Raiders grab control in a hurry

From Herald Staff Reports

It took three straight wins this week, but the Southridge softball team climbed back to a break-even record, capping the surge with a 7-2 win over Pike Central on Thursday night at Huntingburg.

Southridge (6-6, 2-2 Pocket Athletic Conference) struck for four runs in the first inning as Alli Bounds and Kayley Main each registered run-scoring singles before Kassidy Mundy added a two-run double.

In the third, Main drove in Megan Stapleton and then scored on an error, and Bounds brought home Robin Hanebutt in the fourth with a single.

Pike Central scored a run in each of the first and third innings, though Southridge wiggled out of danger each time; the Chargers placed runners on second and third with less than two outs in both innings.

Bounds (3-4) tossed the first three innings before giving way to Stapleton and Kendyl Dearing, who combined with Bounds to pitch a six-hitter.

Pioneers 4, Wildcats 1: Class 3A No. 9 Jasper managed just three hits in a loss at Big Eight Conference foe Boonville.

Keegan Katter (8-7) pitched a complete game for the Wildcats, who scored their run in the third inning. Paige Werner, Nicolette Eckert and Lindsay Baker all provided singles for Jasper (10-7, 0-3).

Rangers 15, Wolfpack 2, five innings: Forest Park (7-6) thumped host Crawford County, extending its winning streak to three games. The Rangers have outscored their opponents 42-3 during the stretch.

Forest Park pounded 17 hits and Amanda Lange (three hits, five RBIs) and Katelyn Roos (four hits) heading the charge. Kayla Smith finished with three hits, Adria Giesler contributed two hits and drove in three runs and Emily Gutgsell and Ericka Lange each supplied two hits and two RBIs. Forest Park scored four runs in the first, five in the second, four more in the third and two in the fourth.

Amy Bockelman (1-1) tossed a complete game, allowing five hits as she picked up her first win of the season.  

Jeeps 4, Trojans 2: Northeast Dubois (3-9, 1-2 Blue Chip Conference) needed not one, but two rallies to win at Wood Memorial. The Jeeps scored a run in the sixth to break a scoreless tie before the Trojans struck for two in the bottom half. Northeast Dubois then piled on three runs in the seventh to seize the lead for good.

Kendra Jacob (3-5) pitched a complete for the Jeeps and also ripped a home run. Michelle Seitz and Alexis Zehr each registered an RBI single for the Jeeps, and Chloe Johnson socked a triple.

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