Prep sports wrap: 5/9

From Herald Staff Reports

Wednesday night saw some exciting finishes in local prep sports action including the Jasper baseball team walking off winners against one of their biggest rivals.

Here is the rundown of what you might have missed in Wednesday night’s local sports action.

Baseball

Wildcats 2, Alices 1: In a battle with their rival Vincennes Lincoln, Jasper found themselves tied 1-1 going into the bottom of the eighth inning. While he was 0-for-3 coming into his final at bat, senior second baseman Grant Ahlbrand came through with a huge clutch single that scored Andrew Wallace to send the Cats home winners at Ruxer Field.

The Cats started to the eighth inning with a double from Wallace and then intentionally walked Carter Stamm to put runners on first and second. Then, Isaac Bartley reached base with an error. With the bases loaded, Ahlbrand’s single gave the Wildcats the victory.

Jasper was led offensively by Josh Weidenbenner, Eli Hopf, Trevor Krapf and Stamm as they all had multiple hits while Stamm and Ahlbrand had the Cats two RBIs on the day.

Stamm improved to 5-0 with the victory on the mound as he had an impressive performance giving up just three hits and struck out 10 batters while walking one.

Blackhawks 4, Jeeps 3: The Northeast Dubois baseball team nearly rallied from a 4-1 deficit with a two-run sixth inning but Springs Valley was able to hold off the Jeep comeback.

Colby Pieper, Ty Riecher and Austin Knight all drove in runs for Northeast Dubois while Riecker was the only Jeep player to have multiple hits.

Reece Bauer had nine strikeouts on the mound for the Jeeps but also gave up seven hits and four earned runs in the loss.

Patriots 5, Panthers 0: The Heritage Hills baseball team cruised to a shutout victory over Daviess County (Ky.) at home on Wednesday evening.

Simon Scherry and Murray Becher both had multiple hits for the Patriots while Scherry, Nathan Lamar and Blake Bryant all drove in runs for Heritage Hills. Scherry also added a triple in the victory.

Reece Gogel and Mark Doyle combined to throw a five-hitter for Heritage Hills. Both Gogel and Doyle had a pair of strikeouts in the win.

Softball

Wildcats 11, Tigers 0: The Jasper softball team recorded a big conference victory on Wednesday as they defeated Princeton in five innings.

It was a huge night at the plate for Grace Colvin as she hit two home runs — a solo shot in the first inning and then a two-run blast in the third inning. The big inning for Jasper was the fourth as they scored eight runs to put the game out of reach. Emily Heim, Rachel Gress and Kennedy Matheis all had RBI singles while Colvin, Madison Matheis and Lexie Jerger each had RBI doubles.

Mia Werner and Kylie Morton combined to throw a two-hitter on the mound for the Cats.

Braves 10, Raiders 0: It was a tough outing for the Southridge softball team as they were defeated in five innings by conference foe Tecumseh.

Southridge was held to just two hits in the loss — Peyton Nalley and Mikah Goeppner both had base hits in the game. Both Nalley and Goeppner’s base knocks were doubles.

Lydia Genet took the loss on the mound for the Raiders as she gave up six hits and seven earned runs while striking out one and walking two.

Jeeps 6, Cardinals 5: The Northeast Dubois softball team won in thrilling fashion at home against Bloomfield on Wednesday evening as they defeated the Cardinals in 10 innings.

The Jeeps had a total of 17 base hits in the victory with Hadley Fuhrman leading the way with four total hits. Becca Brosmer, Camryn Stemle, Brooklyn Dodd, Alexus Royer and Brinley Royer all also had multiple hits.

Fuhrman and Stemle combined for eight strikeouts on the mound with Stemle recording the victory.

Tennis

Wildcats 4, Tigers 1: The Jasper girls tennis team secured the Big Eight conference championship with a home victory on senior night over Princeton.

Victorious for the Wildcats was Priyal Sharma (No. 2 singles), Emma Reutepohler (No. 3 singles), Josie Yarbrough/Suchi Bandaru (No. 1 doubles) and Mackenzie Cooley/Hadley Meyer (No. 2 doubles).

Raiders 3, Patriots 2: In a battle of Pocket Athletic Conference rivals, Southridge defeated Heritage Hills in a close battle.

The Raiders were winners at the No. 2 singles spot (Olivia Durcholz), No. 3 singles (Elizabeth Fleck) and No. 1 doubles (Audra Hochgesang/Jordan Biehl). Heritage Hills won at No. 1 singles (Carly Sabelhaus) and No. 2 doubles (Emily Patmore/Liz Mehling).

Rangers 3, Vikings 2: Forest Park defeated conference rival North Posey at home in Ferdinand on Wednesday afternoon.

Brooke Haug (No. 1 singles), Molly Lusk/Kaylee Uebelhor (No. 1 doubles) and Payton Dilger/Emma Grundhoefer (No. 2 doubles) were all winners for Forest Park.




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