By GREG MENGELT
Alli Webster tossed one-hit shutout in Saturday’s Providence Invitational championship game and the Pirates defeated the host Pioneers 4-0.
Unbeaten Charlestown (3-0) beat Crawford County 15-1 in the first round to get to the title game.
“That’s a very disciplined hitting Providence team,” Charlestown coach Kevin Zollman said. “They put the ball in play and the girls made great plays defensively.”
Alyssa Price had a double and Kaitlyn Henning a triple for the Pirates in the championship game.
In Charlestown’s earlier win, Alex Hutchison hit a triple and a home run and freshman Bethany Hall went 3 for 4 with three doubles and a run.
“We were able to play everybody today,” Zollman said. “That was a great win for our team.”
The Pirates host Silver Creek on today.
• Generals sweep Forest Park: Clarksville took two games from Forest Park on Saturday to improve to 5-1.
In the first game, the Generals jumped out to a 10-2 lead before the Rangers came back to tie the game at 10-apiece. Clarksville scored the winning run on a wild pitch. Hannah Heintzman struck out five to pick up her first game.
In Game 2, Bailey Sharp was the winning pitch and had a double. Brooke Lucas doubled in both games.
NEXT: Clarskville (5-1) hosts New Washington, today.
• Dragons whip Silver Creek: Olivia Scarbrough had a double and three runs batted in as Silver Creek downed Madison on the road, 10-2 on Saturday.
Shayla Cravens held the Cubs to two runs on five hits and struck out nine in her complete-game performance.
NEXT: Silver Creek (5-1) at Charlestown, Monday.
• Bulldogs earn three wins over weekend: After beating Tri County (Mich.) 11-5 on Friday, New Albany swept a pair from Lowell (Mich.), 4-1, and Seymour, 13-4, on Saturday.
Garrett Sherrell went 2 for 2 and threw a no-hitter and struck out 10 Lowell batters as the Bullldogs beat Lowell.
“Garrett was outstanding today,” New Albany coach Chris McIntyre said. “He got ahead of hitters and had great command of his fastball.”
Sherrell also went 3 for 4, homered and knocked in three runs in the win over Hoosier Hills Conference rival Seymour. Tanner Marcum was 2 for 2 and Brandon Johnson threw six innings and struck out eight to pick up the victory.
On Friday, Tanner Robinson got the win in relief. He struck out five and didn’t allow a hit in 2 2/3 innings.
NEXT: New Albany (5-1) hosts Madison, Tuesday.
• Floyd stays unbeaten: Floyd swept two HHC rivals on Saturday to stay unbeaten.
On Saturday, the Highlanders beat Columbus East 4-2 behind a double and a triple by Connor Curry. They then beat Madison 17-3 as Kyle Beach picked up the win and also doubled.
NEXT: Floyd Central (7-0) at Forest Park, Tuesday.
• Borden, Clarksville split: Borden overcame an early 4-0 hole and 12 Clarksville hits to beat the Generals 7-5 in the opener and Clarksville struck back with a 5-4, 10-inning victory in the nightcap.
Josh Vollstedt had three hits, including a double, and four RBIs in the Braves’ victory. Will Copas earned the victory — and got help from doubles by Nathaniel Jones and Wyatt Kissel — in Clarksville’s extra-inning triumph.
NEXT: Clarksville (2-4) host Scottsburg, today; Borden (1-3) at Austin, Tuesday.
• Pirates take two from New Wash: Charlestown beat New Washington twice on Saturday, 12-0 and 13-3.
Alex Smith, Tyler Willinger, Darren Taylor and Jordan Hensley-Cole each went 2-3 in the first game. Taylor picked up the win.
Willinger went 3 for 3 and Colin Martin earned his first victory in Game 2.
“It’s nice to come away with two victories,” Charlestown coach Ricky Romans said.
NEXT: Charlestown (4-2) at Eastern, today; New Washington (1-4) at Clarksville, Tuesday.
• Henryville splits with Corydon: Henryville took Game 1 of a doubleheader against Corydon Central, 14-9, behind home runs from Cody Reister, Bailey Hall and Dakota Harrell. Roster also doubled and picked up the win.
Later in the day, Corydon got revenge with a 19-2 victory.
NEXT: Henryville (2-3) at Scottsburg, Tuesday.
• Bulldogs win New Albany Invite: Marin Kanii at No. 2 singles and the combination of Anne Mattox and Racquel Burch won championships at Saturday’s New Albany Invitational to help the host Bulldogs hold off Borden by three points.
New Albany, which had four finalists, scored 41 points to take the crown. Kendyl Wheatly at No. 3 singles and Paige Kruer and McKenzie Owen at No. 1 doubles each won for the Braves.
Jacqueline Hollkamp defeated Erin Kanii 3-6, 6-4, 10-8 to take the No. 1 singles crown.
Clarksville finished fifth, Henryville was sixth and Christian Academy eighth in the tourney.
NEXT: Borden hosts New Wash, today; Christian Academy at Lanesville, today; Providence hosts Jeffersonville, today; Clarksville at Charlestown, Wednesday; New Albany hosts Floyd Central, Tuesday.
• Hornets defeat Eastern: On Friday, Henryville won its season opener over visiting Eastern, 3-2. Winning for the Hornets were Shelby Sinn at No. 2 singles, Natalie Bobay at No. 3 singles and Marisa Thomasson and Kendra Tanner at No. 2 doubles.
NEXT: Henryville (1-0) at Brownstown Central, Tuesday; Eastern at Salem, Tuesday.
• Floyd Central fifth at Hall of Fame: Junior Jack Sparrow shot at team-best six-over par 76 to help Floyd Central to a fifth-place finish at the Hall of Fame Tournament at Rock Hollow Golf Club in Rochester.
Eric Lamb shot an 82, Daniel Shepherd an 82 and Devin Jenkins an 83 for the Highlanders. Adam Wood of Zionsville won medalist honors with a two-under 70.
Clayton Crum shot a team-best 81 for the Highlanders at the Floyd Central Invitational, also on Saturday.
NEXT: Floyd Central host Jennings County at Valley View G.C., Monday.