Dragons knock off 4A No. 1 Greenwood




Kylie Lyons and Savannah Blevins enjoyed mammoth days at the plate Tuesday, while Lizzie Garrison dominated from the mound in a trio of Hancock County softball wins.

In Mt. Vernon’s 18-15 slugfest victory over Anderson, Lyons, a sophomore, went 5-for-6 with a home run and seven RBIs to pace the Marauders’ victory. It was the first long ball of the year for Lyons.

Rachel Houck and Ellie Balbach also homered for the Marauders (14-9) and totaled five RBIs. Whitney Stevens-McBride and Mikaela Poe added three hits each for MV.

Anderson fell to 9-13.

Blevins, Eastern Hancock’s senior catcher, homered for the fifth time this season in the Royals’ 12-0 blanking of Hagerstown.

Blevins, a Franklin College commit, finished 3-for-3 with a season-high five RBIs.

The Royals’ Darby Shaw threw a one-hitter against Hagerstown (2-9).

Eastern Hancock (18-5), winners of 10 straight games, got offensive help from Jordan Pierson (4-for-4, three RBIs), Katelyn Bowman (three RBIs) and Allison Dickey (3-for-4, two runs scored).

Garrison fueled New Palestine to perhaps the most impressive win across the state on Tuesday, as the Dragons knocked off Class 4A No. 1 and previously undefeated Greenwood, 3-2 in nine innings.

Garrison, a senior pitcher, held the Woodmen to only three hits and no runs over five innings, before handing the ball over to Kaylin McMurray for the final four innings.

Megan Prosser and Brittany Duncan delivered RBIs for the Dragons. Markie Wood went 2-for-4 with a double.

The visiting Dragons trailed 2-0 through five innings, then added one run in each of the sixth and seventh innings to send the contest to extra frames.

In the ninth, Markie Wood doubled off the centerfield wall, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored the winning run on a sacrifice fly by Brittany Duncan.

New Palestine’s game against Indian Creek scheduled for Tuesday was cancelled. The Dragons will celebrate Senior Day on Saturday at 10 a.m. against Columbus North.

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