Prep sports wrap: 4/9April 8, 2019
From Herald Staff Reports
Monday night was chock full of local sports teams in action. Whether it was on the diamond or on the track, you were certain to find a sporting event going on near you.
Here’s a brief rundown of Monday night’s prep sports action.
Wildcats 11, Bears 2: The Jasper baseball team continued their undefeated start to the season with a home victory over Evansville Central on Monday evening.
The Cats were supposed to play in Evansville but a last minute location change moved the game to Ruxer Field.
Jasper jumped out to a 7-0 lead almost immediately and never looked back from there.
No individual statistics were reported from the game.
Rangers 12, Chargers 7: Forest Park got back in the win column with a road victory over Pike Central on Monday evening.
The Rangers jumped out to a 4-0 lead immediately and never looked back as they never trailed. Eight defensive errors doomed the Chargers in the loss.
Elliott Rothgerber picked up his first victory of the season on the mound while Aaron Hurst had a solid day batting as he finished 2-of-4 with two RBIs.
Wolfpack 9, Jeeps 5: It’s been a tough start to the season for the Northeast Dubois baseball team and Monday was another tough outing as the Jeeps fell to Crawford County in Marengo.
The Wolfpack jumped out to a 7-0 lead after the second inning before the Jeeps put runs on the board in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to cut the deficit to 7-3. However, the Jeeps would never get any closer than four runs as eight defensive errors hurt them.
Cole Tretter had two doubles and an RBI for the Jeeps while Logan Mehringer drove in two runs on two hits. Colby Pieper took the loss on the mound as he gave up eight hits and two earned runs while striking out six.
Patriots 10, Bulldogs 0: The Heritage Hills baseball team continued its hot start to the season with a home rout of Evansville Bosse on Monday.
The Pats jumped out to a big lead early and kept their foot on the gas as they improved to 5-1 on the young season.
No individual statistics were reported.
Cats overpower Vikings, Bears: Jasper used strong play from their top golfers to pull out a victory over North Posey and Evansville Central on Monday. The Cats scored a 159 while the Bears (167) were second and the Vikings (168) placed third.
Jack Bies (38) and Avery Hollinden (39) led the Cats with very solid days on the course. Landon Kissel (40), Luke Ackerman (42) and Nick Buechlein (47) rounded out Jasper’s scoring.
Raiders finish ninth: The Southridge boys golf team competed at the Vincennes Invitational at the Country Club of Old Vincennes over the weekend and placed ninth out of 16 teams with a score of 356. Evansville Memorial was the champion with a score of 295.
Michael Kappner and Carson Mundy had the best scores for the Raiders as they both shot 86’s. Coby Reller (88), Owen Kinker (96) and Tristan Boerner (104) rounded out the rest of the scoring for Southridge.
Rangers top Vikings, Blackhawks: Forest Park traveled to Country Oaks Golf Club in Montgomery and defeated host Barr-Reeve and Springs Valley with a score of 175.
Colin Lane had the best score of the day for the Rangers with a 41 while Brant Tretter and Keenan Bertges both finished with scores of 44. Gavin Edele (46), Jake Rickelman (50) and Cooper Uebelhor (61) rounded out the Rangers scoring.
Jeeps 16, Wolfpack 2: The Northeast Dubois softball team unleashed 21 hits, including six extra base knocks, to defeat Crawford County in Marengo.
Becca Brosmer drove in a team-high four runs while Brooklyn Dodd, Hadley Fuhrman, Macie Brinkman and Brinley Royer all drove in two runs each. Alexus Royer also had an RBI.
Brinley Royer had her first home run of the season while Dodd had a triple and Fuhrman, Brosmer, Brinkman and Camryn Stemle all had doubles. Stemle was the winning pitcher for the Jeeps.
Rebels 6, Rangers 3: Forest Park jumped out to an early 3-0 lead over conference foe South Spencer but six runs in the fifth and sixth innings propelled the Rebels to a comeback victory.
Kennedy Sermersheim was 2-for-2, Macie Zink was 2-for-4 with two RBIs while Ali Welp had the other Forest Park hit. Allyson Werner is now 2-3 on the season after taking the loss on the mound.
Patriots 10, Trojans 0: Heritage Hills remains undefeated after defeating Wood Memorial at home in five innings on Monday.
The Patriots had 15 hits including two home runs, one from Lauren Caswell and one from Haley Waninger. Caswell also had a double while Waninger and Whitney Ward both drove in two runs each. Sierra Schipp, Mallory Garrison, Kyla Peter, Brianna Quinn and Caswell all also had RBIs.
Peter picked up the win on the mound as she gave up just three hits while striking out five batters.
Bears 4, Rangers 1: Forest Park traveled to Evansville on Monday afternoon as the Rangers were defeated by the host Bears.
Molly Lusk and Kaylee Uebelhor were victorious at the No. 1 doubles spot with a score of 6-4, 6-2 but the Bears were pretty dominant elsewhere.
Patriots 4, Braves 1: Heritage Hills got its first conference victory of the season on Monday by defeating Tecumseh at home.
Carly Sabelhaus (No. 1 singles), Kya Weatherholt (No. 3 singles), Liz Mehling/Avery Neff (No. 1 doubles) and Kaci Ayer/Emily Patmore (No. 2 doubles) were all victorious.
Track and Field
Wildcats sweep Patriots: The Jasper boys and girls track and field teams traveled to Lincoln City and were victorious over host Heritage Hills.
The boys defeated the Pats 91.5 to 40.5 while the girls were victorious by a final score of 80.5 to 51.5.
For the boys, Jasper’s first place finishers were Ben Kizior (110m hurdles), Mitch Kaiser (100m dash), Reece Milligan (400m dash, 200m dash), Isaac Heim (300m hurdles), Will Smith (800m run), Drew O’Neil (3200m run), Jadon Mehringer (shot put), John Summerlot (discus), Kyle Hedinger (high jump) and the 4x400 and 4x800 relay teams. For Heritage Hills, first place finishers were Mitchell Hopf (1600m run), Owen Schaad (long jump), Alex Hasty (pole vault) and the 4x100m relay team.
On the girls side, Jasper’s first place finishers were Alyssa Skorge (1600m run), Brynn Schwartz (400m dash), Andi VanMeter (800m run), Kelsea Skorge (3200m run), Madison Giesler (discus), Aliyah Schwenk (long jump), Olivia Biggs (pole vault) and all three relay teams. Heritage Hills’ first place finishers were Claire Lange (110m hurdles, 300m hurdles, high jump), Jenna Burns (100m dash, 200m dash) and Rebekah Gordon (shot put).
Jeeps fall to Marksmen: The Northeast Dubois boys and girls track and field teams travelled to Lynnville to take on Tecumseh and Tell City on Monday. They defeated the Braves but lost to the Marksmen in both boys and girls.
The boys finished second with 44.5 points compared to Tell City’s 90.5 while the girls placed second with 54 points compared to Tell City’s 78.
First place finishers for the Jeeps were Dante Miller (100m hurdles), Eli Lueken (high jump), Matthew Jacob (shot put), Nathan Schnell (3200m run), Shelby Livingston (1600m run, 800m run) and the girls 4x400m relay team.
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