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Wednesday county wrap: G-C SB, NP BA win

April 12, 2012
Hancock County Sports


Greenfield-Central 7, Westfield 2: The Cougars improved to 6-0 with a 7-2 victory over the Westfield Shamrocks on a day where they honored the late Jessica Barnhart and retired her No. 1.

Sami Frazier hit a homer in the first to get the Cougars started, and they never trailed from there. She went 2-for-3 with a walk. She was also the winning pitcher, allowing two earned runs, three hits and striking out five.

Also for the Cougars, Alyssa Walls was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI, Ashley Whitaker 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI and Lindey Hardwick 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and a stolen base.

The Cougars next play Saturday against Beech Grove.

Franklin Central 3, New Palestine 1: No. 4 FC rallied for three runs in the sixth inning to hand the seventh-ranked Dragons their first loss of the year. 

The Flashes got four hits -- including three straight with two outs -- in the sixth inning to go ahead. Shannon Farr singled in the tying run and then scored on Tori Luster's two-run single to break the tie.

Audrey East drove home Adie Lorsung in the third for the Dragons' run. Clare Myers, Lorsung and Alexa Cavin all had two hits for NP, which outhit the Flashes 10-6. NP left the bases loaded in the third, fourth and fifth innings.

NP pitcher Lizzie Garrison struck out 10 in six innings, allowing six hits. FC starter Katherine Grady took the win, allowing one run on 10 hits and striking out five.

The Dragons are now 6-1 on the year. They host Hamilton Southeastern Thursday.


New Palestine 4, Warren Central 3: The Dragons remained perfect on the year, as senior Nick Ulrey's seventh-inning RBI double broke a tie and gave NP a victory.

It was the Dragons' fourth victory in their last at-bat, and third one-run victory, in the last five games.

Senior Ryan Evans led off the seventh with a long triple over the centerfielder's head. Ulrey then ripped a double to drive in Evans with the winning run. It was his third last at-bat tiebreaking RBI in the last four games.

Senior Stephen Ochs hit a two-run triple in the second to give NP a 2-1 lead. Ulrey made it 3-1 with an RBI hit in the fourth, but Warren Central responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning to tie the game.

NP is now 6-0 on the season heading into Friday's HHC doubleheader against Shelbyville.

Tylar Ledford got the win on the mound in relief of Connor Swain. Ledford allowed two earned runs and four hits in 4 1/3 innings. Evans pitched a perfect seventh inning -- including a strikeout -- for the save.



Mt. Vernon 3, Shenandoah 2: The Marauders improved to 2-1 on the season with a victory over the Raiders.


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