Daily Reporter staff reports

The top-ranked Class 3A New Palestine softball team sat idle Wednesday night, but that didn’t mean they didn’t gain ground in the Hoosier Heritage Conference race.

With the 15-7 victory by Pendleton Heights against Class 4A No. 16 Greenfield-Central, the Dragons clinched the outright HHC championship. New Palestine is 22-2 on the season and 6-0 in the conference with one game remaining today at Delta (15-7, 3-3 HHC).

Greenfield-Central finishes their HHC schedule 5-2 for second in the conference this season. The Cougars are 19-5 overall.

Pendleton Heights is 4-2 in the HHC and 18-8 overall. The Arabians are mathematically eliminated from claiming a share of the HHC title but can move into a tie for second with one game left on their schedule.

Baseball

Marauders snap 3-game skid

The Mt. Vernon baseball team snapped its three-game losing streak Wednesday night with a 5-4 win against Muncie Central on the road.

The Marauders used 10 hits to score at least one run in four innings, including two runs in the top of the fifth.

The host Bearcats led the game early 3-1 before the Marauders rallied back to take a 4-3 lead in the fifth. Mt. Vernon scored the first run to pull ahead 1-0 midway through the third inning.

The Marauders improved to 8-16 on the season and host Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Yorktown in their regular-season finale.

golf

Cougars fall to host Shelbyville

The Greenfield-Central Cougars boys golf team fell to the Shelbyville Golden Bears on the road Wednesday afternoon.

Shelbyville won the nine-hole dual match 178-213. Kyle Arrowood was the top scorer for the Cougars with a 49.

Correction

In the article “Survive & Advance,” published Wednesday in the Daily Reporter, the New Palestine 4×400 relay team was incorrectly identified. The relay team consisted of Olivia McKilligan, Sophia Taylor, Victoria Crowder and Jordan Reid.

The foursome finished second at the Shelbyville Sectional in a time 4 minutes, 7.61 seconds to qualify for the Franklin Community Regional on Tuesday.

The team powered past two other schools late in the race to secure their top-three run with the top-three sectional place-winners securing an automatic regional advancement.