Local sports roundup – May 15



Softball sectional pairing announced


The Class 4A New Albany sectional will witness Seymour play Bedford North Lawrence on May 25.

In the first-round of the Class 3A Salem Sectional on May 25, Brownstown Central will face Silver Creek.

On May 26, Trinity Lutheran will face Jackson County rival Crothersville in the first round of the Class A West Washington Sectional.

Cougars win big on senior night

Trinity Lutheran wasn’t getting beat on senior night.

With 14 hits, the Cougars routed visiting Madison Shawe 15-1 in five innings Thursday.

Senior Natalie Plofkin picked up the win in the circle, throwing four strikeouts, two hits, one walk and allowing no runs. Fellow senior Kaitlyn Wright closed the game with one strikeout, one hit, no walks and a run.

Plofkin also finished with two singles for three RBIs, while Wright had a single and double with an RBI. Senior Liz Hill also had an RBI for the Cougars.

Junior Taylor Reynolds had a three-run homer in the second and a solo homer in the fourth to amass five RBIs.

The Cougars (12-6) face Brownstown Central on Saturday.

Tigers fall at New Washington


Crothersville was able to score three runs in the fourth inning but fell 15-3 in a five innings game against New Washington on Thursday.

The Tigers pounded-out nine singles on the day, led by two from Brittany Clem, Lacey Hall and Cassidy Mantz.

The Mustangs led 15-0 in the first three innings.

Kashmir Kelshaw and Jada McIntosh each had RBIs in the fourth.

Tonight, the Tigers (0-10) will face Scottsburg.

Braves pick up conference win


The Brownstown Central and North Harrison softball teams exchanged the lead six times Thursday, but the Braves picked up the 5-3 Mid-Southern Conference win.

Braves senior Brooke Ebbing racked up two RBIs on two hits, doubling in the first inning and singling in the second.

Senior pitcher Kourtney Branaman picked up the win for the Braves in the circle with five strikeouts, five hits and one walk in all seven innings.

The Braves (16-8, 6-3) will travel to Borden on Saturday.


Errors doom Cougars

Trinity Lutheran matched Greenwood Christian with seven hits but committed five errors in a 5-4 loss Thursday.

In the fifth inning, the Cougars rallied from a 5-1 deficit by scoring three runs.

However, scoreless sixth and seventh innings for both teams factored into the Cougars’ loss.

The Cougars’ Jake Moore pitched five innings, throwing seven strikeouts and five walks while allowing six hits and five runs.

Moore also came up up with two singles while Matthew Fourman and Kendyll White each notched a double.

With the loss, the Cougars fall to 9-12 on the season. They will play a doubleheader with New Washington at home Saturday.

Braves fall to Charlestown


Brownstown Central fell to Charlestown 7-1 on Thursday.

The Braves finished with two hits on the afternoon from seniors Collin DeHart and Mitchell Grider.

In the first inning the Braves took a 1-0 advantage.

However, the Pirates scored two runs in the bottom of the inning and didn’t look back, as they allowed just two hits while both teams committed two errors.

With the loss, the Braves are 15-7 and 5-3 in Mid-Southern Conference play.


Cougars blanked by Christian Academy

Trinity Lutheran fell 5-0 against Christian Academy on Thursday.

At No. 2 singles, Courtney Barker started strong but dropped the first set 6-3 before falling in set two 6-1.

Kendyll White came out battling before fallingĀ  6-2, 6-1 in No. 3 singles play.

The No. 2 doubles team of Shelby Nierman and Maddie Lucas fought, but fell, in a 6-1, 6-2 contest.

The Cougars are 1-11.

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