Diamond Roundup: Arrows win; T-Birds drop opener; LTC softball sweep

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Diamond Roundup: Arrows win; T-Birds drop opener; LTC softball sweep

Photo by Travis David | Sullivan sophomore Jaden Norris fires a pitch to the plate in the second inning Thursday as North Knox's Eli Elkins takes a lead off first base. Norris recorded six strikeouts in three innings of work in the Arrows' win.
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SULLIVAN 16, North Knox 0 (5): After scoring just two runs in their season-opening loss on Monday, the Arrows scored three runs or more in each of the first four innings in Thursday’s romp. 


Jaden Norris started the scoring with an RBI single in the top of the first by lifting a high fly ball which landed in shallow right field. Ty Hamilton followed with a sacrifice fly to right for a 2-0 lead before Spencer Hanks capped the 3-run first inning with a bloop single to shallow left, scoring freshman Hunter Mason.


Marcus Roshel and Hamilton added RBI singles in the second inning to help Sullivan grab a 7-0 lead.


After Norris struckout the side in the bottom of the second, Hanks capped a 5-run third inning with a two-run single for a commanding 12-0 lead.


Norris added a 2-run double in the fourth inning as the sophomore finished the game with a pair of hits and drove home three runs at the dish. On the mound, the strong righthander pitched the first three innings to earn the win. Norris did not allow any hits and fanned six batters.


Mason pitched the fourth and fanned three batters, while Roshel recorded the final three outs including a pair of punchouts.


Roshel also had two hits at the plate and scored three runs.


Hanks finished with three hits and three RBI, while Mason had two hits and scored four times.


Kaeb Archer recorded the only hit for the Warriors with an infield single in the fourth inning, while Eli Elkins recorded one steal. 


Yenne started on the mound and suffered the loss, pitching the first two innings.


Sullivan (1-1) plays host to Washington on Friday, while the Warriors (0-1) hits the road to Paoli on Saturday.



Marshall (Ill.) 9, North Central 2: The Lions were not gracious hosts to the T-Birds on Thursday. Marshall scored four runs in the home half of the first inning and never looked back in sending the T-Birds to the road loss in the coaching debut for Gregg Kinnman.


North Central pulled to within 5-2 with a pair of runs in the top of the third. Hayden Schultz raced home for the first run on a wild pitch before Tyler Samm singled home Ian Ladson with two outs.


The Lions answered back with a run in the home half of the inning before adding three more in the last of the sixth.


Samm finished the game with two of the three hits in the loss for the T-Birds. Kagan Taylor recorded the only other T-Bird hit with a single in the fifth inning.


Despite recording just three hits, North Central stranded 10 runners on the base paths.


Schultz suffered the loss on the mound. The sophomore scattered four hits in his four inning of work and fanned five batters.


North Central did turn in the defensive play of the game by completing a rare triple play in the fifth inning. Lane Phegley fielded a pop up on a bunt attempt and tossed the ball to Malakai Urbain at second who then fired to first for the triple play.


Greydyn Walters and Nathan Trench recorded a pair of walks in the loss, while Schultz swiped a pair of bases.


North Central (0-1) travels to White River Valley on Wednesday.





Lincoln Trail College picked up a pair of Region 24 wins at home on Thursdays over Wabash Valley College.


The Lady Statesmen earned a 3-0 win in game 1 before rallying late for a 7-6 walk-off win in eight innings in the nightcap. The two wins moved LTC to 15-13 on the season.


Kyndal Brewer tossed a three-hitter in the first game to earn the win.


LTC only recorded two hits of its own, but they were big hits.


Kadence Woodsmall smacked a solo home run to center in the home half of the second inning before Bailey Duke hit a 2-run shot to center in the last of the fifth inning. Sullivan graduate Kendal Edmondson was aboard Duke’s blast after starting the inning with a walk.


In game two, Woodsmall bunted home Dugger Union grad Stormy Kinnard with out in the last of the seventh inning to pull even at 5-all.


After the Warriors went ahead by one in the top of the eighth, LTC scored twice in the last half for the win.


Edmondson tied the game with a bases-loaded walk. Grace Stallings followed with a liner back up the middle which could not be fielded cleanly, scoring Katy Crail for the winning run.


Woodsmall and Crail finished with three hits apiece in the win, while Kinnard added two hits.


Edmondson recorded a double and high school teammate Delainey Shorter recorded a single in three official trips to the plate.


Edmondson started in the circle and pitched the first four innings, allowing three earned runs and fanning three batters.


LTC (15-13) traveled to Frontier College for a double header on Friday.


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