Trinity downs Shoals, picks up forfeit win
The Trinity Lutheran baseball team picked up a pair of wins at Shoals by two different means Saturday.
First, they defeated the Jug Rox 12-7.
After the game, there was supposed to be a second contest.
However, even though the day originally was scheduled to be a double-header, there wasn’t two games due to miscommunication with Shoals’ administration and coaches.
Therefore, the Jug Rox forfeited Game 2.
Cougars sophomore Ross Kruse picked up the win on the mound for the Cougars, throwing 10 strikeouts, six hits, five walks and seven runs in four innings.
Jacob Moore, a sophomore, led the Cougars with three hits, of the team’s 15, on the afternoon.
With the pair of wins, the Cougars move to 5-4 on the season.
Tigers drop pair in French Lick
The Crothersville baseball team lost a pair of games at Springs Valley on Saturday.
In game one, the Tigers gave up 10 runs before scoring two in the fourth inning.
The Blackhawks tallied two more runs, in the bottom of the innings, to win by run-rule 12-2.
Tigers senior Clayton Byrd led the team with two hits, including a double and an RBI.
Byrd also pitched in the game and finished with two strikeouts, four hits, five walks and eight runs in two innings.
In the second game, the Blackhawks easily handled the Tigers’ pitching as seven hitters combined for 15 hits, 12 RBIs and 15 runs scored in an 18-1 contest.
The Blackhawks stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the first, scoring eight runs on two doubles, four singles and an RBI triple by Joshua Bates.
The lone run of the game for the Tigers crossed the plate in the fifth inning on a steal at home by freshman Alex Van Coutren.
Following their losses, the Tigers dropped to 0-7.
Marshall shines at Jennings County Invite
Seymour junior Brady Marshall recorded three birdies and an eagle prior to accumulating a score of 67 for the boys golf team at the Jennings County Invitational at St. Anne’s on Saturday.
Marshall’s efforts earned top-medalist on the afternoon, and the Owls placed fifth, combining for 316, of 11 scoring teams on the day.
Columbus East came away with the tournament, amassing a stroke total of 298.
Owls freshman Keaton Simpson placed third on the afternoon, of all golfers, shooting a 73 on the 70-par course.
Other scores from the Owls included Tyler Bullard with an 83, Ethan Ashley with a 93 and Noah Beaty with a 110.
Owls offense too much for Bluejackets
The Seymour softball team rebounded from a loss to Henryville this past week by defeating Mitchel 21-3 in five innings on Saturday.
The Owls scored 10 runs in the first inning, nine in the third, eight in the fourth and three in the fifth to win by run-rule.
Owls sophomore Lo Schmidt picked up the win on the mound throwing four strikeouts, five hits, two walks and three runs.
Behind the plate, sophomore Haley Westfall amassed three singles, junior Baylee Robinson added two singles and a double, and sophomore Faith Rebber amassed two doubles and a triple.
At the end of the game, the Owls tallied 21 runs off 20 hits in an offensive explosion.
The win moves the Owls to 5-1 on the season.
Cougars split pair at New Albany invite
The Trinity Lutheran softball team defeated Lanesville 8-5 but fell to Silver Creek 5-2 to drop its first game of the season at the New Albany Invitational on Saturday.
Against Lanesville, the Cougars trailed 5-3 headed into the seventh inning.
The Cougars offense caught fire and amassed five runs to come up with the clutch win.
Cougars senior Natalie Plofkin went the distance on the mound and threw six strikeouts, nine hits one walk.
Taylor Russel, Morgan Gabbard and Jodi Goecker each hit pair of singles in the contest while Taylor Reynolds hit two singles and a double.
Amanda Wright also scored two runs for the Cougars with a triple.
After taking a 2-0 lead in the first inning, the Cougars couldn’t find another score the rest of their contest against Silver Creek.
Senior Liz Hill hit a double in the innings for two RBIs for the Cougars.
Kaitlyn Wright, a senior, took the mound for the Cougars pitching all seven innings.
Splitting their games on Saturday, the Cougars now stand at 5-1.