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April 6, 2012

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Hornets edge New Albany with 1-0 victory at Prosser

Floyd Central wins at Columbus East

NEW ALBANY — The Henryville softball team scored one run in the top of the first inning and blanked host New Albany the rest of the way in a 1-0 victory at Prosser Field on Thursday.

The Hornets (3-1) plated their run when Cheyenne Mayfield came home after the Bulldogs (2-1) botched a rundown between third base and home plate.

Henryville pitcher Natalie Basham earned the victory. In a complete-game effort, Basham tossed a five-hit shutout as she surrendered two walks.

The Hornets collected only two hits, which were by Mayfield and Spencer Whitehouse.

“Anytime you can compete with New Albany, you are happy with that,” Henryville head coach Jenny Schroeder said. “Defensively, we were great today, but our hitting has got to come around. Our biggest issue is our hitting right now.”

Despite a solid outing on the mound, New Albany pitcher Hannah Morton got the loss. Morton went the distance, yielding two hits with 11 strikeouts and two walks.

The Hornets host New Washington today. The Bulldogs will travel to South Spencer on Saturday.

• Highlanders roll past East: Visiting Floyd Central scored eight runs in the top of the fourth and cruised to a 12-1 win at Columbus East.

Caroline Cato paced the Highlanders (8-0) at the plate, going 4-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs. Floyd Central’s Kallie Krammes went 3-for-5, while teammates Taylor Batliner, Samantha Feather and Morgan Harper each collected two hits.

Harper pitched a complete game to get the victory, upping her record to 3-0. Harper allowed three hits and one walk, while striking out four. The one run she yielded was unearned.

“We were thrilled to have gotten the timing down on their pitcher,” Highlanders’ head coach Joe Witten said. “Defensively, we made some nice plays and our pitcher threw strikes.”

Floyd Central will take on New Albany on Tuesday at Prosser Field.

• Generals fall to North Harrison: Leading 1-0 in the top of the fifth inning, host Clarksville surrendered four runs with two out and proceeded to lose to North Harrison, 5-1.

Generals’ starting pitcher Amber Perez got the loss. In a complete-game effort, Perez gave up no earned runs on five hits with seven walks and two strikeouts.

Clarksville (2-2, 0-1 Mid-Southern Conference) scored its lone run in the bottom of the third. After hitting a double down the right-field line, the Generals’ Ali Sparkman came home from third base on a Lady Cat error as Clarksville attempted a delayed steal of second.

“We wasted some opportunities today,” Generals’ head coach Tim Hauber said.

Class 2A No. 9 Clarksville will travel to Forest Park for a doubleheader on Saturday.

• Corydon downs Charlestown: Charlestown lost in its MSC opener at Corydon, 7-2.

Pirates’ starting pitcher Alli Webster went the distance in picking up the loss. Webster surrendered two earned runs on six hits with 10 strikeouts and four walks. At the plate, she had two singles.

Charlestown committed five errors, which disappointed head coach Kevin Zollman.

“Our youth showed up today,” Zollman said. “We’ve had only one or two errors a game this season, but five really hurts.”

The Pirates (1-2) will face North Harrison in the semifinals of the Providence Invitational on Saturday.

• Borden goes over .500: Host Borden pushed its record over the .500 mark with a 13-3 victory over Shawe Memorial in five innings.

Braves’ starter Shelbie Farvour got the victory, as she went the distance. Farvour allowed two hits and three walks, while striking out six.

For Borden (2-1), Kristen Nestor went 2-for-4 and Cassie Roberts had two RBIs.

Borden will host West Washington on Tuesday.

• Braves collect first win: On Wednesday, visiting Borden got its first victory of the season with a 13-7 win at Austin. Farvour was the winning pitcher.

“We started off rocky, but pulled it together at the end,” Braves’ head coach Alex Spainhour said. “We were able to score runs when we needed to, and the girls never gave up or got down on themselves when situations got rough.”

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