Prep roundup: Eastern dominates Lawrence North, 13-1


Against Class 4A Lawrence North, Eastern Hancock’s Class 2A third-ranked softball team had little trouble in a 13-1 victory at Eastern Hancock Thursday.

After three innings, Eastern Hancock (21-2) led 4-0. They pulled away with a nine-run fourth inning.

Sammie Bolding hit a pair of solo home runs. Alina Alford and Brooklyn Willis each had a home run and three RBI. Lilli Ringer had a double and two RBI. Tatem Adams drove in two runs. Addisyn Trackwell had a double and an RBI.

In the circle, Adams threw 4.2 innings and struck out seven. She gave up three hits and walked four.

Lawrence North dropped to 14-12.

Cougars lose slugfest

Greenfield-Central’s softball team lost 11-10 at Carmel Thursday.

The Cougars out-hit the Greyhounds 16-8 and had a seven-run third inning.

Leilani Forshey hit a three-run home run, her 11th of the season. She was 3-for-5 at the plate and drove in four runs. Kristen Wineinger and Selah Vahle each had three hits. Makenna Rankins had two hits, including a three-run home run. Savvanna Riall also had two hits.

Greenfield-Central fell to 11-10. Carmel improved to 9-20.

Marauders lose one-run game

Against Class 4A No. 11 Center Grove, Mt. Vernon’s softball team lost a 2-1 game at Mt. Vernon High School Thursday.

Mt. Vernon (7-12) led 1-0 until Center Grove (20-6) scored two runs in the sixth inning.

Shelby Rakosky had three of Mt. Vernon’s six hits and scored Mt. Vernon’s run. Mikayla Oger had a hit and an RBI. Lili Jenkins and Graci Hines each had a hit.

Hines threw 5.2 innings and gave up nine hits, two earned runs and had one strikeout and one walk. Aubrey Lowe threw 1.1 innings with a strikeout and three hits.

Dragons shut out Tigers

New Palestine’s softball team, ranked No. 3 in the Class 4A poll, defeated Triton Central 9-0 on Wednesday.

Allie Blum hit two home runs and drove in seven runs. She had three hits.

The Dragons (19-3) scored all of their runs in two innings. They scored four in the fourth and five in the sixth.

Blum, Jersi Gross, Ella Holman and Kenna Tweedy scored two runs each.

Cailyn Hurst threw six innings and gave up just two hits while striking out eight. She walked one. Sadey Hughbanks struck out one, walked one and gave up a hit in one inning.

Triton Central dropped to 14-8.


Cougars win in extra innings

Greenfield-Central broke a 3-3 tie with a run in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat visiting Warren Central in a non-conference baseball game at Molinder Field Thursday.

Greenfield-Central out-hit Warren Central 10-2.

Brady Johnson had three hits and two RBI. Luke Sitzman had two hits and an RBI. Kyle Oden had a hit and an RBI.

Kaden Snodgrass threw six innings and gave up two hits and one earned run. He struck out nine and walked two. In relief, Shaun McFall threw two innings and struck out two. He faced the minimum six batters.

Royals win at home

Eastern Hancock’s baseball team picked up an 11-3 victory over visiting Muncie Burris Thursday.

Eastern Hancock (11-15) had 15 hits. Brayden Sullivan had a home run, double and three RBI. Chase Stewart drove in four with two doubles and a triple and also had two stolen bases. Gavin Jenkins had three hits, including a double. Jalen Helderbrand had two hits and two RBI. Wyatt Arnold had three hits.

Sullivan pitched three innings and struck out eight. He walked three and did not give up a hit. Stewart struck out five in three innings. In one inning, Colton Dishman fanned two.

Muncie Burris fell to 7-11.

Boys golf

Cougars lose to No. 14 Arabians

At Pendleton Heights’ home course, Fall Creek Golf Course, Greenfield-Central lost 144-166 to the 14th-ranked Arabians Thursday.

Greenfield-Central was led by Corbin Elliott with a 38. Trevor Smith followed with a 39, Avery Young shot a 40 and Andrew Munden carded a 49.

Pendleton Heights’ Sam Denny was medalist with a one-under-par 35.