Local high school sports teams experienced a range of results across baseball, softball, boys golf, and unified track and field on Saturday, May 18, 2024. Highlights include Concord's Braeden Messenger hitting his 100th hit of the season in baseball, Mishawaka winning the NLC title in softball, and Fairfield claiming first at the NECC boys golf tournament.

By the Numbers
  • Concord 11, Lakeland 4: Braeden Messenger’s 100th hit of the season and three runs, Noah Norwood with five RBIs
  • SB St. Joseph 4, Fairfield 3: Eli Miller and Michael Slabaugh each scored 2 runs
  • NECC Boys Golf: Brayden Miller shot 67, leading Fairfield to first place
  • Elkhart won Penn Sectional Unified Track and Field with 136 points
Yes, But

Despite strong individual performances, several teams suffered setbacks. For instance, NorthWood, despite recording seven runs in the last two innings, fell in consecutive baseball games to Crown Point and Lake Central.

State of Play
  • Concord's baseball team improved to 17-9 after beating Lakeland
  • Fairfield’s baseball team holds an 18-8 record after losing to SB St. Joseph
  • Northridge’s softball team ended their regular season at 14-12
What's Next

NorthWood's unified track and field team advances to the Kokomo regional following their performance at the Penn Sectionals. Baseball and softball teams will be gearing up for their respective tournaments, aiming to carry forward the momentum from their regular season performances.

Bottom Line

The day highlighted both victories and challenges for local high school teams, with standout performances providing optimism despite mixed results. As the season progresses into regional and tournament play, opportunities remain for teams to further distinguish themselves.