Local sports roundup – April 22

SOFTBALL

Bulldogs squeeze past Seymour

NEW ALBANY

After trailing 3-0 through the first five innings, the Seymour softball team narrowed their deficit at New Albany to one run in the top of the sixth.

However, there wouldn’t be any late-game dramatics as the Bulldogs scored a run in the bottom of the sixth, and kept the Owls scoreless in the bottom of the inning to take the Hoosier Hills Conference win Tuesday.

Owls Junior Avery Clark took the mound, giving up six hits, one base on balls and four runs with zero strikeouts.

Clark got the job done at the plate with a pair of doubles and an RBI to lead the Owls.

The Owls (5-2, 1-1) will host Columbus East on Thursday in another HHC matchup.

Silver Creek defeats Cougars for second time

SEYMOUR

The Trinity Lutheran softball team fell to Silver Creek 12-6 on Tuesday.

This past weekend, the Cougars (5-2) lost to the Dragons 5-2 in the Silver Creek Invitational.

In the first inning, the Dragons took a 3-1 advantage against the Cougars.

Cougars junior Taylor Reynolds hit a solo home run to reduce the lead to 4-2 in the third inning.

The Dragons opened a 10-2 lead in the fourth inning off six runs.

While the Cougars tacked on a pair of runs in both the fifth and sixth innings, it wasn’t enough to cut the margin.

Senior Natalie Plofkin finished with four strikeouts, nine hits, three walks and 10 runs (three earned) on the mound for the Cougars.

Tigers fall to South Central

CROTHERSVILLE

The Crothersville softball team fell to South Central 19-6 in a six inning game Tuesday.

In the first inning, both team notched three runs to keep the game tied.

Down 18-4 in the sixth inning, the Tigers tacked on two more runs to narrow the deficit.

Despite their best efforts, Crothersville lost in a run-rule contest.

Mackenzie Farmer and Brittany Clem split time for the Tigers on the mound. Farmer threw for two strikeouts, four hits, and 13 walks while Clem had one strikeouts, 10 hits, 3 walks and nine runs. Both pitchers gave up nine runs.

With the loss, the Tigers fall to 0-4 on the season.

Braves edge Jennings County

NORTH VERNON

Brownstown Central scored all four of its runs in the first inning and held off host Jennings County 4-3 in a softball game Tuesday night.

The highlight of that first inning was a two-run single by Maeleigh Tidd.

The Panthers made it a one-run game with a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth, but the Braves finished the game error-free for the win.

Kourtney Branaman was the winning pitcher, giving up 10 hits, three runs and four walks while striking out four.

Offensively, the Braves (9-1) only had five hits, with Branaman and Brooke Ebbing recording two apiece.

GIRLS TENNIS

Owls switch lineup, sweep Shelbyville

SHELBYVILLE

The Seymour girls tennis team continued their winning ways with a 5-0 victory at Shelbyville on Tuesday.

Prior to the match, Owls coach Jennifer Miller changed her lineup dramatically.

The only spot to re-main the same from the past few matches was the No. 2 doubles team of Hallie Crenshaw and Megan Barule.

At No. 1 singles, Owls senior Karen Dringenburg defeated Brianna Ayres 6-4, 6-3.

For No. 2 singles, Julia Adam defeated the Warriors’ Daniela Joseph 6-0, 6-1.

Junior Lindsey Hume picked up a victory at No. 3 singles blanking Sarah Shearer 6-0, 6-0.

The tandem of seniors Marley Vehslage and Kennedy Richart picked up a win over Cassady Skipton and Alivia Chenoweth 6-2, 7-6 (7-3).

No. 2 doubles won 6-0, 6-2 in a quick match.

The Owls (2-0) will host Brownstown Central tomorrow evening.

BASEBALL

Owls drop game toMadison by run-rule

SEYMOUR

Seymour scored seven of its runs in the first two innings in run-ruling Madison 12-2 on Tuesday night at American Legion Field.

The Owls outhit the Cubs 11-2, with Mitchell Moore leading the way with three singles, Ryan Wieneke singling twice and Jorge Vega posting a single and a double.

Moore took the win on the mound, striking out seven and walking three through five innings.