Sectional events rescheduled due to weather, field conditions

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HANCOCK COUNTY — Rainy conditions sustained throughout the region this week have led to the rescheduling of multiple events for both the high school softball and baseball state tournaments.

Due to the wet field conditions, Indiana High School Athletic Association host sectional sites have postponed contests from their original dates.

The Pendleton Heights Class 4A Sectional 9 softball championship game between the host Arabians and Mt. Vernon has been moved to Saturday at 6 p.m.

The sectional final was initially rescheduled for Wednesday evening to avoid projected storm patterns and was later postponed to Thursday night.

However, due to unsuitable field conditions on Thursday and scheduling conflicts today, the decision was made to push the event to this weekend.

The 2A Sectional 42 softball final has been postponed until today at 5 p.m. after storms halted play between host Eastern Hancock and Triton Central on Wednesday evening in the top of the fourth inning.

The event was postponed until Thursday before additional rain showers made the field unsuitable for competition.

The Mt. Vernon 4A Sectional 9 baseball tournament has been postponed until Saturday with recent weather conditions preventing contests to be conducted on both Wednesday and Thursday.

The tournament’s quarterfinal games will be played on Saturday beginning with host Mt. Vernon facing Pendleton Heights at noon and Richmond against Greenfield-Central to follow at approximately 2 p.m.

The Sectional 9 semifinals will be conducted on Monday with the first game scheduled for 10 a.m. and the second to be played at noon. The tournament championship game will be held on Monday at 7 p.m.

The Roncalli 4A Sectional 11 baseball tournament has been postponed until Monday with both semifinal games being played at 10 a.m. and noon. The championship contest is scheduled for Monday at 7 p.m.

The New Palestine Dragons advanced to the Sectional 11 semifinal round after defeating Southport, 6-2, late Wednesday evening.

The Dragons will face Perry Meridan in the first semifinal contest on Monday. Perry Meridian defeated host Roncalli, 7-0, on Wednesday night to advance. Monday’s second semifinal game will be between Warren Central and Franklin Central.

The Dragons improved to 21-6 on the season with their quarterfinal victory over Southport.

New Palestine scored six runs on four hits and received solid pitching performances from both Caleb Davis and Blaine Nunnally.

Davis allowed four hits and one earned run over 3.1 innings pitched. Nunnally pitched 3.2 innings in relief with nine strikeouts and one hit allowed to earn the win.

Eli Bruns led the Dragons’ offense, finishing 2-for-2 with a run and two RBI. Nunnally went 1-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Ben Morwick was 1-for-3 with two RBI.