Homestead sports briefs May 9, 2019

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Spartans down New Haven

NEW HAVEN — Homestead’s baseball team beat New Haven in a competitive game last week, 10-7.

The Spartans opened the game with a run in the first, four in the second and another in the top of the third to lead 6-0 before the Bulldogs got on the board in the bottom of the third, nearly tying the score with five runs.

Homestead pulled ahead again in the top of the fourth, scoring three runs, running out of reach of the Bulldogs. The game ended with the teams exchanging runs in the seventh.

Homestead tallied 11 runs to New Haven’s nine. The Bulldogs also recorded three errors.

Five Spartans had two hits apiece: Will Ferguson, Graham Kollen, Kaleb Kolpein, Kade Kolpien and Carter Mathison.

Mathison led Homestead in RBIs with four. He and Ferguson scored two runs apiece. Others who scored were Eli MacDonald, Braeden Hardwick, Carter Hamilin, Ryan Lunsford, Kaleb Kolpien and Luke Palmer.

MacDonald and Kollen each recorded a stolen base.

The Spartans utilized three pitchers in the game. MacDonald earned the win, pitching three innings, striking out three, walking three and giving up four hits. Collin pitched two innings with two strikeouts, four walks and giving up three hits and four runs. Grant Simmons pitched two innings, striking out one, walking one and giving up two hits and a run.

Softball tops Churubusco

FORT WAYNE — The Spartans’ softball team held on after a late Churubusco rally last week to win 10-5.

The Spartans scored three runs in the first inning, two in the second, one in the third, two in the fourth and another in the fifth to lead 9-0 before Churubusco finally got on the scoreboard in the top of the sixth with three runs.

The Spartans scored again in the bottom of the inning, but Churubusco added two more runs in the final pitches of the game.

Homestead recorded 13 hits to Churubusco’s eight. Both teams had two errors.

Katie Felger played an impressive game for Homestead, recording four hits in five at-bats, scoring three runs and batting in two RBIs.

Felger also pitched all seven innings, striking out six, walking two and giving up eight hits and five runs.

Churubusco was led by Abigail Erwin, who had four hits in four at-bats, including four RBIs and a run. Katy Krider and Mariah Hosted each scored two runs for the Eagles as well.

For Homestead, Caylin Sievers and Grace Swangin both had two runs. Emma Gilham led the team in RBIs with three.

Homestead golf tops CC, 157-165

FORT WAYNE — Homestead’s boys golf team hosted and defeated Columbia City on May 1, 157-165.

The Spartans were led by match medalist Ethan Schreck, who shot a two-over 38 on the par 36 back-9 at Chestnut Hills.

Braden Allen finished one stroke behind Schreck, and Adam DeLong and Cole Marcuccilli scored 40s. Also scoring for Homestead was Klayton Davis with a 47 and Zackary Rouser with a 54.

Freshman Alex Hedrick led Columbia City with a 40, followed by Tyler Barnhart with a 41 and Mitchell Wilson and Zach Harker with 42s. Wyatt Krider and Sean Bledsoe rounded off the Eagles’ consistent scores with 43s.

Homestead’s junior varsity squad also picked up a win, 178-197.

The Spartans were led by Justin Hatter with a 41 and Wesley Peckham with a 43.

For Columbia City, Gavin Hyser led the team with a 46, and Logan Gilbert and Cameron Hall scored 49s.

Baseball runs over Bruins

FORT WAYNE — Homestead’s baseball team ran out to a big lead over Northrop and never looked back, winning 10-2 last week.

Homestead scored a run in the second, three in the third, two in the fourth, one in the fifth, two in the sixth and another in the seventh.

Northrop didn’t get on the board until the bottom of the seventh, scoring two runs.

Sophomore Graham Kollen led the Spartans at the plate, recording three hits in four at-bats and two RBIs.

Kade Kolpien and Eli MacDonald both had two RBIs as well. MacDonald led the team in runs with three, followed by Luke Palmer and Kolpien, who each had two.

Jayden Lepper and MacDonald each stole a base for Homestead.

Sophomores Lepper and Carter Mathison pitched for the Spartans. Mathison picked up the win, pitching six innings, striking out nine, walking two and giving up five hits.

Pepper pitched one inning, giving up three hits.