Cougars 2nd at invite
Trinity Lutheran combined for a school-record 325 strokes to finish runners-up at the Connersville Invitational on Saturday.
Mt. Vernon won the 10-team tournament with a 317.
Cory Stuckwisch’s medalist score of two-over-par 74 led the Cougars.
Drew Royalty and Jonathan Keith each shot 83, Chad Stuckwisch totaled 85 and Jacob Keith scored 93 for Trinity.
Medora’s Hunter Browning carded an 83 on the afternoon.
Amick named All-SAC
Shooting a 13-over-par 49, Crothersville sophomore Will Amick earned All-Southern Athletic Conference honors Saturday.
The SAC, hosted at Champions Pointe, reduced the scores to 9-holes after weather delayed the tournament.
CHS sophomore Brandon Riley shot a 62 on the day.
Henryville won its sixth straight conference title, and 12th in the last 13 seasons, with 180 strokes.
Owls win pair on road
While Friday’s game was rained out, Seymour still made the most of their trip to Richmond on Saturday.
The Owls went 2-0 on the weekend, defeating Richmond 8-0 and Jay County 4-1 at Don McBride Stadium.
In Game 1 against the hosts, the Owls racked up 13 hits while limiting the Red Devils to four.
SHS scored a pair of runs in the first inning, two more in the second, one in the fourth and three in the fifth.
Satoshi Hirose, Ty McCory and Alan Perry each had two hits for the Owls. SHS had 10 players finish with at least one hit on the morning.
Perry, Matthew Fourman and Tyler Bloom each had a double.
Hirose pitched six innings for the win, finishing with three strikeouts, two walks and three hits.
Trace Benson closed the game in the seventh inning.
In the second game, SHS made the most of just four hits to defeat Jay County.
SHS never trailed in the game, taking a 1-0 lead after one inning before the Patriots tied it in the top of the second.
The Owls added one run in the third and two in the sixth while Bloom shut the Patriots out the rest of the way on the mound.
Bloom went the distance, totaling four strikeouts, four hits, two walk and one earned run.
Both teams finishes with four hits.
Today, Seymour (14-8) will play at Clarksville for their final regular-season game.
Braves split games
Brownstown Central defeated Jennings County 5-3 before falling to Madison 2-1 in a pair of games at Jennings County on Saturday.
Against the host school, the Braves scored two in the first inning before pitcher Sy Zickler held the Panthers scoreless through five innings.
After adding a pair of runs in the fifth, the Panthers got on the board in the sixth with two scores.
Both teams added a single run in the seventh inning.
BC out-hit the Panthers 8-1 in the contest and both teams committed three errors.
Pitching all seven innings, Zickler had eight strikeouts, three walks and no earned runs.
Carson Lambring, Ty Maxie and Nick Marling each had two hits for the Braves, with each notching a double.
In Game 2, the Braves had just one hit against Madison.
The Cubs gave up a run in the first inning before holding the Braves scoreless the rest of the way.
Lambring had the hit for the Braves and scored after a sacrifice by Marling.
Madison’s runs came in the fourth and fifth innings.
Marling was the losing pitcher, finished with four hits, six strikeouts, three walks and two runs before Cody Williams relieved for the final two innings.
The Cubs had seven hits on the afternoon.
Today, the Braves (15-7) close their regular season at Bedford North Lawrence.
Cougars’ season ends
In a rematch of last year’s Loogootee Regional semifinals, Trinity Lutheran looked for revenge against Lanesville on Saturday.
Unfortunately for the Cougars (12-8), they wouldn’t get the win as they fell 8-3 to the runners-up from state in 2016.
Trinity committed five errors on the afternoon and had four hits to the Eagles’ seven.
Lanesville led 2-0 after three innings and 5-2 at the end of four. The Eagles added three runs int he sixth inning before giving up one in the seventh.
Jake Moore had a triple and RBI for the Cougars.
Ross Kruse pitched 2.2 innings and Mensendiek threw the final 3.1.
Seven of the Eagles’ eight runs were earned.
Trinity Lutheran will play Orleans in the West Washington (Campbellsburg) Sectional on Wednesday in the semifinals.