The Jeffersonville softball team recorded its 19th victory of the season, beating host Silver Creek on Friday 6-3.
Four Red Devils went 3-for-4 in Maddie Powell, Courtney Shepherd, Marley Edwards and Tiffany Sheets. Shepherd knocked in three runs. Also for Jeff (19-6), Emma Coons went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs.
The Red Devils’ Kayla Poppe was the winning pitcher. She pitched three innings in a starting role, allowing no runs on two hits.
“The girls came out and played a real good game,” Jeff head coach Jodi Bradley said. “We got the bats going again. We played well as a team.”
Silver Creek’s Shayla Cravens was the losing pitcher. The Red Devils will play Bedford North Lawrence in the semifinals of the Class 4A Bedford Sectional on Wednesday. The Dragons (19-9) will face North Harrison in the Class 3A North Harrison Sectional on Tuesday.
• Bulldogs blank Generals: New Albany closed out its regular season with a 6-0 victory over visiting Clarksville at Prosser Field.
Sidney Rudy led the Bulldog bats, going 3-for-4. Teammates Jamie Whitten and Mady Baumann each had two hits.
New Albany’s Hannah Morton was the winning pitcher, tossing a three-hitter. She had four strikeouts and two walks. Clarksville pitcher Hannah Heintzman got the loss.
New Albany (16-11) will face Floyd Central in the first round of the Class 4A Bedford North Lawrence Sectional on Monday. Clarksville (15-11) will play Paoli in the first round of the Class 2A Crawford County Sectional on Monday.
• Highlanders win Corydon Sectional: On Thursday, Floyd Central scored 166 points to win the Corydon Sectional. It was the Highlanders’ 10th sectional championship in a row.
Floyd Central won five events. Austin Wirth placed first in the 400-meter dash, Quinton Miller won the 300 hurdles, Andrew Archer prevailed in the shot put and Codie Hamsley won the discus. The Highlanders’ 1,600 relay team of Hamsley, Alex Boling, Kyle Bramble and Seth Jenkins finished first in a time of 3:27.57.
New Albany finished second as a team with 129 points. The Bulldogs’ Jermaine Parrish won the 100 and 200 dashes and teammate Scootie Middleton was the long jump champion. New Albany’s 400 relay team of Middleton, Ryan Bradley, Michael Diehl and Jeffontae McClain was first in 43.69 seconds.
Providence was fifth with 52 points. Owen Mattingly won the 110 hurdles in 15.62 seconds.
Borden’s Michael Lynch won the pole vault with a height of 11 feet. The Braves finished seventh as a team with 28 points.
The top four finishers in each event at sectional will compete in the Bloomington North Regional next Thursday.