News and Tribune

April 30, 2014

H.S. ROUNDUP: Gray, Devils shut down Clarksville

New Albany baseball beats Clarksville 12-0

By GREG MENGELT
greg.mengelt@newsandtribune.com

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — Emily Gray pitched a three-hit shutout as Jeffersonville’s softball team earned an 8-0 victory over visiting Clarksville on Wednesday.

Gray struck out 13 Generals to improve to 2-5 on the season.

“She pitched a really, really good game,” Red Devil coach Chelsea Jordan said. “She came into the game really relaxed. I think she made up her mind before the game that she was going to dominate today.”

Gray got plenty of offensive support. Jocelyn Tincher, who began the season on the Jeff junior varsity, had another big game. She went 2-for-4 and scored three times.

“I decided to give her a shot on the varsity,” Jordan said. “She’s played shortstop and outfield, and wherever we put her, she’s found a way to get the job done.”

Courtney Shepherd also went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs.

“Early in the season, her bat was really struggling,” Jordan said of Shepherd. “She’s finding her swing again. That’s only going to help us.”

Tori Flaten added an RBI in both the Devils’ four-run fifth inning and their two-run sixth. Jennifer Peffley, who missed nearly four weeks with an injury, drew two walks and scored twice.

“[Peffley] came back last week and jumped right back in,” Jordan said. “She’s hasn’t missed a beat.”

The victory was the third against 11 losses in Jordan’s initial campaign on the Red Devil bench. They will try to start a winning streak when they travel to Bloomington to face North and South on Saturday.

“At this point, a win’s a win,” Jordan said. “We’re going to take it and run with it, and hopefully, carry it over to this weekend.”

Clarksville got singles from Ali Sparkman, Bailey Sharp and Kate Wingler. Sparkman also had a stolen base for the Generals, who host Salem today.

Sharp took the loss despite a solid outing in which she surrendered just seven Jeffersonville base hits.

Jordan was impressed with Sharp, who took a Shepherd line drive off of her shoulder and still managed to make the play at first base.

“That kid is tough as nails,” Jordan said of Sharp.

 

JEFFERSONVILLE 8, CLARKSVILLE 0

Clarksville         000 000 0—0 3 4

Jeffersonville    002 042 x—8 7 0


    W — Emily Gray (2-5). L — Bailey Sharp.

    Records — Clarksville 2-10, Jeffersonville 3-11.

 

BASEBALL

NEW ALBANY 12, CLARKSVILLE 0

Clarksville      000 00—  0   2 3    

New Albany    600 6x—12 11 0  
 

    W — A.J. Nixon (1-0). L — Justin Lind (1-2). 2B — Joey Collins 2 (N).

    New Albany highlights: Tucker Marcum 2-3; Jack Shine 2-3; Collins 2-3, 2 RBI; Nixon 3 IP, 0 H, 2 K, 1 BB.

    Records: Clarksville 4-12, New Albany 13-2.

    Next: New Albany vs. Evansville Mater Dei and Evansville North, Saturday at Bosse Field.

 

NORTH HARRISON 12, PROVIDENCE 1

N. Harrison    001 401 6—12 8 0    

Providence    000 000 1—  1 7 3    


    W — Gage Arnold. L — Austin Dickey. 2B — Jacob Faith (N), Alex Flock (N), Konnor Voyles (N), Brad Novak (N), Dickey (P), Jake Lewis (P), Jack Koetter (P), Nick Richard (P).

    Records: North Harrison 9-4, Providence 7-4.

    Next: Providence hosts Providence Invitational, Saturday.

 

GIRLS’ TENNIS

NEW ALBANY 5, CORYDON CENTRAL 0

At Corydon

Singles


    No. 1 — Anna Marie Mattox d. Lillian Kopsolais 7-5, 6-3.

    No. 2 — Lauren Hoffer d. Bethany Thomas 6-0, 6-0.

    No. 3 — Megha Dhanapal d. Meredith Wells 6-0, 6-3.

Doubles

    No. 1 — Ashley Fulmer-Racquel Burch d. Bridget Kelly-Valerie Crawford 6-0, 6-1.

    No. 2 — Haley Young-Rachel Johnson d. Jenna Price-Annie Blumenstock 6-2, 6-1.

    Next: New Albany at Jeffersonville, Monday.

 

BORDEN 4, PAOLI 1

At Borden

Singles


    No. 1 — Abbie Franklin (P) d. Abby Ellis 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.

    No. 2 — Kendyl Wheatley (B) d. Meagan Dooley 6-3, 6-1.

    No. 3 — Sarah Hurst (B) d. Jessica Fullington 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles

    No. 1 — McKenzie Owens-Sidney Martin (B) d. Hannah Balsmeyer-Luci Waynick 7-5,6-4.

    No. 2 — Bailee Kruer-Kaelan Harmes (B) d. Riley Balsmeyer-Shelby Meredith 6-2 6-4.

    Records: Borden 9-0.

    Next: Borden hosts Henryville, today.

 

LATE TUESDAY RESULTS

GIRLS’ TRACK AND FIELD

SCOTTSBURG 57, CHARLESTOWN 54, AUSTIN 38

At Scottsburg


    Charlestown winners: Megan Brooks — shot put, discus; Alisha Flaget — 800; Whitney Andrews — 1,600, 3,200; Jenna Daniels — Long jump, 100, 200; 3,200 relay — Flaget, Andrews, Riley Biggs, Lauren Crowe; 1,600 relay — Flaget, Andrews, Crowe, Daniel.

    Next: Charlestown at Southwestern, Tuesday