Jeeps hit the road, go on the offensive in two routs

From Herald Staff Reports

Within 14 innings of winning baseball in two road games Saturday, Northeast Dubois manufactured enough offense for a week’s worth of games.


In one inning alone, the Jeeps produced more runs than their two opponents combined to tally all day.

Northeast Dubois (11-9) surged past host Washington 16-7 before dropping South Knox 20-1 in Monroe City later that same day.

Ahead 6-1 in the seventh inning against the Spartans, the Jeeps exploded for 14 runs with their last at-bat. Within Northeast Dubois’ 17-hit outburst, Bryce Huebner drove in four runs while Chad Hoffman and Kristopher Weisheit amassed three RBIs apiece. Joe Gress assembled a three-hit game and also scored three times.

Weisheit (3-3) allowed just one run on six hits over six innings against South Knox, while Huebner spun a complete game against the Hatchets.

After trailing 2-1 through three innings, Northeast Dubois amassed 15 runs in the final four frames to bury the Hatchets.

Cameron Riecker went 3-for-5 with two doubles, drove in four runs and scored twice for the Jeeps, while Jacob Gress (three runs) and Huebner (three RBIs) each recorded two hits.

Austin Kunz scored four times between the two contests and chipped in with three base hits.

The Jeeps have won four straight contests and host Pike Central today.

Vikings 6, Wildcats 2: Despite outhitting North Posey 9-7, Jasper faltered on the road at Poseyville. Samantha Gerber (two singles) reached base three times to spearhead the Wildcat offense and Keegan Katter pitched all seven innings for Jasper (14-8), which will travel to Petersburg to clash with Pike Central on Tuesday.

Evansville Central Invitational: Forest Park avenged its early-season loss to Southridge with a 5-1 victory in the Pocket City.

Kayla Smith generated three hits for the Rangers (10-10), while Amanda Lange and Jordan Voges each chipped in with two. Amy Bockelman (3-1) registered the win.

Kendyl Dearing recorded two hits for Southridge (9-13), which also fell to Mount Vernon 4-2 later in the day.

Dearing, Alli Bounds, Shelby Kippenbrock, Kayley Main and Mallory Peter each produced hits for the Raiders, who will host Barr-Reeve in a regular-season finale on Tuesday in Huntingburg.

Jeeps 2, Bluejackets 1: Kendra Jacob surrendered just one run on two hits in a complete-game win for Northeast Dubois (5-12), which  surged ahead of Mitchell with a run in both the fifth and sixth innings at Dubois.


Taryn Friedman notched three singles and an RBI for the Jeeps, while Katie Kluesner record a single and an RBI double.

Wildcats 4, Trojans 1: Maria Lueken survived a second-set tiebreaker to garner a 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) win at No. 2 singles and help third-ranked Jasper (15-2) top Center Grove in Greenwood.

Brooke Lueken and MeKenzie Hilsmeyer earned a 6-2, 6-4 victory at No. 2 doubles, Anna Flick triumped 7-5, 6-3 at No. 3 singles and Elizabeth Theil and Ashley Rogers collared the other doubles point, cruising 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1.

Wildcats 5, Quakers 0: Jasper’s Julia Ariens stepped into the varsity lineup at No. 3 singles and didn’t squander a single game in her 6-0, 6-0 clinic as the Cats blanked Plainfield in another match at Greenwood.

Theil and Ashley Rogers also prospered without dropping a game and Maria Lueken snatched a 6-0, 6-3 decision moving up to No. 1 singles. Flick orchestrated a 6-3, 6-2 victory at No. 2 singles and Brooke Lueken and Hilsmeyer maneuvered a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 2 doubles.

Vikings 4, Raiders 1: Alexandra Herron staged a 6-1, 6-0 thrashing at No. 2 singles for Southridge’s only point in a setback to North Posey at Huntingburg.

Heritage Hills Invitational: No. 2 singles player Vanessa Lahee secured a team-best second place for Heritage Hills (10), which finished behind Mount Vernon (18) and Pike Central (14) at the Patriots’ four-team invitational in Lincoln City. South Spencer (8) finished fourth.

Lilly Wedel grabbed third place at No. 3 singles while the Pats’ No. 1 doubles team of Hannah Turner and Alexis Rube and No. 2 doubles pair of Kailee Taylor and Megan Boehm both snatched third-place finishes as well.

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