Sports Roundup – May 21

Daily Reporter staff reports

The Greenfield-Central baseball team collected its second straight win Thursday night, pummeling Mooresville 14-6 on the road.

The Cougars improved to 10-15 on the season with three more games left on their regular-season schedule.

Greenfield-Central jumped out fast, scoring four runs in the first and another in the second before Mooresville tied the game with a five-run bottom half of the second.

An eight-run offensive explosion by the Cougars in the top of the fifth weighed huge as they turned the tide for good.

Josh Mundell earned the win on the mound and Drey Jameson had two home runs in the slugfest.

The Ball State recruit now has seven home runs this season.

Royals storm back to win against Indian Creek

Eastern Hancock faced an early deficit Thursday night, but battled back to knock off Mid-Hoosier Conference foe Indian Creek 6-5.

The host Royals trailed 5-1 after three innings as the Braves opened with a three-run top of the first.

Eastern Hancock scored one run in the bottom of the first but saved their best for the fourth and fifth with back-to-back two-run frames. The deciding run crossed home plate in the seventh.

Garek Ferguson went 2-for-3, Tom Barton was 2-for-2 with an RBI and Addison True was 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Dwight Duzan finished 1-for-2 with an RBI and a double. Clayton White had two RBIs.

White picked up the win behind seven innings of work and three strikeouts.

The Royals are now 12-10 and 7-2 in the MHC.

Softball

Cougars fall to Carmel, drop fourth straight

The Greenfield-Central softball team came out hot Thursday night, but the host Carmel Greyhounds rallied back to win 6-5.

The loss was the fourth straight for Greenfield-Central, which hasn’t won since beating Greensburg 14-0 on May 14. It was the Cougars fifth game in six days.

Trailing 2-0 after the first inning, the Cougars stormed back and captured the lead 5-2 after a one-run top of the second and a four-run third.

The Greyhounds answered in the bottom of the fifth with a four-run momentum swing.

Greenfield-Central is 13-9 on the year with their final home game played against Lawrence North last night. They open the Class 4A Pendleton Heights Sectional on Monday against Anderson at 7:30 p.m.

Eastern Hancock overwhelms Edinburgh

The Eastern Hancock Royals doubled up Mid-Hoosier Conference rival Edinburgh to win 6-3 on the road Thursday night.

The Royals grabbed a 3-0 lead after three innings and added two more runs in the top of the fifth to surge ahead 5-0.

Edinburgh rallied with a three-run bottom half of the fifth, but an insurance run by the Royals in the seventh secured the win.

Brooke Walden was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a home run. Seven different Royals recorded a hit during the game.

Darby Shaw picked up the win, pitching seven innings with five strikeouts.

The Royals are now 15-3 on the year and 6-1 in the MHC.