Local sports roundup – April 29


West Washington edges past Trinity Lutheran


The Trinity Lutheran softball team was able to score a run off a solo home run by senior Liz Hill in the second inning but wouldn’t score again the rest of the day in a 2-1 loss Tuesday at West Washington.

Cougars senior Natalie Plofkin had a strong day on the mound throwing seven strikeouts while giving up three hits, three walks and one earned run.

Taylor Russell and Sabrina Vierling each had hits for the Cougars and Taylor Reynolds got a double.

With the loss, the Cougars stand at 7-3 on the season.

Braves out-hit Clarksville in loss


The Brownstown Central softball team won the hit battle 12-11 on Tuesday, but couldn’t muster enough runs in a 7-5 loss Tuesday.

Beth Wayman racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Braves when she singled in the first inning and doubled in the second inning.

Braves senior Kourtney Branaman had a strong day in the circle as Clarksville had one hit off of the pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out two in 2 2/3 innings.

Jami Bryant was charged with the loss as she allowed seven runs in 3 1/3 innings, walked two and struck out none.

Clarksville took an early 4-0 in the first inning, but the Braves (12-2) battled back to close the deficit to 7-5 in the sixth.

The Braves’ loss snaps a four-game winning streak.

Seymour’s late rally falls short


Seymour sophomore Lo Schmidt hit a 2 RBI double in the sixth inning to score her team’s first runs, but it wasn’t enough as Floyd Central came away with a 6-2 victory Tuesday.

Floyd Central scored four runs in the third and two in the fifth to amass a 6-0 lead before hanging on for a victory.

Schmidt pitched all six innings and gave up 10 hits and a walk while recording one strikeouts.

The Owls’ Emily Bobb and Faith Rebber each had a single in the Owls’ three hits.

With the loss, the Owls fall to 6-5.


Cougars shine in clutch at Scottsburg


The Trinity Lutheran baseball team managed two runs in the top of the seventh inning, after tying the game at 2-2 in the sixth, to come away with a 4-2 victory at Scottsburg on Tuesday.

Nick Mensendiek pitched five innings for the Cougars with two strikeouts, six hits, two walks and two runs.

The Cougars’ Chandler Reynolds notched three singles while Sam Crick also added a pair to his team’s nine hits.

Mensendiek and Ross Kruse both hit doubles, and Jacob Moore and Reynolds each finished with an RBI each.

Following the victory, the Cougars move to 7-6.

Errors sink Braves against Jennings


Brownstown Central’s baseball team committed two errors in the first inning that led to four unearned runs for Jennings County, and the Panthers went on to a 12-3 win on the Brave’s diamond Tuesday.

By the end of the contest, the Braves amassed five errors.

The Braves scored twice in the bottom of the first when Collin DeHart walked and scored on Zach McCory’s home run.

Carson Lambing was safe on an error in the second inning and he scored on a single by McCory.

McCory finished with three hits, while DeHart and Cole Borden both had two hits.

The Braves are now 6-4 for the season.


Owls keep rolling, soar past Eagles


The Seymour girls tennis team won their sixth-straight match by a margin of 5-0 at Brown County on Tuesday.

At No. 1 singles, junior Julia Adam defeated Mary Kate McCann 6-0, 6-1.

Senior Marley Vehslage downed the Eagles’ Elizabeth Huls 6-0, 6-1.

In No. 3 singles play, Owls senior Kennedy Richart pounded Ashely Pugh 6-1, 6-0.

The No. 1 doubles tandem of senior Karen Dringenburg and junior Lindsey Hume continued their winning ways with a 6-1, 6-2 victory against the Eagles’ Sarah Kurdziel and Hallee Miller.

Sophomores Megan Baurle and Hallie Crenshaw picked up a win at No. 2 doubles by beating Corina Greiner and Jacey Feguson 6-3, 6-4.

The Owls are now 8-2 on their 2015 campaign.

Brownstown falls to Scottsburg


Brownstown Central senior Brooke Ebbing picked up the lone win for the Braves girls tennis team in a 4-1 loss at Scottsburg on Tuesday.

Hattabaugh played a tight match, winning 7-5, 6-4 against Lexi Lucas.

At No. 1 singles freshman Laken Reynolds fell 6-1, 6-0 against Carmen Boley.

Following a 6-0 first set, freshman Claire Smith lost a close second set 6-4 in No. 3 singles play.

The duo of Heidi Martin and Sydney Cockerham dropped their match 6-2, 6-0 to Jayla Helton and Lindsey Boswell at No. 1 singles.

No. 2 doubles’ Jordan Towbidge and Jenny Runge suffered a 6-0, 6-2 loss to Alexa Howser and Paige Crites.

The Braves dropped to 2-6 on the year with the loss.


Cougars win tri-match at Timbergate

EDINBURGH — The Trinity Lutheran boys golf team picked up a solid score of 170 at Timbergate Golf Course to beat Edinburgh and Beech Grove on Tuesday.

Parker Criswell led the Cougars shooting a 39 and Cory Stuckwisch finished close behind at 40.

The Cougars’ Skylar Stahl scored a 44 and Clayton Pottschmidt and Chad Stuckwisch each shot 47’s.

Drew Royalty rounded-out the Cougars’ unit with a 51 on the day.

The Cougars (3-1) will head to Jac-Cen-Del tomorrow.