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Prep Report: Shelbyville baseball completes HHC sweep of Delta

A three-run third inning was enough for Caden Tackett and the Shelbyville Golden Bears to sweep the two-game series with Delta.

On Wednesday at Delta, Tackett delivered a quality start for the visiting Golden Bears, working into the sixth inning, allowing six hits and one walk while striking out nine Eagles.

Brayden Basey closed out the sixth inning in relief of Tackett and delivered a scoreless seventh inning to seal a 4-2 victory that improved the Golden Bears to 8-5 this season (4-4 Hoosier Heritage Conference).

Charlie Rife had two hits, including a double. Tackett had a double and drove in two runs.

Zane Cline and Carson Wheat each had two hits for Delta (3-11, 0-10 HHC), who lost at Shelbyville, 11-1, on Tuesday.

Shelbyville hosts Batesville (10-3) at Barnett Field Friday.

In other prep events Wednesday:




Monrovia 10, Triton Central 9

At Monrovia, the host Bulldogs split the two-game Indiana Crossroads Conference series with a come-from-behind win over the Tigers (6-5, 4-2 ICC).

Cole Thomas had two hits and three runs batted in to lead Triton Central.

Matt Shircliff also had two hits and Quintin Potts scored two runs and drove in a pair.

Trevor Couch was the fourth TC pitcher used in the game and he took the loss.

Triton Central will host Speedway (3-6, 3-4 ICC) Friday to complete the two-game series that was interrupted earlier this season by inclement weather. The Tigers lost to Speedway, 6-0, on April 5.



Southwestern 5, Hauser 4

At Southwestern, the host Spartans (4-8, 4-3 Mid-Hoosier Conference) scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning and twice more in the seventh to seal the win and pin the first conference loss on the Jets (7-5, 5-1 MHC).

Koby Johnson had a home run and drove in three runs for Hauser.

Johnson also went the distance on the mound, allowing two hits and five walks while striking out 10. All five Southwestern runs were unearned.

The two teams meet again today at Hauser.



Boys Golf

Whiteland 169, Triton Central 196

At Hawk’s Tail, Triton Central’s Oliver Gearlds carded a season-best 9-hole score of 33 to earn the medalist honor.

Triton Central’s best 9-hole team score of the season came with Chase Chandler posting 51, Garrett Eberhardt following at 55 and Derreck Uhls shooting 57.

Will Davis led Whiteland with a 34.

Triton Central returns to the links Tuesday to face Pike at Saddlebrook Golf Course.




Lutheran 5, Triton Central 4

At Triton Central, the host Tigers pushed three runs across the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 4-3 lead but the Saints rallied to score two runs in the top of the seventh inning to get the win.

In a battle of freshman pitchers, Brooklyn Barger prevailed. She went the distance, allowing six hits and two walks while striking out seven.

Brylie Couch took the loss for Triton Central (2-6, 0-3 ICC). She allowed five hits and walked three while striking out nine.

Kayla Burns went 2-for-3 with two RBIs for Lutheran (5-6, 4-0 ICC).

Triton Central travels to Heritage Christian (4-5) Friday.



Girls Tennis

Triton Central 4, Speedway 1

At Speedway, Triton Central proved too strong at No. 2 singles and No. 3 singles and earned a three-set win at No. 2 doubles.

Olivia Martin and Sarah Williams defeated Speedway’s Has Kee Paw and Isabel Moreno at No. 2 doubles, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.

At No. 1 doubles, Triton Central’s Kelsey McGuire and Alyssa Wheatley topped Lexi Frey and Daniella Galvez, 6-1, 6-3.

Emma Hutchinson defeated Hser Ler at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-4.

And Lelia Chougule lost just two games in a No. 3 singles win over Hser Gay Ler, 6-1, 6-1.

Speedway’s only win came at No. 1 singles where Tiana Sparks bested Julia Sanders, 6-3, 6-3.

Triton Central got junior varsity match wins from Courtney Washburn, and the doubles pairings of Kaylynn Washburn/Lauren Grant, Olivia Reedy/Jana Cambero and Maggie Martin/Lena Hack.

Triton Central travels to Waldron Friday.



Eastern Hancock 3, Southwestern 2

At Eastern Hancock, the visiting Spartans won both doubles matches but could not collect a singles victory to defeat the Royals.

Kyla Robertson and Brooklyn Schneider defeated Savannah Hardin and Lexi Swonger, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 10-8 at No. 1 doubles.

McKinley Correll and Faith Kelley were victorious at No. 2 doubles over Mikayla Hardy and Abby Bolding, 7-5, 6-3.

The Royals did not lose a game in sweeping all three singles matches.

Southwestern hosts Morristown today.