Dragons net first HHC doubleheader sweep

NEW PALESTINE — Playing consistently good baseball and finishing up the Hoosier Heritage Conference schedule strong was what New Palestine was after Saturday.

The Dragons got well-rounded performances and are on their way to a potential 4-0 run to end league play, as they swept Pendleton Heights 3-0 and 10-5.

Evan Vance blanked the Arabians on four hits in the opener, and NP (17-8, 5-5 HHC) rallied from a 3-0 deficit with two runs each in innings four through six and tacked on four in the final frame.

This was the first time this season the Dragons won both ends of a twin bill that counted in the conference standings. NP beat new HHC member New Castle twice April 18, but the Trojans will begin to compete for league titles in baseball next year.

“That felt pretty good,” NP coach Shawn Lyons said. “A lot of times we’d win the first game and we’d be satisfied and lose focus the second game. But (Saturday), we kept at it and played very well both games.”

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