Prep sports wrap: 5/14

From Herald Staff Reports

One local tennis team completed a perfect regular season while several baseball and softball teams recorded key wins as they head into the final stretch before the postseason.

Here’s a brief rundown of Monday night’s prep sports action.

Baseball

Jasper 7, Ev. Mater Dei 1: In a battle of Wildcats, the visiting Jasper baseball team defeated Evansville Mater Dei on Monday evening.

The Cats jumped out to a 4-0 lead almost immediately thanks to a two-run home run from Trevor Krapf and RBI base hits from Isaac Bartley and Grant Ahlbrand. The Cats added some insurance in the seventh inning courtesy of a sac fly from Andrew Wallace, an RBI double by Carter Stamm and a wild pitch.

Grant Stratton improved to 2-0 on the year with a complete game victory on the mound. He gave up just six hits while striking out five batters.

Jeeps 8, Patriots 2: The Northeast Dubois baseball team found themselves trailing 2-1 to Vincennes Rivet entering the top of the seventh inning, needing just one run to tie the game.

Instead, the Jeeps went on a scoring rampage scoring seven runs in the inning and cruising away with their third Blue Chip win of the year.

Eli Schott led the way, going 3-for-4 with three hits (including a triple) and a team-high three RBIs. Reece Bauer also had two hits while Colby Pieper and Bryce Merkel both drove in two runs a piece.

Patriots 1, Highlanders 0: In a low-scoring pitcher’s duel, Heritage Hills toppled Floyd Central on the road on Monday evening.

Mark Doyle was the winning pitcher on the mound for the Patriots as he improved to 4-1 on the season.

Golf

Raiders place second: The Southridge boys golf team placed second at Wood Memorial’s five-team invite with a score of 169 on Monday. The host Trojans were victorious with a 158.

Coby Reller recorded match medalist honors with a 39. The Raiders’ scoring was rounded out by Michael Kappner (40), Carson Mundy (45), Owen Kinker (45), Tristan Boerner (45) and Aidan Blessinger (51).

Rangers topple Titans: In a matchup of Pocket Athletic Conference rivals, the Forest Park boys golf team defeated Gibson Southern at the Cambridge Golf Course in Evansville by a score of 176 to 182.

Brant Tretter and Jake Rickelman led the Rangers with 43's while Colin Lane (44), Gavin Edele (46), Nolan Brames (51) and Cooper Uebelhor (53) rounded out the rest of Forest Park's scoring. 

Softball

Jasper 5, Ev. Mater Dei 2: The Jasper softball team used a three-run fifth inning to break a 2-2 tie and defeat Evansville Mater Dei at home in the battle of Wildcats.

Jasper's Grace Colvin hit a big two-run home run in the fifth inning which helped propel them to victory. She led the way in hits with two and also recorded the save on the mound. Mia Werner was the winning pitcher as she gave up five hits while striking out three.

Chargers 15, Raiders 4: Southridge was defeated by conference foe Pike Central in six innings at home on Monday.

Pike Central jumped out to a 12-0 lead after just three innings of play and never looked back from there. The Raiders did have nine base hits in the game but seven errors hurt their ability to come back.

Macie Marley led the way with three base hits while Kennedy Nalley and Megan Buechler also both had multi-hit games. 

Tigers 6, Patriots 5: The Heritage Hills softball team had a tough loss on the road at Evansville Memorial on Monday evening.

After finding themselves down 5-0, Heritage Hills rallied to score five runs in the top of the seventh inning and tie the game. However, the Tigers walked off winners in the bottom half of the inning.

Lauren Caswell had a pair of hits for the Patriots, including a double, while Emma Eubank, Mallory Garrison, Sydney Richards and Haley Waninger all had RBIs.

Tennis

Jeeps 4, Trojans 1: The Northeast Dubois tennis team clinched an undefeated regular season and their third consecutive Blue Chip conference title with Monday’s home victory over Wood Memorial.

Winners for the Jeeps were Chloe Terwiske (No. 1 singles), Olivia Rasche (No. 2 singles), Paige Knies/Alexis Stafford (No. 1 doubles) and Olivia Schroering/Delaney Rasche (No. 2 doubles).

Bears 4, Raiders 1: In their regular season finale, the Southridge girls tennis team was defeated at home by Evansville Central.

The Raiders’ lone victory came at No. 1 doubles where Audra Hochgesang and Jordan Biehl defeated Addison Sills and Olivia Donovan 6-1, 6-4.




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