Cougars win opener
Prior to the rain soaking the courts, Trinity Lutheran squeezed in a 3-2 victory over Austin on Monday.
At No. 2 singles, Abby Schult bested the Eagles’ Lily Humphrey 6-3, 6-0.
Trinity picked up another win at No. 3 singles, as Sidney Hoene took a 6-1, 6-0 win against Leah Crone.
“No. 2 singles had a little bit of a slow start, but once Abby got going she put the ball away to secure her victory,” Cougars coach Mark Voss said. “Sidney dominated her match from the start — she played very well today.”
The Cougars’ No. 2 doubles team of Lauren Fleetwood and Cassidy Burnside bested Kailey Fugate and Clarice Goodin 6-2, 6-0 to help seal the win.
“That was the first time (No. 2 doubles) had played together, but it was a pretty good match,” Voss said. “It was good to see them work well together for the first time.”
Austin’s Jalen Coomer topped Courtney Barker 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles while the visitors’ No. 1 doubles team of Skyler Coomer and Macy Baker defeated Leah Stuckwisch and Lauren Voss 6-0, 6-1.
The Cougars take a 1-0 record into Thursday’s match with Southwestern.
“It’s very important to get off on the right foot,” Voss said. “We have a lot of experience coming back this year, and we’re looking to make it a very good year. To start with win is a positive for us, we can move forward with confidence.”
Owls earn first win
Seymour never trailed in a 6-4 win against Madison on Monday.
Led by a two-run bomb from Kate Snook, the Owls built a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning.
The Cubs (2-1) responded in the bottom of the inning with a pair of runs off RBIs from Amilia Hall and Alexis Wolf.
SHS (1-1) added a score in the third inning before a solo home run by Hall and double from Sophie Louden cut the Owls’ lead to 5-4 after six innings.
A solo homer from Haley Mobley in the seventh inning gave the Owls an insurance run.
Madison got a runner on base, but couldn’t capitalize as they were dealt their first loss of the season.
Braves fall at Bedford North Lawrence
Pounding out 20 hits, Bedford North Lawrence topped Brownstown Central 16-9 on Monday.
The Stars jumped to 4-0 lead in the first inning.
In the top of the second inning, the Braves’ Addie Krieger hit an RBI single to cut the deficit to 4-1.
BNL bolstered their lead to 6-1 until a big third inning from the visitors.
Following an RBI single from Poulton, Krieger hit an two-run double to left field.
A two RBI single from Leah Stidam knotted the game at 6-6 at the end of the third inning.
Down 7-6 in the fifth inning, Krieger hit a three-run homer over the left field fence to put the Braves back on top at 9-7.
BC couldn’t score a run the rest of the way while the Stars tacked on three runs in the bottom of the fifth and six more in the sixth to survive for the victory.
Krieger and Poulton each had three hits in the Braves’ loss. Krieger finished with six RBI.
Jami Bryant took the loss in the circle for the Braves, finishing with three strikeouts, two walks and eight earned runs.
Today, the Braves (2-3) will go to Columbus East.
Cougars best Bulldogs
Fresh off a third place finish at the Battle of the Rock tournament from over the weekend, Trinity Lutheran kept rolling on Monday at Orleans.
The Cougars held the Bulldogs scoreless in six innings, as they picked up a 5-1 road win.
In the first at bat, Savannah Harweger led off with a home run to center field to give the Cougars a 1-0 lead.
With two outs in the third inning, Taylor Russell hit a line drive up the middle to score Harweger and Jodi Goecker.
Trinity added two more runs in the fourth inning, to go up 5-0, as Hannah Deaton sacrificed a bunt for a score and Morgan Gabbard hit an RBI single.
The Bulldogs hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning, but it would prove their only score in the game.
The Cougars finished with eight hits to the Bulldogs’ five and didn’t commit an error.
Deaton pitched all seven innings with six strikeouts, no walks and one earned run.
Trinity Lutheran (4-1) will host Rising Sun on Thursday.