> SOUTHERN INDIANA —
• Generals thump Crawford: Ali Sparkman went 3-for-4 with two triples, two runs scored and two RBIs to lead host Clarksville past Crawford County in its season opener on Tuesday in five innings, 12-2.
Teammate Myranda Ridenour went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Generals’ freshman Bailey Sharp was the winning pitcher in her high school debut. She allowed two runs (both earned) on four hits, striking out nine.
NEXT: Clarksville (1-0) at North Harrison, today.
• Highlanders down Jennings: Regan Hadley went 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored in Floyd Central’s 4-2 victory on Tuesday at Jennings County. The Highlanders’ Gabbi Jenkins collected two hits, including a triple and a run scored. Floyd Central pitcher Caroline Cato gave up two runs (both unearned) on two hits with a walk.
NEXT: Floyd Central (5-0) will host Columbus East, Thursday.
• Cook helps Dragons beat New Wash: Cameron Cook pitched a solid five innings to lead host Silver Creek past New Washington on Tuesday, 8-4. Cook yielded one run (earned) on three hits with seven strikeouts and a walk.
The Dragons’ Brooks Howell went 2-for-2 with a double, while teammate Layne Taylor was 2-for-4.
Trailing 6-1, the Mustangs scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning to pull within 6-4. New Washington’s Josh Harbin got the big hit in the frame with a two-RBI double.
But Silver Creek scored twice in the bottom half to put the game away.
NEXT: Silver Creek (4-1) at Clarksville, Thursday; New Washington (0-2) will host Scottsburg, Friday.
• Providence upends Eastern: Providence pounded out 13 hits to win its season opener on Tuesday at Eastern, 11-2. The Pioneers’ Austin Dickey and Cristian Ensley each had two hits. Teammate Jon Davis was the winning pitcher, as he gave up one run in five innings in a starting role.
NEXT: Providence (1-0) hosts Crawford County, today; Eastern at Springs Valley, Thursday.
• Hornets fall to Orleans: Host Henryville lost in eight innings to Orleans on Tuesday, 6-5. For the Hornets, Dakota Harrell went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, while Tyler Pace, Cody McAfee and Dylan Cissell each had two hits.
NEXT: Henryville (0-2) at Crothersville, Friday.