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May 28, 2013Rossville Middle High School
Bradley, Douglass softball standouts: Duo dominates area stat leaders
Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 4:00 am
News and notes from around the county.
Softball statistical leaders: Softball was played a high level this season in Clinton County, with Clinton Central sophomore Caitlyn Bradley and Clinton Prairie freshman Madison Douglass terrorizing opposing pitchers this season. Here were the county leaders in a number of categories:
- Batting average: Douglass (.661).
- Hits: Bradley (47).
- Home runs: Bradley (11).
- RBIs: Bradley (46).
- Doubles: Bradley (17).
- Triples: Bradley (4).
- Stolen bases: Douglass (20).
- On-base percentage: Douglass (.718).
- Slugging: Bradley (1.296).
- OPS: Douglass (1.976).
- Wins: Prairie senior Jasmine Hanna (11).
- Earned-run average: Central junior Rachel Stowers (1.87).
- Strikeouts: Bradley (95).
- WHIP: Stowers (1.35).
Spring sports season nearly complete: We hardly knew ya, springs sports season. Nearly two weeks worth of events were wiped out by spring showers, and by the time everything appeared to be in order, the postseason arrived in the blink of an eye. We’ve only got one more spring sport competing, and that’s boys’ golf. The Sagamore Athletic Conference Meet was Monday, and the sectional takes place at 1 p.m. Saturday at Battle Ground Golf Club.
That’s an important change for the three county schools. The sectional normally takes place on Friday but was moved to Saturday to accommodate the Friday graduation of the host school, Lafayette Jeff. However, Frankfort, Clinton Prairie and Rossville’s graduations all take place Saturday, complicating things. Eleven of the 30 sectionals all take place on Monday, so the decision to not move the sectional to Monday is a baffling one, to say the least. More on this later in the week.
Saturday’s golf sectional: As per usual, the sectional is held at Battle Ground. However, both the day and time were both changed, as it usually starts at 9 a.m. Friday instead of this year’s slated time of 1 p.m. Saturday.
There are 10 teams competing: Benton Central, Carroll, Clinton Prairie, Frankfort, Harrison, Lafayette Central Catholic, Lafayette Jeff, McCutcheon, Rossville and West Lafayette.
The top three teams in the sectional advance to the regional, along with the top three individuals not advancing with their team. The regional also takes place at Battle Ground. Last year’s sectional saw two Rossville players, Anthony Zachman and Jay Shideler, advance while a third county golfer, Evan Kriel, lost in a playoff for the final spot.
Battle Ground is a longer course, which has proven troublesome for golfers in the past. The county’s best shot at advancement belongs to Clinton Prairie’s Grant Doyle, and Rossville’s Austin Miller and Kaleb Harness.
Money raised goes for good cause: The Coaches vs. Cancer girls’ basketball game between Clinton Central and Clinton Prairie on Jan. 22 raised $400 for cancer research. CC head coach Brad Montgomery said $200 was given to The V Foundation and the other $200 went to a local charity.
Battle at Battle Ground
Rossville’s Kaleb Harness will be one of 15 county golfers competing in Saturday’s Lafayette Jeff Sectional at Battle Ground.