Jets offensive struggles continue in loss

HOPE — The Hauser baseball team’s offense struggled for the second consecutive game in a 7-2 loss to visiting East Central on Monday.

The Jets, who were one-hit by Columbus North on Friday, managed only three hits, which included a double by Will Rose.

East Central got on top with a four-run first inning, but Hauser cut the lead to 4-2 with runs in the second and third.

Brooks Bailey walked to start the second, was singled to second by Rory Thayer and sacrificed to third by Rose before scoring on an error.

Jets catcher Dalton McKinney walked to lead off the third, went to second on a passed ball and scored on Evan Shaw’s single to right.

But that was the end of the offense for Hauser, which dropped to 6-5.

East Central, which is 2-2, added a run in the fifth and two in the seventh.

Cougars show offensive mu

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GREENSBURG — South Decatur unleashed some offensive firepower on host North Decatur, ripping 16 hits in a 16-8 victory.

Brendan Henderson and Baker Howard each had four hits for the Cougars along with two runs scored and two RBI. Jordan Ortman slapped three hits for South Decatur with three runs scored and one RBI and Damen Martin had two hits and two RBI.

South Decatur raised its record to 2-4.

First-year Cougars coach Kyle Degler said his team finally got the timely hit.

“We got those, and that made a huge difference,” he said.

SOFTBALL

Jets crush Rushville

HOPE — Hauser stormed to a 14-1 victory against visiting Rushville in five innings.

The Jets improved to 9-2 while the Lions fell to 1-8.

“It was a great opportunity to move some people around and try some different stuff,” Hauser coach Craig Sims said.

Leslie Sims had three hits for the Jets while Tessa Sims, Hailey Lange, Sidney Giles and Sarah Anderson all had two hits.

Lange had three RBI while Giles had two RBI. Kali Schumacher and Giles combined on a four-hitter.

Lancers have long day

EDINBURGH — Visiting Indian Creek crushed Edinburgh 17-1 as the Lancers managed only one hit.

Edinburgh scored a run in the opening inning and was blanked the rest of the way.

Cougars’ offense soars

OLDENBURG — Natalie Plofkin smashed a homer and two doubles to lead the offensive assault as Trinity Lutheran hammered host Oldenburg Academy 13-1 in five innings.

Taylor Russell had a triple for Trinity Lutheran, which is 7-2.

Owls can’t hold lead

SEYMOUR — Host Seymour got off to a 2-0 lead against visiting Charlestown, but eventually fell 8-3 after giving up a four-run fifth to the visitors.

Emily Bobb and Baylee Robinson had doubles for the Owls, who fell to 6-4.

BOYS GOLF

Crusaders remain unbeaten

Nick Bridgewater earned medalist honors with a 39 to lead Columbus Christian past Hauser 195-220 at Clifty Creek Golf Course.

“Nick is off to a good start with a 38 in his first match and then this 39,” Crusaders coach Ron Bridgewater said. “He didn’t putt very well or he would have shot par. He had three three putts.

“But he drove the ball well.”

Austin Straub shot 42 for Columbus Christian, which is 2-0, and Chris Noblitt added a 52. “Austin had a couple holes get away from him, but he finished strong,” Ron Bridgewater said. “Chris just keeps improving.”

Andrew Foster shot 62, Ryan Robinson had a 67 and Judah Haynes carded a 69 to complete the Columbus Christian lineup.

For Hauser, Mason Sherman shot 54 followed by Justin Compton and Travis Stafford at 55, Clayton Wilson at 56, Matt Sweet at 59 and Tate Smith at 66.

Lancers down Eagles

FRANKLIN — Leon Kemper won medalist honors with a 40 to lead Edinburgh to a 179-195 win against Brown County at Deer Valley.

Kyle Pendleton carded a 44 for the Lancers. Zach Pendleton added a 45, while Adam Barker shot 51, Zach Miller had a 51, Connor Goddard carded a 53, Royce Holland added a 54 and Jacob Riddle had a 64.

Aubrey Seaman led the Eagles with a 42. Wes Weigel carded a 49, while Gavin Brown and Dawson Dunnuck each shot 52, Jake Dixon added a 53, Cole Smith had a 60, Ben Rygiel carded a 67 and Tyler Poling added a 68.

GIRLS TENNIS

Shawe nets win against Trinity

SEYMOUR — Shawe Memorial downed Trinity Lutheran 4-1 as the Cougars’ Allison Hackman and Sydney Stuckwisch picked up their only victory at No. 1 doubles 6-3, 7-6 (7-5).

Trinity Lutheran, 1-5, won just two games in the three singles matches contested.

TRACK AND FIELD

Jets hurdlers show well

FAIRLAND — Although the Hauser boys track team finished third in a three-way meet and the Jets girls placed second of three teams, both squads had some big performances.

South Decatur won the boys meet conducted at Triton Central with 64.5 points while Triton Central was second at 50 and Hauser was third at 41.5.

In girls action, Triton Central edged Hauser 64-63 while South Decatur scored 23 points.

The Jets’ Christian Case won both the 300 hurdles (45.50) and the 11 hurdles (18.24) along with placing second in the high jump at 5-4.

Case’s 300 hurdles time was a personal best.

Hauser’s Grace Hasler set a personal best in the 300 hurdles as well with a 50.62 and she won the 110 hurdles in 17.93. She ran a leg of Hauser’s winning 4X100 relay team.