Dragons advance, Royals’ season at an end

Andy Edwards hit an early, 2-out bases-loaded triple to put the New Palestine baseball team ahead 3-0, and it cruised to a 15-0 win against Herron on Wednesday in the quarterfinal of Class 3A Sectional 26 at Bishop Chatard.

The Dragons (18-11), a defending sectional and regional champ, advanced to face Marshall or Chatard on Saturday in the semifinals at 11 a.m. Marshall and Chatard will square off today. Saturday’s other semifinal is Guerin-Brebeuf.

Against Herron (10-6), New Palestine added seven runs in the third inning for a 10-0 advantage.

Herron collected just one hit in the five-inning contest, while the Dragons pounded out 14 hits.

EASTERN HANCOCK

Royals’ season comes to an end

In the Class 2A Sectional 41 quarterfinal at Centerville, Union County defeated Eastern Hancock 10-2.

Union County (17-12) advanced to Monday’s semifinal to face Knightstown (24-3). 

Eastern Hancock  finished 15-11 on the year.

Baseball sectional schedule

Sectional schedule

Class 4A Sectional 9 at Pendleton Heights

Wednesday

Pendleton Heights 3, Mt. Vernon 2

Today

Anderson vs. Connersville, 5:30 p.m.

Greenfield-Central vs. New Castle, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Richmond vs. Mt. Vernon, noon

Anderson-Connersville winner vs. Greenfield-Central vs. New Castle winner, 2 p.m.

Monday

Championship, 7 p.m.

Class 3A Sectional 26 at Bishop Chatard

Wednesday

New Palestine 15, Herron 0

Today

Marshall vs. Bishop Chatard, 5 p.m.

Saturday

New Palestine vs. Marshall-Bishop Chatard winner, 11 a.m.

Guerin vs. Brebeuf, 2 p.m.

Monday

Championship, 5 p.m.

Class 2A Sectional 41 at Centerville

Wednesday

Union County 10, Eastern Hancock 2

Today

Centerville vs. Northeastern, 5 p.m.

Hagerstown vs. Cambridge City Lincoln, 8 p.m.

Monday

Knightstown vs. Union County, 10 a.m.

Centerville-Northeastern winner vs. Hagerstown-Cambridge City Lincoln winner, 1 p.m.

Championship, 8 p.m.