Prep sports wrap: 4/29April 28, 2019
From Herald Staff Reports
While rain ended up dampening some sports events this past weekend, many local teams were still able to get their competitions in with no interruption by inclement weather.
Here’s a brief rundown of this weekend’s prep sports action.
Wildcats split with Artesians: The Jasper baseball team split a home doubleheader on Saturday with Martinsville. They won the first game by a score of 5-1 but dropped the second one, 3-1.
In the opening game, Eli Hopf and Josh Weidenbenner had a few key RBI singles to get the Cats on the board while Jasper also took advantage of some bases-loaded walks to extend the lead.
Trevor Krapf hit his third home run of the season in the second game but that would be the only run scored by the Wildcats.
Rangers 2, Rebels 1: It was a good day for Drew Howard and Forest Park as the Rangers improved to 3-2 in the PAC with a victory over South Spencer.
Howard picked up his first career victory on the mound and also had a big day at the plate — he was 3-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI.
Gage Hasenour also had a solid day at the plate, finishing 2-of-3 with a double.
Commodores 16, Jeeps 0: It was a tough outing for Northeast Dubois on Saturday at home as they were defeated by Perry Central in five innings.
The Jeeps mustered just two hits in the loss, Ethan Ziegler and Colby Pieper recorded the two singles.
Logan Mehringer fell to 0-4 on the year with the loss on the mound.
Patriots 10, Titans 4: Heritage Hills improved to 5-0 in conference play this season with a home victory over Gibson Southern on Saturday.
Cayden Kratzer, Simon Scherry, Nathan Lamar and Grahm Turner all had multi-hit games for the Patriots while Scherry had a triple in the victory.
Cole Neighbors improved to 2-0 this season with a victory on the mound. He struck out five batters while walking one and giving up six hits and three earned runs.
Cats place tenth at invite: The Jasper boys golf team placed tenth at the Bedford North Lawrence Invitational with a score of 363 on Saturday.
Jack Bies paced the Cats with a score of 84 while Landon Kissel (88), Avery Hollinden (89), Nick Buechlein (102) and Luke Ackerman (107) rounded out Jasper's scoring.
Jasper 10, Mount Vernon 6: In a battle of Wildcats, Jasper used some strong at-bats to power past Mount Vernon on the road.
Madison Matheis hit her first two home runs of the season on Saturday including a grand slam. She had a total of six RBIs to lead the Jasper offensive attack.
Mia Werner pitched a complete game victory on the mound as she gave up eight hits while striking out seven and allowing just two walks.
Raiders 7, Miners 1: In the opening game of the Vincennes Lincoln invitational, Southridge defeated Linton as they held the Miners to just two total hits. The Raiders were supposed to play Evansville Harrison in the championship game but it was rained out.
In the win over the Miners, Myah Montgomery pitched a complete game victory on the mound as she gave up just two hits while striking out seven and walking for.
Kennedy Nalley led the offensive attack with three hits (a home run and a double) and four RBIs. Macie Marley and Mikah Goeppner also both had multi-hit games with doubles. Kolby Jones also added a double.
Wildcats 14, Patriots 4: It was a rough outing for the Heritage Hills softball team as they were defeated in five innings by sectional foe Mount Vernon.
Lauren Caswell had a pair of hits, including a double, to lead the Patriots offensively while Mariah Zoglman had Heritage Hills’ only other hit.
Kyla Peter took the loss on the mound for the Patriots.
Cats compete at Avon Invite: The Jasper girls tennis team competed at the Avon Invitational over the weekend. While Jasper lost to Avon (3-2), Penn (4-0) and Columbus North (4-1) there were solid individual matches for the Cats.
The No. 1 doubles tandem of Josie Yarbrough and Suchi Bandaru and the No. 2 doubles tandem of Delaney Wigand and Hadley Meyer both had solid matches at the invitational over the weekend.
Jeeps finish well at Wood Memorial: The Northeast Dubois girls tennis team traveled to Oakland City to compete in the Wood Memorial Tournament.
While several matches didn’t get finished due to rain, Chloe Terwiske (No. 1 singles) and Olivia Rasche (No. 2 singles) were both individual champions at the invite.
No. 2 doubles Olivia Schroering and Delaney Rasche were playing in the championship match but it did not finish due to rain.
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