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Prep Report: Shelbyville softball earns HHC win at New Castle

Shelbyville pounded out 15 hits over five innings Tuesday to beat Mother Nature and New Castle in the Hoosier Heritage Conference softball opener for both teams.

Rain forced the game to be called after five innings in New Castle with the Golden Bears up 7-0.

Cheyenne Eads earned the win with a 10-strikeout performance against the Trojans (1-3, 0-1 HHC). The University of Indianapolis commit also had three hits, including a pair of two-run doubles.

Nine different Golden Bears had at least one hit. Anna Shearer, Gracie Crafton, Addysyn Wettrick and Addie Stieneker each had two hits. Stieneker and Sydney Brown each had a double.

Shelbyville (3-4, 1-0 HHC) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning when a Crafton infield ground ball plated Shearer.

In the fourth, Eads’ first double scored two to make it 3-0 against New Castle starting pitcher McKenna Speer. Stieneker followed with a double to score Eads and Destiney Johnson drove in Stieneker for a 5-0 advantage.

Eads’ second double came in the fifth inning and scored Crafton and Wettrick.

Shelbyville is scheduled to play at Class 4A, No. 7 Center Grove (5-3) today and at Delta (0-2, 0-0 HHC) Friday.

In other prep events Tuesday:


Triton Central 8, Indianapolis Ritter 1

At Triton Central, the Class 2A, No. 8 Tigers scored seven runs in the first two innings and three pitchers limited the Raiders to one hit in the Indiana Crossroads Conference contest.

Hayden May earned the win, pitching five innings, striking out seven and allowing one unearned run. Logan Plew and Brayden Hoover each tossed a scoreless inning in relief.

Kellen Dishman had a home run and three RBI for Triton Central (5-0, 3-0 ICC). Weston Smith had two hits and three RBI. Mathew Shircliff also had two hits.

Ritter (2-1, 0-1 ICC) suffered its first loss of the season. The two teams are scheduled to meet again today at Ritter.

Waldron 11, Crothersville 1

At Crothersville, Hunter Dodson struck out 11 over six innings on the mound to lead the visiting Mohawks to their third straight victory.

Waldron led 4-1 after five innings but scored four runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh to seal the win and improve to 3-1 this season.

Jared Brooks and Jackson Kuhn each had two hits and two RBI in the win.

Dodson allowed just two hits while striking out a career high. Keagan Schneider pitched a scoreless seventh inning.

Waldron is scheduled to open its Mid-Hoosier Conference schedule Friday against Southwestern.

Boys golf

Columbus East 161, Shelbyville 181

At Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus, the Olympians posted the top three individual scores to defeat the Golden Bears.

Pierce Arnholt and Carter Greene each shot 38 to lead Columbus East.

Jake Garrison topped Shelbyville’s scorecard with a 42. Brock Wischmeyer (45), DaMiles McDuffey (46) and Logan Tobian (48) completed the Golden Bears’ team score.


Waldron 10, Oldenburg Academy 2

At Waldron, Alyssa Benson had four hits at the plate and earned the win in the pitcher’s circle, striking out 11 over six innings.

In their season opener, the Mohawks collected 12 hits. Bre Barton had three hits and three RBI. Destiny Hirschauer had two hits.

Girls tennis

Waldron 5, Southwestern 0

At Waldron, the host Mohawks did not lose a game in three of the five matches.

At No. 2 singles, Emily Tyree defeated Aurora Belton, 6-0, 6-0 while Riley Thurston produced the same result at No. 3 singles in a win over Kelsey Stringer.

At No. 1 doubles, Waldron’s Audrey Berauer and Riley Price blanked Tori Burkhart and Tanna Tatlock, 6-0, 6-0.

Emerson Lindsey scored a 6-2, 6-2 win at No.1 singles over Ella Rice, 6-2, 6-2.

And Kathryn Ross and Jackie Corlette combined to top Lily DeSpain and Kate Coffman, 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.

Malia Murphy and Alivia Fischer won a pair of junior varsity doubles matches for Waldron.

Girls track

North Decatur 57, Oldenburg Academy 56, Morristown 40

At North Decatur, Anna Osborne and Grace McLaughlin each had event wins for Morristown.

Osborne finished first in the 100 meters and 200 meters while McLaughlin was first across the finish line in the 3,200. Osborne also placed runner-up in the long jump while McLaughlin was runner-up in the 1,600.

Also scoring a top-three finishes for the Yellow Jackets were Brooklyn Carlton (second in high jump), Kindall Dorsey (second in discus, third in shot put), and Audrey VanDyke (second in 800, third in 1,600).

Osborne, Carlton, Savannah Theobald and VanDyke teamed up to finish second in the 1,600 relay.

Boys volleyball

Shelbyville def. Irvington Prep, 25-13, 25-5, 25-11

At Shelbyville, Corbin Deck had a game-high 13 kills to lead the Golden Bears past the Ravens (2-6).

Layne Pogue and Jayion Grice combined for 11 more kills and 12 service aces and Shelbyville improved to 2-4. Grice had a game-high 24 digs.

Diego Hernandez notched 24 assists.

Gabriel Manley led Irvington Prep with three kills.

Shelbyville hosts unbeaten Indianapolis Lutheran (7-0) Friday at Garrett Gymnasium.

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