SEYMOUR — William Anderson took a no-hitter into the seventh inning Thursday, and Columbus East opened its Hoosier Hills Conference baseball schedule with a 3-0 win at Seymour.
Anderson allowed one hit over 6 2/3 innings before Jordan Johnson came on to record the final out for the Olympians (5-1, 1-0). Christian Wichman had a double and two RBIs, and Sam Claycamp added a double.
Billy Rayburn threw a four-hitter for the Owls. Gabe Jordan’s leadoff single in the seventh was Seymour’s lone hit.
Fishers rallies to top North
FISHERS — Daniel Ayers struck out 14 and allowed only one hit in five innings, but Fishers scored four times in the sixth to rally for a 7-4 win.
The Bull Dogs, who were playing their season opener, scored once in the first. The Tigers scored three times in the fourth, but North answered with three in the top of the sixth to take a 4-3 lead.
Coledon Hoeltke went 3 for 3 with a double to lead the offense. Nick Wingate went 2 for 3, and Devin Mann had a triple.
Batesville spoils opener
GREENSBURGH — South Decatur got off to a slow start in its opener and visiting Batesville took advantage during a 9-6 victory.
The Cougars committed seven errors in the first three innings as Batesville raced off to a 5-0 lead. “Actually, it was just the first few innings of our first game,” said South Decatur coach Andy Seegers. “We’ve been inside with the weather and we haven’t seen many live arms or balls off the bat. I think we had some first-game jitters.”
South Decatur scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. “I think our guys started to realize that we can hit the ball,” Seegers said. “We had been hitting it right at them. It was one of those nights where things didn’t fall for us. But Batesville is a good team.”
Taylor Campos had a double, a single and a run scored for South Decatur, which travels to Waldron on Tuesday.
North blanks Shelbyville
SHELBYVILLE — Kelsay Lucas fired a two-hit shutout to lead North to a 3-0 win at Shelbyville.
Molly Crowe went 2 for 3 with two RBIs to lead the offense for the Bull Dogs (2-0). Shannah Hercamp went 2 for 3, and Denisa Brooks went 2 for 4.
East falls to Floyd Central
FLOYDS KNOBS — Floyd Central scored five times in the first two innings and went on to hand East a 7-1 Hoosier Hills Conference loss.
Kaitlyn Dye went 2 for 2 for the Olympians (1-4, 0-1). Hannah Lawson had an RBI-double.
Eagles rout Cougars
NASHVILLE — Brianna Harper threw a two-hitter and drove in four runs to lead Brown County to a 12-2, six-inning win over Bloomington North.
Dakota Anderson went 2 for 2, and Rachel Smith went 2 for 4 for the Eagles (1-1). Cheyenne Anderson had three RBIs.
Owls edge Bull Dogs
SEYMOUR — Seymour pulled out one win in three sets and claimed tiebreakers in sets at two other positions to claim a 3-2 season-opening win over Columbus North.
Paige Littrell and Rosemary Yonushonis won in straight sets at No. 1 and 2 singles for the Bull Dogs. Seymour’s Kennedy Richart downed Meagan Olibo in three sets at No. 3 singles.
The Owls swept the doubles matches with Emma Wood and Karen Dringenburg at No. 1 and Payton Warren and Emily Rudge at No. 2.
Panthers blank Hilltoppers
NORTH VERNON — Jennings County won four matches in straight sets in rolling to a 5-0 win against Madison Shawe.
Tori Crick, Lucy Hearne and Emily Vawter cruised to straight-set singles wins for the Panthers. Meegan Voss and Elaine Lykins won in straight sets at No. 2 doubles, and Brittany Lykins and Alexus Smith won a third-set tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles.
Eagles down Artesians
MARTINSVILLE — Brown County won four matches in straight sets in picking up a 4-1 victory against Martinsville.
Josie Gray at No. 1 singles and Whitney Williamson at No. 2 singles posted straight-set wins for the Eagles (2-0), as did Molly and Emily Miller at No. 1 doubles and Michaela Adams and Sarah Kurdziel at No. 2 doubles.
Hauser downs Brown County
Hauser won its opening match of the season with a 180-213 decision against Brown County on Thursday at Clifty Creek Golf Course.
Josh Elliott was the medalist for the Jets with a 40 while Jack Washburn (44), Nate Hull (47) and Wyatt Whittington (49) all broke 50.
“I thought for our first match with spring weather, I was proud of the guys,” said Hauser coach Clarke Chafin. “Josh and Jack played real well. They had a couple of tough holes and hung in there. I was real happy with Nate and Wyatt coming in there with scores under 50.”
Also for Hauser, Jon Isbill shot 52 followed by Adam Carr at 58 and Travis Stafford with 63.
Levi Wright led the Eagles with a 49 and Matt Wright carded a 50. They were followed by John Carter (57), Ty Broussard (57), Brady Rose (61), Jake Dixon (61), Will Jackson (66) and Wes Weigel (66).
Jennings wins tri match
GREENSBURG — Blake Ralston fired a 37 to lead Jennings to a tri-match victory at North Branch. The Panthers finished with a 160 to 164 for Greensburg and 174 for North Decatur.
Zach Copeland carded a 40 for Jennings. Tyler Clerkin added a 41, and Jake Simmons had a 42.
Track and field
Jets, Cougars split dual
GREENSBURG — Danielle Sneed won the high jump, long jump, 100-meter hurdles and 300 hurdles to lead the Hauser girls to a 77-41 win at South Decatur.
Hannah Shoaf won the 1,600 and 3,200 for the Jets.
South Decatur won the boys meet 83-34, led by victories from Luke May in the shot put and discus. Hauser’s Lee Hamilton took the 1,600 and tied for first in the 200.
Panther boys, Owl girls win
SEYMOUR — Jennings’ boys, and Seymour’s girls won a tri meet at Seymour.
The Panther boys scored 69 points to 49 for both Seymour and Bedford North Lawrence. Tom Alsup led Jennings boys with wins in the shot and discus.
The Owl girls scored 91 to 49 for Jennings and 24 for BNL. Seymour’s Sidney Carr won the shot and discus, and Zoey Johnson took the 1,600 and 3,200. Jennings’ Justine Corya captured the long jump and 200, and Keri Ertel won the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles.
Eagle girls take tri meet
ELLETTSVILLE — The Brown County girls won a tri meet at Edgewood, while the boys finished third.
The Eagle girls scored 70½ points to 54½ for Martinsville and 41 for Edgewood. Rose Guingrich won the 1,600 and 800.
Edgewood won the boys meet with 65 points to 57 1/2 for Martinsville and 42½ for Brown County.