Prep sports wrap: 5/17

From Herald Staff Reports

With sectional tournaments set to begin next week, a few area baseball and softball squads worked on some finishing touches to their game on Friday evening.

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

Baseball

Raiders 9, Titans 0: Just several hours after committing to play college baseball for the Indiana Hoosiers, Southridge’s Tucker Schank had a big night on the diamond going 4-for-5 with two RBIs and a home run in the Raiders 9-0 win over Gibson Southern.

Schank’s performance wasn’t the only big one for the Raiders. Chase Taylor and Conner Oxley also both hit home runs while Colson Montgomery notched a pair of doubles.

Ethan Bell and Carter Whitehead combined to throw a one-hitter while Bell struck out eight Titan batters.

Commodores 8, Rangers 7: The rough stretch for the Forest Park baseball team continued on Friday as their stumble against Perry Central marks six consecutive losses.

The Rangers and Commodores flip-flopped leads early and often but Perry Central broke a 6-6 tie in the top of the seventh with a two-run inning. Forest Park answered back with one run but were unable to score the tying or winning run.

Drew Howard, Zach Wahl and Garret Berg all had multiple hits for Forest Park while Caden Scherer took the loss on the mound.

Softball

Commodores 1, Jeeps 0: In a tough, low-scoring battle it was Perry Central who was able to come away with a road victory over Northeast Dubois.

Perry Central scored the only run of the game in the fifth inning and were able to hold on strong from that point on.

Titans 7, Patriots 2: Heritage Hills had a tough contest with PAC conference foe Gibson Southern on Friday evening in Lincoln City. The Titans finished with an undefeated conference record with the victory.

The Patriots totaled just three hits in the loss with Emma Eubank, Lauren Caswell and Sydney Richards recording the base knocks.

Eubank fell to 10-5 with the loss on the mound as she gave up five earned runs on eight hits while striking out three.




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