By KEVIN HARRIS
> SOUTHERN INDIANA —
The New Washington High School softball team made history on Tuesday at home against Borden.
The Mustangs clinched back-to-back Southern Athletic Conference championships for the first time ever by beating the Braves in five innings, 10-0. It was the second year in a row that New Washington shared the conference title. Henryville and Lanesville got a piece of this year’s crown.
New Washington’s Whitney Morris was the winning pitcher. In 4 1/3 innings, Morris allowed two hits, walked one and struck out nine.
The Mustangs’ Coari Robertson and Kayla Sexton each went 2-for-2. Robertson had a double and an RBI.
“It means a lot to the seniors,” New Washington coach Tim Sexton said about repeating as SAC champions. “Whitney Morris pitched excellent. We hit the ball real well. We’re looking forward to the sectional.”
Borden pitcher Shelbie Farvour got the loss.
NEXT: New Washington (13-8, 4-1 SAC) vs. Borden, Class A Lanesville Sectional semifinal, Monday.
• Dragons down Salem: Shayla Cravens struck out seven in a complete-game victory as Silver Creek won at Class 3A No. 5 Salem, 4-2. Sydney Ledwedge collected a two-run base hits, including a double, in a three-run fifth inning for the Dragons.
NEXT: Silver Creek (16-7) will host South Central, Thursday.
• Bulldogs sweep split doubleheader: Class 4A No. 10 New Albany took both ends of a split doubleheader on Tuesday at Mount Tabor Field.
The Bulldogs defeated Class 3A No. 5 Silver Creek in the opener, 9-2. They followed with an 11-1 victory in five innings over Scottsburg.
Against the Dragons, New Albany’s Zach Worrall went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, while teammates Logan Striegel, Garrett Sherrell and Tanner Robison each had two hits. Silver Creek’s Brooks Howell was the losing pitcher.
The Bulldogs’ Jack Shine went 2-for-3 with two doubles and five RBIs in the nightcap. Also for New Albany, Striegel had two RBIs, Tucker Marcum was 2-for-4 and Shane Robison drove in a pair of runs. The Bulldogs’ A.J. Nixon was the winning pitcher.
NEXT: New Albany (18-6) will host North Harrison, Stan Sajko Invitational semifinal, Friday; Silver Creek (18-6) at Jeffersonville, tonight.
• Red Devils keep win streak alive: Class 4A No. 8 Jeffersonville extended its winning streak to 12 games on Tuesday with an 11-1 victory in five innings over visiting Madison at Don Poole Field.
The Red Devils’ Mark Meyer was the winning pitcher, surrendering one earned run on four hits with five strikeouts and two walks in a complete-game outing. Teammates Chandler Dale, Drew Ellis and Trent Astle each had two hits and an RBI.
NEXT: Jeff (15-3) will host Silver Creek, tonight.
• Highlanders blank Heritage Hills: Starting pitcher Brandon Smith and relievers Alex Koopman and Garrett Ruttle combined to throw a two-hit shutout in Class 4A No. 1 Floyd Central’s 8-0 home victory against Heritage Hills on Tuesday.
At the plate for the Highlanders, Derek DeSpain went 3-for-4, Jacob Snodgrass smacked a three-run homer and Kyle Neafus had a two-run shot.
NEXT: Floyd Central (25-1) will host Clarksville, Friday.
• Kruer leads Borden past New Washington: Kyle Kruer went 3-for-5 with four RBIs and two doubles and was the winning pitcher in Borden’s 12-2 victory at New Washington on Tuesday. The Braves’ Jared Sanders went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs.
NEXT: Borden (7-8, 3-2 SAC) at North Harrison, today; New Washington will host Charlestown (DH), Saturday.
NEXT: Charlestown (18-6, 7-2 MSC) at Lanesville, today.
• Eastern falls at Seymour: Kaleb Nicholson went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two stolen bases as Eastern lost at Seymour on Tuesday, 11-4. Teammates Shane Williams and Brayton Brading each collected two hits.
NEXT: Eastern hosts Mitchell, today.
• Pirates finish MSC play 7-2: Charlestown closed its MSC schedule with an 11-1 win over Salem on Monday. The Pirates went 7-2 in league play.
Charlestown pitcher Drew Reich improved to 7-1, giving up just three hits in five innings. Tyler Willinger was 4-for-4, Daniel Sprinkle 3-for-4, Ryan Jones 2-for-3 and Colin Martin 2-for-4 for Charlestown. Sprinkle hit a pair of doubles.
• Dragons edge Red Devils: In a tune-up for their respective sectionals, host Silver Creek downed Jeffersonville on Tuesday with a 3-2 win.
The Dragons got victories from both of their doubles teams. Jenny Block and Rebekah Knittle prevailed at No. 1 doubles, while Katy Hawkins and Kelsi Scott won at two doubles.
At No. 1 singles, Silver Creek’s Kat Hebble knocked off Morgan Reilly, 6-0, 6-1.
The Red Devils’ Macy Lancaster defeated Grace Clayton at No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-0. At No. 3 singles, Jeff’s Kaitlin Wunsch downed Gabby Dunn, 6-4, 6-1.
NEXT: Silver Creek vs. Borden or South Central, Silver Creek Sectional semifinal, Thursday; Jeff will host Providence, Jeff Sectional semifinal, Thursday.
• Bulldogs sweep Providence: New Albany swept visiting Providence in its regular-season finale on Tuesday, 5-0.
The Bulldogs’ Erin Kanii, Marin Kanii and Rachel Johnson each won in singles action, while New Albany won both doubles matches in straight sets.
NEXT: New Albany hosts Lanesville, New Albany Sectional semifinal, today; Providence at Jeff, Jeff Sectional semifinal, Thursday.
• Generals win at Salem: On Monday, Chloe Stephens, Miranda Dekorte and Abigail Hurtgen each won in singles in Clarksville’s 4-1 victory at Salem. The Generals’ Bailey Duggan and Jenni Goldman prevailed at No. 1 doubles.
NEXT: Clarksville vs. New Washington, Jeff Sectional semifinal, Thursday.