One surge is all Patriots need

From Herald Staff Reports

For six innings, Heritage Hills’ bats idled silent against Evansville Memorial on Monday. But a breakthrough in one frame was all the Patriots needed.

Plating all of its runs in the second inning, Heritage Hills skipped past the Tigers 4-1 to win for the fourth straight outing. Abby Fischer and Kayala Hoppenjans each doubled and scored a run, and Fischer also finished with an RBI. Megan Ficker and Ashley Bauer also drove in a run during the second-inning push for the Patriots (18-5).

Patriot junior Kaitlin Kralj (18-4) struck out five and allowed just two hits in four shutout innings; Jamie Tempel tossed the final three frames for Heritage Hills, which heads back to Evansville today to battle Reitz.

GIRLS TENNIS
Jeeps 5, Trojans 0: Northeast Dubois disposed of visiting Wood Memorial in a hurry en route to sealing the Blue Chip Conference title as the Jeeps (12-1, 6-0) didn’t drop as set.

Michaela Stemle won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, Kendra Schroering reigned 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 and Lena Kleinhage collected a 6-3, 6-1 victory at No. 3. In doubles, Talia Terwiske and Jenna Stemle won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 and Andrea Smock and Jennifer Schepers earned a 6-2, 6-3 victory at No. 2.

Northeast Dubois will clash with Paoli at 6 p.m. Thursday in the sectional at Loogootee.

BASEBALL
Wildcats 15, Raiders 13: Evansville Mater Dei piled up nine runs in the second inning to grab control of its clash with Southridge at League Stadium. The Raiders (12-9) responded with six runs in the bottom of the second and scored two after trailing 15-11 in the seventh before the rally expired.

For the Raiders, Nathan Tretter finished 3-for-4 with five RBIs, Connor Craig registered two hits, two RBIs and three runs scored and Cody Moesner and Jacob Brewer each drove in two runs. Neil Messmer scored three runs for Southridge, which will play at Boonville on Thursday.

Chargers 12, Jeeps 7: Cameron Riecker smashed a two-run homer for Northeast Dubois, but Pike Central pulled away from a 6-all tie in the top of the fifth inning to hands the Jeeps a loss in Dubois.

Nolan Rasche drove in two runs for the Jeeps (11-10), who also scored three runs in the third inning and one each in the fourth and sixth innings. Riecker and Austin Kunz each finished with two hits for the Jeeps, who travel to Blue Chip Conference opponent Vincennes Rivet today.

Riecker and Austin Kunz each finished with two hits for the Jeeps, who travel to Blue Chip Conference opponent Vincennes Rivet today.




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