The Sideline – April 25


Star of the Week

Cole Fout

Team: Eastern Hancock

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Jersey: No. 2

Grade: Senior

Position: Catcher

Stats: Through nine games, Fout leads Eastern Hancock hitters in runs (10), RBIs (11), walks (12), extra-base hits (seven) and on-base percentage (.579). During the Royals’ 18-1 win against Southwestern on Wednesday, he hit his county-leading fifth home run.

Dragons receiving votes in Class 3A baseball poll

This week’s Indiana Baseball Coaches Association polls:

Class 4A: 1. Floyd Central, 2. Cathedral, 3. Lake Central, 4. Bedford North Lawrence, 5. Zionsville, 6. LaPorte, 7. Castle, 8. Columbus North, 9. Lawrence North, 10. Harrison (West Lafayette). Also receiving votes: Evansville North, Hamilton Southeastern, Hobart, McCutcheon, Mishawaka, Munster, Noblesville, Terre Haute South.

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

Class 2A: 1. Alexandria, 2. Knightstown, 3. South Spencer, 4. Wapahani, 5. Lafayette Central Catholic, 6. Fort Wayne Canterbury, 7. Sullivan, 8. Centerville, 9. Eastern, 10. Cass. Also receiving votes: Austin, Evansville Mater Dei, Lapel, Lewis Cass, North Knox, Providence, Woodlan.

Class A: 1. South Central, 2. Orleans, 3. Rockville, 4. Pioneer, 5. Shakamak, 6. Frontier, 7. Hauser, 8. Barr-Reeve, 9. Daleville, 9. Fort Wayne Blackhawk. Also receiving votes: Jac-Cen-Del, North Davies, North White, Northeast Dubois , Rising Sun, South Newton.


Star of the Week

Darby Shaw

Team: Eastern Hancock

Jersey: No. 24

Grade: Junior

Position: Pitcher

Stats: In four starts so far this season, Shaw owns a 1.53 ERA and has earned wins in two of the Royals’ three Mid-Hoosier Conference victories. On Thursday, the junior limited an Indian Creek team averaging more than nine runs scored per game to just one. She struck out seven Braves, giving her 28 on the season.

New Palestine climbs to 3rd in Class 4A poll

This week’s Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association softball polls.

Class 4A: 1. Penn, 2. Crown Point, 3. New Palestine, 4. Portage, 4. Avon, 6. Harrison (West Lafayette), 7. Decatur Central, 8. Center Grove, 9. Lake Central, 10. Hamilton Southeastern. Also receiving votes: Franklin Central, Shelbyville, Greenfield-Central, Noblesville, Roncalli, Chesterton, Lawrence Central, Floyd Central, Castle, Homestead, Bloomington South

Class 3A: 1. Leo, 2. Gibson Southern, 3. Greensburg, 4. Yorktown, 5. Lebanon, 6. Rochester Community, 7. Edgewood, 8. South Bend St. Joseph’s, 9. Vincennes Lincoln, 10. Heritage Hills. Also receiving votes: Jasper, South Dearborn, Mishawaka, Marian, Fairfield, Boonville, Norwell, Wawasee, Princeton Community, Angola, West Vigo.

Class 2A: 1. South Spencer, 2. Henryville, 3. Hammond Bishop Noll, 4. Evansville Mater Dei, 4. Providence, 6. Bremen, 7. Shenandoah, 8. Wapahani, 9. Frankton, 10. Lakewood Park Christian. Also receiving votes: Eastside, Elwood Community, Boone Grove, North Posey, Indianapolis Scecina, Southmont, Whiting, Clinton Central, Clarksville, Lapel, Southwestern (Hanover), Eastern (Greentown), Union County, Cascade, Paoli.

Class A: 1. North Miami, 2. Clay City, 3. North Daviess, 4. Rising Sun, 5. Carroll (Flora), 6. Indianapolis Lutheran, 7. Tecumseh, 8. Borden, 9. Covington, 10. Triton. Also receiving votes: Pioneer, West Washington, South Central (Union Mills), Caston, Attica, Loogootee, Barr-Reeve, Lafayette Central Catholic, Hauser, Orleans, Shakamak, Northeast Dubois, Trinity Lutheran, Frontier, Lanesville, Eminence, Rossville, Tri-Central.