Local sports roundup – April 17


Brownstown drops Eagles


Brownstown Central jumped out to an early lead against Austin and captured a 14-0 victory Thursday.

The Braves recorded 13 runs in the first three innings to ensure a run-rule victory in five.

A steal of home by Beth Wayman, an RBI single by Katelyn Gray, a two-run double by Kourtney Branaman and an RBI single by Courtnie Pullen in the first inning and an error, a passed ball and a two-run double by Morgan Wehmiller during the second inning helped the  Braves put some runs on the board early.

The Braves’ Jami Bryant kept Austin off the scoreboard for all five innings she was in the circle. She pitched a shutout, allowing no opposing players to cross the plate on three hits while ringing up three.

Following the win, the Braves remain undefeated at 6-0, and 3-0 in the Mid-Southern Conference.

Tigers hitless at New Washington


Crothersville fell 13-0 in a five-inning, run-rule game Thursday.

The Tigers couldn’t manage a hit and committed six errors on the afternoon.

Tigers senior Mackenzie Farmer pitched all five innings with two strikeouts, eight hits and six walks.

The Tigers (0-3) will host South Central on Tuesday.


Braves too much for Pekin


Brownstown Central defeated Eastern (Pekin) 16-1 in five innings Thursday.

The Braves finished with 15 hits on the afternoon.

Braves junior Austin McMahon had a monster day at the plate with two doubles for six RBIs, and senior Mitchell Grider added a home run.

Tyler Lawson, a junior, picked up the victory on the mound with five strikeouts, no walks and one run in four innings.

With the victory, the Braves move to 2-2 on the season and 1-1 in Mid-Southern Conference play.


Owls fly past Olympians


Seymour swept Columbus 5-0 in a road match Thursday.

At No. 1 singles, Julia Adam quickly beat East’s A.J. Pollert 6-1, 6-0.

The Owls’ Marley Vehslage defeated Adycin Rager 7-5, 6-0 at No. 2 singles and Kennedy Richart ousted the Olympains’ Kate Fox 6-1, 6-1 in the third singles spot.

Seniors Karen Dringenburg and Lindsey Hume topped Carol Travis and Paige Webb at No. 1 doubles while Megan Baurle and Hallie Crenshaw bounced Megan Newton and Lauren Graham 6-0, 6-0 in the other doubles spot.

With the victory, the Owls moved to 4-2 on the season.


Cougars boys shine in win


The Trinity Lutheran boys track and field team claimed first with a score of 74 against Southwestern and Jac-Cen-Del, while the girls nabbed second at 51.5 points, nine points away from first.

On the girls side, Cougars senior Angi Bergstedt claimed first-place finishes in the 100- and 200-meter dashes clocking 12.96 and 26.35

Sophomore Hailley Peters garnered first in the long jump, leaping 16½ feet.

For the boys, senior Tommy Davis took both the discus and shot put

Cougars junior Luke Onken got gold in the 1,600 and 3,200. Fellow-junior Keegan Rebber was the highest jumper on the afternoon, clearing 5-6.