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Wednesday county wrap: Powerful softball day

May 9, 2012
Hancock County Sports


New Palestine 17, Fishers 2: The Dragons sent 17 batters to the plate in a 13-run third inning that broke the game open. NP had 13 runs, 12 hits and two walks in the inning. Then, in the fourth, Audrey East added to her school record with her 19th career homer, a two-run shot to rightfield, that helped push the margin even further.

NP led 1-0 going into the third, a product of East reaching on a fielder's choice and scoring on a wild pitch in the first. Alexa Cavin led things off with a walk, and six consecutive hits followed -- from Clare Myers, East, Liza Fiers, Megan Prosser, Adie Lorsung and Julie Moore. East's shot was a double down the leftfield line, the rest were singles. After an out, NP added a bases-loaded singe by Markie Wood, a bases-loaded walk by Cavin, another RBI hit by Myers and an RBI groundout by East. After that, four more consectuive singles followed by Fiers, Prosser, Lorsung and Moore. Fiers drove in two runs, Lorsung had an RBI and another run scored on a two-base error on the play. Moore's single plated Lorsung for the 13th run of the inning.

In the game, East drove in four runs with a double and a homer. Fiers was 3-for-3 with three RBI. Megan Prosser was 3-for-4 with two runs nd two RBI. Moore was 3-for-3 with two RBI. Wood and Lorsung had two hits two runs and an RBI each. Myers had two hits, two runs and two RBI.

Kaylin McMurray allowed four hits, two walks and struck out one in five innings to get the win. NP is now 15-5 and plays at HHC rival Rushville Thursday.

Greenfield-Central 10, Lawrence Central 5: The Cougars used a five-run fifth inning to break the game open. Ashley Whitaker hit two homers -- both the opposite way -- to pace the Cougars. She was 3-for-4. Brittany Hardwick was also 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Lauren Deeter was 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI.

Sami Frazier got the pitching win, allowing two earned runs and four hits in six innings. She struck out six Bears.

The Cougars are now 17-6 on the season.

Mt. Vernon 15, Lawrence North 5: The Marauders completed the Hancock County sweep of Lawrence Township, posting a comfortable five-inning victory behind a powerful day by junior Rachel Houck. She hit three homers, drove in eight runs and scored four times in the win.

MV led 8-0 after an inning.

Kylie Lyons and Ellie Balbach both had two hits and an RBI each. Ambry Turpen drove in two runs. Maggie McLean and Kelsey Anderson each had a hit and two runs.

Turpen threw a complete game, allowing five hits, three earned runs and striking out six in five innings.

MV is now 12-6 and has won six straight. MV hosts Scecina Friday.


Mt. Vernon 5, New Castle 0: The Marauders posted a sweep of the Trojans in a Wednesday afternoon match on the road. 

New Palestine 3, Whiteland 2: NP swept the singles to win a close match. Tanya Khokhar won 6-4, 6-1 at No. 1, Jen Roberts won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2, and Nicole Beaty clinched the match by winning 6-2, 2-6, 10-7 in a super tiebreaker that was played in lieu of a third set due to approaching inclement weather. 

Whiteland won both doubles matches, but NP's Michaela Hurd/Emily Moeller dropped a close 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 decision.

NP won the JV match 9-2.

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