Local Sports Roundup: T-Birds roll; Lady Lakers win again; Arrows fall on links

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Local Sports Roundup: T-Birds roll; Lady Lakers win again; Arrows fall on links

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NORTH CENTRAL 15, White River Valley 1 (5): The visiting Thunderbirds scored in all five innings, including seven first inning runs in the conference romp. 


Malakai Urbain was hit by the second pitch of the game, stole second and scored three pitches later on a double by Greydyn Walters. 


Hayden Schutlz, Kagan Taylor and Urbain (double) all added run-scoring hits before the third out of the inning was recorded.


North Central also took advantage of three Wolverines errors in the first frame.


Urbain finished the game with three hits and drove in three runs in the win.


Ten different T-Bird players recorded at least one hit as Tyler Samm and Nathan Trench both recorded two knocks. Both of Trench’s hits went for extra bases with a double and triple while driving home two.


Ian Ladson recorded one of the Thunderbirds’ five doubles in the lopsided win.


Schultz tossed the first four innings to earn the win. The right-hander allowed just two hits and fanned eight batters.


Adam Farmer recorded two punchouts in the fifth inning.


North Central was scheduled to host Dugger Union on Wednesday.




Linton-Stockton 2, North Knox 1: Braxton Yenne left the yard for the first time in his career to give the visiting Warriors a 1-0 lead in the first inning. But the Warriors would record just one more hit after the opening inning in the non-conference loss.


The Miners pulled even in the home half of the first inning and the score remained the same until the sixth. 


A dropped third strike opened the Miners sixth before a throwing error on a sacrifice bunt allowed the game-winning run to score.


Korbin Jones and Camden McCoy added singles in the loss for the Warriors.


Rylan Oxby and Brandon Mincey pitched for the Warriors and allowed just four hits in the tough-luck loss.


North Knox dropped to 6-12 on the season and had its game against Shoals rained out on Wednesday.








SHAKAMAK 9, White River Valley 8: Mattilyn Hill slugged her third home run of the season to break a 5-all tie in the top of the seventh on Tuesday. The Lakers would go out to score four more runs in the frame before staving off the Wolverines’ charge in the bottom of the frame.


After a bases-loaded passed ball scored Ayanna Clark, Adelyse Varner followed with a two-out, 2-run single to cap the Lakers’ 5-run seventh.


White River Valley took advantage of two walks in the bottom of the seventh to go along with a pair of run-scoring singles. But the tying run was left on base when Camryn Byrne fielded a grounder and stepped on the bag at first to end the game.


Shakamak scored single tallies in the first three innings before the Wolverines scored five in the last of the third.


Madelyn Kennett tripled home Varner in the fourth, before Abbi Gilbert singled home Clark with two outs in the fifth to pull the Lakers even.


Kennett, Hill and Clark all wrapped out three hits in the win as Shakamak outhit the Wolverines 15-9. All three of Kennett’s hits went for extra bases as the lead-off hitter added a pair of doubles.


Kennett also earned the win in the circle, tossing the first six innings and recorded seven punchouts.


Varner recorded the final three outs for the save. 


With the win, Shakamak improved to 7-15 overall after starting out the season 2-13.









Princeton Community 167, Barr-Reeve 173, Sullivan 197: Sophomore Eli VanNess paced the Golden Arrow golfers Tuesday at the Princeton Country Club with a round of 44. VanNess’s score was three shots short of tying for medalist honors in the match.


Lincoln Riley and Xander Ferro carded rounds of 48 and 51, respectively.


Freshman Connor Brundige fired a personal-best round of 54 to round out the Arrows’ scoring.


The Arrows also fell short in a dual match at the Sullivan Elks on Monday. South Knox fired a 159 while the Arrows posted a total score of 196.


Hunter Pirtle and freshman Paxton Cox led Sullivan with a pair of 48’s in the loss.


Sullivan will compete in the Western Indiana Conference match at Cascades Golf Course Saturday morning. 









Terre Haute South 4, Sullivan 1: The Braves avenged last season’s sectional loss in sending the Lady Arrows to a loss on Monday.


Ally McKinney picked up the lone win against South with an impressive 7-5, 6-7, (10-3) win on the No. 2 singles court. The win moved McKinney to a sparkling 15-2 on the year.


Freshman Mercedes Ferree ran into a buzzsaw at No. 1 singles, dropping a 6-0, 6-0 decision, while Izzy Jenkins lost 6-2, 6-0 at the final singles spot. 

Sullivan’s top duo of Ella King and Parker Mischler fell 6-1, 7-5, while Lexi Deckard and Emma Couch lost 6-4, 6-2 at the No. 2 doubles spot.


“South is arguably the best team on our schedule,” Sullivan coach Wes Kirk said of the Braves. “They are strong at every position and that showed in our match. But I do not think we are that far away from competing with and beating them.”


The loss dropped Sullivan to 14-4 on the year. 


South also won the junior varsity contest, 8-1. 


Jacie Wilson and Cabela Golish teamed up for the lone point on the doubles court. 



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