Prep sports wrap: 4/17April 16, 2019
From Herald Staff Reports
No matter where you looked on Tuesday night, it was likely you were going to find a game, match or meet taking place near you.
Here’s a brief rundown of last night’s local prep sports action.
Wildcats 17, Tigers 1: Jasper continued its hot start to the season with a dominating victory over conference foe Princeton in five innings at Ruxer Field.
Carter Stamm and Eli Hopf both had doubles for Jasper while Josh Weidenbenner added a triple in the victory.
Nathan Schmitt got his first victory of the season for the Cats as he gave up just two hits in three innings of work while striking out two Tiger batters.
Vikings 9, Raiders 0: The Southridge ran into a juggernaut on Tuesday as North Posey ace Shane Harris gave the Raiders all kind of fits.
The University of Louisville commit finished with 12 strikeouts while only giving up four hits and five walks in the Vikings victory.
Tucker Schank, Colson Montgomery, Connor Oxley and Cort Gerber had the four bases hits for Southridge while Logan Seger took the loss on the mound.
Vikings 6, Jeeps 2: Still searching for their first victory of the season, the Northeast Dubois baseball team fell on the road to conference foe Barr-Reeve on Tuesday.
The Jeeps jumped out to an early 1-0 lead but after a three-run bottom of the first and two-run bottom of the fifth, Barr-Reeve took control.
Ty Riecker, Nick Lueken and Ethan Ziegler had the only base hits for Northeast Dubois. Reece Bauer took the loss on the mound.
Patriots 13, Chargers 7: In a high-scoring PAC affair, the Heritage Hills baseball team improved to 9-3 (3-0) on the season with a road victory over Pike Central.
No individual statistics were reported from this game.
Cats defeat Rebels: The Jasper boys golf team defeated South Spencer at home on Tuesday afternoon.
Jack Bies was the match medalist with a 38 while Avery Hollinden (43), Landon Kissel (45), Nick Buechlein (48) and Luke Ackerman (52) rounded out scoring for Jasper.
Chargers 172, Raiders 184: In a battle of Pocket Athletic Conference rivals, Pike Central defeated Southridge on its home golf course on Tuesday.
Noah Onyett was the match medalist for the Chargers with a 40. Michael Kappner paced Southridge with a 43 while Aidan Blessinger (45) and Carson Mundy (47) also posted solid scores.
Rangers defeat Hawks, Bulldogs: The Forest Park boys golf team defeated Springs Valley and Orleans at the Christmas Lake Golf Course on Tuesday with a score of 183.
Colin Lane was the match medalist for the Rangers with a 39. Brant Tretter (46), Gavin Edele (47), Jake Rickelman (51), Cooper Uebelhor (54) and Keenan Bertges (59) rounded out the Forest Park scoring.
Wildcats 6, Cougars 0: The Jasper softball team bounced back into the win column with a shutout road victory over North Daviess on Tuesday.
Mia Werner is now 5-3 after her win on the mound while the Cats pounded out 11 hits as a team on the night.
Rachel Gress was 3-of-4, Madison Matheis was 2-of-3 and Hallie Leinenbach was 2-of-4 to lead the way for the Cats.
Vikings 13, Jeeps 3: It was a hard fought battle for the Northeast Dubois softball team but the Jeeps were defeated by conference foe Barr-Reeve at home on Tuesday.
Hailey Carie led the way with three hits while Elizabeth Kunz added two including a double.
Titans 17, Raiders 0: The Southridge softball team dropped its first conference battle of the season as they were defeated by a ranked foe in Gibson Southern.
The Raiders were able to muster just two hits (Megan Buechler and Macie Marley) as seven defensive errors didn’t help Southridge in the field.
Trojans 3, Wildcats 2: In a tough battle of tennis powerhouses, Center Grove defeated Jasper in Greenwood.
Jasper was victorious at both the doubles spots as the No. 1 doubles tandem of Josie Yarbrough and Suchi Bandaru won 6-4, 6-0 while the No. 2 doubles pairing of Hadley Meyer and Delaney Wigand was victorious 6-7 (7-4), 6-1, 11-9.
Raiders 5, Cardinals 0: A day after defeating conference foe Tecumseh, Southridge recorded another home win by cruising to a clean sweep of Washington Catholic.
Victorious for the Raiders was Jordan Biehl (No. 1 singles), Olivia Durcholz (No. 2 singles), Elizabeth Fleck (No. 3 singles), Corey Peters/Kelby LaRoche (No. 1 doubles) and Anna Kappner/Gabbie Werner (No. 2 doubles).
Track and Field
Cats 100, Pioneers 32: The Jasper girls track team cruised to a victory over Big Eight foe Boonville late Monday evening.
Jasper had 11 of the 16 first place finishes as a total of 23 different girls scored points with Zoe Biggs, Alyssa Skorge and Taylor Bachman leading the way. 17 total girls had new personal best times on Monday.
Skorge also set a new school record in the 800m run with a time of 2:21.38.
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