BY KEVIN HARRIS AND GREG MENGELT
Senior Alli Webster had another standout performance to lead the Charlestown softball team past host Clarksville on Thursday, 5-0.
Webster pitched a three-hit shutout with nine strikeouts and two walks, improving her record to 5-2. She helped herself at the plate by going 2-for-4.
“Charlestown is pretty solid. Alli is definitely one of the best pitchers in the area,” Clarksville coach Tim Hauber said.
Charlestown coach Kevin Zollman was pleased to get the Mid-Southern Conference victory.
“Anytime you can beat Coach Hauber, it’s a great win,” Webster said. “We could’ve put more hits together, but it was good to come out with a conference win.”
The Generals’ Bailey Sharp was the losing pitcher. She went the distance, giving up six hits and striking out six. Sharp and teammates Hannah Heintzman and Meghan Hall each had a single.
NEXT: Charlestown (7-2, 3-1 MSC) at Seymour, Monday; Clarksville (4-7, 1-3) will host Brownstown Central, Tuesday.
• Highlanders down Meade County in eight: Caroline Cato pitched all eight innings in Floyd Central’s 7-3 win at Meade County (Ky.) on Thursday. She gave up three runs (two earned) on nine hits with five strikeouts and five walks along with going 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBIs.
NEXT: Floyd Central (12-2) hosts Bedford North Lawrence, today.
• Simms has record-setting day to lead Pioneers past Hornets: Tyler Simms drove in a school-record eight RBIs to lead visiting Providence past Henryville in six innings on Thursday, 19-5.
Simms went 4-for-4 and smacked two home runs. Teammates Jon Davis and Cristian Ensley each collected three hits with a homer. Also for the Pioneers, Andrew Hunt and Nick Campbell each had two hits.
Hunt got the win on the mound with nine strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. Teammate Garrett Polston fanned four in 1 1/3 innings of relief.
Dakota Harrell smacked a home run for Henryville, while teammate Cody Reister got the loss on the mound.
NEXT: Providence (8-1) will host Louisville St. Xavier, Monday; Henryville (5-4) at Eastern, today.
• Veith shuts down Dragons: South Central’s Nick Veith threw a complete-game one-hitter as the Rebels topped visiting Silver Creek 2-0 on Thursday.
Veith struck out two and walked three in the victory.
“The one hit was not a hit,” Silver Creek assistant coach Scott Jennings said. “I think [Veith] should be awarded a no-hitter.”
Cody Razer reached base to open two different innings for the Dragons, but he could not cross the plate. Austin Knear went 3-for-3 and had a double for the Rebels.
NEXT: Silver Creek (11-2) hosts Corydon Central, next Thursday.
TRACK AND FIELD
• Hughes, Diaz lead Mustangs to victory: Adan Diaz and Ian Hughes each won four events as New Washington’s boys’ track team defeated Southwestern 66-57 on Thursday.
Diaz won the 1,600-meter run, the 3,200, the 300 hurdles and was a member of the winning 1,600 relay team. Hughes was victorious in the 400, the discus, the high jump and was also on the 1,600 relay.
Devin Herron also swept the sprinting events and helped the 1,600 relay to victory for the Mustangs.
NEXT: New Wash with Lanesville at South Central, Tuesday.
• Eastern tops Charlestown, 4-1: Eastern won at No. 1 and No. 2 singles and doubles to defeat Charlestown 4-1 on Thursday.
Krista Roberts and Sierra Purlee won in straight sets in singles for the Musketeers. Eastern’s No. 1 doubles team of Anne Hein and Kelsey Harrell defeated Bailey Masingo and Hayley Trinkle 6-3, 6-3, and the Musketeers’ Kristin Potter and Halie Mueller beat Jessica Renn and Suzannah Fielding 7-5, 6-2.
Charlestown’s win came at No. 3 singles with Megan Crawford earning a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Tabitha Coats.
“Megan Crawford gained another victory today at three singles, winning in control of her match,” Pirates’ coach Chris Ryan said. “We needed to play better than we did at other spots today. The girls seemed a little flat and content to just be playing rather than competing for wins.”
NEXT: Charlestown at Mooresville Invitational, Saturday; Eastern at Silver Creek, Tuesday.