Daily Reporter staff reports
In one of their final tune-ups for the Hoosier Heritage Conference Championships, the Mt. Vernon boys golf team fell 147-159 to Fishers on Wednesday.
The Marauders’ Oliver Mast carded a nine-hole 36 to share medalist honors with Fishers’ Drake Anderson and Joey Shemon.
Will Dant, Jacob Ault and Jake Yurack each carded 41s for Mt. Vernon (8-4), which will visit The Elks in Muncie on Saturday for the 18-hole conference tourney.
Pendleton Heights won the HHC team title a year ago with a 319, led by medalist Trevor Denny (75).
Mast grabbed all-conference (top eight) honors for the Marauders with an 80.
Saturday’s tourney will begin at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start.
Dragons fall to HHC foe
Shelbyville (162) and Columbus North (166) got past New Palestine (190) on Wednesday. Shelbyville will join New Palestine, Mt. Vernon, Greenfield-Central, No. 7-ranked Yorktown, Delta, New Castle and Pendleton Heights on Saturday at the HHC Championships in Muncie.
Brady Elliott led the Dragons with a 38, while Nick Lyon posted a 45.
Elliott and Lyon shared medalist honors with 43s in New Palestine’s win against Shenandoah and Eastern Hancock on Tuesday. Matt Kruetzer (44) and Blake Barnette (48) added to the Dragons’ scoring.
In another local meet Wednesday, Lawrence North topped Greenfield-Central 172-223. Individual scores were not provided.
Royals gain win No. 11
Cole Fout with 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles and three RBIs in Eastern Hancock’s 11-1 win against South Decatur on Wednesday.
The host Royals improved to 11-8 overall and 5-2 in the Mid-Hoosier Conference.
Devin Denny and Devon Wagoner contributed two hits each for Eastern Hancock, while Austin Lacy posted three RBIs. Denny had a pair of triples, and Wagoner had two stolen bases.
On the mound, Austin Clutinger picked up the complete-game, six-inning victory. Clutinger allowed one earned run on four hits, five strikeouts and one walk in the Royals’ 10-run-rule win.
Marauders even record against Wildcats
Mt. Vernon defeated Lawrence North, 7-3, on Wednesday. Sadie Baugh went 3-for-4 with two RBI to lead the visiting Marauders (9-9), and Jenna Ruddick added two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs.
Lawrence North dropped to 5-16.
Huber shines for Greenfield-Central
The Cougars traveled to Lawrence Central and took a 2-1 victory Thursday.
Darcie Huber tossed a complete-game two-hitter. The junior recorded 15 strikeouts.
Morganne Denny had two RBIs to plate both of the Cougars’ runs. Sarah Morris had a triple and a walk and scored each of the Greenfield-Central runs.
Huber also had two hits, while Jessi Brunk and Michaela Ballman each went 1-for-3.
Greenfield-Central improved to 20-3, while Lawrence Central dropped to 9-9.
New Palestine survives extra innings
New Palestine scored four runs in the top of 11th inning on the way to an 8-4 win against Fishers (12-4) on Wednesday.
Brittany Duncan had three hits to lead the visiting Dragons (17-3), while Madison Whitaker, Abby Davis and Issy Hoyt added two hits apiece. Whitaker had two doubles. Adie Lorsung and Casey Lehman each had two RBIs.
Elisha Barker earned the win in relief, throwing 6.1 innings with one earned run allowed on five hits, five strikeouts and no walks.
Warriors edge Dragons as sectional nears
Whiteland grabbed a 3-2 win against the host Dragons on Wednesday.
Victors for New Palestine (5-6) were Kristi LeBeau (6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 singles), and the No. 1 doubles team Alana Henry/Jamie Mittman, who posted a 6-2, 7-6(4) win.
The tennis sectional draw is Monday. New Palestine will play in a four-team sectional at Mt. Vernon, with Greenfield-Central, Eastern Hancock and the host Marauders.
Semifinals are set for Wednesday, with the championship Thursday.