Brownstown senior tosses no-hitter
Brownstown Central senior Sy Zickler threw the school’s 24th no-hitter in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday at Borden.
In Brownstown’s 2-0 win, Zickler struck out six and only walked one in seven innings of work. He threw 50 of his 71 pitches for strikes.
“He was just real efficient, mixed it up, had a good pace,” Braves coach John Lawson said of Zickler. “(Borden’s batters) never could really adjust. He got a lot of first-pitch strikes and kept the ball down. We had some nice defense. We did have some errors (two), they did have some base runners, but an error doesn’t count as a hit. He was on. That’s as good as I’ve seen Sy pitch. He was money today.”
Offensively, Zickler helped himself in the top of the first inning by driving in a runner with a single. The visiting Braves scored their other run on a home run by Ian Martin in the third inning.
Brownstown finished the game with five hits, including a triple by Ty Maxie.
Class A No. 6 Borden edged Brownstown 2-1 in the first game. The home team scored its runs in the second and fourth innings.
Devin Stuckwisch’s RBI single in the top of the seventh inning brought in Brownstown’s only run. Brownstown outhit Borden 8-6 but struck out 10 times and committed three errors.
Brownstown is now 14-3 on the season.
Tigers settle for split on road
Crothersville jumped on top early in winning the first game of a doubleheader 10-3 on Saturday at Cannelton, but the host Bulldogs turned the tables in the second game and won 8-5.
In the opener, the Tigers scored three times in the top of the first inning and led 7-0 through five innings. After Cannelton scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth, the Tigers added two insurance runs in the final inning.
Jessie Fink had a solid offensive outing with a triple, two singles and four runs. Both of Jonathon Wiesman’s hits were doubles, and he had a team-high three RBI. Carson Farmer’s double was the team’s other extra-base hit, and Logan Brewer scored three times to go along with his single.
On the mound, Trevor Peters pitched a complete game, striking out 15, walking two and giving up five hits and three earned runs.
In the second game, Cannelton scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Crothersville cut the deficit to one in the top of the third, but the Bulldogs answered with two in the bottom half and held on.
Logan Collins and Jonathon Ritz each had two hits to lead the Tigers (2-14).
Brewer and Fink each pitched three innings, combining for seven strikeouts, six walks, seven hits and eight earned runs.
Owls go 2-1 in tournament
Seymour defeated Greensburg 5-2 and host Greenfield-Central 6-2 before being shut out by Franklin County 7-0 in a tournament Saturday.
Leading 1-0 in the first game, the Owls strung five hits together in the bottom of the sixth inning to score four runs.
Rachel Kaufman pitched for Seymour, striking out seven and giving up five hits and a walk.
Then against Greenfield-Central, the game was tied at 1 when Seymour scored five runs in the bottom of the third.
Mikayla Moore went the distance in the circle, only giving up two hits.
In their final game of the day, the Owls could only manage two hits, struck out seven times and committed four errors. Franklin County scored three of its runs in the first inning and finished the game with 11 hits and no errors.
Kaufman pitched the first 4.1 innings, striking out three and giving up nine hits, five runs and one walk, and Moore closed the game, striking out two and allowing two hits and two runs.
On the day, Lo Schmidt had a team-high four hits for the Owls (15-5), while Tori Snook and Kate Snook each had three.
Cougars win triangular at home
Senior Cory Stuckwisch shot a 3-over 39 for medalist honors to lift Trinity Lutheran to victory Friday at Shadowood Golf Course.
The Cougars shot 171, while Oldenburg Academy edged Switzerland County 196-199 for second.
Other scores for Trinity were Drew Royalty 43, Skyler Stahl 44 and Jonathan Keith 45.
Medora’s Hunter Browning shot 44.
Braves fall in regular-season finale
Brownstown Central’s only point came at No. 2 doubles in Friday’s 4-1 loss to North Harrison at home.
The Braves’ Sydney Cockerham and Claudia Sibrel won 6-4, 6-3.
North Harrison won 6-0, 6-0 at the top two singles positions and 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles.
After not winning any games in the first set at No. 1 doubles, Brownstown’s Rachel Adkins and Olivia Hackman lost the second set 6-3.
The Braves finished 5-4 in the Mid-Southern Conference and ended the regular season at 6-9.