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Prep Wrap: Behind Mast, MV golf downs New Pal


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Oliver Mast’s 37 led all golfers Monday during a dual match between Mt. Vernon and New Palestine, a contest won 173-181 by the Marauders.

Mast, a freshman, earned medalist honors and was backed by fellow ninth-grader Will Dant (41), junior Jake Yurack (47) and freshman Drew Richter (48).

“We played without Austin (Alexander) tonight and the freshmen stepped up. Oliver and Will played really well and Drew Richter had his score count for the first time tonight. So proud of those young men,” MV coach Caleb Zelencik said. “Rounding out the scoring was junior Jake Yurack. Jake played pretty consistent tonight, he is really close to posting some low scores.

“The course played tough, the greens were hard to hold. The ball bounced and rolled out a lot, it took us a few holes to adjust. Overall, not a bad night on the course.”

Aric Kotarski (43), Brady Elliott (45), Blake Barnette (45) and Matt Kreutzer (48) comprised the Dragons’ scoring.

“We had a great night to play golf with lower wind and didn’t play well. We had no birdies, which is unusual, and averaged 2.6 doubles per man,” NP coach Gregg Greene said. “The boys finally have a couple days of practice to get things right before Warren Central comes on Thursday.”

Indian Creek 184, Eastern Hancock 191

Caleb Wallen paced the Royals with a 44 Monday.

Wallen was backed up by Jacob Stacy (48), Cole Allen (49) and Kenny Bunnell (50).

Fishers 162, Greenfield-Central 168

Adam Casto shot a 38 to pace the Cougars Monday.

Jake Kauth had a 40, Clayton Long fired a 43 and Connor Pence and Trevor Humphreys notched 47s.

Girls tennis

Eastern Hancock 5, Knightstown 0

Andrea Terheide, Hailey Carlton and Sara Neff won singles matches for EH, while Grace Perkins/Hannah Miller and Madison Mayfield/Alex Perkins claimed doubles victories.

Mt. Vernon 4, Warren Central 1

The doubles’ tandems of Maddie Walrod/Molly Laughlin and Addison Eads/Cassie York won Tuesday.

Sarah Jones (No. 2 singles) and Kendra Eberhard (No. 3 singles) prevailed in straight sets.

Baseball

New Palestine 11, Warren Central 4

The Dragons scored seven second-inning runs to run away with their game Monday.

Connor Swain allowed eight hits and two earned runs in six-plus innings to acquire the victory.

To begin the second inning, NP had seven straight base knocks and had eight total hits in the frame, taking a 7-1 lead. Evan Vance and Swain each had two-run singles in the second, and Nick Butcher added a run-scoring hit.

For the game, Vance was 3-for-3 with two runs, two stolen bases and two RBI. Wes McBride was 2-for-3 with two runs. Butcher was 1-2 with an RBI, two runs and was hit by pitches twice.

Cameron Clark had two RBI, as did Swain. Evan Hickman was 2-3 with a double, as the red and white finished with 13 hits.

Mt. Vernon 9, Guerin Catholic 0

The Golden Eagles managed just one hit in defeat Monday.

The Marauders (7-8) piled up 13 hits and scored in every inning but the fourth.

Nathanael Lash piched five and 2/3 scoreless innings for MV. Andrew Boyle had three RBI. Joey Turner had three hits.

Track and field

NP boys eighth at Zionsville

The New Palestine boys competed in the Zionsville Invitational Friday, placing eighth out of 10 teams.

The Dragons were led by Josh McKean (second in shot put), Chris Poturalski (second in the 400) and Seth Eagleson (third in the 3,200).

Softball

Eastern Hancock 18, Southwestern 8

The Royals run-ruled the Spartans Monday, moving to 11-2 overall and 4-0 in Mid-Hoosier Conference play.

EH is tied with Indian Creek (4-0) atop the MHC. The two teams meet May 14 in Charlottesville.

The Royals had 17 hits and benefited from five Southwestern errors.

Emily Reger (two doubles, three runs, RBI, stolen base), Brooke Walden (3-for-4, three runs, three RBI, stolen base), Kaysi Gilbert (3-for-4, two runs, RBI, stolen base), Darby Shaw (2-for-4, run scored, two RBI) and Nakayla Shelton (2-for-3, run, three RBI) headlined the EH offense.

Cathedral 3, New Palestine 1

Markie Wood had two of the Dragons’ hits Tuesday.

Kaylin McMurray pitched seven innings of six-hit ball for Class 4A No. 7 NP (14-3), allowing three runs (two earned) while striking out three.

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