Jeeps softball gets first win

Kelli Merkel

By Herald Staff


Prep Softball

Northeast Dubois 18, Paoli 6: The Jeeps (1-2) got in the win column for the first time this spring with a run-rule win of Paoli in six innings. Northeast Dubois got off to a 10-0 lead, but Paoli scored in the bottom half of the third, fourth and fifth innings.

The Rams made it as close as 10-6 before the Jeeps turned on the gas in the top of the sixth, breaking for six runs. Junior Hadley Fuhrman, sophomore Reagan Knies and freshman Madelyn Merkel each drove in a pair, while freshman Kelli Merkel knocked in three and scored two runs.

Southridge 17, Crawford County 1: The Raiders (17-1) climbed above .500 for the first time this season with a five-inning run-rule Monday at Crawford County. Senior Kennedy Nalley had a lot to say in the offensive explosion - going 4-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs. 

Clayton Weisheit

Prep Girls Tennis

Evansville Memorial 4, Jasper 1: The Wildcats (0-1, 0-1) dropped their first match of the year Monday, doing so against Southern Indiana Athletic Conference rival Evansville Memorial. The No. 1 doubles tandem of senior Josie Yarbrough and junior Delaney Wigand proved to be the only match Jasper was victorious in. 


Prep Baseball

Forest Park 14, South Central 2: The Rangers (2-0) posted 10 runs Friday night at Corydon Central, then went out the next morning and run-ruled South Central, 14-2, in five innings. Sophomore Clayton Weisheit got the win and was 3-for-4 with four RBIs. Junior Brody Klem was 2-for-3 and knocked in three. Fellow junior Drew Howard was 2-for-2, driving in a run, while another junior, Landon Nalley went 2-for-4.

Colby Pieper 

Clarksville 9, Northeast Dubois 2: After winning Friday's opener, the Jeeps (1-1) experienced a set-back on Saturday with their first loss of the year. Sophomore Aidan Dodd went 2-for-4 with a run scored, and senior Logan Mehringer 2-for-3. Junior pitcher Colby Piper took the loss, but struck out four and walked none while scoring a run.

Prep Boys Golf

Springs Valley Invite: Southridge, Forest Park and Heritage Hills all competed in the Springs Valley Invite on Saturday. The Rangers scored 364 points for second place, just a shade off the 359 the host Blackhawks had. Heritage Hills finished in eighth place, and Southridge 10th place. Forest Park senior Gavin Edele shot an 83 to lead all local golfers.


Prep Basketball

Barr-Reeve 64, Kouts 48: The Vikings (29-2) won their second Class 1A state championship in history Saturday after the 2014-15 season. Barr-Reeve the season 6-0, lost back-to-back games in December — both in overtime, but ran the table the rest of the way with 23 consecutive victories.

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