News and Tribune

April 16, 2013

H.S. ROUNDUP: Kiper, Jones leads Dragons to 5-4 win over Clarksville


> SOUTHERN INDIANA — Lexi Kiper collected and eventual game-winning RBI single in a three-run bottom of the sixth inning to lead host Silver Creek past Clarksville on Tuesday, 5-4.

Kiper went 2-for-2, while teammate Gabby Jones was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

The Dragons’ Shayla Cravens was the winning pitcher, while Clarksville pitcher Bailey Sharp suffered the loss.

NEXT: Silver Creek (10-3, 5-0 Mid-Southern Conference) will host North Harrison, Thursday, April 25; Clarksville (4-6) will host Charlestown, Thursday.

• Bulldogs top Pirates: On Monday at Prosser Field, Brook McCoy smacked a game-winning single in the bottom of the seventh to plate Brittany Jones in host New Albany’s 1-0 victory over Charlestown. The Bulldogs’ Hannah Morton tossed a three-hit shutout to get the win.

NEXT: New Albany at Jeffersonville, today; Charlestown (4-2) at Clarksville, Thursday.


Highlanders top Meade County:
The Floyd Central baseball team remained undefeated on Tuesday night with a 12-2 victory in six innings over Meade County (Ky.) at Highlander Field.

Four Highlanders collected three hits apiece. Junior Ross Lundy and sophomores Trey Fulton and Colton Kimm each went 3-for-3, while senior Jacob Snodgrass was 3-for-4. Fulton hit a home run.

Floyd Central starting pitcher Kyle Beach was the winning pitcher, giving up two runs in the first two innings.

“We picked up where we left off from last week,” Highlanders’ coach Casey LaDuke said. “It was the second straight game where we were down after the first inning and came back and won. That was good to see.”

NEXT: Floyd Central (12-0) at Providence, Friday.

• Pioneers roll past Louisville Southern: Nick Campbell and George Knott each smacked three hits to lead Providence past host Louisville Southern on Tuesday, 11-0. Pioneers’ starting pitcher Cristian Ensley threw a two-hit shutout, striking out six and walking two.

NEXT: Providence (7-1) hosts Clarksville, today.


• Dragons win tri-meet at Hidden Creek:
Medalist Sam Garr shot an even-par 35 on Tuesday at Hidden Creek Golf Club’s Links 9 course to lead Silver Creek to a triangular-meet victory over Charlestown and New Washington. The Dragons fired a team score of 164, followed by the Pirates (189) and the Mustangs (231).

Rounding out the scoring for Silver Creek were Cody Zimmerman with a 40, Nick Tinsley with a 44 and Ryan Baker with a 45.

Senior Chris Braun led Charlestown with a 40, followed by teammate Andrew Shaw with a 42. Matt Wilson paced New Washington with a 50.

NEXT: Silver Creek, Borden at Henryville (Champions Pointe), Thursday, April 25; Charlestown at Madison (Sunrise), Thursday; New Washington, Christian Academy, Crawford County at South Central (Chariot Run), next Wednesday.

• Pioneers edge Panthers: Mitchell Allender shot an even-par 36 to win medalist honors and lead Providence past Corydon Central at Covered Bridge Golf Club on Tuesday, 152-154. The Pioneers’ Cory Cahalan and Robert Waiz each carded a 38 and teammate Max Hupp had a 40.

NEXT: Providence at Madison Shawe Invitational (Sunrise) and Legends Spring Preview (Legends), Saturday.

• Highlanders beat Madison: Medalist Devin Jenkins fired a 34 to lead host Floyd Central past Madison on Tuesday at Valley View Golf Club, 148-161. The Highlanders’ Daniel Shepard carded a 35, while teammate Connor Welch shot a 38.

NEXT: Floyd Central hosts Jeffersonville (Valley View), today.


• New Albany sweeps tri-meet:
The New Albany girls’ and boys’ teams each won their respective triangular meets on Tuesday at Providence.

In the girls’ meet, the Bulldogs scored 89 points, followed by the Pioneers with 63 and Christian Academy with three.

New Albany’s Rose Kaforski won the 800- and 1,600-meter runs, while teammate Aaliyah Bell was first in the 100 and 200. Providence’s Maryashly Betz won both hurdles events.

The New Albany boys tallied 96 points in their victory. Providence placed second with 41 points and Christian Academy was third with six. The Bulldogs’ Chandler Berry (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles) and Drew Hirsch (1,600, 3,200) each captured two events.

NEXT: New Albany boys at Floyd Central Invitational, Friday; New Albany girls at Jeffersonville, next Tuesday; Providence at Louisville Premiere Classic, Friday; Christian Academy, Borden, Southwestern at Clarksville, Monday.


• Red Devils cruise past Madison:
Jeffersonville only dropped three games to win at Madison on Tuesday, 5-0.

Winning 6-0, 6-0 for the Red Devils were Larissa Neville at No. 3 singles, Jules Jenks and Emily Lewis at No. 1 doubles and Katie Bowen and Macy Lancaster at No. 2 doubles.

At No. 1 singles, Jeff’s Morgan Reilly ousted Molly McGarry, 6-0, 6-1. The Red Devils’ Kaitlin Wunsch won at two singles, 6-1, 6-0.

“For us to give up only three games in the entire match was excellent,” Jeff coach Mark Reilly said. “This is a great indicator of what kind of team this is from top to bottom.”

NEXT: Jeff (5-2) will host Jeff Invitational, Saturday.

• Silver Creek nips Generals: Silver Creek pulled out a 3-2 triumph at Clarksville on Tuesday, as the Dragons swept both doubles matches.

Silver Creek’s Kat Hebble won at No. 1 singles, while the Generals’ Jackie Slaten and Abigail Hurtgen prevailed at two and three singles, respectively.

NEXT: Silver Creek will host Austin, Thursday, April 25; Clarksville at Austin, Thursday.

• Warriors earn first win of season: Christian Academy collected its first dual-meet victory of the 2013 campaign, winning at South Central 4-1. Winning for the Warriors were Rachel Jones at No. 1 singles, Courtney Brown and Emily Mitchell at No. 1 doubles and Kacie Arrell and Callie Allison at No. 2 doubles.

NEXT: Christian Academy (1-2) at Madison Shawe, Thursday.


The following games got postponed because of rain on Tuesday:

• Seymour at New Albany softball.

• Henryville at Eastern baseball (Game called in the bottom of the second with the Hornets leading 5-0).