Local Sports

Prep Report: Stieneker blasts two home runs to lead Shelbyville over Class 3A, No. 9 Yorktown

Two big swings of Addie Stieneker’s big blue bat provided more than enough run support for Cheyenne Eads in the pitcher’s circle.

The Marshall commit blasted a three-run home run in the home half of the first inning Saturday afternoon against Class 3A, No. 9 Yorktown and had a grand slam in the second inning to propel the Golden Bears to a 7-1 victory.

Eads scattered six hits and struck out nine Tigers (1-1, 0-1 Hoosier Heritage Conference) to improve Shelbyville to 4-4 (2-0 HHC) this season.

In the first off Yorktown starting pitcher Caitlin Laferney, who will pitch collegiately at Yale, Kali Laycock singled and Eads reached on an error to set up Stieneker’s first home run – her second of the season.

In the second, Gracie Crafton, Addysyn Wettrick singled and Eads walked to load the bases for Stieneker. Laferney pitched cautiously to Shelbyville’s two-time All-HHC selection but she blasted a 3-1 pitch over the right field wall for a 7-1 lead (photo).

Yorktown’s lone run came in the top of the second inning when Brooklyn Bartle and Olivia Jaromin each doubled.

Stieneker was intentionally walked in her third bat. She finished the conference contest with two hits, as did Laycock and Wettrick.

Shelbyville is at Greenwood (5-1) Monday before hosting Connersville (2-1)Tuesday for its “Pink Out” game.

In other prep events:


Mt. Vernon 5, Shelbyville 4

The Marauders returned to Shelbyville’s Barnett Field following the suspension of play Tuesday and scored five runs in the sixth inning to take game one of the two-game Hoosier Heritage Conference series.

All five runs were unearned and made a winner of pitcher Jack Peine, who pitched four innings and allowed four hits while striking out six. Andrew Boldt pitched a scoreless seventh inning to earn the save.

Dalton Jones took the loss for Shelbyville.

Shelbyville 7, Mt. Vernon 6, 8 innings

The Golden Bears tied the game in the sixth and scored the game-winning run in the eighth to split the series.

Luke Brinkman pitched four scoreless innings of relief to collect the win. The senior allowed one hit and one walk.

Shelbyville tied the game in the sixth inning when Aiden Smith doubled and scored on Brock Kuhn’s single. In the eighth, Smith and Gavyn Fisher led off the eighth with singles. Kohen Myers eventually plated Fisher with the game-winning run.

Myers had four hits on the day and three RBI in game two.

Mt. Vernon dropped to 2-3 (1-1 HHC).

Shelbyville is 4-2 (2-2 HHC) and travels to Knightstown (3-1) Monday before hosting Pendleton Heights (7-2) Tuesday for its annual “Pink Out” game.

Girls tennis

Shelbyville Invitational

Triton Central won its final match Saturday to secure its first win of the season.

In its opener against Shelbyville, Estelle Gearlds and Anniston Evans won singles matches for TC, which lost the match 3-2.

Gearlds defeated Renee Aldridge, 2-6, 6-1, 10-4 at No.1 singles. Evans topped Ella Connolly at No. 3 singles, 6-1, 6-2.

Shelbyville’s lone singles win came at No. 2 singles where Ava Muckerheide bested Ellie Gast, 6-3, 6-1.

At No. 1 doubles, Shelbyville’s Sydney Baker and Sophia Asher defeated Lauren Grant and Audrey Canter, 6-4, 3-6, 10-5.

Faye-Lynn Voss and Reese Fortune bested Allison Howley and Kaylynn Washburn at No. 2 doubles, 6-4, 6-4.

Lawrenceburg prevailed over Triton Central in its second match, 4-1. Triton Central’s lone win came from Evans, who defeated Cadence Fricke, 6-3, 1-6, 13-11.

The Tigers blanked Franklin County, 5-0.

Gearlds’ match went three sets before she celebrated a 6-4, 4-6, 10-5 victory.

At No. 2 singles, Gast topped Moorea Nobbe, 6-0, 6-2.

Evans completed a 3-0 day with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Madalyn Wilson.

Canter and Grant won their first No. 1 doubles match of the season with a 6-3, 6-3 win. Howley and Washburn did the same at No. 2 doubles, 6-3, 6-4.

Track and field

Bill Self Invitational

Shelbyville senior Ethan Lambert won the discus competition at Franklin High School with a best throw of 138 feet, four inches.

Shelbyville produced three additional top-five finishes.

Christian Powell was runner-up in the 200 meters (24.27). Shia Veach placed fifth in the 3,200 (10:43.17). And the quartet of Donavon Martin, Leland Fox, Logan Page and Powell finished fifth in the 400 relay (46.61).

In the girls event, Shelbyville produced a pair of top-five individual finishes and a pair of top-five relay finishes.

Sonora O’Connor finished fifth in the 100 hurdles (17.92) and fourth in the 300 hurdles (51.25).

O’Connor teamed with Diana Gasca, Ava Wilson and Cyanne St. Bernard to place fifth in the 400 relay (53.82).

Alyna Castanon ran with St. Bernard, Gasca and O’Connor to finish fourth in the 1,600 relay.

During the event, Lambert and Ella Griggs were honored with Bill Self Service Awards.

Park Tudor Showcase

Triton Central’s Allie Griffith placed third in the 300 hurdles in 53.98 and Farah Coen finished fifth in the shot put (30-5.5).

In the boys meet, Zeke Robertson won the 300 hurdles in 41.86. Brayden Wilkins placed third in the long jump (19-8.5) and Ben Wilkins was fifth in the discus (123-9.5).

Triton Central had three top-five finishes in relay races.

Boys volleyball

Lutheran def. Shelbyville, 25-16, 25-15, 25-20

At Shelbyville Friday, Jayion Grice led the host Golden Bears with 11 kills and seven digs. Marco Battochio had a team-high eight digs.

Lutheran improved to 8-1.

North Central Invitational

Shelbyville finished 2-2 at Saturday at the North Central Invitational with losses to the host Panthers (14-25, 25-23, 15-12) and Whiteland (14-25, 25-23, 15-12) and wins over Mooresville (25-18, 25-15) and Crawfordsville (25-10, 25-20).

Grice finished with 10 kills and 15 digs against Mooresville. Corbin Deck had six kills and three assists in the win over Crawfordsville.

Shelbyville, now 4-7 this season, travels Monday to Warren Central (2-4).

Misty Weaver photo

The Shelby County Post is a digital newspaper producing news, sports, obituaries and more without a pay wall or subscription needed. Get the most recent Shelby County Post headlines delivered to your email by visiting shelbycountypost.com and click on the free daily email signup link at the top of the page.