Weekend Baseball and Golf Roundup: Lakers sweep; Arrows fall; T-Birds drop a pair

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Weekend Baseball and Golf Roundup: Lakers sweep; Arrows fall; T-Birds drop a pair

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Richland County 3, Sullivan 2: The visiting Tigers scored three times in the top of the fourth inning in sending the Arrows to a home loss Friday night.


After the visitors grabbed a 3-1 lead in the fourth, the Arrows looked poised to draw even in the home half of the frame. Jaden Norris started the fourth with a double and advanced to third on a single by Ty Hamilton, four pitches later. After a flyout, Ben McKinley pulled Sullivan to within 3-2 with an RBI single. But a fielder’s choice and a strikeout stranded the tying and go-ahead runs on base. 


Marcus Roshel led off the home half of the fifth inning but was wiped out on a double play with the next batter. 


Sullivan made one final push in the last of the seventh by loading the bases. A single by Isaak Osborne was sandwiched between a pair of two-out walks by Roshel and Hunter Mason but the rally was squashed with a strikeout.


Norris gave the Arrows a 1-0 lead in the home half of the first with a 2-out RBI single.


Sullivan outhit the Tigers, 8-3, but a trio of Arrow hurlers issued 10 free passes — two came around to score.


Roshel, Norris and Hamilton all recorded a pair of hits.


Osborne swiped two bags and scored a run.


Sullivan (3-4) plays host to South Vermillion Monday.



Linton-Stockton 8, North Central 0: The Miners scored once in the home half of the first inning which proved to be all Holden Nagy would need. The Miners’ hurler tossed a 1-hitter while fanning 14 T-Birds in Friday night’s Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference matchup.


Tyler Samm recorded a two-out double in the top of the fourth inning for the lone hit of the game for North Central.


The T-Birds had five other batters reach base via a pair of walks, two hit batters and an error, but could not prevent the shutout.


The Miners, who picked up their first win of the season, scored in five of their six trips to the plate, including three runs in the last of the sixth.



SHAKAMAK 13, Owen Valley 3 (6): The Lakers fell behind 2-0 after a half inning of play on Saturday but got on track with four runs in the home half of the third inning.


Shakamak added three runs in the fifth before erupting for a six-spot in the sixth inning to enforce the mercy rule.


After Linden Jenkins pulled the Lakers even with a 2-run double, Dolton Fiscus and Owen Cox recorded back-to-back, two-out RBI singles to give the Lakers a 4-2 lead in the third.


Cox added a two-run single in the fifth before Jax Cox capped the frame with an RBI single.


Fiscus recorded an RBI single in the sixth, before Jax Cox brought two more in with a double for a 12-3 lead. Jenkins was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded for the final tally.


Fiscus, Owen Cox and Jax Cox all recorded two hits in the win.


Jax Cox pitched the first four innings and fanned six batters to earn the win.


Jaden Johnson recorded the final six outs for the save.



Monrovia 5, North Knox 2: After falling behind 3-0, the Warriors scored twice in the home half of the fourth inning but could not pull even. Monrovia added single tallies in the fifth and seventh innings for insurance runs.


The Warriors loaded the bases with just one out in the fifth inning but could not break through and went down in order in the sixth and seventh frames.


Tyler Clark recorded a pair of hits in the loss while Eli Elkins and Kaleb Archer finished with a single apiece. 



Paris (Ill.) 9, North Central 8: The Tigers scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning to keep the T-Birds winless on the season.


North Central grabbed an 8-7 lead by scoring three runs in the top of the seventh before the Tigers’ rally in the bottom of the frame.


Gaven Simmons capped the T-Birds’ seventh inning with a go-ahead, 2-run double with one out. Ian Ladson singled ahead of the run-scoring hit by Simmons.


Paris erased a 3-1 deficit with six runs in the home half of the fifth inning.


Ladson (3), Simmons (2) and Malakai Urbain (2) combined for seven of the 10 hits in the loss for North Central. 


Simmons was credited with four RBI while Urbain and Ladson both scored three times. 


North Central (0-5) plays host to Shakamak on Monday.



SHAKAMAK 12, West Vigo 11: The Lakers scored seven times in the home half of the first inning before staving off a late Vikings’ rally.


West Vigo scored twice in the top of the seventh inning before Linden Jenkins coaxed a fly out for the final out.


Riley Huckaby started the Lakers’ big first frame with a lead-off double. Three Viking errors lead to the Lakers’ first three runs of the inning. A passed ball and a 2-run single by Owen Cox gave the Lakers a 6-3 lead before Jaden Johnson capped the inning with a sacrifice fly.


Ian Samm hit his second home run of the season to give the Lakers an 8-6 lead in the second.


After the Vikings pulled even in the top of the third, Shakamak regained its lead with three more in the last of the inning. Jenkins capped the inning with a two-run double for an 11-8 lead.


Huckaby led the Lakers’ 13-hit attack with a perfect 4 for 4 day at the plate, scoring twice. Owen Cox and Jalen Johnson added two hits apiece. Madden Husband, Jaden Johnson and Samm all scored twice. 


Husband, Cox and Huckaby all recorded doubles. Carter Crosby pitched four innings of relief to earn the win. Crosby scattered five hits and fanned seven batters. All three runs he was charged with were unearned.


Shakamak (3-4) travels to North Central for a conference matchup on Monday.



Eastern Greene 14, North Knox 10: The visiting Warriors scored eight runs over their final two at-bats, including five in the seventh but it was not enough.


The T-Birds scored six runs in the home half of the sixth to grab a 14-5 lead.


Kaleb Archer capped the Warriors’ seventh inning with a two-run home run. Archer also added a single, stole two bases and scored twice in the loss.


Eastern Greene took control early in the game with four runs in the first and fourth innings for an 8-2 lead.


Will Arnold scored the Warriors’ first run on a balk in the second inning and drove home the second run with a single in the third.


Braxton Yenne recorded a two-run double in the top of the sixth inning which pulled North Knox to within 8-5.


Yenne, Eli Elkins, and Arnold all recorded two hits and scored twice in the loss. 


North Knox (2-5) travels to Loogootee on Tuesday for a Blue Chip Conference matchup.







Sullivan placed 19th in the Washington Invite on Saturday at Country Oaks Golf Course. The invitational featured five state-ranked teams including No. 3 Bloomington South and No. 5 Evansville North.


The perennial power Huskies carded a 308, winning by two strokes over No. 15 ranked Jasper. BHSS finished one shot behind the Wildcats while No. 16 ranked Floyd Central and No. 20 Castle rounded out the top five by carding a pair of 319’s.


For the second straight week, the Arrows were led by Eli Van Ness. The sophomore carded an 18-hole score of 101.


Hunter Pirtle and Alex Ferro both shot a 103, while Keaton Toth rounded out the scoring with a 124. Kaden Helms carded a 137 on the regional course, but did not factor into the team scoring.


The Arrows return to the links Monday at Linton-Stockton. 



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