Raiders cruise; Main soars

From Herald Staff Reports

It appears the Southridge baseball team has found the answers.

Plate more than 10 runs, and the Raiders will win.

Limit the opposition to three runs or fewer, and they’ll find the same results.

Or the Raiders can cast all doubts aside and accomplish both feats, as they did with a 14-2 drubbing of host Paoli on Monday.


Guadalupe Perez (1-0) pitched four scoreless innings to earn the win while fellow junior Luke Stetter launched a three-run homer as part of a five-run seventh inning for the Raiders (5-1). Connor Craig notched a double as one of his three hits, while Andrew Recker and Stetter each registered three hits as well.

Raiders 5, Braves 0: Jocelyn Sermersheim and Leah Diekhoff didn’t yield a  game at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, respectively, notching 6-0, 6-0 victories in Southridge’s handling of Pocket Athletic Conference foe Tecumseh in Lynnville. Emily Eckert found little resistance in her 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 3 singles while Maddie Neu and Cheyenne Layton teamed up at 1 doubles and Megan Diekhoff united with Taylor Miles at 2 doubles to complete the sweep for Southridge (2-1, 2-0).

Rangers 4, Chargers 1: Maddison Beckman produced a 6-2, 6-4 victory at No. 3 singles for Forest Park’s easiest win against Pike Central during a PAC clash in Ferdinand. Amie Weyer soldiered to a 7-5, 7-6 (7-2) win at No. 1 singles while Jordan Buechler and Kereston Hochgesang powered past Pike Central’s Cayla Mahoney and Aspen Childress 6-0, 7-6 (7-5) at No. 1 doubles. Meanwhile, Kiersten Hasenour and Sierra Voegerl served up a 6-2, 7-5 win at No. 2 doubles for Forest Park (3-0, 2-0).

Vikings 4, Jeeps 1: Kendra Schroering helped Northeast Dubois (2-2, 1-2) avoid a sweep against Blue Chip Conference opponent Barr-Reeve in Montgomery, where the senior secured a 6-2, 6-0 victory at No. 2 singles over Melody Rohrer.

Patriots 155, Chargers 184: Preston Van Winkle and Corey Teaford continued their hot starts to the season at Prides Creek Golf Course in Petersburg, as Van Winkle’s 36 earned him medalist honors and Teaford bolstered the Pats’ cause with a 37 against Pike Central. Heritage Hills’ Dakota Deller and Alex Gordon both chipped in 41s.

Boonville duals: Jasper captured 14 first-place finishes on the boys side and 12 on the girls side against host Boonville as the Cats inked nearly identical victories, with the boys reigning 97-34 and the girls prevailing 98-34.

Landon Jeffers collared first place in both the high jump (6 feet, 1 inch) and long jump (18-8) for the boys, while Reid Milligan captured first in the 200-meter dash and 300 hurdles. Jasper earned sweeps in the discus, shot put and 800 as well.

On the girls side, Kirby Ruhe led Jasper sweeps in the long jump (14-10) and 100 hurdles (17.85), as did Alyssa Lawyer in the discus, Tara Cassidy in the 1,600 and Laura Renner in the 300 hurdles. Annie Stout snatched a trio of wins as well, finishing first in the high jump, 100 and 400 for the Cats.

Southridge triangular: Aubrey Main rewrote school records in two events for the Southridge girls, but Gibson Southern (771⁄2) edged the Raiders (74) and glided past Tecumseh (91⁄2) in Huntingburg. Main’s time of 12.49 in the 100 broke the old mark, and the junior bested her own record in the high jump with leap of 5 feet, 6 inches. Main and teammate Kadie Dearing finished first and second, respectively, in the 100, 200 and 400. Casey Lamb (3,200), Taylor Neukam (pole vault), and Lauren Meyer (1,600) also added first-place finishes for Southridge.

On the boys side, Henry Steckler collected a pair of victories (long jump, pole vault) for Southridge (60), which finished between the Trojans (92) and Tecumseh (9). Also for the Raiders, Brandon Bayer scooted to first in the 200, Baden Pund claimed first in the 110 hurdles and Cody Thompson soared to the top spot in the high jump (6-4).

Knights 91, Patriots 41: Logan Ayer pocketed wins in the 1,600 and 3,200 for Heritage Hills, while Aaron Boehm (discus) and Sam Collins (long jump) earned the Patriots’ only other victories against Castle in Lincoln City.

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