Stewart, Bolding win Pitch, Hit & Run

Two local youths took one step closer to showcasing their skills at the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in San Diego.

Greenfield’s Lilly Stewart and Sami Bolding from the Eastern Hancock area both won their respective age divisions during the MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competition in Cincinnati last weekend.

Lilly, a national finalists last year, claimed the top spot in the 11 to 12 age group during the event conducted at Great American Ballpark on Saturday.

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Bolding was first in the 9 to 10 age division. Their victories put them in the running for potential selection to this summer’s National Finals at Petco Park during MLB All-Star week.

Those picked to compete at nationals will be among 24 finalists from across the nation and earn an all-expense paid trip to the MLB All-Star game on July 12.

This year’s finalists for each age division will be announced June 27.


New Pal’s Hoyt named All-State, All-Star

Issy Hoyt, a Purdue recruit, was named First Team All-State Class 3A/4A by the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association.

The New Palestine graduate holds the career home run record for the Dragons and earned a second honor by being selected to play in the 2016 ICGSA North-South All-Star Game this Saturday.

The All-Star doubleheader will be played at Cherry Tree Softball Complex in Carmel, with the first game scheduled to start at 11:15 a.m.

Hoyt will play with the South All-Stars.

Greenfield-Central’s Darcie Huber, a Ball State signee, was named ICGSA Second Team All-State 3A/4A.

New Palestine’s Casey Lehman, a Huntington commit, and Greenfield-Central incoming senior Morganne Denny were both rewarded as Third Team All-State 3A/4A.


Royals softball trio earn MHC honors

The 2016 regional championship Eastern Hancock softball team was recognized by the Mid-Hoosier Conference.

Three players were named All-MHC including Darby Shaw, Micah Black and Kaysi Gilbert.

The Royals finished the season 20-3 after claiming both a sectional and regional crown this spring.

Ranked 16th in the state, Class 2A Eastern Hancock defeated No. 1 Henryville before falling 3-2 to eventual state champion No. 2 Evansville Mater Dei during the Forest Park Semistate title game in eight innings.


Anderson seeking help for Colts camp

Anderson University is seeking 200 individuals to serve as volunteers at Colts training camp this summer.

In order to be a volunteer, the interested individual must be 18 years of age or older, complete the volunteer application, and attend a training session at Anderson University.

Training sessions will be conducted June 23 and July 5, 9 and 12 at Reardon Auditorium.

Interested individuals may email or call 765-641-4143 for a volunteer application.