Cougars leave too many on base in loss to No. 6 Arabians

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Greenfield-Central’s Madysen Herbert pitched well in a tough loss to No. 6 Pendleton Heights Tuesday.

Tom Russo | Daily Reporter

Staff report

Greenfield-Central out-hit Class 4A No. 6 Pendleton Heights 8-7, but the Cougars softball team was on the short end of a 4-0 decision in Tuesday’s Hoosier Heritage Conference game at Greenfield-Central.

Greenfield-Central dropped to 13-6 and 3-2 in the HHC. Pendleton Heights, No. 6 in the Softball Coaches Association of Indiana poll, is 16-4 and 3-1 in the HHC.

Kristen Wineinger had three hits and Faith Butler had a pair of doubles, but the Cougars left 13 runners on base.

Charlotte Riehle also had two hits.

Pitcher Madysen Herbert gave up just one earned run. She struck out five.

On Monday, Greenfield-Central scored nine runs in its first two at-bats in an 11-1 victory at Cardinal Ritter.

Makenna Rankin and Butler had home runs for the Cougars.

Rankin and Wineinger had three RBIs each. Olivia Roberts and Leilani Forshey both hit doubles.

Butler threw all five innings and gave up three hits. She struck out five and did not give up an earned run.

Greenfield-Central visits Lawrence Central Thursday.

EH wins big over ND

The Eastern Hancock softball team defeated North Decatur 17-1 in Greensburg Monday.

The Royals scored eight first-inning runs and added nine more in the second.

Grace Stapleton hit two home runs and had five RBIs. Sammie Bolding had a home run and 3 RBIs.

Addisyn Trackwell went 4-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.

Pitchers Madison Stephens and Cameron Spegal combined for a two-hitter.

Eastern Hancock (14-4) travels to Anderson Thursday.

Baseball

Dragons drop non-conference contest

In a non-conference game at New Palestine High School, the host Dragons lost 6-3 to visiting Whiteland Monday.

Ben Hirschy had a pair of doubles and an RBI. Wes Stiller had two hits, including a double and one RBI. Wyatt Matheis had a two-hit game.

The Dragons had a 13-7 record heading into Tuesday’s Hoosier Heritage Conference game at Pendleton Heights.

Cougars over Rocks

Greenfield-Central picked up a road non-conference baseball win Monday by downing Westfield 7-2.

Landon Brooks was the winning pitcher. Kyle Oden and Jaden Markus pitched in relief.

A.J. Oden had three hits. Grant Shepherd and Parker Rhodes had two hits apiece. Rhodes had three RBIs and a triple. Andrew Zellers also had a triple for the Cougars.

Girls Tennis

G-C beats Yorktown

Greenfield-Central picked up a 4-1 victory at Yorktown Monday.

The No. 1 doubles team of Jaclyn Layton and Emma Berty were first off the courts with a 6-0, 6-0 victory.

No. 2 singles player Kammi Anderson put the Cougars up 2-0 with a 6-1, 6-2 victory.

Clinching the team win, Madison Succaw won her No. 3 singles match 6-3, 6-3.

The fourth win came from the No. 2 doubles team of Hallie Smith and Lauren Chastain, 6-2, 6-2.

With the win, Greenfield-Central improved to 10-4 overall and 3-3 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.

Royals lose to Lapel

Missing two varsity players from the starting lineup, Eastern Hancock’s girls tennis team dropped a 4-1 decision at Lapel Monday.

Boys golf

NP beats TC, WC

New Palestine’s boys golf team defeated Triton Central and Warren Central at Hawk’s Tail Golf Course in Greenfield Monday.

The Dragons shot 173. Triton Central finished with 181. Warren Central did not have a complete team.

Joey McPike was low Dragon with a 41. Nick Barada finished with a 42.

New Palestine was scheduled to play Shenandoah and Eastern Hancock Tuesday.

Cougar golfers defeat Bears

Greenfield-Central got a 38 from Avery Young to lead the way in a 168-220 victory over Lawrence Central Monday at Hawk’s Tail Golf Course in Greenfield.