NEW ALBANY —
The Silver Creek 11-12-year-old Softball All-Stars clinched a spot in Monday’s District 5 Tournament championship game on Wednesday night at Grant Line Elementary School with a 15-1 win over Jeff/GRC in four innings.
Ten different Silver Creek players scored, led by Jordan Balz with four runs. Creek’s Dayna Wilson had one of the biggest hits of the game, smacking a three-run single to center field in the third inning.
Silver Creek starting pitcher Abby Whitlock threw two innings of no-hit ball, striking out five.
Jeff/GRC’s only run came in the bottom of the fourth as Lexi White scored on a two-out base hit by Antonia Ray.
Silver Creek is attempting to win its eighth consecutive District 5 title.
NEXT: Silver Creek (2-0) vs. New Albany, 8 p.m., Saturday; Jeff/GRC (0-2) vs. Charlestown, 5:30 p.m., Saturday.
• Jeff/GRC rolls past Clarksville: Jeff/GRC collected 20 hits to defeat Clarksville on Wednesday at Mount Tabor Park in four innings, 26-0.
Jeff/GRC’s Noah Hernandez went 3-for-3 with two runs scored. Collecting two hits for Jeff/GRC were Brady Latham, Drew Taylor, Luke Stock, Dylan Robinson, Joseph LaGrange and Turon Mitchell.
Latham, Stock and Jack Ellis each hit home runs in the game, with Latham and Stock each smacking grand slams.
Taylor, Latham, Ellis and teammate Andrew Fifer combined to throw a one-hit shutout.
NEXT: Jeff/GRC (2-0) vs. New Albany, 8 p.m., next Tuesday; Clarksville (0-2) vs. HYR, 8 p.m., Saturday.
• English tosses no-hitter in Jeff’s 10-0 win: On Tuesday, Ethan English tossed a no-hitter to lead Jeff/GRC past Charlestown in five innings, 10-0. Latham went 2-for-2 with a double, four runs scored and two stolen bases.
NEXT: Charlestown (0-1) vs. New Albany, 5:30 p.m., Saturday.
• Jeff/GRC tops Silver Creek: In the tournament opener for both teams, Jeff/GRC defeated Silver Creek in four innings on Wednesday, 21-0.
Jeff/GRC’s Gavin Seebold and Dylan Ray Thomas combined to throw a no-hitter.
For Jeff/GRC at the plate, Eli Watson went 2-for-2 with three runs scored and an RBI, Grant Paradowski was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Kyle Tincher went 2-for-4 with four RBIs.
NEXT: Jeff/GRC (1-0) vs. Charlestown, 7 p.m., Friday; Silver Creek (0-1) vs. Highlander Youth Recreation, 8 p.m., Saturday.
• New Albany no-hits Charlestown: On Tuesday, four New Albany pitchers combined to throw a four-inning, no-hitter in a 15-0 victory against Charlestown. The NA pitchers were Tucker Biven, Hunter Spreigler, Nick Sexton and Mitchell Meyer, who combined to strike out eight.
Austin Oppel led the New Albany bats, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
NEXT: New Albany (1-0) vs. Clarksville, 5:30 p.m., Saturday; Charlestown (0-1) vs. Jeff/GRC, 7 p.m., Friday.