NEW WASHINGTON —
On the strength of sophomore pitcher Bailey Sharp’s arm, the Clarksville softball team paid back one of the squads that handed it one of its most disappointing losses of the 2013 season on Monday.
Sharp struck out a season-high 16 batters to lead the Generals past host New Washington, 9-2. In a complete-game outing, Sharp allowed five hits, walked one and hit one batter. Both Mustang runs she allowed were earned.
“It was a pretty good outing for her. She’s starting to come around,” Clarksville coach Tim Hauber said.
Sharp also helped herself at the plate. She went 2-for-4 with a double. Also for the Generals, junior Kayla Wallace went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and freshman Kaitlin Page came home twice.
“Last year, we fooled around and let New Washington come back and beat us, so this is one of the losses we avenged from last year. We’re starting to come around,” Hauber said.
The Mustangs’ two runs came in the bottom of the sixth inning. With two out, Gracie Speigelhalder and Jodi Davidson each got RBI singles.
New Washington pitcher Brooke Shaw suffered the loss. The junior got no support from her defense, as the Mustangs committed eight errors.
Clarksville visits Corydon Central today. New Washington will travel to Jeffersonville on Wednesday.
CLARKSVILLE 9, NEW WASHINGTON 2
Clarksville 301 302 0—9 7 0
New Washington 000 002 0—2 5 8
W — Bailey Sharp (2-2). L — Brooke Shaw (1-3). 2B — Sharp (C).
Records — Clarksville 2-2, New Washington 1-3.
HENRYVILLE 6, SCOTTSBURG 3
Scottsburg 010 000 2—3 9 0
Henryville 213 000 x—6 10 1
W — Ashtyn Kaskie (2-1). L — Tschealin. 2B — Lynn (S), Jones (S), Spencer Whitehouse (H), Emily Stewart (H), Audrey VanMeter (H). HR — Emma Hendricks (H).
Henryville highlights: Hendricks 3-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBIs.
Game notes: Hendricks hit a 2-run home run in the first inning to get Henryville on the board.
Records: Henryville 3-2.
Next: Henryville hosts Presentation Academy (Ky.), Wednesday.
JEFFERSONVILLE 5, PROVIDENCE 0
No. 1 — Emily Lewis d. Olivia Bass 6-3, 6-0.
No. 2 — Larissa Neville d. Mary Ann Fitzpatrick 6-1, 6-2.
No. 3 — Haley Asplund d. Mariel Basa 6-4, 7-5.
No. 1 — Rachel Williams-Kaitlin Wunsch d. Brianna Jacobi-Natalie Jacobi 6-1, 6-1.
No. 2 — Libby West-Katie Bowen d. Elizabeth Short-Katelyn Koopman 6-4, 7-5.
Jeff coach Mark Reilly: “Larissa Neville at two singles today did a nice job of playing her game. She was very patient and was waiting for the right opportunity to attack.”
Records: Jeff 1-2.
JV score: Jeff 4-0.
Jeff JV winners: Shelby Darr at No. 1 singles, Dakota Bohanon at No. 2 singles, McKenna Woodard and Sierra Wiese at No. 1 doubles, Hailey Thomas and Katlyn Gernand at No. 2 doubles.
Next: Jeff at Madison, Thursday; Providence hosts Paoli, today at Community Park in New Albany.