Mounties best Mustangs in DH
Southmont got back on track in a big way on Saturday as the Mounties made the quick trip to Veedersburg for a double-header with Fountain Central. In the two games which were both Mountie victories, they outscored FC a combined 27-6 with an 11-3 win in game one followed by a 16-3 win in game two.
In the first game the Mustangs for the first five innings hung with the high powered Mounties as Southmont led just 5-3. The two teams were also tied at 3-3 through three innings before Southmont put two runs up in their half of the fourth.
The Mountie offense would get going in the final two innings to put the game away as they scored three runs each in the sixth and seventh.
Macie Shirk went 3-4 and slugged her 10th home-run of the season. She now is a single home-run shy of tying the Southmont school record for most long balls in a single season. Kyndale Rice and Chelsea Veatch also recorded three hits as the Mounties pounded out 16 of them in total in game one. Rice also picked up the win on the mound going the distance and allowing just seven hits and three earned runs.
Maddie Medley hit a home run for the Mustangs and a plethora of hitters including Jerzi Hershberger, Kacey Kirkpatrick, Hanna Wood, Audree Brown all picked up a single hit.
In game two which was primarily a JV game for both squads the Mounties scored early and often with three in the first, six in the second and seven in the third. Anna Stokes, Jenna Grino, Allie Rhodes and Harmony Margison all picked up two hits with Hanna Nichols leading the way with three hits including a home run.
“In that first game I thought Fountain Central came out and played really good defense and it was a tight game for the most part,” Southmont coach Dan Taylor said. “It was good to see our girls make the adjustments against their pitching to really get the bats going and put away the game. We were able to get a lot of girls playing time in game two many of them came away with multiple hits. It also allowed us to throw Hanna who hasn’t gotten a lot of pitching experience this year.”
Mustang coach Ric Walke while his team did suffer a pair of losses, was proud that his team was able to compete with the high-powered Mounties in game one and like Taylor he was able to get a lot of girls some playing time in game two.
“They’re a good hitting team and we held them in check for few innings which is hard to do,” Walke said. “We just couldn’t keep them held down late and that first game was a really good ball game. We took advantage of having a second game and was able to get our young players some experience. We’re in that mode of just trying to get better at the end of every day and be better than we were at the beginning of the season.”
The Mounties with the pair of wins improve to 10-3 on the season and will welcome Sagamore Conference foe the No. 6 ranked Danville Warriors this evening as the two teams begin a big conference series.
FC with the loss falls to 1-13 on the season and will travel to Attica on Tuesday.
Chargers fall to Tiger Cubs
North Montgomery would hold an early 2-0 lead over Greencastle when the two teams squared off on Saturday, but that lead would be short-lived as the Tiger Cubs downed the Chargers 12-2 in five innings.
The Chargers got three hits, one each from Piper Ramey, Skyley Cloncs, and Cascie Keller. Ramey also picked up the lone Charger RBI and in five and two-thirds innings on the mound give up eight hits, and just four earned runs while striking out 12 and walking four.
North Montgomery falls to 2-11 on the season and will be back in action on Tuesday as they travel to take on Sagamore Conference foe Lebanon.
Athenians blanked by Trojans
It’s been a struggle as of late for the Crawfordsville offense as the Athenians traveled to Covington on Saturday and fell 10-0 in six innings.
Olivia Reed and Kearston Hutchens were the only hitters who collected a hit. Emma Buser took the loss on the mound as in five innings she gave up nine hits, but just three earned runs while striking out five.
CHS falls to 0-15 on the season and will host Western Boone on Tuesday.
Mustangs claim first Bi-County title
Fountain Central’s dominate tennis season continued on Saturday as the Mustangs traveled to Seeger for the annual Bi-County tournament and were named the champions for the first time since the tournament began in 2019.
FC claimed four of the five titles and competed in the finals.
At one singles Lillie Fishero defeated Attica’s Adyson Goodwin 6-0, 6-0 and in the championship match was victorious over Seeger’s Addison Shrader 0-6, 6-3, 10-4.
Haley Webb was the champion at two singles for the Mustangs by defeating Seeger’s Kaylee Brown 6-1, 6-1 in round one and Covington’s Cora Reynolds 6-1, 6-0 in the championship match.
Angela Gonzalez at three singles in the first round defeated Covington’s Halle Grady 6-1, 6-0 and Seeger’s CeCe Blankenship 6-1, 6-2 for the title .
The one doubles tandem of Emily Jimenez and Alydia Mellady were winners over Seeger 6-0, 6-0 in round one, but fell to Covington 6-2. 6-2 in the championship match.
Rounding out the day for the Mustangs at two doubles, Marylee Muniz and Hannah Prickett advanced to the championship round via forfeit and then in the championship round defeated Covington 6-3, 6-4.
FC will be back on the courts beginning Tuesday as they travel to Lafayette Jeff before hosing Crawfordsville on Wednesday.
Athenians rout Trojans
Crawfordsville baseball can’t be stopped right now. The Athenians took a six-winning streak into Saturday’s game at Covington and easily made it seven in a row with a 20-2 thrashing of the Trojans.
CHS offense put on a show with a 13-run second inning and added six more in the second as the Athenians cruised to another dominating victory.
Wyatt Motz, Austin Motz, and Cale Coursey all had three hit days for CHS. Coursey drove in a team-high five runs. Kale Wemer in the win hit his second home-run of the season for CHS.
On the mound Alex Kellerman picked up the win throwing all five innings and giving up just five hits and two earned runs while striking out six Trojans.
The Athenians are 15-1 on the season with the win and remain at No. 4 in the latest Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association’s Class 3A poll.
CHS returns to the diamond on Tuesday as they welcome 0-9 Western Boone to Crawfordsville before making the short trip to Dover on Wednesday. Late this week on Friday CHS will host North Putnam on Friday.
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