Brandywine wins Adams tourney
Published 2:13 am Monday, April 21, 2003
For the second week in a row, the Brandywine softball team won a tournament south of the state line. The Bobcats, now 11-1 and ranked No. 4 in Divisioin 3, claimed the crown at the South Bend Adams Tournament Saturday.
Brandywine beat the host Eagles 2-1 in the title game after beating Michigan City 6-5 and Boone Grove 12-0 earlier in the day.
Nicki McGowen earned all three victories for Brandywine, improving to 11-1 on the year. She struck out 32 batters on the day, including 11 in the championship game, and gave up 10 hits in all. McGowen threw a no-hitter against Boone Grove.
Nakisha Washington and Lauren Heyn each had five hits on the day. Washington hit a home run against Michigan City and a triple against Boone Grove. Heyn doubled against Michigan City.
Jessica Keeton tripled against Adams while Michelle Shoemaker hit a triple against Boone Grove and a double against Michigan City.
The Bobcats travel to Edwardsburg Tuesday for a Lakeland Conference doubleheader.
Brandywine 000 000 2--2 4 0
Adams 000 000 1--1 2 2
Nicki McGowen (W, 11-1) and Bridget Mitchell; Laura Magliozzi (L) and Jessica Burger.
3B: Jessica Keeton (B)
Team records: Brandywine 11-1, Adams 4-5
Michigan City 000 002 3--5 8 2
Brandywine 100 410 x--6 9 4
Nicki McGowen (W, 10-1) and Michelle Shoemaker; Sarah Johnson (L) and Ellen Henry.
HR: Nakisha Washington (B)
2B: Lauren Heyn (B), Michelle Shoemaker (B)
Brandywine 202 125--12 10 1
Boone Grove 000 000--0 0 4
Nicki McGowen (W, 9-1) and Michelle Shoemaker; Becky Keller (L) and Amanda Banasiak.
3B: Nakisha Washington (B), Michelle Shoemaker (B)