By KEVIN HARRIS
> SOUTHERN INDIANA —
The Silver Creek baseball team jumped on host New Washington early on Friday afternoon and never looked back in a 13-1, five-inning victory.
The Class 3A No. 4 Dragons scored nine runs in the top of the first inning. After the Mustangs plated a run in the bottom half, Silver Creek added four more runs to go up by 12.
Brahm Whittinghill led Silver Creek at the plate, going 3-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Teammate Braydon Ware ended up 3-for-4 with a run scored.
Also for the Dragons (5-2), Shae Durham was 2-for-2 with a RBI and a run scored, Logan Murphy went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, and Cody Razer was 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs.
Silver Creek’s Drew Sherrow was the winning pitcher. In three innings of work, he allowed one earned run on five hits with one walk and one strikeout.
“We had a good night offensively. Our kids have started swinging the bats a little,” Dragons’ assistant coach Scott Jennings said. “New Washington helped us out in the first with a few walks, but the kids put the ball on the ball also. Murphy made a small change [in his swing] and it has helped him the last three games at the plate. We had a chance to see some our players tonight in Gabe White, Shawn Pezzullo and Tyler Rogge.”
Silver Creek hosts Madison in a doubleheader today. New Washington will travel to Southwestern on Tuesday.
SILVER CREEK 13, NEW WASHINGTON 1
Silver Creek 940 00—13 14 0
New Washington 100 00— 1 5 1
W — Drew Sherrow (1-0). L — Clemons. 2B — Logan Murphy (SC), Cody Razer (SC).
Record — Silver Creek 5-2.
CHARLESTOWN 7, PERRY CENTRAL 6
Charlestown 030 002 2—7 12 4
Perry Central 101 040 0—6 9 1
W — Kendall Cline (3-0). L — Claise (3-2). 2B — James (PC), Goffinet (PC), Cassie Martin (C), Bethany Hall (C).
Charlestown highlights: McKenzie Smith 4-for-5, Leah Sherrill 2-for-5 with 3 RBIs.
Game notes: The Pirates scored three runs in the top of the second inning to go up 3-1 on RBI singles by Smith, Sherrill and Daisy Nichols. Trailing 6-3 in the top of the sixth, Sherrill trimmed Charlestown’s deficit to one with a two-RBI single. Then in the top of the seventh, the Pirates took the lead for good with a pair of runs. Hall collected an RBI double to tie the game at six, and then Hall came home on a squeeze play for the go-ahead run.
Next: Charlestown (4-2) will host New Albany, Monday.
HENRYVILLE 10, SOUTH CENTRAL 0
Henryville 162 10—10 10 0
S. Central 000 00— 0 3 4
W — Ashtyn Kaskie (3-1).
Henryville highlights: Hannah Nunn 3-for-3, 2 RBIs, R, SB, sac. bunt.
Records: Henryville 5-2 (2-0 SAC).
Next: Henryville hosts Crawford County (DH), today.
SOUTHWESTERN 6, CLARKSVILLE 1
Southwestern 022 020 0—6 3 1
Clarksville 000 010 0—1 8 5
W — Brierly (5-3). L — Bailey Sharp (2-4). 2B — Katie Wingler (C).
Clarksville highlights: Kaitlyn Hall 2-for-3, Kaitlin Page 2-for-3, RBI; Wingler R; Sharp 8 K, 5 BB.
Game notes: None of the runs Sharp surrendered were earned due to five Clarksville errors. Six of the Generals’ eight hits came in the final two innings. They left the bases loaded in the seventh with the tying run on deck.
Clarksville coach Tim Hauber: “It’s pretty disappointing. We’re learning the hard way. We’re paying for it in wins and losses. Hopefully, we can put it together. We’re going to change some things up and try to get something going before the season slips away from us. We can’t go on the way we are.”
Records: Southwestern 5-3, Clarksville 2-4.
Next: Clarksville at Seymour, today.
GIRLS' TRACK AND FIELD
FLOYD CENTRAL INVITATIONAL
At Floyd Central
Charlestown first-place finishers: Megan Brooks — shot put and discus.
Meet notes: Brooks broke her own school record in the discus with a throw of 125 feet, 2 inches. Her best distance in the shot put was 41-11.
Charlestown coach Kim Carroll: “Megan has worked hard throughout the offseason, and it’s paying off for her. She already broke the shot put record and tonight broke the discus. She is improving and working hard to accomplish her goals this season.”
Next: Charlestown host Pirate Relays, Wednesday.
LATE THURSDAY RESULTS
NEW WASHINGTON 11, CROTHERSVILLE 0
New Wash 022 430—11 6
Crothersville 000 000— 0 0
W — Brooke Shaw. 2B — Karen Profitt 2 (N).
New Wash highlights: Shaw 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 9 K, 1 BB; Profitt 2-for-3, 2 2B, RBI; Kaelin Williams 1-for-3, 2 RBIs.
Game notes: Shaw threw a no-hitter, walked just one and allowed just three baserunners.
New Wash coach Tim Sexton: “Brooke Shaw pitched a gem. We hit the ball good.”
Records: New Washington 2-4 (1-1 SAC); Crothersville 1-2 (0-2 SAC).
Next: New Washington at Southwestern, Tuesday.
CHARLESTOWN 7, CORYDON CENTRAL 3
Charlestown 310 030 0—7 11 3
Corydon 021 000 0—3 6 3
W — Drew Reich (2-0). L — Stark (0-1). S — Colin Martin. 2B — Jason Houchens (Ch). 3B — Martin (Ch). HR — Tanner Wesp (Ch).
Charlestown highlights: Reich 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 9 K; Alex Smith 2-for-2; Wesp 2-for-4, HR, 3 RBIs; Daniel Sprinkle 3-for-4, Martin 2-for-4, 3B.
Charlestown coach Ricky Romans: “We are pleased to get a nice conference win, especially on the road. Our guys swung the bats well tonight and I thought Drew did a nice job battling on the mound. He didn’t have his best stuff, but kept us in the game and gave us a chance to win. It was a good team win.”
Next: Charlestown at Seymour, today.
BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL 4, EASTERN 1
Eastern 010 000 0—1 5 0
Brownstown 031 000 x—4 9 1
W — Grider. L — Dustyn Miller.
Eastern highlights: Miller 6 IP, 6 K; Cody Shepherd 2 H; Colton Stewart 1 RBI.
Next: Eastern hosts Silver Creek, Monday.
NEW ALBANY 179, JEFFERSONVILLE 193
At Jeff Elks G.C., Jeffersonville, par 36
Jeffersonville: Dillon Willis 53, Evan Craig 49, Andrew Baldwin 43, Blayze Damron 52, Jake Melin 49.
Next: Jeff hosts Floyd Central, Wednesday at Jeff Elks.