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Prep Report: Baker leads Shelbyville golf to win over Batesville

Led by Eli Baker’s season-best round of 39, Shelbyville collected its third-straight dual match victory Thursday at Blue Bear Golf Course in Shelbyville.

Baker’s sub-40 round helped the Golden Bears secure a 180-181 victory over Batesville.

DaMiles McDuffey followed with a season-best round of 45. Completing the Shelbyville scorecard were Nolan Chaney and Jake Garrison with identical 49s.

Jackson Day and Leo Moody led Batesville with 45s. Jackson Wanstrath shot 47 and Kyle Williamson carded 49.

In other prep events Thursday:




Morristown 4, Edinburgh 3

At Morristown, the host Yellow Jackets pushed the game-winning run across the plate in the bottom of the eighth inning off reliever Ian Buchanan to secure the MHC victory.

Travis Jones pitched into the seventh inning for Edinburgh (2-10, 0-7 MHC), scattering five hits while striking out 10. Buchanan closed out the seventh inning to send the game into extra innings.

The two teams meet again today in Edinburgh.



South Decatur 10, Waldron 6

At South Decatur, the visiting Mohawks scored five runs in the top of the fourth inning but could not hold on to the lead.

The Cougars (12-2, 5-0 MHC) scored twice in the fourth, four more times in the fifth and twice again in the sixth to take the win.

Bryce Yarling took the loss for Waldron (4-9, 0-5 MHC). He pitched five innings and allowed eight hits and eight runs while striking out eight.

Bryant Becker had two hits including a double and two RBIs to lead Waldron.

The two teams square off again today at Waldron.



Hauser 5, Southwestern 0

At Hauser, Eli Miller allowed three hits and three walks while striking out 14 Spartans to help the Jets earn a split of the two-game series.

Miller improved to 3-2 this season and lowered his earned run average to 3.19.

Miller and Levi Gollmer each had two hits as Hauser raised its record to 8-5 (6-1 MHC).

Freshman Caleb McCracken made his first varsity start on the mound for the Spartans. Freshman Isaac Bunch also faced the Jets in relief and took the loss.

Southwestern dropped to 4-9 (4-4 MHC).

Southwestern hosts Edinburgh Tuesday.



Boys Golf

Brown County 190, Southwestern 196

At Salt Creek Golf Course, Tristan Pappano and Ty Burcham led Southwestern with 47s. Caleb Pappano shot 49 and Justin Swift and Hunter Pappano each shot 53.

Cooper VanNess was the medalist with a 46. Also on Brown County’s scorecard were Clay Austin (47), Kody Walsh (48) and Eli Sichting (49).



Morristown 199, Hauser 210, Waldron 239

At Blue Bear Golf Course in Shelbyville, Asher Caldwell shot 39 to lead the Yellow Jackets to the win.

Nick Stidham followed at 45. Web Walker posted a season-best 49. And Carson Essex shot 66.

Hauser’s scorecard included Caleb Wallace (49), Jesse Bragg (53), Chase Martoccia (54) and Bryce Kunze (54).

Lucas Shaw led Waldron with a 54. Josh Kellums posted 56. Cole Jones (64) and Jack Fischer (65) rounded out Waldron’s scorecard.




Edinburgh 18, Morristown 11

At Morristown, MacKenzie Bieker hit two home runs and struck out 15 Yellow Jackets to lead the Lancers to a Mid-Hoosier Conference road win.

Bieker had three hits, scored three runs and drove in four for Edinburgh (7-7, 3-4 MHC). The sophomore earned the win in the circle, pitching six innings and allowing five hits.

Kristen Whitney took the loss for Morristown (6-3, 0-3 MHC).

Nevaeh Cox went 4-for-5, with a double and a home run, scored three runs and drove in four. Alexia Rogers had two doubles, scored two runs and drove in two.

The two teams meet again today in Edinburgh.



South Decatur 14, Waldron 3

At South Decatur, the host Cougars scored 11 unearned runs in the first two innings to secure their first win of the season.

Madalyn Hudnall had a double and a two-run home run for Waldron.

McKayla Scudder also had two hits.

The two teams face off in another MHC contest today in Waldron.



Girls Tennis

Southwestern 5, Morristown 0

At Southwestern, the host Spartans (1-7) lost just five games in sweeping the Yellow Jackets (0-5) and collecting their first win of the season and first career win for head coach Claire Cherry.

Lauryn Blondell defeated Sarah Essex at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-0.

Ella Rice bested Abby Mendoza at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-2.

Makinze Belton completed the singles sweep with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Brianna Flores.

At No. 1 doubles, Kyla Robertson and Brooklyn Schneider topped Brianna Batton and Katie Hillock, 6-0, 6-0.

McKinley Correll and Faith Kelley improved to 6-2 this season at No. 2 doubles with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Annika Roots and Liz Cheek.

Morristown competes in the Rushville Invitational Saturday. Southwestern hosts Jennings County Saturday.



Waldron 3, Blue River Valley 2

At Blue River Valley, the visiting Mohawks swept the singles matches to secure the team victory.

Playing at No. 1 singles for the first time this season, Mackenzie Shaw defeated Ava Willis, 6-1, 6-2.

Nichole Garner moved down to No. 2 singles and collected a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Jenna Willis.

Josee Larrison completed the sweep of the singles matches with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Reagan Parmley.

At No. 1 doubles, Megan Bogemann and Emily Tyree were defeated by Samantha Webb and Tara Jarris, 6-3, 6-3.

Kearsten Perdue and Leah Foster topped Waldron’s Alivia Fischer and Grace Ross at No. 2 doubles, 6-4, 7-6 (3).

Waldron (5-2) hosts Triton Central (5-4) today.



Shelbyville 5, Beech Grove 0

At Beech Grove, the visiting Golden Bears lost just four games in five matches to collect their third-straight win and improve to 5-6 this season.

Jaidyn Tackett won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles. Emma Sandman won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 singles while Ella Connolly won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles.

Karlie Lawson and Renee Aldridge also won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles.

Riley Lee and Sydney Baker defeated their Beech Grove opponents, 6-0, 6-0.

Shelbyville travels to Whiteland Saturday for an invitational event.



Track and Field

Shelbyville Invitational

Mooresville captured the boys team title while Franklin Central topped the girls field at McKeand Stadium in Shelbyville.

Shelbyville finished sixth while Triton Central was eighth in the boys standings. The host Golden Bears were sixth and Triton Central finished seventh in the girls standings.

Two Shelby County athletes scored event wins.

Shelbyville’s Sam Price won the long jump with a best leap of 20 feet, seven inches.



Triton Central’s Maddie Brown won the high jump after clearing 4-8 on her first attempt. Brown and three other competitors all cleared 4-8 but missed on three attempts at 4-10. Brown was declared the winner because she cleared 4-8 in less attempts.

Shelbyville’s Kilikina Schultz finished third in the long jump (15-2), second in the 100 hurdles (16.39), third in the 300 hurdles (53.74) and fourth in the 200 (28.06).

Triton Central’s top-five finishers included Jared Schweitzer (fifth in discus, 120-9), Brown in the long jump (15-1.75), Ethan Cales (second in 110 hurdles, 16.4) and Brad Schultz (third in 100, 11.39).

Also scoring top-five finishes for Shelbyville were Abigail Brenner (fifth in long jump, 14-6), Jordan Marcum (third in high jump, 5-10) and Stefanie Howard (fifth in 1,600, 5:47.91).



Eastern Hancock Invitational

Hagerstown won the boys team title while the host Royals captured the girls championship.

Southwestern finished fifth in both standings.

Lily Rooks was Southwestern’s only event winner. She easily won the long jump with a best effort of 16-5.25.

Other top-five finishers for Southwestern in the girls’ meet were Alison Muck (second in 200, 29.08; second in 100 hurdles, 16.71; third in high jump, 4-8), Rooks (third in 400, 1:06.29; fifth in high jump, 4-8) and Maxine Higdon (fourth in 3,200, 15:12.81).

On the boys side, Southwestern had top-five finishes from Carter Snepp (fourth in 400, 57.10; fifth in 800, 2:17.06), Dane Kissell (fourth in 1,600, 5:16.65), Dakota Claiborne (fifth in 3,200, 11:45.51), Owen Stringer (fifth in 110 hurdles, 18.63; fifth in 300 hurdles, 47.86), Sam Taylor (fourth in high jump, 5-4) and Michael Clements (third in 17-1).