Bull Dogs’ late comeback caps sweep of Whiteland

Staff Reports

WHITELAND — The Columbus North softball team scored the tying run in the sixth and the go-ahead run in the seventh in the second game Saturday to pull out a 7-6 victory and a doubleheader sweep at Whiteland.

Christine Bombardiere reached on a one-out single in the sixth, and Bailey Lofton and Kat Burroughs added singles, scoring courtesy runner Claudia Sims. Lauren Imlay led off the seventh with a single, went to second on a sacrifice by Liz Bell, took third on errant throw to first and scored on a sacrifice fly by Katie Prall.

Bombardiere threw a six-hitter in her first start of the season and went 3 for 4 with two RBIs. Burroughs also went 3 for 4. Stowers went 2 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs, Makayla Caudill went 2 for 4 with two doubles and Prall, Bailey Lofton and Imlay all went 2 for 4.

The Bull Dogs (3-3) won the opener 17-11. Madisyn Prince pitched the first five innings before being hit with a line drive by the leadoff batter in the sixth. Bombardiere pitched the final two innings.

Paige Deneve went 3 for 3 with four RBIs. Stowers went 3 for 4 with a double, Imlay went 2 for 5 and Prall smacked a three-run triple.

Eagles fall to Knights

NASHVILLE — South Dearborn handed Brown County its first loss of the season, an 11-1 decision.

Emma Quackenbush knocked in Katie Harsh in the sixth inning for the lone run for the Eagles (1-1).


Panthers top Olympians

BLOOMINGTON — Columbus East opened its season with dual-meet losses at Bloomington South. The Panther boys won 97-35, and the 13th-ranked Bloomington South girls prevailed 113-19.

Steven O’Neal won the long jump (20 feet, 11½ inches) and 200 meters (24.2 seconds) to lead the East boys. Cam Wilson took the 100 (11.7).

The Olympian girls were led by a 1-2 finish in the high jump from Katie Mack (5-0) and Keeleigh Kikendall (4-10). Mack also finished second in the 400 (1:08.6).


Hornets sweep Jets

HOPE — Class A co-No. 9 Hauser led 4-3 after five innings of its season opener, but Henryville tied it with a run in the sixth and won with five in the seventh. The Hornets then won 11-3 in a second game that was called after five innings because of high winds.

Jared Schoen, who missed all of last season with a torn ACL, pitched the first four innings of the opener, allowing only one run, before reaching his pitch limit.

Will Rose went 2 for 3, and Cameron Hartog had two RBIs for the Jets in the opener. Rose and Jacob Johnson had the other RBIs.

In the second game, Rose went 1 for 2 with a double and an RBI.

Jennings falls twice

BLOOMINGTON — Jennings County opened its season with a doubleheader loss at Bloomington South, falling 3-0 and 11-1.

The Panthers managed only three total hits in the two games.

Eagles sweep Chargers

NASHVILLE — Brown County swept a doubleheader from North Decatur, winning 8-5 and 16-6 in five innings.

Josh Parry was the winning pitcher in the opener and had a double and a triple in the second game. Grant Suding was the victor on the mound in the second game.

T-Birds edge Lancers

BLOOMFIELD — Zach Murphy and Kinser Bryant combined on a one-hitter, but Edinburgh fell to Eastern Greene 1-0 in its season opener.

Murphy allowed one hit and struck out eight five innings, and Bryant threw two perfect innings. Murphy went 2 for 4 to lead the Lancers at the plate.