By MATT KOESTERS
NEW WASHINGTON —
Kayleigh Thomas went the distance in the circle to give the Jeffersonville softball team an 8-1 victory over host New Washington on Wednesday.
Thomas allowed two hits, struck out four and walked none in the winning effort, and the only Mustang run scored in the game was unearned.
The Red Devils broke the game open in the sixth inning. Already up 3-1, Jeff plated five after starting the frame with back-to-back-to-back hits.
“That really got us going,” Jeff coach Jodi Bradley said.
NEXT: Jeffersonville (4-3) at Providence today; Crothersville at New Washington (3-4) today.
• Providence downs Eastern: Sierra Collett threw seven solid innings with plenty of offensive backup as host Providence took down Eastern, 9-2.
Collett struck out four and walked three. She allowed four hits, and neither run scored by Eastern was earned.
Meredith Endris, Lillian Hughes and Jordyn Stengle each had two hits and two runs knocked in for the Pioneers.
NEXT: Jeffersonville at Providence (7-4) today; Eastern (1-6) at Salem today.
• Providence stays perfect: Providence extended its season-opening winning streak to five games with a five-inning, 13-2 victory over Salem at home Wednesday.
Austin Dickey picked up his first win of the season, going 2 2/3 innings, striking out four and walking four.
Andrew Hunt, Nick Campbell and Tyler Simms each had two hits for Providence.
NEXT: Providence (5-0) at Columbus East Tourney, Saturday.
• New Wash squeaks by Trinity Lutheran: Despite dropping matches in the top two singles spots, New Washington managed a 3-2 victory over Trinity Lutheran at home on Wednesday.
Ashley Johnson picked up the Mustangs’ sole singles win with a 6-0, 6-1 triumph over Sarah Turmai. New Wash doubles tandem Amanda Kemp and Christen Walker picked up a win, as did the team of Morgan Baird and Lacy Higbie.
“We got the win today and I’m happy about that, but we are definitely not playing like I know we can play yet,” New Washington coach Wayne Davis said. “But you can be we are working hard to get there.”
NEXT: New Washington (2-4) at Madison on Monday.
• Henryville gets first conference win: Two singles victories and a doubles win powered Henryville past Lanesville to earn its first Southern Athletic Conference match, 3-2.
Shelby Sinn, Sarah Johnson and the team of Alissa Daulton and Alicial Lindley earned points for the Hornets.
NEXT: Salem at Henryville Friday.
• Clarksville wins first match of season: Clarksville started its dual match season the right way with a 4-1 road victory over Mid-Southern Conference rival Charlestown on Wednesday.
Chloe Stephens, Jackie Slaten and Abigail Hurtgen got singles victories for the Generals, while the team of Bailey Duggan and Sharon Garcia got the fourth point.
Sarah Embry and Hayley Trimble prevailed in doubles action for the Pirates.
NEXT: Scottsburg at Clarksville (1-0) Monday; Salem at Charlestown Monday.
• Henryville gets by Borden, Charlestown: Mitchell Fields and Luke Davidson each shot at 44 at Champions Pointe on Wedneday to help Henryville defeat Borden and Charlestown.
Chris Braun led Charlestown with a 46 and Tony Wagoner shot a Borden-best 47 on the par-36 course.
NEXT: Borden at Crothersville (Westwood), Friday; Henryville at Trinity Lutheran (Shadowood), Monday; Charlestown vs. Silver Creek and New Washington (Hidden Creek), Tuesday;