In one of their final tune-ups before the Hancock County Tournament, the Mt Vernon girls tennis team fell to Delta, the state’s No. 14-ranked team, 4-1 on Wednesday.
Maddie Walrod and Molly Laughlin notched MV’s win (7-6, 6-3) at No. 1 doubles, while the No. 2 doubles team of Addison Eads and Cassie York lost to the Eagles in three sets.
“The Marauders came out with the eye of the tiger, but it got ripped out by an eagle claw,” MV coach Gabe Muterspaugh said. “Our doubles teams, for just their second matches together, played awesome and will only improve.”
MV will visit Greenfield-Central Thursday then host the county tourney on Friday beginning at 4:30 p.m.
New Palestine is the two-time defending county tourney champ.
Southwestern 4, Eastern Hancock 1
In a Mid-Hoosier Conference match, Sara Neff (No. 3 singles) scored the lone win for the host Royals.
Eastern Hancock 18, Daleville 1
One day after collecting six RBI in a win over Morristown, Brooke Walden added five RBI in the rout of Daleville.
Walden, a freshman, had a double, triple and two sacrifice flies.
Bekah Mohr had two RBI and Skyler Overleese added three hits for the Royals (7-1), who have scored at least 15 runs in four straight games.
New Palestine 26, Zionsville 1
Issy Hoyt hit two home runs and had seven RBI in the Class 4A No. 5 Dragons’ five-inning win over Zionsville. Hoyt went 4-for-5, scored five runs and also hit a triple.
Adie Lorsung and Addi Clouse had four RBI each for NP (9-1), with Mary Crumlin adding a pair of doubles and three RBI. Lorsung notched a team-best five hits.
The Dragons will visit Mt. Vernon today.
Roncalli 15, New Palestine 1
The Rebels broke the Dragons’ five-game win streak, holding the host team to three hits.
New Palestine (7-4, 1-3 HHC) will host conference leader Shelbyville (7-0, 2-0 HHC) Friday in a doubleheader.