Daily Reporter staff reports
Five runs in the third inning and four more runs in the fourth inning propelled the New Palestine baseball team to a 10-6 win Tuesday against Centerville.
The host Dragons had three triples and three doubles to pace the 12-hit attack during the third and fourth innings, which left the Dragons with a 10-1 lead.
Centerville rallied with five runs in the final two innings, but the Dragons held on for the victory.
Zach Lovell (2-2) took the victory for New Palestine, allowing six hits and four runs in 5.2 innings. He also fanned seven batters.
Trent Rush and Cody Chandler closed the game, each recording a strikeout.
Pacing the Dragons’ offensive assault was Braden Roberts, who was 3-for-3 with two runs, a triple and two RBI. Evan Hickman (2-for-3, double, two RBIs), Chandler (2-for-3, 2 doubles, run, 2 RBIs) and Wes McBride (2-for-3, two runs) all had two hits.
Keegan Watson (1-for-1, double, 2 runs, RBIs), Jason Hall-Manley (1-for-4, triple, run, 2 RBIs) and Andy Edwards (1-for-4, RBIs) also had hits.
The Dragons are now 12-7 on the season. They play today at home against Batesville.
Greenfield-Central falls to Fishers in road match
Clayton Long fired a 46 and Gage Mann carded a 47 for the visiting Cougars Tuesday, but it wasn’t enough in a 167-201 loss to Fishers.
The Cougars (4-4) will be compete in the Delaware Invitational Saturday at the Delaware Country Club.
Marauders top county rival New Palestine at Arrowhead
The Mt. Vernon golf team won a Hoosier Heritage Conference matchup against county rival New Palestine 156-177 on Monday evening at Arrowhead Golf Course in Greenfield.
Setting the pace for the Marauders (5-3) were sophomores Oliver Mast (35) and Will Dant (37). Jacob Ault and Jake Yurack completed the scoring for the Marauders with matching 43s.
Eastern Hancock can’t keep up with Indian Creek
Indian Creek swung past Eastern Hancock 166-189 Monday evening at the Royal Hylands Golf Club.
Cole Allen finished one stroke off medalist honors with his 42. Nelson Dulin hit a 47, while Kenny Bunnell (49) and Matt Wilson (51) rounded out the Royals’ scorers.
Royals slip past rival Knightstown
Eastern Hancock earned a 3-2 victory Monday at rival Knightstown.
Picking up wins for the Royals were No. 1 singles player Hailey Carlton (6-2, 6-3), as well as No. 2 singles player Grace Perkins (6-2, 6-0).
The No. 2 doubles team of Emiley Carlton and Kelly Mellene came through with a 6-2, 6-1 win.
The Eastern Hancock JV team also defeated the Panthers, winning 4-2.
Tuesday at Morristown, the Royals fell 5-0. Eastern Hancock’s junior varsity doubles teams of Chloe Vincz/Caitlin Contreraz and Sabrina Swift/Annie Belongia earned victories.
Shelbyville controls Greenfield-Central
The host Golden Bears took a 4-1 win at Shelbyville on Tuesday.
Kendall Barr won the No. 3 singles match for the Cougars, 7-6 (7-2), 6-0.
First-inning grand slam sends Cougars to win
Sydney Williams hit a grand slam in the first inning of Greenfield-Central’s 7-4 junior varsity win against New Palestine on Tuesday. Casey McDaniel added two singles and a triple for the Cougars, whose varsity club will visit New Palestine tonight.
Class 4A No. 12 Greenfield-Central is 14-2 overall and 4-1 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference, while No. 7 New Palestine is 14-3 on the year and 3-2 in the HHC.
TRACK AND FIELD
Doe Creek 4×800 relay team sets school mark
At Doe Creek Middle School in New Palestine, the Bucks’ 4×800-meter relay team of Devan Whitaker, Jaaron Manley, Kyler Harrison and Caleb Stirm broke a 15-year program record.
The quartet finished the race in nine minutes, 33.78 seconds.
Baseball: Batesville at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.; Mt. Vernon at Muncie Central, 5:30 p.m.; Eastern Hancock at Indianapolis Kings Homeschool Baseball, 5:30 p.m.
Softball: Greenfield-Central at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.; Pendleton Heights at Mt. Vernon, 5:30 p.m.
Golf: New Palestine at Warren Central, 4:30 p.m.; Morristown at Eastern Hancock, 4:30 p.m.
Tennis: Morristown at New Palestine, 4:30 p.m.; Frankton at Greenfield-Central, 5:30 p.m.; Eastern Hancock at Indian Creek, 5:30 p.m.
Track and field: New Palestine at Hamilton Southeastern, 5:30 p.m.
Baseball: Hamilton Heights at Mt. Vernon, 5:30 p.m.
Softball: Scecina at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.; Mt. Vernon at Westfield, 5:30 p.m.; Centerville at Eastern Hancock, 5:30 p.m.
Tennis: Shelbyville at New Palestine, 5 p.m.
Track and field: Greenfield-Central at Cougars Chase Invite, 5 p.m.
Baseball: Daleville at Eastern Hancock (DH), 10 a.m.; Greenfield-Central at Delta (DH), 10 a.m.
Softball: Hamilton Heights at Mt. Vernon, 10 a.m.; Lapel at Eastern Hancock, 10 a.m.; Greenfield-Central at Batesville (DH), 11 a.m.
Golf: New Palestine at Brebeuf, 9 a.m.; Warren Central at New Palestine, 12:30; Mt. Vernon at Batesville, 9 a.m.; Greenfield-Central, Eastern Hancock at Delaware Invitational, 1:30 p.m.
Tennis: Mt. Vernon at North Montgomery Invite, 9:30 a.m.