Daily Reporter staff reports
The Greenfield-Central Cougars haven’t lost a game since April Fool’s Day. Nothing changed Monday as the 11th-ranked Class 4A Cougars defeated Bishop Chatard 5-3 for their 14th straight win.
The Cougars trailed 2-1 after the first inning at Bishop Chatard before building a 3-2 lead in the top of the second. With the game tied 3-3 through three innings, Greenfield-Central used a two-run fourth to pulled ahead for good.
The Cougars finished with 10 hits, including a two-run home run by Maria Kihega in the fourth to break the game open. Kihega was 2-for-4 and had three runs scored.
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Sam Kihega added two hits and two RBIs. Kenzie Bradley was 2-for-3. Michaela Ballman came on in relief to throw 3.3 scoreless innings.
The Cougars travel to Eastern Hancock today for a county rivalry matchup against the Class 2A No. 12 Royals.
Greenfield-Central is 15-1 on the season and a perfect 4-0 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.
Royals blank Shenandoah
The Class 2A No. 12 Eastern Hancock Royals improved to 15-4 with a 3-0 shutout against rival Shenandoah on the road Monday night.
The Royals put together three one-run innings behind seven hits to defeat the Raiders.
Faithe Webster finished 2-for-4 to lead the Royals. Peyton West, Kaysi Gilbert and Bree Ashby each drove in a run. West had a double along with Gilbert.
Elise Bittinger threw a six-inning one-hitter with two strikeouts and a walk for the win.
Royals fall to Raiders
The Eastern Hancock baseball team lost a tough 6-4 game on Monday night to Wapahani.
The host Raiders grabbed a 5-0 lead early before the Royals charged back to cut into the deficit 5-2. From there Wapahani added an insurance run in the bottom of the third.
Eastern Hancock rallied with two runs it the top of the sixth, but couldn’t add anymore in the seventh, falling to 10-8 on the season.
Devin Denny, A.J. Muegge, Addison True, and Levi Majority all drove in one run apiece. Clayton White went 2-for-3, while Muegge was 1-for-3 with two runs scored.
White and Muegge each hit doubles.
Marauders tame Lions
The Mt. Vernon boys golf team beat Rushville 166-209 at Antler Pointe Golf Course on Monday.
Oliver Mast was medalist for the Marauders with a 2-over par 38. Will Dant shot a 41, Xavier Dunham carded a 42 and Max Heitman added a 45.
The Marauders play Shelbyville on Friday at Bear Chase.
Cougars beat Bears
The Greenfield-Central boys golf team defeated Lawrence Central 197-203 on Monday.
The Cougars were led by Kyle Arrowood’s 47 to prevail on the road against the Bears.
Tigers nip Cougars
The Greenfield-Central girls tennis team lost to Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Yorktown 4-1 on Monday.
The Cougars had several tight matches, but the Tigers surrendered just one point at No. 3 singles where Avery Spencer was victorious. Lindsey McCord nearly secured a second point, but lost a close match in the third set at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 5-7, 4-6.
Royals fall to Bulldogs
The Eastern Hancock girls tennis team lost to Lapel 5-0 on Monday.
Chelsi McMahan battled at No. 1 singles before losing 2-6, 2-6. Corina Jennings pushed her opponent at No. 3 singles, falling 3-6, 0-6.
The No. 2 doubles team of Cassandra Hannemann and Madison Hagan challenge in the first set before losing 4-6, 0-6.
Marauders top Dragons
The Mt. Vernon Marauders defeated rival New Palestine 4-1 on Monday.
The state-ranked Marauders swept all three singles matches and won at No. 2 doubles to win.
At No. 1 singles, Alaina Nelson defeated Amelia Fleetwood 6-3, 6-1. Olivia Spicer battled back to beat Lexi Miller 5-7, 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 singles.
Kayleigh Helm won 6-2, 6-3 against Ivey Simmons at No. 3 singles. The Marauders No. 2 doubles tandem of Maeve McCafferty and Sophie Williams won 6-1, 6-3 against Cassie Willhelm and Lauren Didelot.
The Dragons lone point came at No. 1 doubles where Josee King and Katie Settergren prevailed in a third-set against Emily Annakin and Maeve Laughlin.