Bull Dogs sweep Connersville
CONNERSVILLE — Class 4A No. 10 Columbus North used a seventh-inning comeback to post a 3-1 win in the opener, then rolled to a 10-1 victory in the second game to complete a baseball doubleheader sweep at Connersville.
Trailing 1-0 going to the top of the seventh in the first game, Brice McDaniel drew a pinch-hit walk and went to second on a sacrifice by Collin Lollar. Devin Mann smacked a double to left to score McDaniel with the tying run.
Mann scored when Canaan Baum reached on a dropped third strike. Cody Burton then lined two-out double to right to score Baum.
Matt Cleveland picked up the win in relief of Burton, and Lollar pitched the seventh to earn the save. Mann went 2 for 3 at the plate.
“It was a long bus ride for us,” North coach Ben McDaniel said. “It was an early morning. We were flat from the moment we got off the bus, and we were fortunate to keep it within striking distance and get a couple hits together at the end to pick up the win.”
The Bull Dogs (20-5-1) pounded out 21 hits in the second game. Jon Cox went 3 for 3 with two RBIs and combined with Michael Vogel to throw a five-hitter.
Baum went 3 for 5 with a double and two RBIs, and Mann went 3 for 5 with two RBIs. Lollar went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs, Evan Finke went 2 for 4 with a double and Copper Trinkle and Will Dorenbusch each went 2 for 4.
Jets top Eagles for title
NASHVILLE — Hauser scored twice in the fifth to tie it, then scored four times in the sixth to claim an 8-4 win against Brown County in a game that decided the Brown County Invitational title.
Will Rose went 2 for 3 with two RBIs, Jared Compton went 2 for 3 with a double, Rory Thayer went 2 for 3, Schoen went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Brooks Bailey 2 for 4 with a double for the Jets (12-10). Nathan Branum picked up the win in relief.
Earlier in the day, Jared Schoen threw a two-hitter and struck out eight in the Jets’ 3-0 win against Salem. Brooks Bailey had two RBIs.
“In the first game, Jared did a nice job on the mound, and I thought our defense did well,” Hauser coach Jerry Schoen said. “The second game, we put the bat on the ball and were able to come up with some clutch hits late in the game.”
The Eagles opened the day with a 3-2 win against Salem. Matt Redmond went 3 for 4 with two RBIs, and catcher Alex Walker threw out three runners trying to steal.
Vin Manson went 2 for 4 for Brown County (6-13) against Hauser.
Cougars edge Royals
GREENSBURG — Eastern Hancock outhit South Decatur 5-4, but the Cougars made their two first-inning runs stand up in a 2-1 Mid-Hoosier Conference win.
Aaron Haley and Taylor Kopplin, who pitched the seventh to earn the save, combined on a five-hitter for the Cougars (11-10, 6-3).
Panthers sweep Trojans
NORTH VERNON — Jennings County swept a doubleheader from East Central, winning 2-1 and 8-5.
Lisa McIntosh threw a five-hitter and went 2 for 3 with two-run first-inning homer in the opener.
The Panthers (23-5) rallied from a 5-0 deficit in the second game. Dani Kirchner went 3 for 4, McIntosh went 2 for 3 with three RBIs and Kyndyl Olds went 2 for 4 with two RBIs. Heather Feiles picked up the win in relief of Bug Donnell.
Seymour wins title
SEYMOUR — Seymour downed Scottsburg 4-1 in the Seymour Sectional final to advance to a Tuesday matchup with Columbus North in the Bloomington South Regional semifinals.
— Staff Reports