Greenfield-Central’s Megan Wineinger went 1-for-3 at the plate in a doubleheader sweep for the South All-Stars in the Softball Coaches Association of Indiana North-South All-Star games at Indiana University’s Andy Mohr Field in Bloomington, Saturday.
Wineinger had two plate appearances in the South’s 4-2 Game 1 victory. She bunted into a fielder’s choice in her first at-bat, then hit an opposite-field triple to left-center field, eventually scoring one of her team’s four runs.
“I don’t think I hit a ball that hard in high school,” Wineinger said of her three-base hit. “I fouled off the pitcher before. The pitcher was ahead in the count, so I ended up winning that.”
She lined out in her only Game 2 plate appearance. The South won the second game 7-2.
“It was super nice to be able to play with all those amazing players,” Wineinger said. “I showed up to the Friday practice, I was humbled. There were some amazing players on the South team, and the North team, as well.”
Wineinger, who played most of her senior season at G-C as a second baseman, played both second base and right field in the all-star games. She had played some outfield for the Cougars during her junior year.
A SCAI third-team all-state selection, Wineinger will play next year at the University of Indianapolis. She plans on majoring in Chemistry.
In her final season at G-C, Wineinger hit .506 with 42 hits in 83 at-bats, with 36 runs scored, three doubles and 16 RBI.
Leary gets first Silver Crown pavement win
Greenfield’s C.J. Leary won the BYTEC Dairyland 100 at Madison International Speedway, located just outside of Madison, Wisc., on Friday, June 24.
Leary, who has won a pair of Silver Crown races on dirt as well as numerous sprint car events, led all 100 laps of the feature race to pick up his first pavement victory.
“I never thought I’d win a pavement Silver Crown race,” Leary said on the FloRacing.com webcast. “We’ve been trying for a long time … We had a really good car in practice, a really good car in qualifying and a really good car in the feature. I can’t thank (mechanic and chassis builder) Bob (East) enough. He’s the best in the business.
“After the Little 500, Bob was on me about being too cautious in lapped traffic. I attacked tonight. I knew with the good company behind me if I didn’t make those moves fast, they’d be breathing down my neck. It was an intense 100 laps. I race dirt all the time and I don’t ever have problems, but this was demanding tonight.”
Leary is having a strong season.
On Sunday, he set a new track record in qualifying for the USAC AMSOIL INC. National Sprint Car event at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisc. It was the 36th of his career, according to USAC Racing, and seventh in 14 events this season.
His track record time on the 1/3 mile dirt track was 13.765 seconds. He finished fifth in the feature race.
Marauders on live stream
Mt. Vernon’s athletics department has announced the creation of the Mt. Vernon Sports Network (mvsportsnetwork.com).
Starting with the 2022-23 school year the Marauders have plans to do live audio streaming of all varsity football, boys basketball and baseball games along with select softball and girls basketball games.
According to the website, the first event on the schedule is an Aug. 19 road football game between the defending Class 4A state champion Marauders and Noblesville.
Kleiman selects Taylor
Taylor University Volleyball announced, on Twitter, New Palestine outside hitter Reagan Kleiman has committed to continue her volleyball and academic career at the NAIA school in Upland, Ind. Taylor competes in the Crossroads League.
The 6-foot senior was a 2021 All-Hoosier Heritage Conference selection.
She had a team-best 326 kills (3.7 per set) with a 47.5 kill percentage and a .346 hitting average. Kleiman also led the Dragons with 68 blocks, including 16 solos. She was second on the team in service aces with 44.