Local roundup – May 4

Softball

Milligan picks up 700th win

Longtime Center Grove softball coach Russ Milligan earned the 700th victory of his career Wednesday as the Class 4A No. 3 Trojans defeated Bloomington North in eight innings 4-3.

Trailing by a run after six innings, the Trojans (17-1) tied the game in the seventh and pulled ahead in the eighth when a hit by winning pitcher Abby Herbst scored Lexi Gaffney from first base.

Lancers thump Southwestern

Vanessa McManaway, Sidney Beier, Taylor Littiken and Paige Burton each drove in three runs as Edinburgh used a 13-run fifth inning to cap off a 21-5 win at Southwestern (Shelby).

In two games against their first-round sectional opponent, the Lancers (14-4) outscored the Spartans by a 38-5 margin. Bailey Woodall was the winning pitcher, allowing just two hits.

Baseball

Edinburgh falls to Spartans

Edinburgh fell into an early hole and never recovered, dropping a 6-3 decision at Southwestern (Shelby) on Wednesday.

Coltan Henderson and Kyle Armel each had two hits for the Lancers (6-9).

COLLEGE SIGNINGS

Trojan athletes ink college letters

Four Division I track and field signees highlighted a group of 12 Center Grove athletes who signed national letters of intent this week.

Christian Goines and Josh Hall signed to compete next year at the University of Indiana, while boys track teammate Grant Mason signed with Lipscomb University in Tennessee. On the girls side, Olivia Rassel will run for the University of Dayton.

Also signing college letters were Kylie Falcone and Emily Maynard (women’s track and field, University of Indianapolis); soccer players and Jared Wilkerson (Indianapolis) and Camden Radecki (Lincoln Christian University); wrestler Logan Coyle (Marian University); baseball player Nick Coy (Indiana Wesleyan); and swimmers Hannah Gavorski (Indiana Wesleyan) and Julia Lawson (Asbury University).

Caster signs with Grizzlies

Greenwood senior Jarrett Caster, a second baseman and pitcher for the Woodmen, signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Franklin College beginning next year.

Caster will be joining his older brother, Mitch, who is currently a junior with the Grizzlies.