Local sports roundup – April 5


Braves fall to Olympians


Columbus East scored three runs in the fifth inning to edge Brownstown Central 4-2 on Tuesday.

After three scoreless innings, Leah Stidam hit a solo home run in the top of the fourth to put the Braves (2-4) up 1-0.

The Olympians (4-1) responded with a run in the bottom of the inning on a sacrifice to retie the game.

In the fifth inning, the Olympians scored on an error, sacrifice ground out and RBI single.

Jami Bryant hit an RBI single, with one out, to pull the Braves within two. However the next two BC hits were pop outs.

East finished with nine hits and the Braves had eight.

Bryant took the loss in the circle, pitching all six innings for the Braves.

Tigers fall to Eagles


Austin scored 14 runs in the second inning en route to a 23-1, five-inning victory over Crothersville on Tuesday.

Following a double by Kalynda Hoevener, Brittany Ross hit an RBI single to put the Tigers (0-2) up 1-0 after half an inning.

The Tigers wouldn’t get a hit the rest of the way while the home team caught fire.

Austin pounded out 16 hits in there four inning at the plate, scoring three runs in the first, third and fourth outside of the monster second inning.

Ross was charged the pitching loss for the Tigers.

The Tigers go to Columbus Christian on Thursday.


Tigers fall to Eagles


Crothersville fell behind 7-1 after one inning of play and couldn’t make a comeback in a five-inning, 13-3 loss to Jac-Cen-Del on Tuesday.

In the first inning, the Tigers scored a run when Trever Peters doubled on a pop fly to right field to score Logan Collins.

The Eagles had three hits and scored three of their seven first inning runs off walks.

RBI doubles by Peters and Logan Brewer cut the Tigers’ deficit to 7-3 going into the bottom of the third inning.

However, the Eagles added four runs on an error, triple and steal at home plate to bolster their lead to 11-3 going into the fourth inning.

The Eagles scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth, and didn’t allow the Tigers to score again in the top of the fifth, to secure the run-rule win.

On Thursday, the Tigers (0-1) will host Henryville.


Bull Dogs top Braves


Columbus North defeated Brownstown Central 150-176 in a match at Harrison Lakes Country Club on Tuesday.

Brayton Hattabaugh was low for the Braves with a 40, and he was followed by Chanler Fleetwood (42). Gavin Bane and Mike Boshears each shot 47s.

Spencer Fairbanks took medalist honors for North with an even-par 36.


Owls open with win

Seymour bested Jeffersonville 4-1 to start their season with a victory on Tuesday.

The Owls swept the singles positions.

In a fight at No. 1 singles, the Owls’ Hallie Crenshaw outlasted Alayna Lacy 5-7, 6-2, 6-4.

At No. 2 singles Megan Baurle defeated Katlyn Gernand 7-6, 6-1.

Moving up from doubles to No. 3 singles this season, Katie O’Mara won her match against Seyi Labige 6-4, 6-2.

The No. 2 double team of Rachel Collett and Kristina Griffin squeaked out a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 over the Red Devils’ Kelli Wunsch and Emma Ellis.

A lone point went to Jeff at No. 1 doubles, as Kate Henderson and Ally Ward beat Maddie Pifer and Grace Otte 6-3, 6-2.

Seymour (1-0) hosts Columbus North on Thursday.

Braves drop first match


Brownstown Central won both doubles matches, but lost 3-2 in a Mid-Southern Conference match at Charlestown on Tuesday.

It was the Braves opening match of the season, and Rachel Adkins and Olivia Hackman pulled out a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 win at No. 1 doubles, while Riley Roberts and Carly Brown came home with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 2 doubles.

Laken Reynolds lost 6-4, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, Claudia Sibrel dropped her match at No. 2 singles 6-0, 5-0, and Bridgett Hall fell 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles.

Brownstown’s line up consisted of one junior, two sophomores and four freshmen.

On Thursday, the Braves (0-1) travel to Salem.