Baseball Midseason Recap

DBStory By: Dalton Bishop

The Mississinewa Indian Baseball team is 13 games into the season and they stand and 10-3 overall and 3-0 in the CIC Conference. Junior Cade Mccoin leads the way for the Indians in the Home run column with 4 , Garrison Smith with 3, Timothy Nemes and Nolan Young with 2 a piece. Noah Harris and Lucas Richards each have 1 home run and both of them being grand slams. Cade Mccoin leads the way in the batting average column as well batting 432, Nolan Young is 2nd with a 417 average. As a team the Indians bats are RED HOT, batting 305. Leading the way on the mound for the Indians is Senior Garrison Smith, Smith has 3 wins and .61 ERA to go along with 25 strikeouts , Senior Gage Gallion has 2 wins with 3.35 ERA to go along with 24 Strikeouts. Both Smith and Gallion have pitched 23 innings a piece this season. Cade Mccoin has 13 strikeouts this season and Nolan Young has 12. Cade Mccoin leads the way on the base pads with 16 stolen bases and Nolan Young with 13. Noah Harris and Cade Mccoin lead the way in the RBI Column with 14 each. Lucas Richards has 12RBI’s and Nolan Young with 9.

Young, Smith, and Harris sign to Play college Baseball!

When chatting with high school baseball coaches throughout the county, state, and the country they say it is very rare that you have a baseball team with 3 college commits. For the Mississinewa Indians that rarity is starting to become normal, with already 3 seniors signing to play college baseball, head coach Mike Scott believes that their may be a potential 2 to 3 more players to sign as well. When asking Nolan Young what he thought about this 2017 season he added “We are already a lot better then last year, we won 7 total games in 2016 and we have bettered that by 3 already this season with 12-14 games remaining”. When asked about committing to play college baseball Young said, “I have personal expectations for myself that I want to play to during the games, but also my coaches and teammates have expectations for me throughout specific situations during the game”. “Moving forward the rest of the season we have high expectations as a team” Young said. “Not only do we want to win the Grant 4, but we also want to be sectional champions because we all know we have a legitimate chance this year.  I also had the chance to catch up with Garrison Smith and Noah Harris about this season. “We have gotten better as the season has progressed, we have had a couple of losses that we shouldn’t have lossed but we have learned from our mistakes” Harris added. “I personally don’t think we have reached our peak”.  “As a Senior you have that “Certain expectation” and with signing to play college baseball you feel like you have to be even more of a leader”. “We feel like we have a really good shot in sectionals, we want to keep the traveling trophy (plate) and win Grant 4” Harris said. When asking Smith his opinion on the 2017 season he added “we are ten times better then last year in every way you look at it, our team chemistry is overall better then last season and we hit the heck out of the baseball”. When asking him about the college commit Smith said “you as a player have high expectations for yourself and so do your coaches, it is very rare that you find a team with 3 commits”. “We want to win the conference and become sectional champions”!

 

Back in action

The Indians are scheduled to be back in action Monday May 8th at 5pm at Marion. Baseball

Weather

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Torrential Rainfall has become the “norm” here as of late and has toppled all most all of Indian Athletics. With a 100% chance of rain for the rest of the day Grant Co. has been put on a flash flood watch. Looking ahead for your weekend rain will continue to havoc the athletics for this weekend, an 80% chance of rain for your Friday and a 60% chance for Saturday. Stay tuned for updated weekend schedules and weather! Screen Shot 2017-05-04 at 11.27.32 AM.png

The Indians go 2-3 last night in Conference Play

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Last night in Conference play both the Baseball and Softball team traveled to Oak Hill. Baseball won 10-6 over Oak Hill. The Indians combined for 6 Homeruns as a team. Nolan Young had 2 Cade Mccoin, Garrison Smith and Timothy Nemes with a Homerun. Lucas Richards had a grand slam to make up the teams 6th homerun. The Tribe improved to 3-0 in the conference with the pitching of Gage Gallion. Next Time out for the Baseball team will be Tonight at Southern Wells game is scheduled for a 5pm Start.Baseball

Softball Also traveled to Oak Hill for a JV/Varsity Doubleheader. Game 1 featured the Junior Varsity Lady Indians with Jenna Berryhill and Alivia Rice making up the battery. Berryhill Pitched a complete game with 4 hits and 5 Strikeouts. Offensively the JV Ladies had 15 hits as a team. Jenna Berryhill was 3-3 with 5RBI’s. Tyler Bartel, Samantha Tann, Cierra Vasquez, and Rilyn Swafford each with 2 hits.

2017_softball_jv.jpgFor the Varsity Lady Indians things didn’t go as planned losing their 2nd conference game of the season to Oak Hill falling 14-9. Erika Foy was on the mound for the Lady Indians pitching a complete game with 13 Hits 4 strikeouts and 1 Base on Balls. Offensively Freshman 2nd Baseman Riley Mckee led the bats for the Lady Indians going 2-3 with 2RBI’s. Mckee also scored 2 runs, Kenzie Skeens was 2-4 with 2RBI’s and Darcie Patton was 2-4. The Lady Indians had 8 errors as a team and 2 major Innings defensively that dug themselves a deep hole. 3 Errors in the 3rd Inning that allowed 5 runs and 3 Errors in the 4th Inning that allowed 4 runs. The Lady Indians will be back in action Tomorrow night at Frankton for a JV/Varsity Doubleheader starting at 5:30!Softball Serious

The Indians Continue Conference Play

Written By: Dalton Bishop (Mississinewa Sports Broadcaster)

Tonight both the Baseball and Softball team will head down State Road 18 to Mier where they will reach Oak Hill High School. Tonight marks the 3rd conference game of the season for both teams.

Baseball comes into tonights contest with a perfect 2-0 record in the CIC Conference. It was last Wednesday April 26th when the Indians hosted Blackford. The Bruins shot out to an early lead of 3-0. In the meantime Senior Garrison Smith not only had a stellar performance on the mound, but he also had a stellar performance with his bat. Smith had a solo Homerun to make it 3-1 but then in his next at bat Smith had a 2 run Homerun that gave the Indians a so called “Walk off” win of 4-3. The Indians will travel to Oak Hill tonight for game 3 in the CIC Conference tonights action begins at 5pm.

DCIM100MEDIADJI_0035.JPGSoftball Comes into tonight’s contest with a 1-1 record in the conference. Last Wednesday the Lady Indians defeated Blackford 8-3. Tonight the Lady Indians will Send Junior Erika Foy to the mound. The Lady Indians struggled against Madison Grant in the first conference game, and then came back with hot bats against Blackford. Will the Lady Indians Carry the momentum into tonight’s game with the Golden Eagles? Only time will tell! Tonight’s Varsity action will get underway at 6:30 the Lady Indians are under the lights! The Junior Varsity contest begins at 5pm.

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COME OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR INDIANS TONIGHT!

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Sectional Pairings Have Been Revealed

Written By: Dalton Bishop (Mississinewa Sports Broadcaster)

Well the 2017 Sectional Pairings have been released. The Football sectional Lines up this way. Class 4A Sectional 21 Mississinewa, Delta, Frankfort, Lebanon, Marion, Pendleton Heights, and Western. Boys Basketball Class 3A sectional 23. Mississinewa, Marion, Ft Wayne Luers, Heritage, Bellmont, and Norwell. Girls Basketball Class 3A Sectional 23. Same as the basketball team. Volleyball also has the same sectional as the basketball teams. This next year of athletics should be just as exciting as this past year’s athletics.

School Announcements 5/2/17

Written By: Jayden Glaser

Jostens will be here today during lunch to pick up caps and gowns. You are required to pay with either cash or a credit card with a remaining balance.

This next part is more of a safety warning than an announcement. But do not play the Blue Whale “game” it is simply not a game. The basic premise is that you have to do a challenge every day for 50 days and send a picture to the curator. However, these challenges include things such as waking up at unusual times, cutting, and on the 50th day, killing yourself. So I urge all of you out there to not even start this, stay safe and have a good day MHS.

School Announcements 5/1/17

Written By: Jayden Glaser

Any Football players buying football cleats for next season you are required to have your cleat size and a $20 deposit turned in to Coach Funk by the end the day.

Also, attention to all seniors, Jostens will be here tomorrow (Tuesday, May 2nd) to pick up caps and gowns. You will have to pay via cash or credit card via a remaining balance. Have a great day MHS!

School Announcements 4/28

Written By: Jayden Glaser

Attention Seniors: Jostens will be here next Tuesday (May 2nd) during lunch to pick-up caps and gowns. You will have to pay with cash or credit on a remaining balance. Also, any football players buying cleats for next season must have their cleat size AND a $20 deposit turned in to Coach Funk by Monday, May 1st. Have a great day MHS, I’ll see you all again Monday.

Rain Rain Go Away

Written By: Dalton Bishop

With Rain in the forecast for most of the day on Friday and a 100% chance of severe Thunderstorms on Saturday stay tuned to MCSC Athletics on Facebook and on Twitter for information about this weekends Activities. On Friday Evening thunderstorms and a high of 63 and for Saturday Severe thunderstorms and a high of 62. Be Safe and A Have a great weekend!