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Prep Report: Shelbyville softball powers way to win over Bloomington North

A trio of Golden Bears had three runs batted in and Shelbyville rolled to an 11-1 victory Tuesday over visiting Bloomington North.

Kylee Edwards continued her hot start to the season with a 3-for-4 performance with three runs scored and three RBIs. The junior is hitting .733 in the leadoff spot for the Golden Bears.

Brooke Lipperd and Addie Stieneker each had two hits and three RBIs as the Golden Bears improved to 4-0.

Hailey Pogue earned her first win of the season in the circle, allowing seven hits over five innings while striking out five.

The Cougars (2-2) took the lead in the top of the first inning when Ella Piercy drove in Paris Stuffle.

Shelbyville answered with six runs in the bottom of the second and four more in the third to take control against a potential sectional opponent.

Kiley McIver went 3-for-3 in the win and Pogue contributed two hits.

Kendyl Feutz (1-1) took the loss for Bloomington North. She surrendered 12 hits in three innings and 10 runs.

Shelbyville is at Columbus North (3-0), another potential sectional opponent, Thursday.

In other prep events Tuesday:


Shelbyville 9, New Palestine 3

At New Palestine, Dalton Jones limited the Dragons to one hit and one run over six innings of work while striking out seven to lead the visiting Golden Bears to their first Hoosier Heritage Conference win of the season.

Asher Balting went 2-for-3 with a grand slam and five RBIs for Shelbyville (2-1, 1-0 HHC).

Charlie Rife was 2-for-2 with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBIs.

Jones also delivered a pair of hits.

Luke Brinkman pitched the seventh inning to close out the victory.

Maddox Manes took the loss for New Palestine in its season opener. Manes pitched four innings, allowing three hits and two walks that led to five runs.

The Golden Bears scored four more runs off reliever Wes Stiller.

Eli Bruns went 1-for-3 with two RBIs for New Palestine.

The Dragons travel to Barnett Field in Shelbyville today for a second HHC contest.



Speedway 6, Triton Central 0

At Speedway, Ben Heaviland threw six shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out 10 to lead the host Sparkplugs to the Indiana Crossroads Conference win over Triton Central (0-2, 0-1 ICC).

Aaron Shircliff and Trevor Couch produced the only hits in the game for Triton Central. Shircliff pitched three innings and allowed two hits and three walks that led to four runs.

Ben Toth pitched two innings and allowed three hits and two runs while Blaine Raider worked one scoreless inning.

Speedway (1-0, 1-0 ICC) travels to Fairland today for a second conference tilt with the Tigers.


Eastern Hancock 18, Triton Central 1

At Triton Central, the visiting Royals exploded for 11 runs in the fifth inning to finish off the Tigers in their season debut.

Caroline Stapleton and Taylor Koch each had three hits for Eastern Hancock (1-0-1) and Kaylee Kline, Emma Bolding and Kaylee Stewart added two hits apiece in a 16-hit performance.

Tatem Adams collected the win in the circle, allowing two hits and one unearned run in four innings of work. Madison Stephens pitched a scoreless inning of relief.

Eastern Hancock jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two innings and added three more runs in the fourth to take a 7-1 lead.

Brylie Couch took the loss for Triton Central, surrendering 12 hits and 10 runs over four innings.

Triton Central hosts Warren Central (0-1) today.

Boys Track

Triton Central 85, Scecina 69, Greenwood Christian 50, Attucks 16

At Triton Central, Brayden Wilkins was a double winner and the Tigers captured first-place points in six other events to win the season-opening invitational.

Wilkins won the long jump with a best attempt of 20 feet, one inch. The sophomore also won the 200 meters in 23.0 seconds.

Also winning events for TC were Hadyn Ball (38-10.5 in shot put), Jared Schweitzer (112-0 in discus), Ethan Cales (16.5 in 110 hurdles) and Brad Schultz (10.8 in 100).

The Tigers also won the 400 relay (44.0) and 3,200 relay (10:25.7).

Girls Track

Attucks 61, Triton Central 57, Greenwood Christian 38, Scecina 35

At Triton Central, the host Tigers won four events and had three second-place finishes in their season opener.

Maddie Brown won the high jump with a best clearance of 4-10.

Kate Spegal crossed the finish line first in the 100 hurdles (18.6).

Elaina Maurice won the 400 in 1:06.7.

Triton Central also secured first-place points by winning the 1,600 relay in 4:56.1.

Maurice also finished second in the long jump (12-5.5). Brown was second in the 100 (13.8). And Lucy Spall was runner-up in the 800 (3:04.2).