Local sports roundup – April 20

Baseball

Trojans hold off late rally

Center Grove withstood a furious seventh-inning comeback bid by North Central to pull out a 9-8 road win Wednesday.

Braden Parks led the Trojans (5-7, 2-4 MIC) with a double, a triple and four RBIs.

Lancers fall in extra innings

After coming back to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI double by Zach Murphy, Edinburgh wound up dropping a 6-5 heartbreaker to North Decatur in eight innings Wednesday.

The two teams will square off again today.

Softball

Center Grove blanks Cathedral

Abby Herbst pitched a one-hitter and drove in a pair of runs as Class 4A No. 3 Center Grove remained perfect with an 8-0 rout of Cathedral on Wednesday.

Hanna Burris had three RBIs for the Trojans (10-0), while Jessica Lupinetti knocked in two.

Lancers shut out North Decatur

Sidney Beier clubbed her sixth home run of the season and drove in five runs as Edinburgh posted a 6-0 home win against North Decatur on Wednesday.

Maddi Clark went the distance in the pitching circle, striking out seven and scattering five hits. She and Bailey Woodall each had a pair of hits at the plate, and that pair combined to score five runs for the Lancers (7-3).

Girls tennis

Trojans top Perry, Jasper

Center Grove won for the second time in as many days with a 5-0 triumph over Perry Meridian on Wednesday.

Isabella Schoolcraft, Katelyn Gray and Maddie Weeks swept the three singles matches. Cassidy Hardin and Ellie Strube were victorious at No. 1 doubles, while Carleigh Hardin and Emily Hoy won at No. 2.

On Tuesday, Center Grove prevailed in a battle of top-10 teams Tuesday, topping No. 7 Jasper by a 3-2 count. The third-ranked Trojans got a win from Gray at No. 2 singles and swept the two doubles points.

Rebels suffer first loss

Roncalli was handed its first defeat of the young season Wednesday in a 4-1 loss to Guerin Catholic. The Rebels are now 3-1 overall.

Woodmen fall short

Greenwood suffered a 3-2 defeat against Mid-State Conference foe Plainfield on Tuesday. Maddie Bright won for the Woodmen at No. 1 singles, while the No. 1 doubles team of Molly Jacobs and Alyssa Roscoe was also a winner.

Boys volleyball

Grizzly Cubs fall to No. 1 Millers

Fifth-ranked Franklin saw its 10-match winning streak snapped Wednesday with a 25-21, 25-19, 25-19 home loss to No. 1 Noblesville.

The Grizzly Cubs (11-2) will attempt to get back on track tonight against No. 3 Cathedral.

Franklin College

Softball splits pair

After posting a 4-1 victory against Anderson in the first game of a Wednesday doubleheader, the Franklin College softball team dropped a tight 6-5 contest on the nightcap.

Alexis Tarver drove in all four runs in the opener with a two-run homer and a two-run double. Olivia Paszek picked up the win, her 10th of the season.

Men’s tennis prevails

Franklin’s men’s tennis team edged Mount St. Joseph on Wednesday, 5-4.

Alex Hammer, Blake Amonett, Kyle Sauley and Josh Stewart picked up singles points for the Grizzlies (6-5, 5-1 HCAC). Hammer and Amonett also teamed up to win at No. 1 doubles.

Cross country to host ’18 regional

The NCAA has chosen Franklin College and the Blue River Sports Authority in Shelby County as the hosts for the 2018 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Great Lakes Regional.

The competition will be conducted Nov. 10, 2018, at the Blue River Cross Country Course in Shelbyville.

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Ryan O'Leary is sports editor for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at roleary@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2715.