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Saturday wrap: Royals win
April 15, 2012By Andrew Smith of Hancock County Sports
Eastern Hancock 14, Knightstown 0: The Royals scored four runs in the opening inning and followed up with eight more in the second.
EH's aggressive offense stole seven bases -- two by leadoff hitter Hunter Brown -- and the Royals were opportunistic, taking advantage of eight errors. Justin Dunlavy's RBI single up the middle made was the lone hit of the four-run first, and plated Cole Fout with the fourth run. In the second, EH used five hits to score its eight runs, sending 13 batters to the plate. Cody Wallace had the big blow -- a triple that, coupled with an error, allowed him to score on the play. It also brought in another run.
EH plated two more runs in the top of the fourth.
Cole Fout had two hits, scored twice and had an RBI. He was the lone Royal with two hits. Wallace, Dalton Korlowicz, Hunter Brown, Coston Brown, Dunlavy and Kyle Kramer all had hits for EH.
Wallace pitched five innings, allowing two hits and striking out five for his first pitching victory of the year.
The second game was called due to rain.
EH is now 4-3. The Royals begin a busy week Tuesday against Tri.
Delta 4, Mt. Vernon 2: The Eagles took the lead with two runs in the third to post a Hoosier Heritage Conference victory over Mt. Vernon in the opening game of a doubleheader. Delta took the lead with two runs in the bottom of the third off MV starter Jake Mills to go ahead 3-2. The Eagles then added an insurance run in the sixth.
Rob Fox and Skyler Brand had two hits each for Delta, and four different Eagles drove in runs.
Delta outhit MV 7-5 in the game. Austin Conway threw a complete game for Delta, getting the win by allowing five hits, one earned run and striking out 13.
Delta is now 3-2 in Hoosier Heritage Conference play and 7-4 overall. MV is 2-4 overall and 0-3 in HHC action.
The second game was not completed due to rain. MV led 11-4 at the point of suspension, but the game had not finished the necessary five innings to become official. The makeup date will be announced at a later date.
Beech Grove 1, Greenfield-Central 0: The Cougars suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of a solid Beech Grove pitching effort Saturday afternoon at G-C.
BG's Jalen Roseberry singled and scored the game's only run in the third inning.
G-C had five hits -- a double by Alyssa Walls and singles by Ashley Whitaker, Sami Frazier, Kristen Harwick and Lauren Deeter. Frazier held BG to five hits and did not allow an earned run. She also struck out six.
The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was rained out.
G-C is now 6-1 on the season. The Cougars next play Monday at Delta.
The Mt. Vernon Invitational tennis tournament, which also included New Palestine in an eight-team tournament, was called due to rain. So were two softball teams' participation in tournaments -- Mt. Vernon was slated to play three games at Franklin Central, New Palestine to play two games at Whiteland. Both were called due to the weather.