Sports Shorts: March 27 - March 26, 2019

Courtesy of The News Dispatch • March 26, 2019

City beats SB Washington in softball opener

Michigan City opened its softball campaign with a 5-2 victory over South Bend Washington on Tuesday. Hannah Chambers pitched a three-hitter with six strikeouts. Katelyn Halfacre racked up two hits, including a leadoff triple. The Wolves head to Kesling Park today for a matchup with county rival La Porte.

NP edges Valpo in softball opener

New Prairie scored four runs in the fifth inning and hung on for an exciting 6-5 win over visiting Valparaiso in its softball season opener Tuesday. Winning pitcher Karissa Gilpin (four strikeouts) and Allison Pavlick staked the Cougars to a 2-0 lead in the first. With Valpo up 3-2 in the fifth, Gilpin doubled to start the rally with Kylie Briner, Maddie McSurley and Alyssa Florys following with RBIs. Valpo closed within a run in the sixth, but Quinlan Eggert caught a line drive at third and Gilpin kept the Vikings in check in the seventh.

City to play in RailCats Challenge

The Michigan City baseball team will be among 37 schools from Illinois and Indiana who will play in the 17th Annual High School Challenge presented by Northwest Indiana Orthopedic and Spine Center at Methodist Hospitals at the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary between April 1-27. The Wolves will face Metea Valley (Ill.) at 4:30 p.m. on April 19. Tickets can be purchased through the athletic department. For RailCats season ticket and mini-plan packages, call 219-882-2255 or visit www.railcatsbaseball.com. Opening Day is May 21.

SC, Marquette baseball moved

Due to field conditions, Marquette’s baseball game with South Central on Thursday has been moved to South Central.

MC middle school football callout

Michigan City High School will host a middle school football callout at noon April 6 for parents of students going into seventh or eighth grade who are interested in playing next season. For details, call Wesley Scully at (219) 561-4981.

LP baseball game moved

La Porte’s varsity baseball game with South Bend Washington scheduled for Thursday has been moved to Friday at Schreiber Field. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.