Morning Replay: 5/28

A quick look at the prep sports action from the Memorial Day weekend. These stories will be in today's print edition and will be updated back here at later this morning.
Wildcats 13, Patriots 0 (five innings): Jasper slammed its way past Heritage Hills in the Class 3A sectional title game at Ruxer Field on Monday night by scoring six runs in the second inning and six more in the third. The top-ranked Wildcats got plenty of pitching, too. Nick Gobert and Cal Krueger combined to toss a no-hitter, with Gobert navigating the first four innings. Austin Alles doubled twice and drove in three runs for Jasper, Mark Giesler ripped a two-run double, Scott Stallwood doubled, Ben Moore lifted two sacrifice flies, and Gobert pelted a two-run homer in the third inning. Giesler, Gobert and Spencer Otto also all doubled in Jasper's 10-5 semifinal victory over Vincennes Lincoln earlier Monday. Giesler pitched into the sixth inning to earn the victory.

The victory moved Jasper into a tie with LaPorte for the most sectional crowns (35) in state history.

Jasper (29-3) will face Silver Creek (23-7) in the first regional semifinal Saturday at Ruxer Field. The Wildcats lost to the Dragons in last season's regional semifinals but beat the Dragons 6-2 earlier this season.

Heritage Hills' Tyler Ward took the loss. Ward notched the save in the Patriots' 6-3 semifinal win over Pike Central as the Pats scored four times in the fifth inning to erase a 3-2 deficit. Drew Grass, Matt Waggoner and Derek Kippenbrock all smacked doubles for the Pats (14-15).

Rebels 8, Raiders 2 (game suspended in bottom on the sixth inning): Rain that blew into the area Monday night broke up the Class 2A sectional finale at League Stadium in Huntingburg, delaying the completion until 6:30 this evening. Southridge trails 8-2, and South Spencer has the bases loaded with nobody out. The Raiders (14-11) surged ahead with two runs in the top of the first inning, but South Spencer countered with four runs in the bottom of the frame and added to its lead with a run in the second, another tally in the fifth and two more in the sixth. Southridge has used four pitchers. The Raiders have three hits.

Earlier Monday, Luke Stetter twirled a comlete game to lead Southridge past Tell City 8-2. Dillion Ramsey doubled for the Raiders, who never trailed in the game and grabbed control with a four-run fourth inning. Southridge whacked 12 hits in the contest.

Highlanders 3, Wildcats 2: Floyd Central fought off match point at No. 2 doubles and rallied to win the match, sending the sixth-ranked Highlanders past No. 3 Jasper 3-2 in Saturday's girls tennis semistate at the Ed Yarbrough Tennis Complex in Jasper.

Floyd Central won the No. 2 doubles battle 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.

Jasper (19-3) earned its two wins in straight sets, with Maria Leuken triumphing at No. 2 singles and Anna Flick capturing No. 3 singles.

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