The Sideline – May 2


Star of the Week

Slater Rush

Team: Greenfield-Central

Jersey: No. 6

Grade: Senior

Position: Shortstop

Stats: Rush reached base three times, going 2-for-3 with a walk in the Cougars’ 14-10 loss against Class 2A No. 1 Knightstown on Thursday. The senior connected on a two-run home run, his team-leading third homer of the season, to spot Greenfield-Central an early 2-0 leading. Those two RBIs gave him a team-best 15 for the season.

Royals up to bat against cancer

Eastern Hancock baseball and Hancock Regional Cancer Hospital will host a cancer awareness game at 10 a.m. on May 16 when the Royals host Frankton. Special jerseys will be worn by the varsity and junior varsity teams. Family and friends will have the opportunity to purchase the same special jerseys, with proceeds donated to the hospital.

Cost is $20, and jerseys can be customized with a first or last name of someone affected by cancer, along with a jersey number. Orders due by Wednesday.

Contact Stu Fisher at for more information, or pick up an order form at the Eastern Hancock athletics office.

Knightstown ranked No. 1 in Class 2A

Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association top-ranked teams.

Class 4A: Indianapolis Cathedral. Class 3A: Crawfordsville. Class 2A: Knightstown. Class 1A: Orleans.



Star of the Week

Sadie Baugh

Team: Mt. Vernon

Jersey: No. 7

Grade: Junior

Position: Outfielder

Stats: Baugh collected the Marauders’ only two hits in their 3-1 loss Thursday against Fishers. The junior’s sixth-inning home run, her team-high third of the season, was the only run Mt. Vernon scored. She finished the evening 2-for-3 and now owns the team lead in extra-base hits with seven. Through Thursday, she was batting .486 with on-base percentage of .523.

Walden, Lorsung top area leaders

Hancock County softball statistical leaders for Eastern Hancock, Greenfield-Central, Mt. Vernon and New Palestine.

Average: Walden (EH) .634, Lorsung (NP) .577, Whitaker (NP) .531, Hoyt (NP) .524, Shaw (EH) .512, Pierson (EH) .500, Baugh (MV) .486, Huber (GC) .476.

Home runs: Lorsung (NP) 6, Hoyt (NP) 5, Huber (GC) 5, Denny (GC) 4, Walden (EH) 4.

Doubles: Walden (EH) 13, Shaw (EH) 8, Denny (GC) 7, West (EH) 6, Pierson (EH) 6, Prange (NP) 6, Hoyt (NP) 6, Lehman (NP) 6.

Triples: Gilbert (EH) 3, Duncan (NP) 2, Pierson (NP) 2.

RBIs: Lorsung (NP) 34, Hoyt (NP) 21, Walden (EH) 21, Denny (GC) 17, Duncan (NP) 12, Crumlin (NP) 12.

Stolen bases: Black (EH) 8, West (EH) 8, Pierson (EH) 6, Hunt (EH) 5.

Runs: Lorsung (NP) 21, Duncan (NP) 19, Walden (EH) 19, Huber (EH) 18, Hoyt (NP) 18, Davis (NP) 18, Pierson (EH) 15.

Wins: Huber (GC) 8-0, McMurray (NP) 8-1, Shaw (EH) 4-0, Barker (NP) 4-2, Neisler (EH) 3-1, Pridgen (MV) 3-3.

ERA: Barker (NP) 0.81, Huber (GC) 1.01, McMurray (NP) 1.17, Shaw (EH) 1.24, Nugent (MV) 2.10, Durick (GC) 2.74, Ballman (GC) 3.63.

Strikeouts: Huber (GC) 92, Shaw (EH) 46, McMurray (NP) 22, Pridgen (MV) 19.