Daily Reporter staff reports
The Eastern Hancock baseball team added another tick in the win column Tuesday night in Charlottesville.
With a 4-2 victory against Hagerstown, the Royals now have won five straight.
Senior pitcher Devon Wagoner propelled Eastern Hancock, as he pitched seven innings and allowed two runs, neither of which was earned.
He scattered seven hits and struck out five Tigers (5-5).
On offense, Cole Fout connected on his sixth home run of the season. He finished the night 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored.
On Friday, the Royals pummeled Mid-Hoosier Conference foe Morristown en route to a five-inning 17-0 victory.
Tom Barton led the way for Eastern Hancock on the mound, pitching five frames of scoreless baseball, allowing just one Yellow Jackets (0-6, 0-3 MHC) hit and striking out nine.
On offense, the Royals continued to torture teams on the basepaths, as they went 10 for 10 in stolen base attempts. Austin Lacy picked up three, while Addison True and Levi Majority each swiped a pair.
At the plate Lacy, True, Cole Fout and Devon Wagoner each collected multi-hit efforts. Barton knocked in three to help his own cause.
Eastern Hancock (8-4, 3-2 MHC) plays again today at Blue River Valley (5-5).
Marauders stumble against Anderson
The Marauders dropped Monday night’s contest against Anderson 7-1.
Brandon Turner collected two hits to lead the Mt. Vernon offense. Tanner Lilly and Mitch McCarthy allowed just three earned runs in their seven innings of combined work.
The Marauders (6-7, 5-3 Hoosier Heritage Conference) hosted Wesfield on Tuesday (results not immediately available), then don’t take the field again until Friday when they visit league foe Shelbyville (7-5, 3-3 HHC).
Royals snag pair of weekday wins
The Eastern Hancock softball team picked two victories in two days with a 5-0 shutout against Northeastern on Tuesday and a 12-2 run-rule trouncing of Alexandria-Monroe on Monday.
Leading the way for the Royals on Tuesday in Fountain City was Darby Shaw. She struck out nine Knights (2-7) over seven innings to earn a complete-game victory.
On offense, Shaw collected three hits, while Kaysi Gilbert and Brooke Walden swatted back-to-back home runs.
Walden, Gilbert, Jordan Pierson and Peyton West all collect two hits in Eastern Hancock’s 13-hit outburst.
The Royals (8-3) play again today at Wes-Del (3-8).
3-RBI performance leads Mt. Vernon past Lapel
Behind Jessica Flood’s three-RBI night, the host Marauders upended the Bulldogs 6-1 on Tuesday.
Morgan Moss added a home run, and Mt. Vernon pitching was backed up by “solid defense” coach Veronica Kirby said after the game.
The win lifts the Marauders’ record to 6-4. They play at home again Thursday against Fishers (5-2).
TRACK AND FIELD
Cougars relay teams break 4×800-meter school marks
Both the boys and girls 4×800-meter relay teams set new Greenfield-Central bests in their meets Tuesday.
For the girls Katie Helgason, Sydney Cook, Savannah Girolami and Rebekah Gottwald ran the event in 10 minutes and five seconds at the Pendleton Heights Invitational.
On the boys’ side, Zach Bishop, Tommy Hembree, Syrus Fletcher and Jason LaFord ran the Noblesville Invitational race in 8:17.
Dragons boys, girls finish 3rd during 3-way Indy meet
The New Palestine boys and girls track and field teams competed in a three-way meet against Roncalli and Franklin Central on Monday night in Indianapolis.
On the boys side, the Dragons tallied 28 points, coming in behind the Rebels (49 points) and the meet-champion Flashes (90).
New Palestine was led by Riley Wilson, who won the 1,600-meter race.
The girls track and field team collected 36 points, placing third behind Franklin Central (64 points) and Roncalli (67).
Erin Trimpe (pole vault) and Lillie Cain (discus) each picked up victories.
The Dragons compete again Friday at Zionsville.
New Palestine sweeps Greenfield-Central
The Dragons earned a 5-0 shutout of the Cougars on Tuesday night in Greenfield.
New Palestine players won in straight sets in all but one match.
In the singles matches, No. 1 Kristi LeBeau won 6-3, 6-2; No. 2 Amelia Fleetwood won 6-0, 6-0; and No. 3 Lauren Hardebeck won 6-3, 7-5.
On the doubles courts, the No. 1 team of Jamie Mittman and Cassie Willhelm picked up a 7-5, 7-5 victory, while the No. 2 team of Lexi Meyer and Katie Settergren won 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.
New Palestine coach Chris Hardin also had some good news to report about the injured Alana Henry. The Dragons’ primary No. 1 singles player hurt her knee after falling in her first match at Friday’s Hancock County Championship.
“She’s doing much better,” Hardin said. “She went to the doctor, and they told her nothing was broken and no ligaments were torn. They said it will be two to three weeks before she’ll be able to pass a full mobility test, so we’re hopeful we’ll have her back for sectionals.”