NEW PALESTINE — Freshman Allie Blum supplied the punch the Class 4A No. 6 New Palestine Dragons softball workforce wanted on Wednesday night time.
Blum blasted a three-run residence run to gasoline the Dragons’ decisive five-run backside of the second inning to energy New Palestine to a 5-4 victory over 4A No. 13 Avon.
Blum’s homer was the primary hit out of the park on the Dragons’ newly opened softball diamond. It keyed an enormous second inning that erased an early 2-0 deficit and pushed the Dragons to a 5-2 lead.
The rally started with two outs and none on.
Aglaia Rudd and Vivian Long hit back-to-back singles forward of Blum’s residence run to centerfield. The Dragons adopted by including two extra runs after Sydney Oliver was hit by a pitch and Kinsey Mitchell drew a stroll. Both would rating on an error that elevated the result in 5-2.
Avon answered with two runs within the high of the third, however the Dragons slammed the door from there.
Sam Booe allowed only one baserunner – a success batter within the fourth – in 5 hitless innings of aid. She struck out eight batters to get the win.
The Dragons outhit Avon 8-4, with Rudd doubling twice and going 3-for-3. Long, Oliver, Mitchell and Miller all had singles.
Avon was led offensively by Makaela Penning, who completed 2-for-3 with two RBI, a double and a house run. Gracie Jacobs and Cassidy Hubner every recorded singles for the Orioles (3-1).
The Dragons are actually 3-0 on the season. They subsequent play right now at 5:30 p.m. at Plainfield.
Cougars push win streak to 5
The Greenfield-Central softball workforce posted its fourth straight run-rule victory and improved to an ideal 5-0 on the season with a 20-1 win over host Northeastern on Wednesday night time.
The Cougars solely wanted 5 innings to win on the street, constructing a 20-0 benefit after 4 full frames behind 24 complete hits.
Junior Ellie Ewald led the Cougars with a 5-for-5 efficiency on the plate, together with six RBI, two runs scored, a double and her second residence run of the season.
Camille Burelison went 2-for-4 with 4 RBI, three runs, a double and a triple. Caroline Gibson blasted her first residence run of the season, ending 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored.
Lilly Stewart was 1-for-4 with three RBI and related for one of many Cougars’ 9 doubles.
Morgan Hornaday went 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI.
G-C’s different doubles had been credited to Ella Redmon (2-for-4, RBI) with a pair, Malloy Fultz (3-for-4), Olivia Roberts (3-for-4, RBI) and Megan Wineinger (2-for-3, RBI). Taylor Smith was 1-for-2 with a run scored.
Hannah Holden earned the win, pitching 5.0 innings with 5 strikeouts and two hits allowed.
The Cougars subsequent host Wapahani tonight at 6 p.m.
Royals crush rival Panthers
The Class 2A No. 13 Eastern Hancock softball workforce took care of enterprise in six innings on Wednesday night time.
The host Royals jumped forward 7-0 early and added 4 extra runs within the backside of the fifth and sixth to finest rival Knightstown by run-rule 11-1.
Eastern Hancock (3-1) posted 10 hits to win its third straight, together with 5 doubles.
Grace Stapleton completed 2-for-3 with two RBI and a double. Sydni Bednarski went 1-for-1 with two RBI, a double and a stroll. Taylor Koch was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a double.
Caroline Stapleton went 2-for-4, Maddie Turner contributed an RBI, Kaylee Kline went 1-for-3 with a triple, Kaylee Stewart was 1-for-3 with a double and Emma Bolding went 1-for-3 with a double.
Marauders full HHC sweep
The Mt. Vernon baseball workforce gained its fourth straight recreation, rallying previous host Delta 9-6 to finish its two-game, Hoosier Heritage Conference sweep on Wednesday night time.
The Marauders (5-1, 2-0 HHC) trailed 6-0 after three innings, however their white-hot offense charged again, plating three runs within the high of the fourth, fifth and seventh to win.
Mt. Vernon is now hitting .366 on the season with 67 runs scored in six video games with 23 extra-base hits. Marauders’ pitching has allowed 35 runs by means of 38.0 innings performed.
Against Delta (0-4, 0-4 HHC), senior Hunter Dobbins, a Prep Baseball Report Indiana Preseason All-State choice, went 2-for-3 with three RBI. The Ball State recruit clubbed his third residence run on the season with a double.
He is at the moment hitting .875 on the yr (14-for-16 with 5 doubles).
Jake Stank went 2-for-5 within the recreation with two runs scored and two RBI. Payton Bovard was 1-for-5 with an RBI, Landon Clark completed 2-for-5, Nate Weaver went 2-for-3 and AJ Swingle drew two walks and scored a pair of runs.
The Marauders labored Delta’s pitching employees for 9 walks.
Swingle earned the win, pitching 6.0 innings with 13 strikeouts and 6 hits allowed.
The Marauders return residence on Saturday for their very own invitational, starting at 11 a.m. in opposition to Indianapolis Scecina.
Royals cruise in season opener
The Eastern Hancock baseball workforce kicked off the 2021 season in dominating vogue, defeating visiting Anderson Prep Academy, 33-5, on Wednesday night time.
The Jets grabbed a fast 1-0 lead after the highest of the primary inning, however the host Royals (1-0) went to work afterwards, establishing a 19-1 benefit by the highest of the fourth.
A complete of 10 Royals’ batters recorded a minimum of one of many workforce’s 16 hits.
Drew White completed 2-for-3 with 5 runs scored and 5 RBI, together with a triple and two of the Royals’ 22 walks.
Wyatt Sutton (1-for-1, three RBI) laced a triple, Cameron Wise (2-for-2, three RBI) had a double and Caden Hancock (1-for-1, three runs) lined the workforce’s different double.
Landon Stanley went 2-for-5 with three RBI, CJ Titara was 1-for-1 with 4 RBI, Brandon Ridgway completed 2-for-2 with 4 RBI, Reed Hedrick was 1-for-1 with an RBI and Griffin Brown was 3-for-5 with three RBI.
Logan Harman, Josh Hunt and Nash Hensley every drove in a run apiece.
Chris Craney picked up the win with 2.0 innings pitched and a strikeout. Hedrick went 3.0 innings with three strikeouts.
Dragons fall in season opener
The New Palestine women tennis workforce opened its season Wednesday in opposition to Whiteland, with the Dragons falling 5-0.
Olivia Hasenkamp performed a aggressive match at No. 1 singles however misplaced 6-3, 6-2.
At No. 2 singles, Courtney Johnson was additionally sturdy however dropped a 6-1, 6-3 choice. Lucy Miller fell 6-3, 6-2 at No. 3.
Both doubles groups additionally fell in straight units.