Daily Reporter staff reports
The host Greenfield-Central baseball team picked up a pair of Hoosier Heritage Conference victories Friday night against New Castle, winning the first game 11-1 and the second 3-1.
The Cougars (5-7, 3-3 HHC) jumped out to a quick 7-1 lead against the Trojans (5-7, 3-5 HHC) and never looked back in Game 1.
In Game 2, Drey Jameson tossed 5 2/3 innings of one-run baseball to earn the win for Greenfield-Central.
Dylan Cheshier delivered the big hit of the game with a two-out, two-RBI single in the bottom of the fifth to propel the Cougars to a 3-1 lead that they would not relinquish.
Greenfield-Central plays again Thursday at Knightstown.
Greenfield-Central wins on walkoff home run
Greenfield-Central softball’s Morganne Denny delivered a pair of clutch home runs in the Cougars’ 4-3 win at Hoosier Heritage Conference rival Delta.
In the bottom of the fifth, Denny launched a game-tying homer over the center-field fence.
Two innings later, she hit a walk-off solo shot to deliver the Cougars their tenth win of the season.
Darcie Huber pitched seven innings for Greenfield-Central (10-1, 1-0), giving up six hits and one earned run while striking out 10 Eagles (6-3, 0-3 HHC).
The Cougars are back on the field Monday for a game at New Castle (9-3, 1-1 HHC).
Eastern Hancock downs Blue River Valley
Eastern Hancock claimed a 4-1 victory against the Vikings on Thursday in Charlottesville.
The Royals singles players swept their matches, as No. 1 Hailey Carlton won 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, No. 2 Grace Perkins triumphed 6-0, 6-0, and Kayla Huff earned a 7-5, 6-3 victory.
Also winning was the No. 2 doubles team of Kelly Mellene and Emiley Carlton, which scored a 6-4, 7-6 victory.
The Royals JV team won 5-1.
Eastern Hancock (2-5) played in Friday’s Hancock County Championship and hosts Tri on Monday.
Host Yorktown sweeps New Palestine
The host Tigers earned a 5-0 victory against New Palestine on Thursday.
The Dragons competed in Friday’s Hancock County Championship and visit county and Hoosier Heritage Conference rival Greenfield-Central on Monday.
BOYS TRACK AND FIELD
Marauders claim invitational title
The Mt. Vernon boys track and field team won the Pendleton Heights Invitational for the fourth time in five years.
Claiming individual victories for the Marauders were Wyatt Gutierrez (shot put), Link Hine (pole vault), Aaron Rush (800 meter), Donovan Bigelow (200) and Christian Noble (3,200).
Also winning were the 4×800 relay team of Jordan House, Brisco Wood, Christian Noble and Jimmy McDonald, as well as the 4×100 team of Brayton Shannon, Juwann Nelson, Brendan Bradfield and Dan Werner.
Mt. Vernon coach Bruce Kendall said the win was an enlightening one for his Marauders.
“(This meet is) usually a good indicator of who will win our sectional,” Kendall said. “(But it) could only give us some clues on how far we have to go with addition of Lawrence North.”
Mt. Vernon competes again Tuesday at the Noblesville Invitational.
Mt. Vernon Invitational canceled
Today’s tournament at Arrowhead Golf Course in Greenfield was preemptively canceled because of expected inclement weather.
Greenfield-Central, Eastern Hancock and the Marauders were scheduled to compete.
No makeup date has been set.
Eastern Hancock conquers Wes-Del
The Royals proved too much for the host Warriors, as they prevailed 185-225 on Thursday night.
Nelson Dullin led the way for Eastern Hancock, shooting a 40 and earning match medalist honors. He was followed by Cole Allen (47), Kenny Bunnell (48) and Conner Cross (50).
Because of the canceled Mt. Vernon Invitational, the Royals don’t compete again until Tuesday at Blue River Valley.