Tyler Young and Josh Alley had a 1-2 finish in Wednesday’s Hancock County Boys Golf Tournament at Hawk’s Tail Golf Course in Greenfield to lead Greenfield-Central to a team championship.
Young had a nine-hole score of 38, two strokes lower than Alley, who carded a 40.
Mt. Vernon’s Asher Cotton also finished with a 40. New Palestine’s Landon Beaty had a 41 and Mt. Vernon’s Aaron Arkenau shot a 42 to round out the top five.
It was a tight battle at the top between the top three teams. Greenfield-Central won with a 165. Mt. Vernon had a 168 and New Palestine finished with a 172. Eastern Hancock scored 221.
Greenfield-Central and Mt. Vernon each had three golfers shoot 42 or under, but Young’s 38 was a big difference in getting the Cougars the team title.
G-C also had a 42 from Avery Young. Nils Erkmanis, from Mt. Vernon, also shot 42.
Eastern Hancock’s low golfer was Jacob Jackson with a 50.
2023 Hancock County Golf Results
Greenfield-Central (165):Tyler Young 38, Josh Alley 40, Avery Young 42, Bryce Hasty 45, Xavier Robinson 50
Mt. Vernon (168): Asher Cotton 40, Aaron Arkenau 41, Nils Erkmanis 42, Brady Pearson 45, Jace Lugar 50
New Palestine (172): Landon Beaty 41, Luke Cofer 43, Alex Cofer 44, Nick Barada 44, Josiah Kissel 52
Eastern Hancock (221): Jacob Jackson 50, Corey Leece 57, Ronnie Johnson 59, Parker Atkins 59
Marauders remain unbeaten in HHC play
The Mt. Vernon baseball team improved to 9-0 in Hoosier Heritage Conference play with a 10-0 victory over visiting New Castle Wednesday.
In the five-inning game ended early by the 10-run mercy rule, junior pitcher Cam Sullivan threw a two-hitter and struck out 12 without a walk.
Nick Heitman had a triple and drove in three runs. Russell Weaver went 3-for-3 with a solo home run. DJ Scheumann had two hits.
The teams meet again today in New Castle to complete the two-game conference series.
Dragons sweep Delta
New Palestine’s baseball team finished off a two-game Hoosier Heritage Conference series sweep of Delta with an 11-3 win in Muncie Wednesday.
The Dragons defeated the Eagles 9-0, Tuesday at home.
New Palestine has won eight straight games and improved to 13-5 overall and 6-4 in the HHC.
On Wednesday, Nic Deering went 2-for-3 with a double and four RBIs. Adam Rickey went 5-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Nolan Cox had two hits and two RBIs.
Jacob Morris and Wyatt Matheis each had two hits.
On Tuesday, Blaine Nunnally threw a complete game shutout. He struck out nine and gave up three hits.
Wes Stiller went 3-for-3 with a home run and seven RBIs.
The Dragons are back in action Friday at Connersville.
G-C wins two over PH
Greenfield-Central’s baseball team won 10-2 at Pendleton Heights Wednesday, to go with a 12-2 win at home on Tuesday, to win the Hoosier Heritage Conference two-game series over the Arabians.
On Wednesday, Jaden Markus threw a complete game and struck out 10. He gave up five hits.
Connor Sims and A.J. Oden each had three hits and four RBIs.
On Tuesday, trailing 2-0 in the third, the Cougars erupted for six runs. Oden had two hits and drove in four. Andrew Zellers had two hits and three RBIs. Grant Shepherd had three hits. Sims had two hits and two RBIs. Landon Brooks also had two hits.
On the mound, Luke Willett threw a five-inning complete game, striking out eight. He gave up just three hits.
The Cougars are 10-6-1 overall and 7-3 in the HHC.
They will travel to Westfield Monday.
New Pal winning streak ends
The New Palestine softball team, ranked No. 6 in Class 4A, had its seven-game winning streak come to an end with a 13-4 loss to No. 2ranked defending state champion Roncalli Wednesday, at New Palestine.
Paige Ernstes and Aglaia Rudd had home runs for the Dragons.
New Palestine is back in action today with a Hoosier Heritage Conference game at home against Greenfield-Central.