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Prep Report: Shelbyville softball grinds out HHC win over Pendleton Heights

When Class 4A, No. 6 Shelbyville needed a timely hit, freshman Addison Stieneker delivered.

With the game tied 3-3 in the bottom of the fourth inning Monday, Stieneker stepped into the box against Pendleton Heights pitcher Eliza Findlay with two runners in scoring position.

Stieneker ripped her team-leading third double of the season off the left-field wall to give the Golden Bears a 5-3 lead that held up the rest of the way.



Cheyenne Eads scattered seven hits, walked two and struck out five to improve to 4-1 this season for Shelbyville, now 5-1 (1-0 Hoosier Heritage Conference).

Kaitlynn Goodwin had a solo home run for 4A No. 7 Pendleton Heights (4-2, 1-1 HHC).

The visiting Arabians scored single runs in the first two innings to take an early 2-0 lead.

Stieneker and Kylee Edwards drove in runs in a three-run third inning to give Shelbyville its first lead of the game.

Through the first six games, Stieneker is hitting .545 – second best on the squad behind Edwards (.571). She also has a team-high 11 runs batted in.

Goodwin answered back for Pendleton Heights in the top of the fourth to tie the game before Stieneker delivered the game-winning hit.

Three innings later, it was Stieneker that squeezed the final out while colliding with catcher Karissa Hamilton in foul ground (photo).

Findlay (3-2) allowed seven hits and one walk while striking out five. Only two of Shelbyville’s five runs were earned.

The Golden Bears will host South Dearborn (4-4) Wednesday.

In other prep events Monday:




Oldenburg Academy 11, Waldron 1

At Waldron, the visiting Twisters scored five runs in the fourth inning and added four more in the fifth to secure the victory and improve to 2-2 this season.

Waldron had just three hits in the five-inning loss. Jacob Bennett went 1-for-1 with a stolen base and a run scored off a Corbin Yantiss single in the fourth inning.

Jared Brooks had the Mohawks’ other hit.

Jacob Lindsey (1-1) took the loss for Waldron (2-3). He pitched 3.2 innings and allowed three hits and seven walks. Bennett pitched the final 1.1 innings and surrendered seven hits and four runs.

Waldron travels today to Bethesda Christian.



Boys Golf

South Decatur 160, Waldron 242

At North Branch Golf Course, Carson Parmer and Collin Bryant each broke 40 to lead the host Cougars past the Mohawks in their season opener.

Parmer’s even-par score of 36 earned him the medalist honor. Bryant was one shot back at 37.

Jack Koehne followed at 41 and Brady Espinda completed the South Decatur scorecard with a 46.

Lucas Shaw led Waldron with a 55. Josh Kellums shot 57.

Also playing for head coach Cody Sullivan Monday were Matthew Thomas (64), Jack Fischer (66), Cole Jones (70) and Andy Lacy (72).

Photo credit: Nancy Elaine Ducat