Prep sports wrap: 4/15

From Herald Staff Reports

Forest Park recorded victories in both baseball and softball while Heritage Hills continued its strong start on the baseball diamond with a victory over a tough foe.

Here’s a brief rundown of this weekend’s prep sports action.

Baseball

Rangers 14, Cougars 6: Forest Park notched a bounce back victory by defeating McLean County (Ky.) at home on Saturday afternoon.

The Rangers scored eight runs in the first two innings and never looked back from there. Gage Hasenour recorded his first win of the season on the mound for Forest Park.

Gavin Knust was 3-for-4 with three RBIs, Zach Wahl was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs while Garret Berg added two RBIs as well.

Patriots 3, Pioneers 0: Heritage Hills improved to 8-2 on the season as they held Boonville to just two hits in Saturday afternoon’s road victory.

Cole Neighbors struck out six Pioneer batters in the victory while Reece Gogel recorded the save for Heritage Hills.

Neighbors, Carson Leibering and Nathan Lamar all drove in runs for Heritage Hills with Neighbors leading the way with three base knocks.

Golf

Cats defeat Pioneers, Braves: The Jasper boys golf team was victorious at home with a score of 162 over conference rival Boonville (221) and Tecumseh (230).

Jasper’s Jack Bies was the match medalist with a score of 33. Rounding out scoring for the Cats was Avery Hollinden (39), Patrick Harmon (40), Landon Kissel (44), Nick Buechlein (46) and Luke Ackerman (54).

Softball

Rangers 5, Wildcats 1: Forest Park came through with a solid home victory on Saturday afternoon as they defeated sectional foe Evansville Mater Dei.

The Rangers jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first four innings before Mater Dei got on the board with one run in the fifth inning. Allyson Werner got the win on the mound as she gave up just five hits along with three strikeouts.

Macie Zink was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, Kyle Giesler was 2-for-3 with two singles and an RBI while Kennedy Sermersheim added a solo home run — her third of the season.

Track and Field

Patriots win Tell City invite: The Heritage Hills boys and girls track team swept the Marksmen Invitational this past weekend in Tell City. The boys were victorious with 103.5 points while Forest Park placed ninth with 26 points. On the girls side, the Patriots totaled 90 points while Forest Park placed fifth with 64 points.

Heritage Hills' first place finishers were Alex Hasty (pole vault), Abi Wilson (long jump), the boys 4x800m relay (Mitchell Hopf, Grant Lashley, Elliott Buechlein, Kaden Feldpausch), Jenna Burns (100m dash, 200m dash), Mitchell Hopf (1600m run), girls 4x100m relay (Madison Smith, Jenna Burns, Abi Wilson, Alexis Smith) and Grant Lashley (800m run).

Forest Park's lone first place finisher was Claire Mehling — she placed first in both the 3200m run and the 1600m run. 




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