Local sports roundup – April 24


Cougars set new school record


Trinity Lutheran’s 2019 squad made some history Tuesday at Timbergate Golf Course in Edinburgh.

The Cougars carded a school record 158 strokes to beat Beech Grove (181) and the Lancers (200) last night.

Cougars senior Jacob Keith also tied the school record for a nine-hole round, shooting a one-under-par 35.

Jacob Sabotin shot 39, Mark Shoemaker carded 41, Ryland Nierman had 43 and Josiah Foster totaled 44 for Trinity.


Owls pick up key HHC win


Seymour High School remains in the driver’s seat when it comes to the Hoosier Hills Conference race.

The Owls defeated Floyd Central 6-1 Tuesday, handing the Highlanders its first conference loss of 2019.

The Owls (11-1, 4-0 HHC) led 2-0 in the fourth inning before adding three runs in the fifth. The Highlanders answered with a run in the sixth, but the Owls tacked on an insurance run in the seventh to secure the victory.

Rachel Kaufman, Carlee Robinson, Camryn Sterling, Kate Snook, and Jozie Nicholson each had two hits for the Owls. Snook collected four RBI and Grace Meyer scored three runs.

Kaufman earned the win in the circle. Going the distance, she finished with 10 strikeouts while giving up four hits, one walk and an earned run.

The Owls, Bedford North Lawrence, and Jennings County are the only teams still undefeated in HHC play. The Stars and Panthers will face each other Thursday.


Braves beat Pirates


Brownstown Central defeated Greensburg 8-4 in a game added to its schedule Tuesday.

The Braves fell behind 1-0 in the second inning before erupting for six runs in the fourth. The Pirates cut the deficit to 6-4 in the fifth inning, but the Braves added a pair in the sixth for a comfortable lead.

Nine different players recorded a hit for the Braves, which outhit the Pirates 9-6. Matthew Garland had three RBI for the Braves.

Eli Brown pitched 4.2 innings for the win on the mound. Isaac Horton pitched 1.1 innings and Seth Borden got the save.

The Braves (8-4) will got to Scottsburg Thursday for a Mid-Southern Conference game.


Braves earn MSC win


Brownstown Central scored nine runs in each the first and second innings en route to a 18-0, five-inning, Mid-Southern Conference win over Clarksville Tuesday. 

The Braves (7-6, 3-1 MSC) outhit the Generals 16-1 in the contest, with five players recorded at least two hits. 

Freshman Erin Singleton led the Braves with four hits while Chloe Carlin, Kyra Huffman, Maddison Brittain and Rehgen Stuckwisch each recorded two.

Brittain was the winning pitcher, striking out ten and walking none while giving up one hit.

The Braves will go to Corydon Central Thursday for another MSC game.

Cougars fall behind early in loss to Senators


West Washington scored seven runs through the first three innings, and never trailed, in a 9-6 win over Trinity Lutheran Tuesday.

The Cougars scored two runs in the second, third and fourth innings and were outhit 10-7 in the game. 

Kamzi Gross paced the Cougars with two hits and two RBI. She took the loss in the circle, recording four strikeouts, 10 hits, two walks, and nine runs (four earned).

Trinity (4-4) travels to Springs Valley Saturday.


Owls fly past Eagles


Seymour won No. 1 and 2 singles and both doubles in straight sets to blank Brown County 5-0.

Sandy Cerino and Peyton Levine lost only three games each at one and two singles, while Kristina Griffin and Mallory Moore won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles, and Avery Ragon and Madelyn Baurle won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Kirby Hill split sets at No. 3 singles, winning 6-4, then losing 7-5 before winning a super tiebreaker 11-9.

The Owls (7-4) play at Madison Thursday.