IHSAA Class 4A No. 5 Regional Championship
Who: No. 8 Greenfield-Central (27-4) vs. No. 12 Indianapolis Roncalli (25-8)
When: 6 p.m. today
Where: Indianapolis Roncalli High School
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How they got here: Greenfield-Central defeated Pendleton Heights 4-3 to win Mt. Vernon Sectional 9; Roncalli defeated Indianapolis Cathedral 7-1 to win Warren Central Sectional 10.
Postseason: Greenfield-Central is 3-0 while outscoring opponents 18-8; Roncalli is 3-0 while outscoring opponents 25-4.
Advancement: The winner of today’s matchup will play Saturday in the Bedford North Lawrence semistate semifinal against the winner of Floyd Central (26-6-1) at Castle (20-7).
Most recent meeting: Roncalli 7, Greenfield-Central 2 on May 18.
Common opponents: Greenfield-Central, 10-2; Roncalli, 12-2
Probable starters: Darcie Huber (19-1, 1.10 ERA) vs. Jordan Jenkins (15-3, 1.79 ERA)
Runs scored: Greenfield-Central 190, Roncalli 244
Runs allowed: Greenfield-Central 82, Roncalli 114
Team batting average: Greenfield-Central .343, Roncalli 350
Team ERA: Greenfield-Central 1.76, Roncalli 3.07
Team fielding percentage Greenfield-Central .935, Roncalli .950
Notes: Greenfield-Central is after the third regional crown in program history. Its other wins came in 1987 and 2010 (4A). Roncalli is looking for its seventh regional title. The Rebels won in 1989, 1999 (2A), 2001 (2A), 2009 (3A), 2011 (3A) and 2012 (4A). … In Roncalli’s 7-2 win against Greenfield-Central 15 days ago, Darcie Huber was not in the pitcher’s circle for the Cougars. … Greenfield-Central collected four hits in four innings against Tuesday’s probable starter, Jordan Jenkins. The Rebels’ freshman walked one and did not strike out a batter. … Jenkins did not allow an earned run in 17 innings of work during Roncalli’s run through the Warren Central Sectional. … The Rebels boast three regulars with batting averages above .400 (Olivia Hoffman .476; Megan Choinacky .424; Lauren Fey, .418). The Cougars also have three (Huber .490; Morganne Denny .455.; Deena Miller .403). … Huber’s nine home runs this season are more than the Rebels have hit as a team (eight). … The No. 8 Cougars are one of just five top 10 teams remaining in the Class 4A state tournament. No. 1 Penn, No. 2 Crown Point, No. 3 Center Grove, No. 5 Lake Central are the other four, while No. 4 Hamilton Southeastern, No. 6 Avon, No. 7 Portage, No. 9 Harrison (West Lafayette) and No. 10 New Palestine have all been eliminated.