Bull Dogs win slugfest
SHELBYVILLE — Columbus North put up 17 runs and 16 hits Thursday but needed almost every one of them to pull out a 17-15 win at Shelbyville.
Austin Bode went 3 for 5 with two doubles, a home run and eight RBIs for the Bull Dogs (6-2). Casper Clark went 3 for 5 with a home run, Tyler Finke went 3 for 5 with two RBIs, Jake Petrusky went 2 for 4 with two RBIs, Parker Maddox went 2 for 5 and Adam Chapman had two RBIs.
Devon Rodgers picked up the win in relief of Petrusky. Clark pitched a scoreless seventh to earn the save.
Jets run-rule Chargers
GREENSBURG — Hauser scored 13 times in the first three innings and went on to post an 18-5, five-inning Mid-Hoosier Conference win at North Decatur.
Trey Johnson went 2 for 2 with two triples and three RBIs; and Parker Eickbush went 2 for 3 with a double, a triple and four RBIs for the Jets (6-1, 3-0). Jacob Luken went 2 for 2 with two RBIs, Sean Miller went 2 for 2 and Aaron Mee and Jon Hatton each went 2 for 4.
Sam Meek had two RBIs and threw a five hitter in picking up the win.
Crusaders open with win
Columbus Christian opened its season with a 17-11 win against Indianapolis Tindley in a game that was called after five innings because of darkness.
Tyler Bumbalough went 2 for 2 with three RBIs for the Crusaders. C.J. Reed threw a seven-hitter and struck out 10.
Lancers topple Cougars
GREENSBURG — Edinburgh scored in every inning in an 11-5 MHC win at South Decatur.
Zach Murphy had four hits, including two doubles for the Lancers (1-3, 1-2). Parker Bryant had two hits and two RBIs, and Zach Giles added two RBIs.
Coltan Henderson picked up the win. Devon Martin took the loss for the Cougars (0-3, 0-3).
Jets cruise to win
GREENSBURG — Tessa Sims and Hunter Crain combined on a two-hitter to lead Hauser to a 12-1, five-inning MHC win at North Decatur.
Shelby Fugate went 3 for 3 with a double to lead a 14-hit attack for the Jets (3-2, 2-1). Sydney Schoen went 2 for 3 with two RBIs; while Sims, Mykenzie Ault each and Zoee Nading all went 2 for 3. Hunter Crain had three RBIs.
Sims struck out nine with one walk in three hitless innings.
Crusaders rout Tigers
Columbus Christian scored 21 times in the first inning and went on to open the season with a 24-2, five-inning win against Indianapolis Tindley.
Emily Stair threw a four-hitter with six strikeouts and one walk in her high school debut.
Ellie Ridder went 2 for 2 with a triple, and Emmie Felde went 2 for 2 for the Crusaders. Kayden Hofelich and Taylor Ingram each went 2 for 4.
Flashes top Bull Dogs
INDIANAPOLIS — Columbus North was within 4-1 after four innings, but Franklin Central pulled away for an 8-1 Conference Indiana win.
Bailey Lofton connected on a fourth-inning homer for the Bull Dogs (0-7, 0-3). Sierra Norman had North’s only other hit.
Panthers fall to Pirates
NORTH VERNON — Jennings County outhit Greensburg 8-6, but the Pirates claimed a 7-3 victory.
Tori Lee went 2 for 3 with a double for the Panthers (4-3). Haley Engelking and Gabby Mahoney each went 2 for 3.
Lancers down Cougars
GREENSBURG — Edinburgh pounded out 21 hits in a 15-1 MHC win at South Decatur.
Grace Joiner went 5 for 5 with a double and three RBIs, and Maddi Clark went 3 for 5 with a home run and two RBIs for the Lancers (2-2, 1-1). The pair combined on a three-hitter. Paige Burton went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs, Taylor Littiken went 2 for 3 with two RBIs, Emma Wade went 2 for 5 and Gracie Long went 2 for 6.
Sierra Lang clubbed a fourth-inning homer for the Cougars (0-4, 0-2)
Bull Dogs cruise
INDIANAPOLIS — Drew Smith carded a 40 to win medalist honors and lead Columbus North to a 163-180 win against Franklin Central at Smock.
Henry Kiel, Jacob Niedbalski and Luke VanDeventer all shot 41 for the Bull Dogs. Jackson Kerber added a 43.
Eagles take 3rd
NASHVILLE — Brown County carded a 186 to finish third in a tri match at Salt Creek. Owen Valley and Edgewood each shot 182, with the Patriots winning with the better fifth score.
Parker VanNess led the Eagles with a 41. Ben Rygiel carded a 44, Brendon Asher added a 48, Curtis Lookebill shot 53, Peyton Proctor had a 58, Rex Watters finished with a 73 and Chris Clegg had a 75.
Lancers finish 3rd
SHELBYVILLE — Edinburgh scored a 247 to finish third in a tri match at Timbergate. Southwestern (Shelby) won with a 210 to 228 for Morristown.
Bladen Hancock won medalist honors with a 41 to lead the Lancers. Zach Burton and Darius Bennett each shot 68, and Noah Childers had a 70.
Jets blank Lancers
HOPE — Hauser won all five matches in straight sets in a 5-0 MHC win against Edinburgh.
Alana Owen beat Haley Jones 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, Madie Sherman downed Sophia Parmer 6-2, 6-0 ad No. 2 singles and Catherine Bruer blanked Paige Johnson 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles for the Jets (3-0, 1-0).
Hauser’s Abby Johnson and Sarah Tedder topped Destiney Ramey and Haven Link 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles. Kylie Lock and Melanie Taylor beat Katie Roberts and Anneliese Lollar 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles.
The Lancers, who were playing their MHC opener, fell to 1-4 overall.
Warriors edge Panthers
NORTH VERNON — Jennings County won two three-set matches, but Scottsburg pulled out a three-set win at No. 1 doubles to claim a 3-2 victory.
Ellie Hearne beat Hannah Brown (S), 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-2 at No. 3 singles for the Panthers (1-2). Courtney Lykins and Abigail DeCamp downed Lindsey Pfaffenbach and Kaytie Ray 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 at No. 2 doubles.
Jennings’ Rebecca Driver fell to Megan Johnson 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1 singles, and Hailey Brown lost to Lyla Waskom 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. Maddy Hill and Callie Wilder fell to Leah Hunefeld and Eliza Mount 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles.
Eagles mash Mustangs
NASHVILLE — Brown County won four matches in straight sets in a 4-1 Western Indiana Conference win against Edgewood.
Hallee Miller beat Carly Bennett 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, and Cassidy Davis downed Hallie Schmucker 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 singles for the Eagles. (3-3, 2-0). Jacey Ferguson and Baelyn Koester topped Elizabeth Kerr and Emma Wilson 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles, and Leah Tucker and Olivia Baughman beat Alicia Nettelton and Annabell French 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.
Brown County’s Julia Williams fell to Elizabeth Babbert 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 at No. 2 singles.
Trinity tops Waldron
WALDRON — Trinity Lutheran won both doubles matches by default in a 4-1 win at Waldron.
Courtney Barker won 7-6 (1), 6-3 at No. 1 singles, and Abby Schult prevailed 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles for the Cougars (3-1). Lauren Voss fell 7-6 (5), 6-3 at No. 3 singles.
Lauren Fleetwood and Macey Prewitt won by default at No. 1 doubles, as did Cassidy Burnside and Katelyn Mensendiek at No. 2 doubles.