By GREG MENGELT
> SOUTHERN INDIANA —
The Jeffersonville baseball team scored five times in the second inning, four in the third and seven more in the fourth to beat Clarksville 18-0 in five innings on Tuesday at Clarksville Little League.
Seven different Red Devils had at least two hits and 10 had at least one RBI, as they extended their winning streak to seven games.
For Jeff, Josh Burke went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, Trent Astle was 2-for-4 with four runs scored and three knocked in, and Drew Ellis extended his hitting streak to 12 games by going 2-for-4 with a double and three runs.
Also for the Red Devils, Nick Gallagher was 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBIs, Chandler Dale went 2-for-3 with a run knocked in, and Casey Gibson had two hits, scored twice and knocked two in. Teammate Damin Smith had a double and three RBIs, and Jeff’s Nolan Fertig had a pair of RBIs.
Dale picked up the win on the mound for Jeff, which improved to 10-3 with the victory.
The Devils will travel to Jennings County tonight for a preview of Monday’s Hoosier Hills Conference opener. Clarksville (4-15) visits West Washington today.
• Top ranked Highlanders improve to 19-0: Floyd Central went on the road and picked up an 11-0, five-inning win over Tell City on Tuesday.
The Class 4A No. 1 Highlanders are now 19-0 on the season.
Floyd Central starting pitcher Kyle Beach improved to 5-0 on the season with a three-hit shutout. Kyle Neafus hit a home run, and Trey Fulton and Brandon Smith each doubled for the Highlanders.
NEXT: Floyd Central (19-0) will host Seymour, Thursday.
• New Albany has no trouble with Cougars: Four New Albany batters had two hits apiece as the visiting Bulldogs rolled by North Harrison 11-0 in five innings on Tuesday.
Logan Striegel led the New Albany attack by going 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and three runs knocked in. Garrett Sherrell was 2-for-2 with three RBIs, Jack Shine went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs and Tucker Marcum went 2 for 3.
New Albany pitcher Tanner Goller picked up the win. He went four innings, giving up just four hits without walking a batter.
NEXT: New Albany (12-4) at Providence, Thursday.
• Nicholson leads Musketeers by Crothersville: Kaleb Nicholson gave up just one earned run and struck out eight as visiting Eastern defeated Crothersville 9-5 on Tuesday.
Nicholson also went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI on offense. Jacob Hornung hit a two-run home run and Dustyn Miller went 3-for-4 and scored a run for the Musketeers.
On Monday, Eastern couldn’t hang on to a 5-1 lead and fell to Class 3A No. 8 Corydon Central, 9-7.
Brayton Brading went 2-for-4 with three RBIs for the Musketeers.
NEXT: Eastern will host Scottsburg, Thursday.
• Austin gets by Henryville: Henryville’s offense produced just one run on four hits in Tuesday’s 3-1 defeat at the hands of host Austin on Tuesday.
Hornets’ pitcher Tyler Pace fell to 0-1 despite giving up just single runs in the second, third and fourth inning. The Eagles only managed four hits, as well.
NEXT: Henryville (10-5) will host Borden, Thursday.
• Webster tosses no-hitter, strikes out 20: Charlestown senior Alli Webster no-hit Scottsburg and struck out 20 in the host Pirates’ 9-0 Mid-Southern Conference win on Tuesday.
Carly Price went 2-for-2 with a home run and two RBIs. Cassie Martin also homered for the Pirates. Morgan Ashby and Shelby Goedeker each went 2-for-4 with a double for Charlestown.
NEXT: Charlestown (10-2, 6-1 MSC) hosts New Washington, today.
• Pioneers thump West Wash: Class 2A No. 10 Providence scored 16 runs on 14 hits in a 16-3 win at West Washington on Tuesday.
The Pioneers’ Karly Baumann went 2-for-4 with a double and four runs knocked in. Also for Providence, Lillian Hughes was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Jordyn Stengel ended up 2-for-2 with two runs scored and one knocked home.
The Pioneers’ Kristan Markland picked up the win in the circle. She didn’t allow a run in 3 2/3 innings.
NEXT: Providence (13-6) at Silver Creek, tonight.
• Braves stay hot: A day after upsetting Jeffersonville, Borden improved to 8-0 overall and 3-0 in the Southern Athletic Conference with a 5-0 victory at Lanesville on Tuesday.
All five matches were won in straight sets.
Kendyl Wheatly was impressive at No. 3 singles, defeating Elise Lawson without surrendering a game. Bailee Kruer and McKenzie Owens also won 6-0, 6-0 over Kaitlyn Matthews and Paula Klotz at No. 2 doubles.
• Scottsburg upsets Silver Creek: Silver Creek dropped its first Mid-Southern Conference match in more than a decade on Tuesday.
The Dragons won at both No. 1 slots, but the Warriorettes won the other three events for a 3-2 victory.
Silver Creek’s Kat Hebble earned a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Carmen Boley at No. 1 singles, and Jenny Block and Rebekah Knittle won 6-2, 6-1 over Carissa White and Amber McClain at No. 1 singles for the Dragons.
However, Lauren Houser’s three-set 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Silver Creek’s Grace Clayton gave Scottsburg the historic victory.
NEXT: Silver Creeek (8-5, 7-1 MSC) hosts Eastern, today.
• Highlanders edge Castle, 3-2: Floyd Central won two of the three singles events and split doubles with Castle in Tuesday’s 3-2 home victory on Senior Night.
Olivia Boesing at No. 1 singles, Alex Jamison at No. 3 singles and the No. 1 doubles team of Whitney Batliner and Dana Frank all won in straight sets for the Highlanders.
“I’m not dissatisfied and Castle has a good team, but our intensity level wasn’t quite where it needed to be,” Floyd coach Rick Miller said. “I’m happy we won, but it would have been nice if we would have been more focused.”
NEXT: Floyd Central (9-4) vs. Terre Haute North at Bedford North Lawrence, today.
• Jeff beats New Albany 5-0 in Doubles Fest: In a match that featured only doubles matches, host Jeffersonville defeated New Albany 5-0 on Tuesday in what both teams called a “Doubles Fest.”
In the night’s biggest match, the Red Devils’ Morgan Reilly and Macy Lancaster fought back from a 6-2 defeat in the first set and beat twin sisters Erin and Marin Kanii 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-8. At No. 2 doubles, Emily Lewis and Jules Jenks knocked off New Albany’s Emily Hoffer and Hanae Togomi 6-0, 6-0.
NEXT: New Albany at Jennings County, Thursday; Jeffersonville at Jasper Invitational, Friday and Saturday.
• Providence blanks Rebels: Providence defeated South Central 5-0 on Tuesday.
Both Pioneer doubles teams won in straight sets. At No. 2 doubles, Erin Duncan and Katelyn Koopman beat Suzanna Bond and Carra Carty 6-0, 6-0. Amanda Agtuca and Elizabeth Short took out the Rebels’ Hannah Pumphrey and Savannah Morris 6-4, 6-4.
NEXT: Providence will host Seymour, Thursday.
• Generals edge Corydon: Clarksville swept the singles events — all in straight sets — to give the Generals a 3-2 victory at Corydon Central on Monday.
Clarksville freshman Jenni Goldman beat Bethany Thomas 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles, while freshman Miranda DeKorte earned a 6-0, 6-0 victory over the Panthers’ Valerie Crawford at No. 2. In her first match at No. 1 singles, Clarksville’s Abigail Hurtgen won 6-3, 6-3 over Lillian Kopsolias. Hurtgen remained unbeaten on the season.
NEXT: Clarksvile will host New Washington, Thursday.
TRACK AND FIELD
• Mustangs third, Hornets fourth at Austin: New Washington finished third and Henryville fourth at a four-way meet at Austin on Monday.
New Wash’s Ian Hughes was the meet’s top point earner with victories in the 200-meter dash, the 400 and the high jump. Henryville’s Jacob Hedrick claimed victories in the 800 and 1,600 and Alex White won the shot put for the Hornets.
In the girls’ race, Megan O’Lone and Sadie Spears each won two events. O’Lone won the 400 and the 800, while Spears took the 1,600 and the 3,200. The duo also helped the Hornets win the 3,200 relay. Natalie Uhl won the discus with a throw of 105 feet, 3 inches and Lesha Dallas was victorious in the shot put in 32-1 for Henryville.
NEXT: New Washington at Faulkner Relays at Clarksville, Thursday.
• Braves sweep West Washington: Both Borden teams topped the century mark in wins over West Washington on Monday.
Leslie Beatty won the 400 and 800 for the Borden girls, who defeated the Senators 109-45.
The Braves’ boys, who won 108-14, finished first in 14 of the 15 events. For Borden, Brady Knight swept the sprinting events and also took the long jump victory, Brett Williams took both throwing events and Brian Eurton won both distance events.
NEXT: Borden at Faulkner Relays, Thursday.