Bull Dogs break out bats
Columbus North scored 24 runs and pounded out 28 hits in two games Saturday in rolling to a baseball doubleheader sweep of Whiteland.
The Bull Dogs won the first game 12-1 in five innings behind a six-hitter from Jon Cox. In the second game, North (16-5-1) scored eight runs in the sixth inning to break a 4-4 tie and post a 12-4 win.
Devin Mann went 2 for 3 with a double and a triple, Christian Glass went 2 for 3 with two doubles and Hunter Liggett went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs in the opener. Canaan Baum and Evan Finke each went 2 for 3, and Cooper Trinkle had three RBIs.
In the second game, Mann went 3 for 3 with two doubles and Finke, who picked up the win in relief of Nathan VanDeventer, went 3 for 4 with a double. Collin Lollar went 2 for 3 with a double, Will Dorenbusch and Liggett each went 2 for 4 and Glass had two RBIs.
“We’re getting back into our beginning of the season shape with our swings, with our plate approach,” North coach Ben McDaniel said. “We had some nasty weather this week that forced us inside, and I think that was a good thing because we spent quite a few hours in the batting cage, and we saw the result of that the last two days.”
Cougar fans 20 Lancers
GREENSBURG — Taylor Kopplin struck out 20 batters to lead South Decatur to a 4-3 MHC win over Edinburgh.
The Lancers outhit the Cougars 6-3, but South Decatur’s Damon Martin homered to spark the Cougars (9-8, 4-2).
Kinser Bryant and Kevin Johnson combined on a three-hitter Edinburgh (4-15, 1-7). Eric Cravens went 2 for 3 and knocked in the Lancers run.
Yellow Jackets blank Jets
HOPE — Kyle Hallauer threw a one-hitter to lead Morristown to a 5-0 Mid-Hoosier Conference win at Hauser.
Jared Schoen and Nathan Branum combined on a six-hitter for the Jets (8-10, 4-3). Will Rose had the lone Hauser hit.
Bulldogs stifle Panthers
NORTH VERNON — Sheldon Miller-Embry threw a one-hitter to lead New Albany to a 2-0 win at Jennings County, avenging a loss in the opening round of the Hoosier Hills Conference Tournament on Monday.
Steven Miller threw an eight-hitter for the Panthers. Max Marcoux had the lone Jennings hit.
Arrows sweep Eagles
SULLIVAN — Sullivan rallied for a 7-5 win in the first game, a Western Indiana Conference contest, then no-hit Brown County in the second game in a 3-0 victory.
The Eagles led 5-1 in the opener before the Arrows scored twice in the fifth and four times in the sixth. Jarrod Klitz threw the no-hitter in the second game.
Cougars sweep New Washington
NEW WASHINGTON — Trinity Lutheran swept a doubleheader at New Washington, winning 6-2 and 7-2.
Jacob Schult had three RBIs in the opener. Bobby Tabeling picked up the win.
In the second game, the Cougars (7-9-1) scored six times in the fifth to overcome a 2-1 deficit. Jake Moore notched the victory.
Bull Dogs take third
LEBANON — Columbus North finished third in Zionsville’s Sollman Invitational at The Trophy Club.
Sixth-ranked Zionsville won with a 303, while No. 7 Center Grove finished second with a 305. The No. 2 Bull Dogs carded a 306, while No. 3 Westfield and Lebanon each shot 308.
Michael VanDeventer and Christian Fairbanks each shot 74 to lead North. Nick Waskom added a 77, while Ian Coffey had an 81 and Zack Lee finished with an 83.
Seymour finished 17th with a 362. Brady Marshall led the Owls with an 80, while Dustin Ruddick carded an 83, Zach Quillen added a 98, Blake Furlow shot 101 and Jordan Jones had a 110.
North’s second team finished eighth with a 327 in the Mooresville Invitational at Heartland Crossing. Bloomington South won with a 301.
Kyung Kim tied for fourth individually with a 75. Jared Imlay carded an 82, while Spencer Fairbanks added an 82, Connor Opalka shot 87 and Conner Hayes had an 88.
Cougars win MHC title
GREENSBURG — South Decatur had four of the top seven individuals in cruising to victory in the MHC Tournament at North Branch.
The Cougars fired a 343 team total to win by 22 shots over runner-up North Decatur. Hauser finished fifth with a 385, and Edinburgh took seventh with a 398.
South Decatur’s Adam Fry finished second with an 83, Brayden Helms tied for third with an 84, Andrew Wullenweber was sixth with an 86 and Nick Schwering came in seventh with a 90. Cory Hastings added a 104.
Hauser’s Jack Washburn tied for third with an 84. Cole Morgan carded a 97, while Nate Hull added a 100, Jon Isbill shot 104 and Keenan Owen had a 113.
Seth Barrett led Edinburgh with a 93. Chris Quillen carded a 97, while Zach Pendleton added a 102, Kyle Pendleton shot 106 and Adam Barker had a 123.
Eagles fifth in WIC
TERRE HAUTE — Brown County carded a 394 to finish fifth in the WIC Tournament at Idle Creek. Sullivan won with a 319.
Aubrey Seaman led the Eagles with a 95. Matt Wright carded a 97, while Brady Rose added a 99, Brad Osborn shot 103, and Jake Dixon had a 106.
Patriots blank Bull Dogs
TERRE HAUTE — No. 19 Columbus North took three matches to three sets, but No. 10 Terre Haute North won all three and claimed a 5-0 victory.
“They’re a good team,” Columbus North coach Kendal Hammel said. “We were right in it, and couldn’t get the key points to get through there.”
Aubrey Smith fell to Hannah Rudolph 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, Paige Littrell fell to Meredith Egan 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 at No. 2 singles and Rosemary Yonushonis fell to Laura Mascari 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles for the Bull Dogs (12-8). Sara Vanderkolk and Sydney Anderson lost to Caroline Potter and Samantha Dougherty 6-2, 0-6, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles, and Brooke Richardson and Meagan Olibo fell to Kyla Jarvis and Molly Farmer 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.
“We’re had a rough week,” Hammel said. “We’ve played three ranked teams this week. We have to regroup and have a positive attitude and get ready for sectional.”
East falls to New Albany
NEW ALBANY — Hannah Morton threw a three-hitter to lead New Albany to a 6-0 win over Columbus East in the fifth-place game of the HHC Tournament.
Hayley Smalley threw an eight-hitter and had a double for the Olympians (5-14). Elyse Babb also had a double.
Arrows edge Eagles
SULLIVAN — Brown County saw its chances at a share of the WIC title fall by the wayside with a 3-2 loss at Sullivan.
Madison Edds came up from the junior varsity to go 2 for 3 with a double, a triple and two RBIs for the Eagles (7-9, 3-2). Bri Harper went 2 for 3 with a triple.
Trinity sweeps Orleans
SEYMOUR — Natalie Plofkin threw a six-hitter and a two-hitter as Trinity Lutheran swept Orleans 5-4 in eight innings and 13-3 in five innings.
Sydney Stuckwisch had a triple and two RBIs in the opener. Plofkin added an RBI-double.
Taylor Reynolds had two doubles and four RBIs in the second game for the Cougars (14-5). Brianna Sons had three RBIs, and Plofkin, Liz Hill and Amanda Wright all added two RBIs.