Daily Reporter staff reports
Class 3A No. 7 New Palestine fell 3-2 to No. 6 Brebeuf Jesuit on the road Monday in nine innings.
The Dragons took a 2-1 lead into the third inning and held it until the seventh when the home team tied the game at 2-all. From there, the Braves scored in the bottom of the ninth to seal the win.
Evan Fitzgerald led the team going 2-for-5 at the plate. Jason Hall-Manley had an RBI double, and Keegan Watson also had an RBI to pace New Palestine.
On the mound, Jarrett Jaques stuck out six and allowed just five hits in the loss for the Dragons.
New Palestine is now 17-7 this season heading into the final stretch of its season.
Northeastern too much for Eastern Hancock
Northeastern used a seven-run first inning to secure a 17-7 win against Eastern Hancock on Monday, although both teams finished with nine hits.
Garek Ferguson led the team with two hits including a triple. Addison True also collected two hits as Devin Denny finished with two RBIs.
Levi Majority earned the loss on the mound for the Royals.
Greenfield-Central falls in extra innings
Greenfield-Central’s baseball team lost 2-1 to Bishop Chatard on Monday in eight innings.
The Cougars finished with four hits.
New Palestine earns eighth straight win
Class 3A No. 1 New Palestine extended its winning streak to eight games with a 4-1 win against Greenwood Monday at home.
The Dragons scored three runs in the fifth inning to break a tie and run away with the victory.
Elisha Barker struck out five and allowed one earned run to earn the win on the mound. She allowed just six hits in a complete-game effort.
Offensively, Emily O’Connor, Issy Hoyt and Casey Lehman all collected singles and an RBI for New Palestine. Carly Roberts and Mackenzie Jones scored two runs apiece to pace the team, which moves to 19-2 this season.
Mt. Vernon victorious in high scoring affair
Mt. Vernon’s softball team used a seven-run second inning to pull out a 17-13 win against Anderson on Monday.
The Marauders finished with 16 hits in the win led by Mackenzie McCann’s walk-off grand slam. She finished 2-for-4 with five RBIs. Savanna Schultz was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, while Kristin Connors was 3-for-5.
Anderson finished with 17 hits.
Eastern Hancock slips past Shenandoah
Despite registering 13 hits, Eastern Hancock’s softball team just slipped past Shenandoah on Monday in eight innings, 3-2.
Faithe Webster led the Royals’ offense with three hits while Eriel Truitt, Darby Shaw and Brooke Walden each finished with two hits, as well. Micah Black added a double.
Shaw also earned the win on the mound, throwing a complete game with 11 strikeouts. She allowed just six hits and two walks.
Shenandoah committed two errors in the loss.
Roncalli takes charge vs. Greenfield-Central
Greenfield-Central’s softball team dropped an 8-5 contest to Roncalli on Monday.
Darcie Huber led the team going 3-for-3 at the plate with a home run.
Marauders hold Anderson scoreless, move to 14-1
Mt. Vernon’s tennis team improved to 14-1 with a 5-0 win against Anderson on Monday.
Cassie York won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles while Alaina Nelson and Olivia Spicer won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively.
In doubles play, Emily Annakin and Brianna Partin won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 while Sophie Williams and Maeve McCafferty won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2.