Prep sports wrap: 4/3April 3, 2019
From Herald Staff Reports
Tuesday evening was a busy one for local prep sports as several baseball, softball, golf, tennis and track teams were all in action.
Here’s a brief rundown of all of the games, meets and matches from Tuesday.
Wildcats 12, Panthers 9: The Jasper baseball team has gotten themselves off to a fast start with a big road victory over a solid Bloomington South team.
Jasper trailed 4-0 early but Isaac Bartley hit the first homer of the year for the Wildcats to trim the lead to 4-1 in the fifth inning. Then, Trevor Krapf tied things up with a three-run bomb shortly after.
After South retook a three-run lead, Grant Ahlbrand and Jacob Ahlbrand tied things up and then Carter Stamm cleared the bases to give the Cats a 10-7 lead. An Andrew Wallace RBI double immediately after made it 11-7 Cats.
Josh Weidenbenner got the Cats an insurance run with an RBI double and Krapf held things down on the mound to secure the road victory for Jasper.
Vikings 6, Rangers 0: It hasn’t been the easiest start to the season for the Forest Park baseball team as they’ve now been defeated 6-0 two straight times.
The Rangers were unable to slow down Barr-Reeve on Tuesday evening in Ferdinand as the Vikings outhit Forest Park 10-6.
Reese Verkamp had a pair of doubles as he went 2-of-3 while Elliott Rothgerber and Drew Howard also both notched doubles. Howard took the loss on the mound.
Stars 11, Jeeps 6: After leading 6-2 through five innings of play, things were looking pretty good for the Northeast Dubois baseball team.
However, Bedford North Lawrence scored nine of its 11 runs in the sixth and seventh innings to secure the come-from-behind victory in Dubois.
Reece Bauer and Logan Mehringer both had two hits and two RBIs each. Bauer had five strikeouts on the mound in the starting role but Mehringer took the loss as he gave up four hits and five earned runs in relief.
Patriots 10, Marksmen 0: The Heritage Hills baseball team improved to a perfect 3-0 on the season with a home conference victory over Tell City in five innings.
Simon Scherry recorded his second victory on the mound as the Patriots have now held two of their first three opponents scoreless.
Wildcats 176, Patriots 221: It was a good day for the Jasper boys golf team as they cruised to victory at home against Vincennes Rivet.
Jack Bies and Landon Kissel shared medalist honors as they both fired off scores of 39. Avery Hollinden shot a 48 for the Cats while Jordan Krempp fired a 50.
Raiders 11, Marksmen 10: It was a thrilling victory for the Southridge softball team as they held off a strong late charge from PAC foe Tell City on the road.
The Raiders led 10-3 after two innings of play thanks to a nine-spot in the second inning (all while having two outs) but the Marksmen scored seven runs in the final three innings to remain in striking distance.
Amanda Brewer, Kennedy Nalley, Macie Marley and Peyton Nalley all had three hits on the night for the Raiders while Maddie Songer led the way with four RBIs.
Lydia Genet was victorious on the mound as she struck out four while walking five and allowing five hits. Briley King recorded the save for Southridge.
Rangers 18, Hatchets 0: The Forest Park softball team bounced back after their recent loss with an 18-0 victory in five innings over Washington on the road.
Allyson Werner pitched a one-hitter on the mound as the Rangers offense was firing on all cylinders. Forest Park scored nine of its 18 runs in the first inning.
Ali Welp was 2-for-3 with a triple, Macie Zink with 2-for-3 with a single and a home run and Kennedy Sermersheim added three RBIs and a double.
Jeeps 4, Warriors 3: Deadlocked 0-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, the Jeeps scored four runs in the fifth and sixth innings to pull ahead for a conference victory over North Knox.
Camryn Stemle and Brinley Royer both had doubles and the two were also responsible for all four RBIs for the Jeeps.
Hadley Fuhrman was the winning pitcher on the mound as she got her first win of the season with a complete game victory giving up just four hits and two earned runs while striking out four.
Bulldogs 3, Raiders 2: In a back-and-forth battle in Huntingburg, Evansville Bosse topped Southridge 3-2.
The No. 1 and No. 2 singles battles both went three sets as did the No. 2 doubles match.
Southridge was victorious in both of the doubles matches — the No. 1 doubles tandem of Audra Hochgesang and Camille Fleming was victorious 7-5, 6-2 while Anna Kappner and Gabbie Werner won a thrilling 7-6 (9-7), 4-6, 10-6 match.
Rams 4, Rangers 1: The Forest Park girls tennis team had a tough task in their opening match as they were defeated by Paoli on the road.
The lone win for the Rangers came at the No. 1 doubles spot as Molly Lusk and Kaylee Uebelhor were victorious 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 over Paoli’s Chloe Elliott and Maddie May.
Huskies 5, Patriots 0: It was a struggle on Tuesday afternoon for the Heritage Hills girls tennis team as they were defeated by Evansville North.
All five matches were sweeps as the closest the Patriots got to winning a match was at the No. 1 singles spot. Carly Sabelhaus was defeated by North’s Juleah Scarlet 6-4, 6-2 at that position.
Track and Field
Cats defeat conference foe: The Jasper boys and girls track and field teams defeated Princeton at home on Tuesday.
The boys were victorious 80-52 while the girls dominated their way to a 114-18 victory.
First place finishers for the boys were Reece Milligan (long jump, 100m dash, 400m dash), Mitch Kaiser (pole vault, 200m dash), Raife Milligan (300m hurdles), Will Smith (800m run) and the 1600 and 3200m relay teams.
For the girls, first place awards went to Marissa Bradley (shot put), Madison Giesler (discus), Brynn Schwartz (high jump), Zoe Biggs (long jump, pole vault, 200m dash), Andi VanMeter (3200m run), Mia Ahner (100m hurdles), Alyssa Skorge (1600m run), Hannah Nixon (300m hurdles) and all three relay teams.
Raiders sweep Marksmen: The Southridge boys and girls track teams defeated conference foe Tell City on the road on Tuesday.
The boys won a narrow battle by a score of 67-65 while the girls cruised to a 96-32 victory.
First place finishers for the boys were Jude Songer (100m dash, 200m dash), Dylan Bland (800m run, 1600m run), Garrett Voegerl (high jump, long jump), Brad Springer (pole vault), Garrett Altmeyer (shot put) and Jaden Hayes (discus).
For the girls, first place finishes went to Grace Sickbert (100m hurdles, 300m hurdles, long jump), Kenzie Neukam (100m dash, 200m dash), Anna Altstadt (400m run, high jump), Laci Schwenk (800m run), Monica Steckler (pole vault), Brooklyn Tretter (1600m run), Kennedy Siddons (discus) and all three relay teams.
Jeeps fall to Blackhawks: The Northeast Dubois boys and girls track teams ran against Springs Valley, Crawford County and Loogootee in Dubois on Tuesday.
The boys placed second with 82.5 points, behind Springs Valley’s 118. The girls tied Crawford County for second with 52 points while Springs Valley took first with 88 points.
First place finishers for the Jeeps were Dante Miller (110m hurdles, 16.90), Carter Beckman (pole vault, 10’06.00’”) and Morgan Schepers (pole vault, 7’00.00’’).
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