Local sports roundup – May 27

Staff reports


Cougars advance to finals


The Trinity Lutheran softball team was all business in a 23-0 Class A West Washington Sectional win against Crothersville on Tuesday.

The Cougars jumped to an 8-0 lead in the first and didn’t look back as they amassed 17 hits on the day.

Natalie Plofkin was the winning pitcher for the Cougars with six strikeouts, one walk and a hit.

Cougars junior Taylor Reynolds had a superb day with a pair of singles and a home run.

The Cougars’ Kaitlyn Wright finished with a double and triple to amass three RBIs.

Marissa Carter and Mackenzie Farmer each picked up singles for the Tigers.

The Cougars (14-8) will face West Washington tomorrow in the sectional championship at 6 p.m. The Tigers finished their 2015 campaign winless.


Cougars fall to Rising Sun


Rising Sun’s baseball team opened up a 4-0 lead on Trinity Lutheran after two innings and defeated the Cougars 10-0 in five innings Tuesday afternoon at Alf Snyder Field.

The Shiners outhit the Cougars 10-5, and Trinity had four errors to one for the visitors.

Matt Fourman had a single and double, and Chandler Reynolds had two singles to lead the Cougars in hitting.

Jake Moore gave up eight runs, eight hits and had four strikeouts in 4.1 innings on the mound.

Trinity is 10-14 heading into the Springs Valley Sectional where it will face West Washington at 11 a.m. Saturday.