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Friday county wrap: MV baseball beats G-C in game 1
May 6, 2012By Andrew Smith of Hancock County Sports
Mt. Vernon 4, Greenfield-Central 1: Drew Kammerer hit a 2-run homer in the third inning to give the Marauders a 2-0 lead, and MV tacked on two more runs when Zach McFarland doubled, two batters were hit by pitches to load the bases, and runs scored on a 385-foot single by Jake Mills and a sacrifice fly by Logan Perdue.
That was all the offense MV would need -- getting four runs on five third-inning hits and sending 10 batters to the plate in that frame.
Mills then made it stand up, although G-C had runners in scoring position in each of the last six innings. Mills had eight strikeouts, including fanning the last three batters in the seventh to end the game after Clark Pence doubled and scored on Curtiss Irving's single. Mills pitched out of several jams, as G-C left the bases loaded without scoring in the fifth and sixth innings, and left 12 runners on base in the game.
Mills (4-2) scattered six hits and allowed one run to outduel Pence (4-2), who allowed nine hits and four runs in 5+ innings.
MV has now won four straight HHC games and is 7-10/4-5. G-C is now 11-8/5-4.
The second game was postponed due to lightning and rain and will be played in its entirety at 10 a.m. Saturday We'll have the broadcast at HancockCountySports.com. MV led 1-0 in the fourth when the game was called.
New Palestine 11, Yorktown 1: The Dragons got a 10-run victory as Brian Page got his fourth victory of the year.
Page allowed four hits and struck out five to get the win. NP improved to 14-3 and maintained its HHC lead with a 7-0 mark. Game 2 was called due to lightning and will be played in its entirety at 10 a.m. Saturday. NP stayed a game ahead of Pendleton Heights (14-2/6-1), which beat Shelbyville 14-2 in its opener.
Mt. Vernon 9, Westfield 1: A day after clinching at least a piece of the HHC title, the Marauders had an impressive home victory.
Rachel Houck hit a grand slam -- homering for the second straight day -- and Brooke Saldana was 3-for-4 with three RBI. Houck also doubled and scored twice. Maggie McLean, Whitney Estes, Kortney Kelty and Tara Frankln all had two hits each for the Marauders.
Ambry Turpen allowed four hits, four walks, four strikeouts and one earned run in seven innings to get the pitching victory.
MV is now 10-6 on the year.
Eastern Hancock 15, Centerville 5: The Royals used a six-run fourth to break a tie and go ahead 9-3, then scored in each subsequent inning to pull away.
Allison Dickey was 3-for-3 with three runs and three RBI. Tori Bednarski also had three hits and three RBI. Savannah Blevins tripled and drove in three runs. Taylor Denny and Peyton Neisler had two hits and an RBI each.
Taylor Mercer had nine strikeouts and scattered eight hits and five earned runs in a complete-game win
EH is now 12-7 on the year.
Scecina 7, New Palestine 3: One day after the Dragons kept themselves in the HHC hunt with a dramatic victory over Greenfield-Central, NP fell on the road to Scecina at Brookside Park.
Scecina used a four-run fifth to take a 6-3 lead over the Dragons, who are now 13-5 on the year. NP had eight hits and scored all three of its runs in the fourth.
NP is next in action Tuesday at home against Lutheran.
Track & Field
G-C wins Cougar Chase: Greenfield-Central won its Cougar Chase invitational, with the boys and girls winning the combined title.
G-C's girls tallied 118 points to beat Whiteland by 15. Eastern Hancock was thir with 79, outdistancing Franklin, Connersville, Triton Central, Rushville and Horizon Christian.
G-C winners were Allie Dickmann in the 100 (1:02.25), Regan Lewis in the high jump (5-2), Lauren Hunt in the pole vault (9-0) and Jackie Landuyt in discus (125-3).
Taylor Johnson was second in the 100.
G-C's boys finished second in the event. Franklin won with 120 points, G-C was second with 117.5. Whiteland was third with 79. Rushville, Connersville, Eastern Hancock, Triton Central, Horizon Christian and Irvington rounded out the nine-team event.
G-C had victories from Matt Dickerson in the 110 hurdles (15.00), 300 hurdles (39.22) and long jump (21-0.5), Jeremiah Wray in the pole vault (13-6), Tyler Beeson in shot put (51-2) and Chris Sosnowski in discus (178-4). Brandon Bowmer (100), Tyler Wilcher (1600), the 4x100 relay of Bowmer, Skylar Johnson, Josh McDonald and Dickerson and the 4x400 relay of Bowmer, McDonald, Christian Ruczynski and Johnson all finished second.
New Palestine 3, Shelbyville 2: The Dragons' doubles teams came through with perfet second sets to clinch a close HHC victory.
Michaela Hurd/Emily Moeller won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles, while Abby Poole/Bailey Ransburg won 7-6, 6-0 at No. 2. Also winning was No. 2 single Jen Roberts, who won 6-1, 6-2.
At No. 1 singles, Tanya Khokhar dropped a close 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 deision to Shelby's Jordan Wise.