5-23 Roundup

5-23 Roundup: Charger BB & SB compete on diamond, Athenians fall on links and diamond

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Softball

Chargers see season end against top-ranked Bruins

North Montgomery new it’d be an uphill battle when it was revealed that they would square off against the top-ranked Tri-West Bruins in the opening round of the Class 3A Sectional 25 at Lebanon. The two teams got the sectional underway on Monday and the Bruins showed why they are the No. 1 team in 3A as the Chargers saw their season come to an end in a 17-1 loss in five innings.

North Montgomery could muster just three hits in the game and got their lone run in the bottom of fourth as Rachel Smith singled home Megan Raff. Skyley Cloncs and Cascie Keller recorded the other two Charger hits.

Piper Ramey took the loss allowing 13 hits and nine earned runs while walking four and striking out two.

North Montgomery sees their season end with an overall record at 5-21 with a pair of Sagamore Conference wins. Both of those are a season best for North Montgomery since at least the 2014 season. The Chargers graduate three seniors in Mallory Morehouse, Breanna Dulin, and Smith.

Baseball

Chargers pull through in regular season finale over Tiger Cubs

North Montgomery ended the regular season on Monday with a back and forth 9-6 win over Greencastle. North Montgomery got out to a 5-1 lead after four innings, but the Tiger Cubs scored five of their over the fourth and fifth innings to take a 6-5 lead. The Chargers then responded with a pair of runs in the sixth and seventh to seal the win.

Corbin Meadows led the Chargers with a 3-4 night at the plate. Jakob Kirsch added a pair of hits and added three RBI’s in the win. Brookes Walters ended the night going 2-2 at the plate, scoring three runs and driving in a pair of RBI’s while also drawing three walks. The Charger junior upped his batting average to .506 and his on-base percentage to .607. as he hit safely in all 26 games for the Chargers this season. He ends the regular season ranking first in the Sagamore Conference in batting average, and RBI’s (29), and second in home-runs (5), slugging% (.807), runs (30), and on-base percentage.

“Brookes just finds ways to hit the ball,” Charger coach Matt Voorhees said of the junior. “He sees the ball very well and is very calm and poised at the plate. A lot of his hits this season have come with two strikes so he does a great job of battling at the plate. It’s pretty cool to see a player like him have the maturity at the plate and the results speak for themselves.”

The Chargers conclude the regular season with a 16-10 record and will now get ready to open sectional play on Wednesday against SAC rival Lebanon who the Chargers have already beaten twice this season. First pitch of the Class 3A Sectional 25 at Crawfordsville is scheduled for 5 p.m.

Athenians blanked by Mavericks

Crawfordsville had a rough night at the plate against McCutcheon on Monday as CHS wrapped up their regular season with an 8-1 loss. The Athenian bats tallied just three total hits and struck out 14 times with their lone run of the game coming in bottom of the seventh.

Alex Kellerman, Wyatt Motz, and Jude Coursey were three hitters to pick up an individual hit for CHS.

Kale Wemer, Bryce Dowell, Coursey, and Kellerman all saw action on the mound with Dowell taking the loss. In just a single inning of work the sophomore gave up four hits, four earned runs and walked a batter.

The Athenians conclude the regular season with a record of 19-6 and will take on Northview in the Class 3A Sectional 25 semi-finals at Crawfordsville on Thursday. First pitch is scheduled for roughly 7:30 p.m.

Mounties drop game to Trojans in extra innings

Covington and Southmont battled in a non-conference matchup on Monday and seven innings wasn’t enough to decide a winner as the two teams went into extra innings deadlocked a 5-5. The game would go to the ninth and be decided as with the bases loaded and two outs the game-winning run would score for the Trojans thanks to a Mountie error and the Trojans would walk away victorious 6-5.

After watching Covington take a 5-2 lead in the top of the fifth inning, the Mounties responded with three of their own in the bottom half as the Mounties took advantage of a pair of Trojan errors and Mason Hall was able to double home Conner McKinney.

The Mounties tallied eight total hits in the game as Hall, McKinney, and Caden Jones all had a pair of hits. Adam Cox and Carter Hubble each had a single hit.

Hubble suffered the loss on the mound, but it was the Mountie errors that gave him the loss. In 4.1 innings he gave up just two hits and a single run which was un-earned while striking out six Trojans and walking four.

The Mounties fall to 5-16 on the season with the loss and will conclude the regular season this evening with a trip to Cloverdale, the same team the Mounties will see on Monday when they compete in the Class 2A Sectional 44 semi-finals at Parke Heritage.

Golf

Athenians fall to Tiger Cubs

Crawfordsville traveled to Greencastle on Monday and suffered just their third dual meet loss of the season as the Tiger Cubs came away victorious 173-184.

Luke Ranard led CHS with a 45 and was the co-medalist of the evening. Tanner Gilland shot a 45 with Landon Timmons carding a 47 and Thomas Bowling a 49. Landon Hurt’s 50 and Hayden Jeffries 55 rounded out the scores for CHS.

“This is the toughest course we’ll play all year,” Crawfordsville coach Tom Perkins said. The greens were lightning quick and we didn’t do a good job of adjusting. It’s a great warm up as well be paired with Greencastle in the Sectional. They’re a really good team, but we feel like we’re right there with them.”

Crawfordsville falls to 10-3 in dual meets on the season and will now get ready for the County meet on Thursday at the Crawfordsville Municipal Golf Course with a chance to bring home the county chase title for CHS.

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