The Sideline – April 18


Star of the Night

Keegan Watson

Team: New Palestine

Jersey: No. 28

Grade: Sophomore

Position: Outfielder/pitcher

Stats: Through six games, Watson is hitting .688, going 11 for 16 with three doubles, six RBI, eight walks an a .792 on-base percentage. He went 2 for 4 with a walk and one RBI in the Dragons’ 8-3 loss to Guerin on Wednesday.


Baseball poll

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

4A: 1. Floyd Central, 2. Cathedral, 3. Lake Central, 4t. Columbus North, 4t. Castle, 4t. Noblesville, 7. Zionsville, 8. Bedford North Lawrence, 9. Hobart, 10. Munster. Also receiving votes: Brownsburg, Columbus East, Evansville North, Fishers, Hamilton Southeastern, Harrison West Lafayette, Homestead, Lawrence Central, Munster, Richmond, Seymour, Terre Haute North.

3A: 1. Andrean, 2. Silver Creek, 3. Griffith, 4. Lebanon, 5. Hanover Central, 6. Yorktown, 7. Norwell, 8. Crawfordsville, 9. Batesville, 10. Charlestown. Also receiving votes: Fort Wayne Dwenger, Jasper, New Palestine, Peru, West Vigo.

2A: 1. Wapahani, 2. Alexandria, 3. South Spencer, 4. Evansville Mater Dei, 5. Knightstown, 6. Lafayette Central Catholic, 7. Fort Wayne Canternury, 8. Ritter, 9. Forest Park, 10. Centerville. Also receiving votes: Cass, Delphi, North Knox, North Newton, Southwood, Speedway.

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



Star of the Night

Morganne Denny

Team: Greenfield-Central

Jersey: No. 31

Grade: Sophomore

Position: Third base/catcher

Stats: In a 5-4 win against Westfield on Wednesday, the Cougars’ third baseman went 2 for 4 to raise her season average to .435. Denny also hit her first home run of the season against Westfield and has seven RBIs and four doubles through six games.


Frazier, Wood shine for Anderson University

Greenfield-Central graduate Sami Frazier and New Palestine graduate Markie Wood have helped the Anderson University softball team get out to a 16-6 start.

Frazier, a junior pitcher, leads the team in wins at 5-3. The nursing major also leads the Ravens in innings pitched (43.2) and opponents batting average (.221) and is second in strikeouts (28).

Wood, a freshman outfielder, is hitting .354 while appearing in 20 games with 13 starts. The elementary education major has three doubles, nine RBIs and a .967 fielding percentage.


Dragons celebrate Throwback Night

For Thursday’s local rivalry softball game featuring Mt. Vernon at New Palestine, the Dragons will welcome all former players to attend the game for free by signing in at the gate with their graduating year. Former players should wear New Palestine apparel, and they will be recognized with an announcement during the game. The game is at 5:30 p.m.