4/1 Roundup: Mustangs and Mounties in action



Mustangs slug past Panthers

Fountain Central baseball opened up WRC play on Monday when the Riverton Parke Panthers made a trip to Veedersburg. Using a dominant third and fourth inning’s offensively, FC cruised to a 13-4 win at home. A big six-run third and five-run fourth opened broke a 1-1 tie and the Mustangs never looked back.

In the win FC pounded out 12 hits with Owen Acton leading the way with a 3-4 night. The senior also drove in a pair of runs and scored one. Noah Dodson also had a 3-4 night at the plate with a pair of triples and three RBI’s. Asher Davis also recorded a triple and ended the game 2-4 with a game-high four RBI’s. Ayden Batchelor had a pair of hits with Cole Garbison and Kyle Slinker each getting in the hit column.

On the mound,  Batchelor went six innings and struck out eight while giving up nine hits and all four earned runs.

With the win FC improves to 2-1 on the season after splitting a double-header last Saturday with South Newton. The Panthers and Mustangs were slated to play Tuesday night but it was canceled due to weather. The two teams will make up that WRC contest on May 14 at Riverton Parke. FC returns to action on Thursday when they will have an area showdown with North Montgomery.

Mountie bats held quiet in season opener

Southmont baseball opened up their 2024 on Monday with a trip to Parke Heritage and fell to the host Wolves by a final score of 2-0 as the Mountie bats were silenced. Both teams offenses struggled all game but it was the Wolves who scored the only two runs of the ball game in the very first inning. A couple of wild pitches by Mountie starter Carter Hubble and two walks issued allowed the Wolves to score the only runs of the night.

The Mounties lone hit came in the third when Phisher on a line drive to left field. Of the 21 Southmont outs that were recorded in the loss, 14 of them were strikeouts.

Hubble was tabbed with the loss as in four innings he gave up both runs, but just one earned on just two hits. He did walk four while striking out nine. Gunnar Shirk came in to pitch the final two innings for South and the only blemish for Shirk was one walk as he didn’t allow a hit and struck out four.

The Mounties begin the season 0-1 and were slated to have their home opener on Tuesday against Covington but it got postponed with a makeup date to be announced. South returns to the diamond on Thursday when they travel to North Putnam.


No. 8 ranked Panthers big inning propels them past Mustangs

After two innings of play on Monday night, Fountain Central softball led the No. 8 ranked Riverton Parke Panthers by a score of 8-2 as FC looked prime for an upset win. After that, the wheels fell off the tracks for FC as RP flexed their muscle in the fourth by scoring a staggering 16 runs and the script flipped in the biggest way with the Panthers going on to win 18-8 in five innings.

Offensively the Mustangs were led by Kacey Kirkpatrick’s 3-3 game where the senior drove in a pair of runs. Zoe Foxworthy-Dejournett, Katie Brown, Braelynn  Brooker, and Olivia Jones all recorded a hit each for the Mustangs in the loss. In the circle, Kirkpatrick gave up eight earned runs in 4.2 innings. She walked six and struck out three. Lilly Bennett wasn’t able to record an out as she walked three and gave up four earned runs. Jones pitched just a third of an inning and surrendered six earned runs on four hits.

FC falls to 0-3 on the season and with Tuesday’s game at RP being postponed, they’ll return to action on Thursday when they host Crawfordsville.