Local sports roundup – April 28


Branaman, Braves down tough Henryville squad


Brownstown Central senior Kourtney Branaman led the Braves to an 8-4 win Monday against Henryville.

Branaman managed three RBIs on three hits including a home run in the fifth inning.

On the mound, Branaman pitched eight strikeouts while allowing, three runs, seven hits and five walks while going the distance.

In the first inning, Branaman hit a sacrifice RBI, and the Braves wouldn’t trail the rest of the games.

A run in the sixth put the Hornets on the board

The Braves built on their lead with two runs in the seventh.

In the bottom of the seventh, the Hornets tallied three runs. However, it wasn’t enough as they moved to 11-2 on the season.

With the victory, the Braves improve to 12-1.

Cougars trounce Oldenburg Academy


The Trinity Lutheran softball team put on an offensive showcase, amassing 14 runs in a five-inning 13-1 victory at Oldenburg Academy on Monday.

In the first, second and fifth innings the Cougars amassed three runs apiece while the third and fourth witnessed the visitors notch two runs each.

Cougars senior Natalie Plofkin had a tremendous day at the plate hitting a single, two doubles and a home run while tallying six RBIs.

The lone Twisters run came in the fourth inning off a home run.

Plofkin pitched two innings, amassing four strikeouts while giving up no hits and a walk.

Freshman Morgan Gabbard took the mound for three innings with seven strikeouts, one hit and a run.

Following the win, the Cougars stand at 7-2.

Tigers fall at Orleans


The Crothersville softball team continued to struggle to pick up their first win of the season in a 12-1 loss at Orleans on Monday.

In the second inning, junior Marissa Carter hit an RBI double to score freshman Lacey Hall and give the Tigers a 1-0 lead.

However, the Bulldogs responded with six in the second and wouldn’t look back to win by run-rule in five innings.

Sophmore Brittany Clem led the Tigers with two hits while Hall added the other single.

The loss drops the Tigers to 0-5.