Cole Gilley threw a four-hit shutout and struck out nine in his first start of the season Monday to lift Columbus East to a 3-0 baseball win against Floyd Central.
“He threw well,” East coach Jon Gratz said. “He got in a little trouble a couple different innings, but he found his way out of it. He’s pretty resilient on the mound.”
The game was scoreless until the fifth inning. Josh Major doubled with one out and went to third on a single by Julian Greenwell. After Drew Hasson walked and Dalton Back reached on a fielder’s choice, Greenwell scored when Gilley reached on an error.
The Olympians (2-2) added a pair of runs in the sixth. Jonah Wichman led off with a triple, and Alec Burnett reached on an error. Parker Harrison singled to score Wichman, and Major sacrificed the runners to second and third. Burnett then scored on a sacrifice fly by Hasson.
Those final two trips to the plate were profitable for East, which had left five runners in scoring position the first three innings.
Wichman finished 2 for 3 with a double and a triple. Major went 2 for 4 with a double.
“It’s always a big win to beat Floyd Central,” Gratz said. “They’re always a good program and well coached with a lot of good players.”
Kings clip Eagles
NASHVILLE — Brown County jumped out to a 4-1 lead after one inning, but the Indianapolis Kings homeschool team rallied for a 7-6 victory.
J.T. Parry and Eli Snider each went 2 for 4 for the Eagles (1-5).
Jennings falls to Jeffersonville
JEFFERSONVILLE — Jennings County scored in the top of the first, but Jeffersonville plated eight runs in the first two innings and went on to post an 11-1, six-inning victory.
Pitcher Josh Pettit had both hits for the Panthers, going 2 for 3 with an RBI-single.
Olympians top Golden Bears
Avery Foist won medalist honors with a 39 to lead Columbus East to a 175-191 win against Shelbyville on the East Nine at Otter Creek.
Adrian Adams carded a 41 for the Olympians. Mark Mayhew added a 47, Leyton Erfmeier shot 48, Cole Schaefer had a 52, Leo Shelp finished with a 58 and Chase Jones shot 60.
Eagles take second in tri match
NASHVILLE — Parker VanNess fired a school-record 6-under-par 30 to lead Brown County to a second-place finish in a tri match at Salt Creek.
Martinsville won the event with a 168. The Eagles took second with a 179, and Indian Creek was third at 194.
Ben Rygiel carded a 46 for Brown County. Brendon Asher added a 50, Curtis Lookebill shot 53, Peyton Proctor had a 57 and Rex Watters finished with a 63.
Panthers fall to Floyd
NORTH VERNON — Jennings County had its best score in two years, but Floyd Central came away with a 143-158 win at St. Annes.
Bryce Kirchner led the Panthers with a 38. Joe Kelly carded a 39, Hunter Conrad added a 40, Justin Gasper shot 41, Austin Roscoe had a 47 and Samson Miller finished with a 48.
Panthers rout Cubs
NORTH VERNON — Jennings County scored 13 times in the first two innings and went on to hand Madison a 15-4, five-inning Hoosier Hills Conference defeat.
Lexi Brown went 3 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs, Tori Lee went 2 for 2 with three RBIs, Carissa Sabelhaus went 2 for 2 with two RBIs and Lexi South went 2 for 3 with two RBIs for the Panthers (4-1, 1-0). Gabby Mahoney and Emily Tevault combined on a five-hitter.
Woodmen edge Eagles
GREENWOOD — Greenwood scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh for a 4-3 victory against Brown County.
Emma Summers went 2 for 4 with a two-run first-inning homer for the Eagles (2-2). Summers also threw a five-hitter and struck out 14.
Trinity tops Crothersville
CROTHERSVILLE — Hannah Deaton and Morgan Gabbard combined on a two-hitter to lift Trinity Lutheran to a 12-0, five-inning win against Crothersville.
Jodi Goecker led the Cougars (2-1) with four hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Jaryn Holtsclaw and Gabbard each had three hits, Maddie Bell added two hits and two RBIs, and Deaton and Savanna Setty each had two hits.
Panthers down Cubs
NORTH VERNON — Madison won the No. 1 singles match, but Jennings County won the others to claim a 4-1 victory.
Hailey Brown beat Regin Dean 1-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 at No. 2 singles, and Ellie Hearne downed Grace Brautigam 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles for the Panthers (1-1). Maddy Hill and Callie Wilder topped Olivia Kelley and Hannah Huff 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles, and Abby Rowlett and Abigail DeCamp beat Carlie Darnold and Emma Lostutter 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles.
Jennings’ Rebecca Driver fell to Kourtney Neukam 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1 singles.
Panthers blank Eagles
BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington South won all five matches in straight sets in a 5-0 loss at Bloomington South.
Hallee Miller fell to Maya Mills 7-5, 6-0 at No. 1 singles for the Eagles (1-3). Julia Williams lost to Nidhi Kriman at No. 2 singles, and Cassidy Davis fell to Jamie Lee at No. 3 singles, both by 6-0, 6-0 scores.
Brown County’s Jacey Ferguson and Baelyn Koester lost to Natalie Hall and Lauren Bauman 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles. Leah Tucker and Olivia Baughman fell to Isabel Fernandez and Tate Blackwell 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.
Owls topple Lancers
SEYMOUR — Seymour dropped only 11 games in five matches in a 5-0 win against Edinburgh.
Haley Jones fell to Grace Otte 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, Clara Carman lost to Sandra Cerino 6-0, 6-0 ad No. 2 singles and Paige Johnson fell to Chloe Bryden 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles for the Lancers (0-4). Destiney Ramey and Haven Link lost to Madison Pifer and Kristina Griffin def. 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles, and Anneliese Lollar and Kaylee Swallows fell to Mallory Moore and Avery Ragon 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.