Local sports roundup



Players contributed throughout Trinity Lutheran’s lineup Saturday to help the baseball team roll to a 12-2 win over New Washington Saturday on Alf Snyder Field.

The game was called in the fifth inning because of the 10-run rule.

The Cougars scored once in the first inning, twice in the second, and when they added six runs in the third they had this one firmly under control.

“We had some younger kids come in and get some hits off the bench,” Cougars Coach Ben Kleber said.

The Cougars had eight hits with Sage Broughton pounding out a 2-run triple in the third inning, and Kowan Gross had a double and scored a run.

Tyler Goecker had one hit and three RBI, Broughton had two RBI, and Lawson Woods, Jake Mau, and Andrew Bell scored two runs apiece.

Some of the younger players Kleber was talking about were Evan Hunt with one hit, one RBI and two runs, Peyton Pollert with an RBI, Chase Bode and Levi Pottschmidt both with one hit and one RBI, and Nathan Voelker with a run and an RBI.

Bode, Pollert and Pottschmidt are freshmen, and Voelker and Hunt are sophomores.

“We threw two freshmen (Pollert and Kowan Gross) and a sophomore (Voelker) and they did well,” Kleber said. “We had a little bit of control issues in the last inning but (Gross) responded and struck three out.”

Pollert, Voelker and Gross combined to allow four hits, strike out six and walk five.

“It’s always nice when you get the young guys in and let everybody play. It was a good win for us and a good way to go into (this) week,” Kleber said.

The Cougars (12-9) will travel to Southwestern (Shelby) today, make up a game at Seymour High School Thursday, and go to Austin Saturday before preparing for the Jac-Cen-Del Sectional.

Crothersville gets bats going despite loss to Cannelton

After scoring no runs in the first game against Cannelton Saturday, Crothersville got the bats going in the second game.

The Tigers dropped the first game 15-0 in five innings, with Damian Bowman and Olivia Robinson accounting for their two hits in the game.

But in the second game, Crothersville put up five runs despite losing 15-5. It was the first time the Tigers played more than five innings in a game this season.

Devon Morgan had 1 hit and 2 runs; Darren Maxie had 1 run and 1 RBI; Elijah Plasse had 1 run; and Lucas Hilton had 1 hit, 1 run and 1 RBI.

“Our bats got hot in the fourth inning Morgan started it off, then Maxie had a solid single and Hilton cleared the bags with a triple,” Head coach Eric Hilton said. “(Matthew) Clouse gave us 4 3/4 inning pitching with five strikeouts and Hilton struck out the third out with the winning run on third in the fifth inning.

“Overall we played very well against a good Cannelton team today. We made some great fielding plays and had some solid hits.”

Crothersville will be back in action on Tuesday at Lanesville.

Brownstown drops doubleheader at Borden

Brownstown traveled to Borden on Saturday for two games and couldn’t muster up enough runs to come away with any wins.

In the first game, Borden won 7-3. Brownstown was leading 3-2 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning before conceding five runs in the final two innings.

Chick Tiemeyer had 1 hit and 1 run; Nathan Koch had 1 hit and 1 run; Levi Stahl had 1 hit; Carson Darlage had 1 hit and 1 RBI; and Cayleb Covert had 1 run.

In the second game, the Braves struggled to put any runs on the board, losing 5-0.

Stahl, Darlage and Covert each had 1 hit in the second game.

The Braves (12-9) will look to bounce back tonight at Silver Creek at 6 p.m.

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