Local sports roundup – April 21


Braves beat Pekin in six


The Brownstown Central softball team tallied five runs in the sixth inning to come away with a 15-5 win against Pekin on Tuesday.

In the first inning, Beth Wayman stole home to put the Braves on the board.

Rilee Robinson hit a two RBI single to left field as Brownstown led 3-0 after one.

The Braves’ bats kept ringing in the second, as Katelyn Gray and Jami Bryant hit RBI singles.

Leah Stidam grounded out to the pitcher to score Gray to put the Braves up 6-0.

After giving up a run in the third, Stidam hit an RBI single and would score after tagging up in the fourth.

Pekin tallied three of their runs in the fourth.

Wayman scored on an error by Pekin’s second baseman and Gray crossed home by a single from Robinson in the fifth.

In the sixth, Lisa Scott hit a two-run single to left field.

Gray then hit a homer over the center-field fence to score three runs.

Robinson had an RBI to close the scoring for the Braves.

In the circle, Bryant pitched seven strikeouts while giving up two earned runs on seven hits.

Today, the Braves (3-7) play at Scottsburg.

Tigers fall to South Central


The Crothersville softball team rallied to score five runs in the sixth inning, but it wasn’t enough in an 11-7 loss at South Central on Tuesday.

After knotting the game at 1-1 in the first, South Central scored two in the third and seven in the fourth innings to go up 10-1.

Crothersville also would tally a score in the seventh inning.

Carlee Persinger threw seven strikeouts while walking three for the Tigers.

Marissa Carter had two singles and a double on the day, while Jada McIntosh finished with a pair of hits.

Brittany Clem, McIntosh and Torri Boldery each had two RBI for the Tigers (0-5).

Track and field

Cougars run at South Decatur


The Trinity Lutheran track and field team competed in a four-way meet at South Decatur on Tuesday.

Both the girls and boys squads finished third on the afternoon.

Trinity scored 40 points while Oldenburg Academy won at 95 and Jac-Cen-Del scored 52. South Decatur had 38.

Hailley Peters won the jump at 5-0 and placed second in the long jump at 14-3.

In the 100 hurdles, Lexi Keller took first in 19 seconds, while teammate Maddie Bell finished right behind in 19.6.

Bell also finished second (56.9) in the 300 hurdles, and Miranda Murphy was third timing 59.6.

The 200 dash saw Lexi Schneider finish fourth in 31.5.

Trinity placed second in the 4×400 and third for the 4×800.

On the boys side, South Decatur took first with 109 points, Oldenburg second at 63 and Trinity third with 39. Jac-Cen-Del scored 15 points.

A lone first place finish went to the 4×400 relay team, who combined for a time of 3:40.

Matt McKay got silver in the 100 in 12 seconds for Trinity.

Sam Marksberry ran a 2:54 for third in the 200, and leaped 17-9 for the same placing in the long jump.

Jacob Rowe placed fourth in the high jump (5-6) and the 300 hurdles (49.0).

A pair of fourth places went to, Dylan McKain who threw 34-6 for shot put and Matt Stuckwisch as he heaved 99-4 in the discus.

Trinity’s 4×100 relay was second in 48.1

The Cougars’ AJ Goecker clocked 10:37 for second in the 3,200 and 4:54 in the 1,600.