The Sideline – April 11


Star of the Night

Zach Spears

Team: Mt. Vernon

Jersey: No. 20

Grade: Senior

Position: Pitcher/DH

Stats: In leading the Marauders to their first Hoosier Heritage Conference win of the season, 9-5 against Pendleton Heights, Spears pitched a complete game, with 11 strikeouts and four earned runs. At the plate, he went 2-for-3 with two doubles a walk in the Game 1 victory of the Friday night doubleheader.

Games on the move

Friday’s scheduled doubleheader between Pendleton Heights and Greenfield-Central was postponed to today. The Hoosier Heritage Conference twin bill will begin at 2 p.m. at Greenfield-Central. The junior varsity portion will be played today at New Palestine beginning at 10 a.m.

The Cougars’ game this Monday originally scheduled at Beech Grove has been moved to Greenfield-Central, 6 p.m.

Greenfield-Central’s home game against Connersville has been moved from May 5 to April 22.

Baseball poll

This week’s Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association polls.

4A: 1. Floyd Central, 2. Cathedral, 3. Noblesville, 4. Munster, 5t. Lake Central, 5t. Brownsburg, 7. Zionsville, 8. Terre Haute North, 9. Columbus North, 10. Columbus East. Also receiving votes: Bedford North Lawrence, Carroll, Castle, Columbus East, Crown Point, Hamilton Southeastern, Homestead, Jeffersonville, Laporte, Penn, Richmond, Westfield.

3A: 1. Andrean, 2. Silver Creek, 3t. Lebanon, 3t. Batesville, 5. Hanover Central, 6. Yorktown, 7. Norwell, 8. Griffith, 9t. Fort Wayne Dwenger, 9t. Crawfordsville. Also receiving votes: Charlestown, Edgewood, Jasper, Rushville, South Dearborn, Vincennes Lincoln.

2A: 1. Wapahani, 2. Evansville Mater Dei, 3. Knightstown, 4. Lafayette Central Catholic, 5. Southwood, 6. Fort Wayne Canterbury, 7. Barr-Reeve, 8. Pioneer, 9. Daleville, 10. Washington Township. Also receiving votes: Delphi, North Knox, North Newton, Tell City, Westview.

1A: 1. Shakamak, 2. South Central, 3. Rockville, 4. Orleans, 5. Frontier, 6. Fort Wayne Blackhawk, 7. Barr-Reeve, 8. Pioneer, 9. Daleville, 10. Washington. Also receiving votes: Lutheran, Jac-Cen-Del, Loogootee, Rising Sun, Vincennes Rivet.



Star of the Night

Adie Lorsung

Tean: New Palestine

Jersey: No. 26

Grade: Senior

Position: Shortstop

Stats: Continuing her strong start to the season, the Indiana State University commit went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs against New Castle on Friday. Through three games, Lorsung is 11-for-13 with two home runs and 11 RBIs.

Games on the move

Greenfield-Central’s doubleheader against visiting Warren Central today has been changed from a 10 a.m. start to a noon start.

Something for the kids

The Pepsi Pitch, Hit & Run program will be at 2 p.m. today at Brandywine Park in Greenfield. The program is free for boys and girls ages 7 to 14. Registrations will be accepted on site.

Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions — 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 — and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including team championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2015 MLB All-Star Game.

For more information, call local coordinator Greg Hall at 317-966-2954 or the Greenfield Parks Department at 317-477-4340.