Local sports roundup – May 3


Grizzly Cubs top Warriors

Scoring a run in the bottom of the eighth inning, host Franklin scored a 5-4 decision over Whiteland on Tuesday in Mid-State Conference play.

The Grizzly Cubs came through with 12 hits, led by Luke Miles and Jacob Heuchan with three each. One of Heuchan’s knocks was a home run. Seniors Bailey Watson and Jacob Leistner both produced two hits in a losing effort for the Warriors.

Lancers too much for Southwestern

Edinburgh’s 14 hits combined with the pitching of Zach Murphy were more than enough in the Lancers’ 11-1 victory against Southwestern.

Murphy pitched all five innings, surrendering four hits and striking out 10. He also would finish with three base hits, including a double.

Also for Edinburgh, Keegan Sida had three hits and drove in four. Teammates Parker Bryant, Coltan Henderson and Gabe Wilson finished with two hits apiece.

Whiteland’s Watson picks college

Bailey Watson, a senior on the Whiteland baseball team, signed a letter of intent to play at Purdue University Northwest beginning next year.

Girls tennis

Indian Creek improves to 5-4

Indian Creek defeated Indianapolis Lutheran, 5-0, with all five points scored in straight-sets fashion.

Sophomore Katie Burkman won at No. 1 singles, while Ali Harris and Brooke Coy picked up points and No. 2 and 3 singles, respectively. The Braves’ doubles tandems of Sara Knight-McKayla Russell and Mya Piccone-Mekenzie Hunter also posted convincing victories.


Trojans post win over Giants

Scoring 10 runs in the top of the third inning, Center Grove won at Ben Davis, 15-3, in Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference action.

The Trojans produced 21 hits in only five innings, including Jordyn Rudd’s home run. The junior catcher delivered five RBI on the night to complement the three-hit pitching of Abby Herbst.

Herbst, a sophomore, struck out nine Giants batters and connected for two doubles at the plate.

Lancers win in five frames

Host Edinburgh held a 15-0 lead after two innings in defeating Southwestern, 17-0.

Cleanup hitter Sidney Beier drove in four of the Lancers’ runs with two hits, including a home run. Bailey Woodall and Grace Joiner combined to do the pitching for Edinburgh, allowing the Spartans only three hits.

Franklin College

Softball team sweeps twinbill

The Franklin softball team concluded its regular season in style with a doubleheader sweep at Rose-Hulman on Monday night.

The Grizzlies (24-15, 9-6 HCAC) won the opener, 14-5, and followed with an 8-4 victory in the nightcap. Alexis Tarver was 4 for 4 in Game 1 with a home run and two doubles, while Baylea Lyons had three hits and drove in four runs. In Game 2, Savannah Blevins homered and knocked in three runs, and Monica Collins had three hits and scored three times.

Solik, Schneider receive honors

Franklin College student-athletes Artur Schneider and Regina Solik and have received the most prestigious awards presented by the school’s athletic department.

Schneider, a four-year standout on the men’s swimming and diving team, has received the Wil B. Nelp Award for Outstanding Male Senior Student-Athlete.

Solik, a four-year standout on the women’s swimming and diving team, has received the Jenny Johnson-Kappes Award for Outstanding Female Senior Student-Athlete.