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April 12, 2012

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Borden breaks losing streak

Braves edge New Washington in first conference game, 3-2

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — Borden put an end to a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 home victory over New Washington in its first Southern Athletic Conference game on Thursday.

Garreth Stephens got the win in his first pitching decision of the year. Stephens went seven innings on 85 pitches. He struck out four, walked two and allowed just one earned run.

Ethan Little gave Borden the game-winning runs in the home sixth. With the Braves down 2-1, Little knocked a double that plated two runs.

Little went 3-for-4 at the plate and also stole two bases.

“Ethan Little and Garreth, they’re the only seniors that start for us and they really led the way,” Borden coach Brian Agnew said. “Don’t get me wrong, it was a complete team effort.”

Agnew went on to single out Garrett Vick’s play at shortstop and Brian McGee’s defense at first base.

“We couldn’t have won this game without him over at first,” Agnew said.

Borden (1-5, 1-0 SAC) hosts a double-header on Saturday against Charlestown. New Washington (2-5, 0-1) travels to Southwestern on Tuesday.

• Henryville thrashes Southwestern: Henryville needed just three innings to rack up 21 runs in a 21-1 trouncing of Southwestern at home Thursday.

“We took advantage of some walks, got some hits and the next thing you know, they’re down big,” Henryville coach Jeff Schroeder said.

The Hornets put up six runs in the first inning, four more in the second and a whopping 11 in the third.

Six Henryville players had multiple-hit performances in the contest, led by Joey Martin’s 3-for-4, three-RBI performance.

Also for Henryville, Dakota Harrell was 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI, Braydon Quillin was 2-for-4 with one RBI, Brent Taylor was 2-for-3 with an RBI, Bailey Hall was 2-for-3 with four RBI and Cody Reister had two doubles and walked twice.

“It’s nice to see him get going, because he’s been struggling a little bit with the bat,” Schroeder said.

Henryville (4-5) hosts Clarksville in a double-header on Saturday.

• Dragons remain unbeaten in MSC: Cameron Cook picked up a complete-game victory on the mound, leading Class 3A No. 3 Silver Creek past visiting Austin 7-3.

Cook, a freshman, yielded three earned runs on three hits, striking out six and walking three.

The Dragons’ Layne Taylor and Lucas Barnett each went 2-for-4. Teammate Shae Durham smacked a two-run home run in the first inning.

Silver Creek (9-1, 3-0 Mid-Southern Conference) will travel to Brownsburg to face the host Bulldogs and Madison on Saturday.

• Generals lose at North Harrison: Clarksville fell below .500 in the MSC with a 4-3 loss at North Harrison.

Generals’ starting pitcher Drew Kissel suffered the loss. In a complete-game effort, the senior gave up four earned runs on eight hits with three strikeouts, two walks and a hit batsman.

Clarksville (5-4, 1-2 MSC) trailed 4-2 in the top of the seventh before Nick Jones pulled the Generals to within one run with an RBI base hit. But with Jones at first base and two out, Kissel ended the game with a pop-up.

“We played really well,” Clarksville head coach Chris Kane said. “We counted seven hard hit balls by our team today. We just missed one play and that was the game. That’s the way it goes sometimes.”

The Generals will travel to Henryville for a doubleheader on Saturday.

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