The Greenfield-Central baseball team split a doubleheader with Lawrence Central and Brownsburg Friday night at Molinder Field.
LC rallied late to top the Cougars 7-5 in the opener, but the hosts responded with a 6-4 victory in the nightcap over Brownsburg.
G-C (9-5) held a late advantage over LC in Game 1, but couldn’t hold the lead. Seth Adams started for the Cougars and pitched well enough to win according to G-C coach Brian Murphy.
“We made some defensive mistakes and against a good team, you can’t do that,” Murphy said.
In the second game, Adams drove in all six of the hosts’ runs with a grand slam and a two-run homer. Slater Rush earned the win on the mound. Mitch Gibson came in to finish off the game.
“Slater pitched very well,” Murphy said. “He was really efficient.”
G-C is at Eastern Hancock (4-8) Monday.
New Palestine 173, Beech Grove 212
Led by co-medalists Brady Elliott and Matt Kreutzer (41), the Dragons picked up a dual meet win Thursday.
Aric Kotarksi (44) and Sam O’Dell (46) also scored.
“We played well on a rough day to play golf,” NP coach Gregg Greene said.
Hamilton SE 149, Mt. Vernon 158, Lawrence North 179
Graham McAreen of the No. 1-ranked Royals took home medalist honors with a 34 Thursday.
MV’s scoring was comprised of Oliver Mast (37), Will Dant (38), Austin Alexander (41) and Jack Harker (42).
“Overall, a pretty good night for us. The wind was howling and very cold, but the boys were tough and kept focused throughout. We’re coming out of a funk over the last week or so, so tonight’s score was nice to see,” Marauder coach Caleb Zelencik said. “We knew we would have to play our best to beat (HSE) and we gave them a run – they are extremely talented. It will be nice to have this weekend off after having invitationals the last two weekends; I think the boys need a couple of days to re-focus. We have a busy schedule over the next two weeks, so we need to be mentally sharp.”
Edinburgh 3, Eastern Hancock 2
Sara Neff (No. 3 singles) and Grace Perkins/Hannah Miller (No. 1 doubles) won for the Royals Thursday.
Hauser 4, Eastern Hancock 1
EH fell to 3-8 Friday as Perkins and Miller picked up the team’s only win in three sets.
Delta 4, New Palestine 1
The No. 13-ranked Eagles picked up a Hoosier Heritage Conference road win Thursday.
Kara Miller and Kylar Litteral won at No. 1 doubles for NP.
Track and field
EH sweeps Wes-Del
Led by Justin Cool-Luke’s two individual wins, the Eastern Hancock boys routed Wes-Del 96-27 Thursday.
Cool-Luke won the 400 meters and high jump. Other EH winners were Cole Cochard (110 hurdles), Jacob Mueller (1,600), Derrik Noel (800), Cooper Henderson (long jump), Reece Burkhart (discus) and Brenden Box (shot put).
The Royals also swept the relays, with Mueller, Clayton Brumfield, Matt Thompson and Parker West winning the 3,200; Noel, Austin Smith, Sam Carlton and Isaiah McCormick taking the 400 and Cool-Luke, Noel, Devyn Brinson and Ethan Hayse claiming the 1,600.
The EH girls edged Wes-Del 63-60.
Shelby Mourey won all four events she entered, claiming the high jump and 200 while anchoring the 400 and 1,600 relays.
Other individual winners were Kiersten Schrope (400), Hope Spaulding (100 hurdles), Kaycee Ruble (shot put) and Ryley Burkhart (discus).
The Royals won the three relays, winning the 3,200 (Schrope, Megan Reeves, Emiley Carlton, Cara Johnson), 400 (Mourey, Maddie Lee, Alex Quillin, Karlee Gray) and 1,600 (Lee, Spaulding, Schrope, Mourey).
“It was a close meet,” EH coach Jerry Cain said. “We’re struggling with some injuries right now.”