Prep sports roundup: 5/24

Photo by Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald
Southridge’s Jayce Harter slid into third base before Mitchell’s Nick Pitel could tag him out in the sixth inning of the sectional game Wednesday evening at League Stadium. With the Raiders 12-0 victory over the Bluejackets, they move on to the sectional semifinal game on Monday morning against Linton with the winner advancing to the sectional championship game later that night. For more photos from Southridge's win over Mitchell, click here.

From Herald Staff Reports

A seventh-straight regional championship title and a team advancing to their sectional semifinal are among the highlights of last night’s prep sports action. Here’s a complete roundup of all of Wednesday night’s postseason play.

Baseball
Raiders 12, Bluejackets 0: The Southridge baseball team opened up their sectional play on a mission as they shutout Mitchell and held the Bluejackets to just three hits in the victory. Joe LaGrange led the Raiders with three RBIs, Colson Montgomery drove in a pair and Kade Allen, Jayce Harter and Patrick Sander all drove in one run each. On the mound, Logan Seger got the victory as he split time with Ethan Bell and Michael Brown. The three Southridge hurlers combined to throw a three-hitter and struck out nine batters without putting any Mitchell runners on base with a walk. The Raiders will face Linton in the sectional semifinal on Monday morning at 10 a.m.

Vikings 11, Rangers 3: Forest Park’s baseball season came to an end on Wednesday night as North Posey’s strong pitching rotation kept the Rangers off-balance in the loss. The Vikings used a four-run second inning and a five-run fifth inning to take full control and disrupt any attempts at a Forest Park comeback. Isaac Uebelhor drove in two runs for the Rangers while Garrett Berg had Forest Park’s other RBI. Forest Park will graduate just two seniors, Daniel Lusk and Trever Zink, as a young group including Uebelhor, Gavin Knust, Zach Wahl and Gage Hasenour returns for a Ranger team that will have more experience under their belt next season.

Softball
Rebels 3, Rangers 2: Forest Park’s softball season was ended in heartbreaking fashion as South Spencer’s Cassidy Cook drove in a game-winning RBI in the bottom of the seventh inning to send the Rebels to the sectional championship in a walk-off victory. Forest Park got off to an early 2-1 lead but South Spencer rallied back with runs in the sixth and seventh innings to complete the victory. While the Rangers will be graduating several seniors including ace Taylor Bayer, Forest Park will return several underclassmen who made major impacts this season including Kennedy Sermersheim and Macie Zink.

Tennis
Wildcats 5, Vikings 0: For the seventh straight year in a row, the Jasper tennis team will be heading to semistate after defeating Barr-Reeve in straight sets on Wednesday afternoon in the regional championship. The Wildcats will play the winner of Bloomington North and Columbus North in the semistate match this Saturday at noon in Jasper. Victorious for the Cats were Sarah Monesmith at No. 1 singles (6-0, 6-0), Suchi Bandaru at No. 2 singles (6-0, 6-0), Josie Yarbrough at No. 3 singles (6-3, 6-2), Caroline Theil and Olivia Yarbrough at No. 1 doubles (6-4, 6-4) and Aubrey Williams and Maggie Getzin at No. 2 doubles (6-2, 6-0).




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