, Marc Leishman shot 10-under for a 61 in the opening round to take an early lead in the AT&T Byron Nelson tournament.

NASCAR . The Cup Series will be at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday for an evening race in the Monster Energy Open. Racing begins at 6:00pm on Fox Sports One.

Indy Car . The Indianapolis 500 is a week and a half away as the flag will drop at noon on Sunday, May 27. Indianapolis Motor Speedway is expecting a tremendous crowd yet again as the points leader Josef Newgarden and last year’s winner Takumo Sato of Andretti Autosport roll in to town.

MLB . Here are the latest scores from the midwest in Major League Baseball…

  • Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 St. Louis Cardinals (Jose Martinez 3-4)
  • Chicago White Sox 4-2 Texas Rangers (Yoan Moncada 3-4, 2B)
  • Detroit Tigers 3-2 Seattle Mariners (Jose Iglesias 2-4, 2RBIs, 2B)
  • Chicago Cube vs. Atlanta Braves was postponed.

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Featured Image by TribeTV’s Dalton Bishop . Girls Tennis photography from Glen E. Devitt via Social Media from Girls Tennis vs. Marion.

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