Prep sports wrap: 4/8April 7, 2019
From Herald Staff Reports
The Forest Park softball team had a dominant Saturday with two double-digit victories including a no-hitter while the Northeast Dubois baseball team fell just short of a win.
Here’s a brief rundown of Saturday’s prep sports action.
Rams 9, Jeeps 8: Playing an extremely young lineup, the Northeast Dubois baseball team fell just short of a victory on the road at Paoli on Saturday afternoon.
The Jeeps led 8-7 entering the bottom of the seventh inning but Paoli drove in two runs to seal the deal. Six defensive errors from Northeast Dubois didn’t help their cause, as well.
Bryce Merkel and Logan Mehringer both had a pair of hits for the Jeeps while Colby Pieper led the way with three runs driven in. Kendrick Thombleson took the loss on the mound for Northeast Dubois.
Rangers sweep, no-hit Generals: The Forest Park softball team dominated Clarksville not once, but twice on Saturday afternoon.
The Rangers won the first game by a score of 17-0 thanks to a no-hitter from pitcher Allyson Werner and were victorious 11-0 in the second game of the day.
Werner struck out nine General batters and also went 4-for-4 at the plate with a double, three singles and three RBIs. Macie Zink and Kennedy Sermersheim added a pair of doubles while Ashtyn Welp, Jordyn Wiseman and Amber Theising all had multiple hits.
In game two, Ali Welp got the win on the mound as she gave up just two hits while striking out four. Sermersheim had a home run, Zink was 3-for-3 and Emma Welp was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
Rangers compete at invitational: The Forest Park girls tennis team traveled to New Albany to compete in their tennis invitational on Saturday. While full team scores were unavailable, a few Ranger individuals had top-three placings in their respective group.
No. 1 singles player Brooke Haug placed second after defeating Jeffersonville's Kassie Brown and Borden's Chloe Holtshome and the No. 1 doubles team of Molly Lusk and Kaylee Uebelhor placed third by defeating Henryville's Kenzie Rappe/Ally Gardner and Jeffersonville's No. 1 doubles team.
Haylie Marks (No. 2 singles) placed fifth, Payton Dilger (No. 3 singles) placed seventh and Grace Wendholt/Amy Wahl (No. 2 doubles) placed sixth.
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