Prep sports wrap: 5/17

From Herald Staff Reports

While sectional competition has started for several sports, baseball, softball and golf are still preparing for their postseason action by playing their final stretch of games and matches.

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

Baseball

Wildcats 14, Cardinals 4: The Jasper baseball team improved to 22-4 on the season with a six-inning victory over Bloomfield on Thursday evening.

The Cats scored 14 runs on just four total hits as they took advantage of several Bloomfield mistakes in the victory.

After trailing early, senior Isaac Bartley’s massive three-run home run gave the Cats the lead on Senior Night and they never looked back.

Pioneers 6, Raiders 2: The Southridge baseball team was defeated by Boonville on the road on Thursday evening.

The Raiders were held to just five hits and could never overcome an early 5-1 deficit after just two innings of play.

Camden Gasser, Chase Taylor, Ethan Bell, Conner Oxley and Carter Whitehead all had base hits in the loss. While Taylor took the loss on the mound, he did hit his third home run of the season.

Jeeps 7, Lions 3: Northeast Dubois earned their fourth victory of the season (all conference wins) by defeating Loogootee in front of the home faithful.

The Jeeps used a big five-run third inning to take full control of the game and never look back. Colby Pieper, Logan Mehringer and Ethan Ziegler all had multiple hits while Mehringer led the way with three runs driven in.

Reece Bauer pitched a complete game victory on the mound to improve to 3-4 on the season.

Patriots 17, Tigers 12: Talk about a slugfest — the Heritage Hills and Princeton baseball teams battled in an offensive slaughter but it was the Patriots who drew final blood.

Trailing 12-10 entering the sixth inning, the Patriots scored seven unanswered runs to secure the victory. At one point, Heritage Hills trailed this game 7-0.

Cayden Kratzer was 4-for-6 with five RBIs, Ben Gordon was 3-of-5 and Simon Scherry was 2-of-6 with three RBIs and his first home run of the season. Grahm Turner also drove in three runs while Scherry improved to 7-0 with the win on the mound.

Golf

Wildcats 154, Patriots 178: The Jasper boys golf team defeated Heritage Hills on the team’s Senior Night.

Jack Bies was the match medalist with a score of 34 while Avery Hollinden (36), Landon Kissel (38), Nick Buechlein (46), Zach Broeker (47) and Luke Ackerman (50) rounded out the Wildcats’ scoring.

No Heritage Hills scores were listed.

Softball

Wildcats 9, Huskies 3: After a tough loss to conference foe Boonville, Jasper bounced back with a big home victory over Evansville North.

A five-run third inning helped to erase an early deficit as the Cats never looked back from there. Grace Colvin, Kennedy Matheis and Madison Matheis all had big RBI hits in the inning for Jasper.

Lexie Jerger, Emily Heim and Colvin all had multiple hits for the Cats while Mia Werner earned her ninth victory of the season on the mound for Jasper.

Raiders 15, Jug Rox 0: It was a big night for Southridge as they dominated Shoals on the road by holding them to just one hit.

Myah Montgomery and Briley King combined to throw a one-hitter while the two pitchers also totaled 11 strikeouts between the two.

Mikah Goeppner had her first career home run in the win while Peyton Nalley also went yard with a home run. Amanda Brewer, Kennedy Nalley, Kolby Jones and Rachel Trent all also had multiple hits in the win.

Rangers 13, Tigers 3: Forest Park improved to 14-7 on the season with a home victory over Princeton on Thursday evening.

Kennedy Sermersheim had four RBIs to lead the Rangers as she hit her eighth home run of the season and also racked up a triple. Ali Welp, Allyson Werner, Macie Zink and Sami Stout all also had RBIs.

Werner recorded her 10th victory of the season on the mound in the win.

Chargers 6, Jeeps 1: Despite racking up 13 hits, the Northeast Dubois softball team was unable to score more than one run in a road loss to Pike Central on Thursday.

Tied 1-1 entering the fifth inning, the Chargers scored five runs in the fifth and sixth innings to take full control of the battle.

Elizabeth Kunz and Brooklyn Dodd both went 4-for-4 in the loss as Camryn Stemle took the loss on the mound.




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