Local sports roundup – May 4

BOYS GOLF

Owls, Braves hit the links in Bedford

BEDFORD

The Seymour and Brownstown Central boys golf teams finished in 11th and 12th places, respectively, at the 19-team Bedford North Lawrence Invitational at Otis Park on Saturday.

The Owls finished in 11th place as a team with 347.

Brady Marshall led the way to finish with an 81. Keaton Simpson shot an 85. Tyler Bullard scored a 90. Ethan Ashley carded a 91. Noah Beaty finished with a 133.

“We lost a lot of strokes today on the greens that we normally don’t do,” Seymour coach Jim Hoffman said. “Our guys were not used to it so it got to us mentally. We took a couple steps back from the 315 we had a couple weeks ago but overall we are making progress and getting a little better as the season goes.”

For the Braves, Levi Sweeney led the way shooting 80 of his team’s 348 total strokes.

Lance Hackman finished next for the Braves at 83, Hunter Browning shot a 90, Seth Berry tallied 95 and Lute Lahrman totaled 96.

SOFTBALL

Brownstown girls edge Indian Creek

BROWNSTOWN

The Brownstown Central and Indian Creek each put runners in scoring position Saturday, but the home Braves capitalized on more RBI opportunities taking a 3-2 win Saturday.

Indian Creek out-hit Brownstown 12 to seven, but the visitors left eight stranded on base.

Brownstown wouldn’t give up the lead as Indian Creek was unable to weather a two-run fourth inning deficit.

Indian Creek scored one run in the sixth on a groundout.

Lisa Scott paced Brownstown at the plate going 2-2 with an RBI, singling in the second and fourth innings.

Jami Bryant got the win in the circle for Brownstown as she allowed two runs over seven innings with one strikeout, no walks and gave up 12 hits.

Brownstown jumped to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second as Bryant singled before Bailey Bonebright singled, bringing home Emma Zabor.

Scott hit the final RBI for Brownstown (14-3) in the fourth.

Cougars split games at Springs Valley

FRENCH LICK

The Trinity Lutheran softball team won their first game by run-rule, but lost their second by eight in a doubleheader at Springs Valley on Saturday.

In game one, the Cougars jumped to a 2-0 lead, and scored seven in the fifth inning to put the Blackhawks away.

Cougars senior Liz Hill drilled a three-run homer in the fifth.

Senior Natalie Plofkin threw five strikeouts, three hits, one walk and allowed one run in five innings in the circle for the Cougars.

Game 2 proved a different contest, as the Blackhawks came away with a 10-2 win.

The Cougars scored two runs in the sixth inning. However, they were already trailing 6-0.

The Blackhawks added four runs in the bottom of the sixth to seal the win.

Freshman Morgan Gabbard led the Cougars’ offensive unit with two singles and two RBIs.

The Cougars now stand at 8-4.

Tigers drop pair at Borden

BORDEN

The Crothersville softball team dropped a doubleheader to Borden 10-0 and 9-0 on Saturday.

In Game 1, the Tigers couldn’t manage a hit in a run-rule, five inning game.

The Tigers’ Allison Davidson and Lacey Hall each had hits, in Game 2, in a seven inning loss.

GIRLS TENNIS

Owls go 3-0, take Providence Invitational

NEW ALBANY

The Seymour girls tennis team went 3-0, and won all but the first singles position in the Providence Invitational on Saturday.

This was the fourth consecutive Providence Invitational championship for the Owls.

At No. 2 singles, senior Marley Vehslage defeated Christian Academy’s Courtney Brown 6-0,6-0, Scottsburg’s Lexi Lucas 6-3, 6-2 and Providence’s Natalie Jacobi 6-1, 6-2.

Senior Kennedy Richart claimed No. 3 singles wins over: The Warriors’ Emily Mitchell 6-2, 6-2, Scottsburg’s Leah Hunefeld 6-0, 6-0 and Providence’s Mariel Basa 6-0, 6-2.

The No. 1 doubles team of senior Karen Dringenburg and junior Lindsey Hume downed Warriors 6-1, 6-2, Scottsburg 6-0, 6-3 and Providence 6-2, 6-3.

In No. 2 doubles action, senior Emma Wood and sophomore Megan Baurle won their first two matches 6-0, 6-0 before defeating Providence 6-1, 6-0.

In the first round, the Owls’ Julia Adam fell to eventual No. 1 singles champion Lauren Winchell, of Warriors, 6-4, 6-4.

Adam, a junior, bounced back to defeat Scottsburg’s Carmen Boley 6-4 and Providences’ Izzy Coe 6-1, 6-1.

With their trio of victories, the Owls bump to 11-2 on the season.

Braves compete at Lanesville Invite

LANESVILLE

The Brownstown Central tennis team played as individuals at the Lanesville Invite and picked up one victory.

In No. 2 singles play, Braves senior Brooke Hattabaugh lost to Lanesville’s Ivy Cook 6-3, 6-3.

Hattabaugh bounced back in her consolation match defeating Kira Asher, of Pekin, 8-1.

At No. 1 singles, freshman Laken Reynolds fell to Pekin 6-3, 6-3 before dropping her consolation match to Lanesville’s Maddy Ford 8-2.

Freshman Claire Smith dropped her first-round match to Lanesville’s Elise Lawson but won the consolation by forfeit.

The duo of Heidi Martin and Sydney Cockerham dropped their first-round to Pekins’ Riki Hamilton and Asia Hurst 6-1, 6-2. The No. 1 doubles team would take the consolation by forfeit.

With a first-round bye, due to forfeit, the No. 2 doubles team junior Jordan Trowbridge and freshman Brooke Wingler faced Pekin’s Ashley ALbertson and Olivia Pickrill in the finals.

Despite a close second set, the No. 2 tandem fell 6-2, 7-5.