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Thursday county wrap: NP wins SB tilt with MV; MV track wins invite
April 20, 2012Hancock County Sports
New Palestine 8, Mt. Vernon 3: The Dragons scored in each of their final six at-bats and got a strong pitching performance from Lizzie Garrison in the victory.
Garrison scattered eight hits, but retired 14 straight Marauders from the end of the first until the top of the sixth. In the meantime, NP built a 6-1 lead.
Garrison is 6-1 on the year. She had two strikeouts and a walk.
After MV took a 1-0 lead in the first on Ambry Turpen's RBI hit, the Dragons got an RBI single from Megan Prosser in the second to tie the game, then scored single runs in the third, fourth and fifth to take a 4-1 lead -- taking advantage of errors in the third and fourth. In the third, Clare Myers reached on an error and scored on a wild pitch to give NP a lead. Garrison's double in the fourth plated Adie Lorsung. Fiers' RBI single plated Myers in the fifth, which chased MV starter Ellie Balbach.
NP scored two in the sixth on four hits, including a two-run single by Alexa Cavin. The Dragons added two more on the seventh.
MV had four hits in the sixth, scoring two runs. Brooke Saldana and Maggie McLean had RBI hits for the Marauders.
Clare Myers had three hits for the Dragons and scored twice. Cavin had two hits and two RBI. Garrison, Prosser and Markie Wood all had two hits each.
Balbach had two hits for MV.
NP is now 9-2 (2-0 HHC). MV is now 5-2 (2-1 HHC). The Dragons travel to Eastern Hancock Friday. The Marauders travel to Center Grove Saturday to take on Greenwood and Center Grove.
Greenfield-Central 10, Rushville 0: The Cougars scored seven runs in the third inning to break the game open, and G-C pitcher Sami Frazier held the Lions to one hit in a five-inning win.
Frazier struck out seven Lions and walked none to get the victory.
Ashley Whitaker was 2-for-3 with a run and three RBI for the Cougars. Frazier and Kristen Wise were both 2-for-3 with a run. Kimmy Ellenberger was 2-for-3 with two runs. Brittany Hardwick doubled, drove in three runs and scored twice.
G-C is now 9-1 and 2-0 in HHC play.
Delta 7, Mt. Vernon 4: The Marauders started their conference weekend with a loss to Delta in a make-up game, allowing Delta to sweep the two-game series from MV.
Delta scored seven runs in the third inning to take the lead. MV answered with three in the bottom of the fourth, but that cut the deficit to 7-4.
Rob Fox got the win on the mound for Delta. Zach Spears took the loss for MV.
The Marauders are now 3-7 on the season and 0-4 in HHC play. They host HHC foe Rushville Friday night.
Richmond Seton Catholic 9, Eastern Hancock 6, 10 innings: Seton scored three runs in the 10th inning to beat EH in extra innings.
After falling behind 5-1 in the fourth, EH scored twice in the bottom of the fourth and three more times in the fifth to take a one-run lead. Seton tied the game in the sixth.
Cody Wallace led the Royals, hitting his sixth homer of the season. He also scored twice, doubled and drove in three runs. Wallace now has 19 RBI on the year.
Cole Fout was 2-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI. Dalton Korlowicz and Hunter Brown also had hits for the Royals. Justin Dunlavy drove in a run.
Wallace allowed three earned runs over four innings. Coston Brown pitched the last six innings, allowing one earned run on three hits but took the loss. EH pitching surrendered just five hits, but 11 walks and struck out four.
EH is 4-6 on the year. The Royals host Waldron Monday, travel to Hagerstown Tuesday then return home Wednesday to meet Blue River.
New Palestine 3, Yorktown 2: New Palestine won a long thriller that finished under the lights, with three three-set matches deciding the outcome. Kyler Litteral won 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 at No. 3 singles to clinch the victory for the Dragons.
Other winners for NP were Jennifer Roberts at No. 2 singles 3-6, 6-0, 6-0. Michaela Hurd/Emily Moeller won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles.
The No. 2 doubles team of Abby Poole and Bailey Ransburg lost 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 in a close match.
The Dragons are now 3-1 on the year and 2-0 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.
Mt. Vernon 3, Greenfield-Central 2: The Marauders won a conference matchup in a close tilt with G-C heading into Saturday's county tournament at MV.
MV swept the three singles matches in straight sets. Clara Ruegsegger won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1, Kelsi Tammen 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 and Allie Shafer 7-5, 6-4 at No. 3. G-C took the two doubles matches. Kyla Leary/Lauren Brand won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 1. Emma Morgan/Meg Summers won 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 at No. 2.
Track and field
Marauders win, Cougars 3rd at Pendleton Heights: Mt. Vernon won the Pendleton Heights boys invitational with 144 points, besting the host Arabians by five.
For G-C, the 4x100 relay of Brandon Bowmer, Skylar Johnson, Jeremiah Wray and Matt Dickerson broke a 17-year-old school record with a run of 43.22 seconds -- besting the old record by nearly a full second (0.98"). Other winners were Bowmer in the 100, Matt Dickerson in the 110 and 300 hurdles, Wray in the pole vault and Tyler Beeson in the shot put. In addition, Zach Shoufler (400), Jared McQueen (800), Tyler Wilcher (1600), Brett Donley (pole vault), Dickerson (long jump) and Chris Sosnowski (discus) all finished third, as did the 4x400 relay of Cody Wilburn, Shoufler, Josh McDonald and Sosnowski.
MV individual results were not provided.
G-C next competes Tuesday at the Noblesville Invitational.
Dragon girls win 3-way: At New Castle, the New Palestine girls track team began preparation for its tournament season by defeating the Trojans of New Castle and the Indians of Anderson. NP had 93 points to Anderson's 42 and New Castle's 30. Leading the way for the Dragons was Corinne Zehner with individual wins in the 100m hurdles and 300m hurdles along with relay wins in the 4x100 relay and 4x400 relays.
Senior Sonya Napariu won the shot put and discus, and senior Carly Ingle celebrated her birthday with a win in the long jump where New Palestine enjoyed a 1-2-3 finish with Rachel Wineman and Nikki Villiger in second and third respectively.
Nicole Fluegel won the 100m dash with her best run of the year, and freshman Faith Schonauer won the 200m with Sydney Pennybaker second.
Lauren Joray won the 800m in her best time of the year, and Wineman won high jump with another jump of five feet. The 4x800 relay of Caroline Voelz, Alyssa Mouzin, Natalie Shields, and Lauren Joray, the 4x100 relay of Katie Matus, Nicole Fluegel, Lauren Kehrt and Zehner, and the 1600m relay of Jillian Brittain, Fluegel, Kehrt and Zehner were all winners.