Weekend Baseball Roundup: New Pal wins Lebanon tournament


Jacob Morris threw a six-inning no-hitter, striking out 11, in the championship game of the Lebanon Tournament to help lead New Palestine to a 10-0 victory over the hosts Saturday.

The Dragons got to the championship game with a 7-1 victory over Ben Davis earlier in the day. It is the second straight year the Dragons have won the tournament.

Morris faced the minimum 18 batters. His lone walk was erased in a double play.

The sophomore right-hander helped his cause with a hit and two RBI. Adam Rickey had a hit and three RBI. Jackson Kamp and Wyatt Matheis each had two hits. Kamp also drove in two runs. Matheis scored three times.

Henry Thorpe had a hit and scored twice. Landon Ballard had an RBI hit in his lone plate appearance.

The Dragons scored three runs each in the second, fourth and fifth innings. Lebanon committed seven errors.

In the opener against the Giants, the Dragons gave up one run in the top of the first inning, but quickly answered with one in the bottom half of the frame. The Dragons scored two runs in the second and sixth innings and added one run each in the fourth and fifth innings.

New Palestine had eight hits.

Like Morris in the nightcap, pitcher Rigg Mahurin helped his cause at the plate. The junior went 3-for-3 with a double and RBI. Nic Deering had a hit and three RBI. Rickey also drove in a run. Jace Jaques, Morris, Matheis and Ben Hirschy added hits.

On the mound, Mahurin struck out eight in five innings. He gave up three hits and one earned run. He walked three. Reliever Rickey threw two innings, giving up one hit and striking out two.

The Dragons (6-1, 3-1) resume Hoosier Heritage Conference play Tuesday at Mt. Vernon (2-3, 1-1).

Mt. Vernon splits at Shelbyville

After numerous rainouts, Mt. Vernon’s baseball team got its first Hoosier Heritage Conference games in Saturday at Shelbyville.

The Marauders split a doubleheader with the Golden Bears, winning the opener 5-4 and dropping Game 2 7-6 in eight innings.

All five runs in the victory came in the sixth inning. The opener was the completion of a game suspended by rain last week.

Tyler Etherington had a two-run hit in the frame. Hayden Ford, Mason Meyer and Will Jacobs also drove in runs.

Grant Payson had two hits in the win, including a double.

Jack Peine threw four innings and gave up four hits, two earned runs and three walks. He had six strikeouts and was the winning pitcher.

Andrew Boldt threw the last inning to earn a save. He gave up one hit and struck out two.

In the second game, Mt. Vernon led 6-4 before the Bears tied it with one run in the fifth and another in the sixth.

Starter Griffin Raquet threw 4.2 innings and gave up five runs, but only one was an earned run. He struck out six and walked four. Boldt threw the final 2.2 innings and suffered the loss. He gave up three hits, one earned run and struck out one. Caden Taylor threw .2 innings of relief.

Offensively, Ryker Baer had two hits, including a double, and an RBI. Payson had a double and two RBI. Tristan Sitton, Josh James and Gavin Joy each drove in a run. Joy had two hits.

Mt. Vernon (2-3, 1-1) returns to action Tuesday with a home HHC game against New Palestine (6-1, 3-1).

Eastern Hancock swept at Knightstown

Eastern Hancock’s baseball team was swept in a doubleheader at Knightstown Saturday.

The Royals lost 20-3 in the opener and 17-10 in the second game.

In the opener, Knightstown’s offense exploded for 14 second-inning runs.

For the Royals, Carson Borden had two hits and two stolen bases. Conner Wittgren had an RBI-double. Freshman Gavin Jenkins was the losing pitcher.

In game two, the Royals led 8-4 and 10-7, but the Panthers offense, scored six times in the fourth inning and four more in the fifth inning. Eastern Hancock committed seven errors.

Eastern Hancock’s Hayden Rouse had two hits, a home run and five RBI. Jenkins had two doubles and two RBI. Chase Stewart had two hits, including a double and an RBI.

Caleb Retherford and Borden each drove in a run. Jenkins scored three times and Stewart scored twice.

Stewart suffered the loss in relief.

Eastern Hancock (2-5, 1-0) returns to Mid-Eastern Conference play Tuesday at Blue River Valley (1-4, 0-1).