Local roundup – May 17


Trojans earn comeback win

Center Grove took down Lawrence North, 8-6, behind a seven-run seventh inning comeback on Tuesday. Kyle Winkler led the way for the Trojans (16-7, 8-5 MIC) with two RBIs and a double. Brian Gaffney was the winning pitcher for Center Grove, which won its eighth straight.

Franklin wins in nine

Franklin defeated Decatur Central, 8-3, in nine innings on Tuesday. The Grizzly Cubs (11-10, 8-3 Mid-State) rallied in the second extra inning to score five runs and take the victory.

Jonah Rockey led Franklin with a triple, while Jamie Burnett, Jerris Lee, Jacob Heuchan, and Isaac McCullough each doubled. Michael Couet was the winning pitcher.

Warriors fall to Martinsville

Whiteland was defeated by Martinsville, 3-0, on Tuesday. The Warriors fall to 12-12 (4-7 Mid-State).

Braves lose in championship

Indian Creek fell to Sullivan, 4-0, in the WIC championship game on Tuesday. The Braves fall to 11-7-1 (5-1 WIC).

Lancers soar past Eminence

Edinburgh defeated Eminence, 11-1, on Tuesday. Coltan Henderson led the Lancers (9-10 overall) with two doubles and five RBIs, while Tristan Browing had a double and two RBIs. Zach Giles was the winning pitcher.


Braves win WIC title

Indian Creek claimed the Western Indiana Conference championship with a 1-0 victory at Sullivan on Tuesday night.

The Braves plated the game’s lone run in the fourth inning. Dori Knight singled, and pinch runner Talea Bolling advanced on a sacrifice and scored on an error. That was enough for Knight, who allowed just three hits thanks to a stellar defensive effort. The infield turned three double plays and center fielder Kasey Wilhoit robbed Sullivan of a sure extra-base hit.

“They set a goal early in the year to go out and get it,” Indian Creek coach Gary Mitchell said, “and they went out and took care of business.”

Rachel Kyle had a pair of hits for Braves.

Herbst tosses no-hitter

Center Grove routed Lawrence North behind a no-hitter from Abby Herbst, 15-0, on Tuesday. The Trojans (22-1, 7-0 MIC) tallied up 18 hits in only five innings as they clinched the conference title. Jordyn Rudd, Jessica Lupinetti and Nicole Abrams all hit home runs in the win.

Grizzly Cubs slide past Woodmen

Franklin defeated Greenwood in a nail-biter, 5-4, on Tuesday. Payton Parker led the Grizzly Cubs (5-18, 2-9 Mid-State) with a triple, while Carleigh Wilmore added a double. Rilee King was the winning pitcher. Greenwood falls to 5-16 (1-10 Mid-State).

Martinsville shuts out Whiteland

Whiteland was routed by Martinsville on Tuesday, 13-0. The Warriors (5-18, 2-9 Mid-State) were held to only three hits as a team. Delanie Gourley was the losing pitcher.

Cougars fall in slugfest

Greenwood Christian lost to University in a high-scoring game, 25-14, on Tuesday. The Cougars fall to 6-6 (1-3 PAAC).


Hahn signs with Wabash

Whiteland linebacker Ryan Hahn signed a letter of intent to play football at Wabash College next fall. Hahn, an honorable mention All-County pick, finished with 72 tackles last season.