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SB: Dragons clinch HHC title

May 28, 2014
By Andrew Smith of New Palestine High School

New Palestine used a six-run third inning to beat Delta and clinch the HHC title Friday night.

The Dragons finished the regular season 23-3, and went 7-0 in HHC play.

NP trailed 1-0 going into the bottom of the third, but exploded for six runs in the third, another in the fourth, and four more in the sixth.

NP had nine hits, led by two each from Markie Wood and Addi Clouse. Wood was 2-3 with a run and three RBI, aincluding two sacrifice flies. Clouse was also 2-3 with a triple and run. Elisha Barker and Madison Whitaker each had two-run hits. Adie Lorsung was 1-1 with two runs and an RBI. Issy Hoyt had a hit, a run and an RBI. Mary Crumlin also had a hit and a run.

Kaylin McMurray and Elisha Barker split pitching duties. McMurray allowed one earned run and seven hits over four innings. Barker allowed two hits over two scoreless innings.

It was the final regular-season home game for Dragon seniors Wood, Clouse, Mikayela Richey and Carrigan Wilcher.

The Dragons open sectional play Tuesday against Center Grove.

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