Crothersville softball, baseball host home games

CROTHERSVILLE — It was a doubleheader at Crothersville on Tuesday evening as both the softball and baseball teams hosted games.

The softball team was up against Henryville, and the baseball team welcomed Columbus Christian.

Unfortunately for the Tigers, it was a clean sweep for the away teams as Henryville won 11-0 and Columbus Christian won 17-4.

In the baseball game, after giving up one run in the first inning, the Tigers had a big response.

Beau Napier and Lucas Hilton were the first two up to bat and both got hit by pitches. Devin Morgan popped out, and then Caden Lewis got on base to load the bases with one out.

Blake Robinson then sent a blooper to the outfield, and it was overrun by the defender, which allowed Napier, Hilton and Lewis all to score to give Crothersville a 3-1 lead.

The Tigers held onto that advantage for the next two innings. Hilton was dealing on the mound as he had nine strikeouts through 3.1 innings.

But Columbus Christian added two runs in the top of the fourth to tie the game at 3. Hilton was pulled so he didn’t go over the number of pitches that would prevent him to pitch on Thursday, and Napier came in to man the mound.

The away team got its offense going in the fifth and sixth innings, scoring five runs in the fifth and nine in the sixth.

Crothersville got one back in the bottom of the sixth when Napier walked, and then Morgan drove him in with an RBI single.

Hilton led the team with six hits, while Morgan, Lewis, Robinson and Corey Kelshaw each had one hit. Napier finished with three strikeouts in his 2.2 innings pitched.

In the softball game, Henryville jumped on Crothersville early. The Hornets got seven runs in the first, three in the third and one in the fourth to secure the win.

The Tigers couldn’t muster up a hit in the game, but Laekon Colwell got on base in the bottom of the fifth inning after getting hit by a pitch.

Despite not getting any hits, multiple Tigers made good contact and put the ball in play on Tuesday night.

Zoey Prince started on the mound for Crothersville, and Dacie Hughes entered in relief.

Both teams will be back in action at home on Thursday, too. The softball team will be hosting Rock Creek Academy, while the baseball team will be hosting Indiana School for the Deaf. Both games are scheduled to start at 5 p.m.