Sports Roundup – May 12

Daily Reporter staff reports

Spencer Hert struck out 12 and Nick Atwood was 3-for-3 at the plate Tuesday for Greenfield-Central in a 4-1 win against Shenandoah.

Drey Jameson added two doubles for the Cougars, who finished with 11 in the win. Landen Davis had two RBIs.

Greenfield-Central is now 8-10 this season.

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Tennis

Dragons burn New Castle

New Palestine’s girls tennis team earned a key Hoosier Heritage Conference win Tuesday, defeating host New Castle 4-1.Dragons’ No. 1 singles Amelia Fleetwood finished off Alexis Hardwick 6-0, 6-1 while Ivey Simmons put up a fight at No. 2 singles.

She lost narrowly 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-4 to Layn Becker.

At No. 3 singles, Lexi Miller topped Delanye Dye 6-4, 6-1 to give the Dragons a second point.

Lauren Hardebeck and Katie Settergren defeated the Trojans’ No. 1 doubles team of Casey Walker and Serina Hughes 6-2, 6-2. At No. 2 doubles, Cassie Willhelm and Josee King beat Harley Jackson and Alexa Hughes 6-3, 6-0 to secure a 4-1 win.

Shift hinders Cougars

Greenfield-Central’s tennis team dropped a 5-0 decision to Pendleton Heights on Tuesday. With a missing player, the Cougars were forced to mix athletes into different positions.

At No. 1 singles Lindsey McCord lost to Emma McCardwell 1-6, 0-6 while Aly Proper lost to Sam Hammel 0-6, 0-6 at No. 2 singles. At No. 3 singles Erin Wright lost to Madilyn Moore 0-6, 0-6.

In doubles action, Sara Hudson and Haidyn Goodwin lost to Haley Augsburger and Brandy Stoker 0-6, 0-6 at No. 1 as Kaleigh Stephenson and Elvira Decsov lost to Brielle Boynton and Marie Clare Sizemore 1-6, 1-6 at No. 2.

Golf

New Pal earns season best

New Palestine’s golf team shot a season-best round on Tuesday in a three-way meet win.The Dragons totaled a score of 175 to beat Shenandoah (191) and Eastern Hancock (223) at Tri County Golf Course.

Evan Rejer and Lucas Swanson led the team, shooting 43s. Blake Barnette added a round of 44, Nick Lyon shot a 45 and the fifth score was Elijah Domogala’s 46.

“We had a great night and shot our lowest score of the season,” New Palestine head coach Gregg Greene said.

Cougars place 2nd

Greenfield-Central’s golf team competed against Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Shelbyville on Tuesday. The Golden Bears won 173-196.Clayton Long led the Cougars with a round of 46.

Softball

Marauders win big

Mt. Vernon’s softball team used a six-run fourth inning to handle Shenandoah 8-2 on the road Tuesday.Kaitlyn Nugent limited the home team’s offense to just four hits to earn the win for the Marauders, who finished with 10 hits.

Sadie Baugh went 3-for-4 at the plate while MacKenzie McCann was 3-for-4 with two RBIs.

Greenfield-Central edged

Greenfield-Central’s softball team suffered a 4-3 loss at Pendleton Heights on Tuesday.The Cougars, now 11-5, trailed 4-0 at one point until a late comeback fell just short.

The team managed six hits in the loss with one error.