Daily Reporter staff reports
The Dragons baseball team won a 16-9 game against Whiteland on Monday at New Palestine.
Both team’s bats got to work early, as the Warriors (4-3) took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, but the Dragons (7-3) seized the lead back with four runs in the bottom of the inning.
Whiteland reclaimed the advantage 5-4 in the top of the second, but a nine-run bottom of the inning put the Dragons up 13-5, and they never looked back.
Whiteland scored twice each in the fifth and sixth innings, but the Dragons put the game away with three runs in the bottom of the sixth.
The 16 runs were the most scored by a New Palestine team this year.
Braden Roberts was 3 for 3 with a solo home run and four runs scored to lead the Dragons’ offensive attack.
Cody Chandler went 3 for 4 with two doubles and four RBI. Keegan Watson was 3 for 4 with a double, a triple, four runs and two RBI. Jason Hall-Manley drove in three runs, going 3 for 5 and scoring twice. Evan Hickman notched a hit and collected four RBI, and Wes McBride added a hit and two RBI, pacing a 15-hit attack.
Cody Chandler earned the win, allowing three hits and three earned runs — seven overall — in five-plus innings. He struck out four. Trent Rush pitched the final two innings, scattering five hits and allowing two runs, one earned.
The Dragons (7-3) next play Wednesday at Roncalli (8-1).
Mt. Vernon falls to Fishers
The Marauders struggled to mount much offense in Tuesday’s 13-2 home loss against the Tigers.
Mt. Vernon collected just six hits in the defeat, while Fishers picked up 14.
The Tigers scored one run in the first, two in the second, two in the fourth and blew the game wide open with eight runs in the fifth.
Mt. Vernon’s game Monday against Beech Grove was rained out and has yet to be rescheduled.
The Marauders (2-6, 1-3 Hoosier Heritage Conference) host Delta (5-5, 2-4 HHC) Friday in a league doubleheader.
Eastern Hancock rallies late
The visiting Royals scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning Tuesday to take down the Titans 13-11.
Seven Royals picked up at least two hits in the game, as the team collected 18 total.
Devin Denny led the charge, going 4 for 5 with a triple, three runs scored and two RBI.
Tom Barton and Devon Waggoner each had two hits and knocked in three against Tri (1-3) pitching.
The Royals’ game against Lapel was canceled Monday because of inclement weather. No makeup date has been set.
Eastern Hancock (4-4) travels to Southwestern today.
Cougars’ game rained out
Perry Meridian at Greenfield-Central was rained out Monday.
No makeup date has been announced.
Next up for the Cougars (2-5) is a home game against Connersville (5-2).
Pair of games rescheduled
The Marauders and Cougars each had Hoosier Heritage Conference tilts rained out Monday.
Mt. Vernon’s game at New Castle has been rescheduled for May 21.
Greenfield-Central’s home contest versus Delta has been rescheduled for Friday, effectively canceling the doubleheader at Batesville.
The Cougars (8-1) play Thursday at Rushville (1-6).
TRACK AND FIELD
Dragons win 4-way meet
The New Palestine boys and girls track teams traveled to Hauser Monday for a four-way meet, and both came away victorious.
The New Palestine boys scored 106 points to easily get past Triton Central (49), Hauser (53) and Waldron (20).
The girls meet posted 82 points to defeat Hauser (67), Triton Central (53) and Waldron (23).
The boys were led by quadruple event-winner Riley Wilson (3,200 meters, 1,600 meters, 800 meters, 4×800 relay).
Kyle Zehner won three events (300 meter hurdles, 4×100, 4×400), and JT Hoffman (high jump, 4×100) and Adam Brickens (4×100 and 4×400) each won a pair.
Other boys winners were Chris Poturalski (100) Jacobi Maxwell (4×100) Zach Lambdin (4×400), Matt Young (shot put), Aaron Kirklin (4×800), Chase Crowder (4×800) and Tyler Carrie (4×400).
For the girls, winners were Courtney Smith (400), Bailey Wallace (3,200), Emily Jonas (shot put) and Emma Wiggington (800). Smith, Wallace and Wiggington also teamed with Mattie Waggoner to win the 4×800.
New Palestine competes again at Thursday’s three-way meet at New Castle with Anderson.
Marauders upend Richmond
The host Marauders handled the Red Devils on Monday night, winning 100-32.
Individual winners for Mt. Vernon were Link Hine (pole vault), Jake Russell (1,600), Jordan House (400), Dan Werner (200), Drew Bluethmann (3,200), Wyatt Gutierrez (discus) and Mark Lough (high jump).
All three relay teams won as well.
Next up for Mt. Vernon is a Thursday trip to Pendleton Heights.
Marauders split 3-way match
The Mt. Vernon golf team defeated Lapel on Monday night but fell against Yorktown.
The Marauders shot a 179, while the Tigers fired a match-winning 168. Lapel scored a 211.
Mt. Vernon’s Oliver Mast was match medalist with a 39. Other scorers for the Marauders were Jacob Ault (48), Jack Harker (45) and Will Dant (47).
Mt. Vernon gets back on the course Friday at Pendleton Heights.
New Pal swings by Tigers
The Dragons posted a 186-231 victory Monday to defeat Triton Central at Hawk’s Tail in Greenfield.
New Palestine’s Ryan Fry led the way with a 44 to earn medalist honors.
Blake Barnette came in a close second with his 45, while Nicholas Lyon shot a 46. Elijah Domogala rounded out the Dragons’ scoring with a 51.
New Palestine traveled to Franklin Central on Tuesday and will visit Hamilton Southeastern today.
Cougars win by 2 strokes
The Cougars’ 203 was just good enough to slip past Anderson (205) on Monday at Hawk’s Tail.
Both teams easily outpaced Morristown (235).
Gage Mann earned match medalist honors for Greenfield-Central, as he shot a 42.
On Saturday, the Cougars shot a 435 and finished 17th at the Daleville Invitational.
Clayton Long shot a team-best 88, while Mann posted a 99. Christian Henderson added a 112 and Nash Boyd a 136.
Brownsburg won the 18-team invite with a 302. Rounding out the top five were Mooresville (317), Terre Haute South (319), Northview (324) and North Putnam (338).
The Cougars teed off against Warren Central on Tuesday night and don’t play again until Saturday’s Mt. Vernon Invitational.
Royals secure first win
The Eastern Hancock tennis team picked up four straight set victories in a 5-0 win against Anderson on Monday night in Charlottesville.
No. 2 singles player Grace Perkins won her match a perfect 6-0, 6-0, while No. 3 singles Kayla Huff triumphed 6-1, 6-2.
On the doubles courts, the Royals’ No. 1 team of Lexi McMahan and Channing Bearhope earned a 6-0, 6-2 win, and the No. 2 team of Kelly Mellene and Emiley Carlton won 6-1, 6-1.
The only Royal not to win in straight sets was No. 1 singles player Hailey Carlton, who rallied from a 7-5 defeat in the first set to win 6-3, 6-3, in the final two.
The Eastern Hancock JV won 2-0.
The Royals (1-5) are back in action Thursday, when they host Blue River Valley.
Cougars match postponed
Weather has washed out two straight Cougars tennis matches early this week.
Greenfield-Central’s Monday evening match at Warren Central was rained out, as was Tuesday’s match at Waldron.
Makeup dates have not been rescheduled.
The Cougars will try to get back on the courts Thursday at Mt. Vernon.