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Prep Report: Eads continues dominance in Shelbyville's win over Class 4A, No. 7 Arabians

Cheyenne Eads continued to prove she is a dominant force in the pitcher’s circle for Shelbyville.

The junior followed up a no-hitter Saturday against New Castle with a 14-strikeout performance Monday at Legends Field to lead Shelbyville to a 1-0 victory over Class 4A, No. 7 Pendleton Heights.

Kylee Edwards delivered the only hit that mattered – a sixth inning solo home run – and Eads and the Shelbyville defense took care of the rest.

The Arabians (4-3, 0-1 Hoosier Heritage Conference), fresh off a pair of wins over top-10 ranked opponents Saturday, managed just two singles off Eads, who improved to 3-2 this season and pushed her strikeout total to 50 in five appearances.

Shelbyville finished with seven hits against Pendleton Heights pitcher Eliza Findlay but could not push a run across the plate until Edwards hit a towering shot to straightaway centerfield – her fourth home run of the season.

The Golden Bears (5-2, 2-0 HHC) fell out of the state coaches poll this week but have three games with state-ranked foes, including Pendleton Heights.

Shelbyville hosts 4A No. 2 Center Grove (6-1) Wednesday. Delta (0-5, 0-1 HHC) comes to town Friday before the Golden Bears travel to Class 3A, co-No. 1 Yorktown (3-0) Saturday.

In other prep events Monday:


Southport 5, Shelbyville 2

At Shelbyville, the visiting Cardinals (3-1) pushed two runs across the plate in the sixth and another in the seventh to secure the win at Barnett Field.

Calvin Miller, Peyton Phoenix and Austin Van Velse each had two hits for Southport.

Shelbyville (2-3) managed just three hits in the loss – all singles from Luke Brinkman, Dalton Jones and Donavon Martin.

Kade McNicholas took the loss, pitching five innings and allowing four hits and four walks.

Only two of Southport’s five runs were earned.

Tri-Central 6, Waldron 4

At Grand Park in Westfield, the Trojans used a four-run third inning to take a lead they would never relinquish.

Waldron (1-4) had four hits in the loss to Tri-Central (3-0).

Bryce Yarling had a triple, three walks and scored two runs. Jacob Bennett had a run-scoring double.

Yarling pitched five innings, allowing six hits while striking out seven.

Jacob Lindsey worked two innings and allowed two hits and one run.

Boys Golf

Columbus East 168, Shelbyville 170

At Bear Chase Golf Course, Shelbyville’s Eli Baker shot 37 on his home course to earn the match medalist honor.

Brock Wischmeyer followed for the Golden Bears with a 41.


South Decatur 25, Southwestern 2

At Southwestern, the visiting Cougars scored nine runs in the top of the first inning and cruised to a second Mid-Hoosier Conference victory over the Spartans (0-3, 0-2 MHC).

Amber Benson, Kyndra King, Jordan Deem and Brooklynn Creek each had hits for Southwestern.

South Decatur improved to 2-3 (2-0 MHC).

Girls tennis

Shelbyville 3, Triton Central 2

At Triton Central, the visiting Golden Bears got a pair of strong performances in the doubles matches and Renee Aldridge scored a win at No. 2 singles.

Aldridge defeated Hallie Schweitzer, 6-2, 7-5.

At No. 1 doubles, Karlie Lawson and Sophia Asher improved to 3-0 this season for Shelbyville (3-0) with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Courtney Washburn and Lauren Grant.

Sydney Baker and Riley Lee also improved to 3-0 with a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 2 doubles over Olivia Reedy and Kaylynn Washburn.

At No. 1 singles, Maryrose Felling topped Shelbyville’s Emma Sandman, 7-6 (1), 7-6 (6).

And Maddy Brown bested Ella Connolly at No. 3 singles, 7-5, 7-6 (6).

Eastern Hancock 5, Southwestern 0

At Southwestern, Eastern Hancock’s Sophie Hardin needed three sets to win at No. 1 singles to complete the sweep.

Hardin defeated Lauryn Blondell, 6-4, 6-7 (2), 10-5.

At No. 2 singles, Lexi Swauger topped McKinley Correll, 7-5, 6-2.

Southwestern (0-2) forfeited the No. 3 singles match.

Mikayla Haray and Savannah Hardin defeated Tori Burkhart and Kate Coffman at No. 2 doubles, 6-0, 6-1.

And Sarah Clark and Abby Bolding topped Lilly DeSpain and Taryn Hoeing at No. 2 doubles, 6-1, 6-0.

Waldron 5, Morristown 0

At Morristown, the visiting Mohawks (3-0) lost just six games in sweeping the Yellow Jackets (0-2).

Josee Larrison improved to 3-0 at No. 1 singles with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Sarah Essex.

Emily Tyree scored a No. 2 singles victory over Abby Mendoza, 6-1, 6-1.

Morristown forfeited the No. 3 singles match.

At No. 1 doubles, Audrey Hogg and Riley Price bested Bri Flores and Remi Spicklemire, 6-2, 6-0.

And Grace Ross and Jackie Corlett defeated Olivia Trlak and Ashlee Ballenger, 6-0, 6-1.

Boys volleyball

Whiteland def. Shelbyville, 25-12, 25-20, 25-11

At Shelbyville, the host Golden Bears were swept in three sets to fall to 0-3 in their inaugural season.

Whiteland improved to 4-1.

Steve Bush photo

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