Prep roundup

Baseball

New Palestine bats blow by Centerville

Junior Keegan Watson homered twice to lead New Palestine to a 10-1 win against Centerville on Tuesday.

Watson now has eight home runs for the Dragons, who collected 11 hits in the win. Watson finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs. New Palestine moves to 14-4 with the win and now has five victories in a row.

Cody Long was 3-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and four runs scored, while sophomore Nick Rusche was 2-for-3 with a run and two RBIs.

Kyle Gardner (4-0) allowed two hits and one earned run over six innings to earn the win. Trent Rush pitched a hitless seventh to finish off the game.

Golf

Dragons golfers edge visiting Morristown

New Palestine’s golf team beat Morristown 189-214 on Tuesday.

Nick Lyon was the medalist for the Dragons with a round of 44. He shot back-to-back pars on the sixth, seventh and eighth holes. Elijah Domogala carded a 45, Evan Rejer finished with a 46 and Patrick Hirman shot a 54.

The Dragons are back in action Thursday against Warren Central.

Fishers too much for Greenfield-Central

Fishers’ golf team beat Greenfield-Central 158-203 on Tuesday.

Noah Mohler led the Cougars with a round of 45.

Tennis

Shelbyville handles Greenfield-Central

Greenfield-Central’s tennis team fell 4-1 to Shelbyville on Tuesday and dropped to 2-5 this season.

At No. 1 singles, Lindsey McCord lost to Bri Ayres 4-6, 2-6, while Kate Henderson beat Elizabeth Finkel 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. At No. 3 singles, Aly Proper lost to Julia Ferreira 1-6, 4-6.

In doubles action, Sara Hudson and Haidyn Goodwin lost to Cassady Skipton and Jayda Kindred 5-7, 0-6. At No. 2 doubles, Erin Wright and Kaleigh Stephenson lost to Alivia Chenoweth and Sam Watson.

The junior varsity team lost 0-2.

Mt. Vernon tops Pendleton Heights

Mt. Vernon’s tennis team earned a 3-2 Hoosier Heritage Conference win against Pendleton Heights on Tuesday at home.

The Marauders are now 9-1 this season.

Olivia Spicer won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles while the No. 2 doubles team of Sophie Williams and Maeve McCafferty won 6-1, 6-0. The Arabians scored two points at No. 1 and No. 2 singles as all eyes turned to the final No. 1 doubles match.

Brianna Partin and Emily Annakin won the first set 6-2 but lost the second set 3-6 before pulling out the tiebreaker 7-5 to seal the win.

“We talked about fight and playing to win before the match,” coach Gabe Muterspaugh said. “We could see these guys at sectional, so it was huge to pull out the victory.”

Softball

Mt. Vernon falls to Shelbyville

Mt. Vernon’s softball team fell 8-2 on the road at Shelbyville on Tuesday after managing just five hits in the game.

The Golden Bears scored four times in the sixth inning and collected 14 hits in the win.

For the Marauders, Macie Dungan was 1-for-3 with an RBI, while Jennah Ruddick also finished with an RBI.