Olympians take third in Jasper Invitational
JASPER — The Class 4A No. 6 Columbus East bounced back from a 7-0 loss to 3A No. 1 Jasper by knocking off Evansville Central 6-3 to finish third in Saturday’s Jasper Invitational.
Eric McMullen went 2 for 2 with two RBIs, Harry Crider went 2 for 3 and Takahiro Yamada went 2 for 4 with a double for the Olympians (9-3) against Evansville Central. Yamada pitched the seventh to earn the save in relief of winner Jon Crawford.
Yamada went 2 for 3 with a double against Jasper. Drew Hasson gave up five runs in the second inning, and Kyle Weiss allowed two over the last four innings.
Lancers fall to Saints
EDINBURGH — Indianapolis Lutheran jumped out to a 6-0 lead and held on for a 7-3 win at Edinburgh.
Zach Giles hit a two-run homer for the Lancers (3-5).
Bull Dogs take 7th
NOBLESVILLE — In a tournament that featured four of the top six and five of the top 10 teams in the state, Columbus North finished seventh in the Noblesville Invitational.
Fourth-ranked Westfield won the 24-team event with a 291 at Fox Prairie. No. 10 Noblesville was second at 297, followed by No. 1 Carmel at 301, No. 2 Hamilton Southeastern at 303, No. 6 Zionsville at 303, Avon at 313 and the Bull Dogs at 321.
Spencer Fairbanks led North with a 78. Jared Imlay carded an 80, Matt Vorndran added an 81, Bryce Turner shot 82 and Henry Kiel had an 86.
Quakers blank Olympians
Plainfield won four matches in straight sets in handing Columbus East a 5-0 defeat.
Megna Chari fell to Carrie Copeland 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, Adycin Rager lost Allison Huff 6-3, 1-6, 6-1 at No. 2 singles and Alaysha Pollert fell to Ally Edwards 6-4, 6-2 at No. 3 singles for the Olympians (3-6). Esta Morrison and Kendall Gerkin lost to Paige Downey and Natalie Waaman 5-7, 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles, and Maddy Rhodes and Carol Travis fell to Kira Siepman and Rachel Barr 6-3, 6-4 at No. 2 doubles.
East tops Brownsburg
Cody Blackburn and Luke Fry each scored four goals to lead Columbus East to a 10-8 win against Brownsburg.
Stuart Bryan and Cameron Nelson added goals for the Olympians. Nelson had two assists, and Ric Wooten recorded 11 saves.