The Sideline – May 30

BASEBALL

Star of the Week

Wes McBride

Team: New Palestine

Jersey: No. 3

Grade: Senior

Position: Second base

Stats: The Dragons’ slick-fielding infielder went 2-for-4 with a double and two walks in New Palestine’s 15-0 Sectional 26-opening win against Herron. The senior scored twice and drove in a pair to help the Dragons advance to today’s semifinal game against sectional host Indianapolis Chatard.

Hancock County leaders

These are the statistical leaders for Hancock County’s baseball teams. Stats are those most recently updated by coaches.

OFFENSE

Hitting

Player, school Gms. AB H Avg.

Keegan Watson, NP 29 97 46 .474

Cole Fout, EH 26 81 37 .457

Noah Powell, MV 27 84 37 .440

Christian Smith, MV 27 82 32 .390

Slater Rush, GC 28 85 33 .388

Garek Feguson, EH 18 56 20 .357

Wes McBride, NP 27 80 28 .350

Zach Spears, MV 26 81 28 .346

B. Roberts, NP 25 55 19 .345

Home runs

Player, school G HR

Cole Fout, EH 26 9

Slater Rush, GC 28 6

Zach Spears, MV 26 5

Jason Hall-Manley, NP 26 4

Seth Adams, GC 26 3

Doubles

Player, school G 2B

Keegan Watson, NP 29 13

Cole Fout, EH 26 12

Christian Smith, MV 27 10

Drey Jameson, GC 28 10

Evan Hickman, NP 26 10

Triples

Player, school G 3B

Devin Denny, EH 26 4

Andy Edwards, NP 29 4

Cole Fout, EH 26 3

Keegan Watson, NP 29 3

Noah Powell, MV 27 2

RBIs

Player, school G RBI

Cole Fout, EH 26 36

Evan Hickman, NP 29 36

Slater Rush, GC 28 32

Jason Hall-Manley, NP 26 31

Keegan Watson, NP 29 28

Christian Smith, MV 27 24

Runs

Player, school G R

Keegan Watson, NP 29 35

Noah Powell, MV 27 34

Drey Jameson, GC 28 30

Devin Denny, EH 26 28

Slater Rush, GC 28 27

Brendan Roberts, NP 25 25

Jason Hall-Manley, NP 26 23

David Johnson, EH 25 22

Stolen bases

Player, school G SB

Noah Powell, MV 27 22

Austin Lacy, EH 26 17

Garek Ferguson, EH 18 14

Devin Denny, EH 26 10

Addison True, EH 25 10

Dwight Duzan, EH 21 10

PITCHING

Wins

Player, school IP W-L

Zach Spears, MV 38.0 6-1

Hogan Fulkerson, NP 42.2 6-1

Austin Clutinger, EH 42.1 5-2

Drey Jameson, GC 36.3 4-2

Brandon Reid, EH 22.2 3-0

Caleb White, EH 29.0 3-1

Kennedy Parker, MV 38.0 3-2

ERA (Minimum 20 innings pitched)

Player, school IP ER ERA

Devon Wagoner, EH 34.0 10 2.06

Tom Barton, EH 25 8 2.24

K. Parker, MV 38.0 15 2.76

D. Jameson, GC 36.3 15 2.89

H. Fulkerson, NP 42.2 18 2.95

Zach Spears, MV 38.0 17 3.13

Strikeouts

Player, school IP BB K

Zach Spears, MV 38.0 24 69

Drey Jameson, GC 36.3 25 50

Zach Lovell, NP 40.0 19 47

Hogan Fulkerson, NP 42.2 14 39

Kennedy Parker, MV 38.0 15 35

Austin Clutinger, EH 42.1 19 35

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SOFTBALL

Star of the Week

Michaela Ballman

Team: Greenfield-Central

Jersey: No. 14

Grade: Sophomore

Position: Pitcher/first baseman

Stats: The underclassman has become one of the most feared hitters in a lethal Cougars lineup. Batting cleanup for Greenfield-Central during its run to the Mt. Vernon Sectional 9 championship, she hit a scorching .555 (5-for-9) with two home runs, three walks and three RBIs.

Regional schedule

Tuesday

Greenfield-Central at Roncalli-Cathedral winner, 7 p.m.