By KEVIN HARRIS
The Silver Creek softball team got off to a fast start on Monday to defeat host Henryville, 7-1.
The Dragons’ Olivia Scarbrough smacked a two-run home run in the top of the first inning.
Silver Creek’s McKenzie Bush was the winning pitcher, while Henryville pitcher Ashtyn Kaskie got the loss.
“Silver Creek’s defense stole multiple hits from my girls today. They deserve all the credit for their outstanding plays,” Hornet coach Jenny Schroeder said.
NEXT: Silver Creek will host Providence, Wednesday; Henryville at Crothersville, today.
• Clarksville’s Sharp tosses no-hitter: Freshman Bailey Sharp recorded her first no-hitter of her career, which included 12 strikeouts, to lead host Clarksville past Borden on Monday in five innings, 10-0. Also for the Generals, Miranda Ridenour went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, Brooke Lucas was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBIs and Katy Wingler went 3-for-3 with three RBIs.
NEXT: Clarksville (6-9) at Eastern, Thursday; Borden will host Henryville, Thursday.
• FC pitchers no-hit Brownstown: Pitchers Caroline Cato, Kassie King and Morgan Harper combined to throw a no-hitter in Floyd Central’s 8-0 win at Brownstown Central. At the plate for the Highlanders, Katelin Dreher was 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and five RBIs, Taylor Batliner went 3-for-4, Cato was 3-for-3 and Regan Hadley went 2-for-3.
NEXT: Floyd Central (16-3) at Bedford North Lawrence, Hoosier Hills Conference Tournament first round, next Monday.
• Bulldogs roll past Columbus East: Hannah Veit went 4-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored and Sidney Rudy was 3-for-5 with two triples and four RBIs to lead host New Albany past Columbus East on Monday in six innings, 13-3. Bulldogs’ pitcher Hannah Morton allowed five hits and struck out six in a complete-game win.
NEXT: New Albany (13-4) at Southwestern, today.
• Red Devils win at Southern in eight: Kayleigh Thomas’ sacrifice fly to left field with one out drove in Janel Nelson in the top of the eighth, leading visiting Jeffersonville to a 5-4 victory at Louisville Southern on Monday. The Red Devils’ Tori Flaten went 3-for-4, while teammates Tifany Sheets and Courtney Shepherd each were 2-for-4.
NEXT: Jeff (9-7) at Salem, Wednesday.
• Pirates shut out Madison: Alli Webster struck out a season-high 17 batters in tossing a two-hit shutout as host Charlestown beat Madison on Monday, 6-0. Webster and teammate Alyssa Price each went 3-for-4, while the Pirates’ Shelby Goedeker and Lexi Logsdon each had two hits.
NEXT: Charlestown (9-2) at Scottsburg, today (completion of suspended game).
• Freshman leads Pioneers past Austin: Freshman Riley Lovan pitched a five-inning one-hitter to earn her first high school win in host Providence’s 14-1 triumph against Austin on Monday. Lovan and teammates Jacquie Hornung and Morgan Boone all went 2-for-2.
NEXT: Providence (12-6) at West Washington, today.
• Borden upsets Jeffersonville: Visiting Borden won both of its doubles matches in three sets to win a shocker at Jeffersonville on Monday, 4-1.
At No. 1 doubles, the Braves’ Paige Kruer and Morgan Mast knocked off Rachel Williams and Larissa Neville, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. At two doubles, Borden’s Bailee Kruer and McKenzie Owens downed Kaitlin Wunsch and Katie Bowen, 7-5, 5-7, 6-2.
The Braves’ Sarah Hurst and Kendyl Wheatly won at two and three singles, respectively. Jeff senior Morgan Reilly prevailed at No. 1 singles.
“Borden comes from a small school, but did a nice job in the match tonight against us,” Red Devil coach Mark Reilly said. “They are very solid up and down the entire lineup.”
NEXT: Borden at Lanesville, today; Jeff (9-5) hosts New Albany (doubles fest), today.
• Pirates fall at Austin: Playing without No. 2 singles player Sarah Embry, Charlestown lost at Austin on Monday, 3-2. The Pirates’ two wins were by Hayley Trinkle at No. 3 singles and Megan Crawford and Suzannah Fielding at No. 2 doubles.
NEXT: Charlestown will host Madison Shawe, Thursday.
• Pioneers host Providence Invitational: Providence’s Jacqueline Hollkamp and Olivia Bass each went undefeated at the Providence Invitational on Saturday at Community Park in New Albany before rain forced the tournament to be suspended.
NEXT: Providence will host Seymour, Thursday.
TRACK AND FIELD
• Dragon boys, Pioneer girls each win: The Silver Creek boys’ team tallied 96 points to win a home triangular meet against Clarksville and Providence on Monday.
The Dragons’ Schuyler Hosp prevailed in the shot put and discus. The Generals’ Marquise Parrish won both the 100- and 200-meter dashes.
The Providence girls defeated Silver Creek in a dual meet, 82-70. The Pioneers’ Maryashly Betz won the 100 and 300 hurdles. For Silver Creek, Brittany Sharp won the 800 and 1,600 and Emily Christman prevailed in the shot put and discus.
NEXT: Providence, Silver Creek and Clarksville at Daniel Faulkner Relays at Clarksville, Thursday.
• Red Devils 11th at Louisville Eastern Relays: On Saturday, the Jeffersonville boys’ team wound up 11th in the Louisville Eastern Relays at the University of Louisville. Red Devil senior Tyrell Dowdell won the 400 and helped the 800 sprint relay team finish fourth, which qualified for the USA Track and Field Nationals.
NEXT: Jeff at Indianapolis Pike Invitational, Friday.
• Generals lose despite hitting four homers: Despite all four of Clarksville’s hits being solo homers, the Generals suffered a 6-4 loss at Brownstown on Monday. Smacking the solo shots were Nick Jones, Scott Adams, Wyatt Kissel and Brandon Hardin.
Kissel was the losing pitcher. He went the distance, giving up six runs (two earned) on four hits with five strikeouts and a walk.
NEXT: Clarksville (4-14, 0-5 Mid-Southern Conference) vs. Jeff at Clarksville Little League Park, today.
• Pioneers prevail in tri-meet: Providence had three players shoot in the 30s to win a triangular meet on Monday at Covered Bridge Golf Club against Lanesville and Silver Creek.
Pioneer senior Cory Cahalan earned medalist honors with a 37. Teammates Kevin Crone and Max Hupp each shot a 38, and Providence’s Mitchell Allender fired a 42.
Cody Zimmerman led the Dragons with a 47. Rounding out the scoring for Silver Creek were Sam Garr with a 50, Nick Tinsley with a 51 and Ryan Baker with a 53.
NEXT: Providence at Bloomington North Invitational (Indiana University course), Saturday; Silver Creek at Clarksville (Wooded View), Wednesday.