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April 18, 2013

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: C’town’s Webster masters Clarksville in 5-0 victory

Pirates’ pitcher tosses three-hit shutout, goes 2-for-4 at plate

CLARKSVILLE — Senior Alli Webster had another standout performance to lead the Charlestown softball team past host Clarksville on Thursday, 5-0.

Webster pitched a three-hit shutout with nine strikeouts and two walks, improving her record to 5-2. She helped herself at the plate by going 2-for-4.

“Charlestown is pretty solid. Alli is definitely one of the best pitchers in the area,” Clarksville coach Tim Hauber said.

Charlestown coach Kevin Zollman was pleased to get the Mid-Southern Conference victory.

“Anytime you can beat Coach Hauber, it’s a great win,” Webster said. “We could’ve put more hits together, but it was good to come out with a conference win.”

The Generals’ Bailey Sharp was the losing pitcher. She went the distance, giving up six hits and striking out six. Sharp and teammates Hannah Heintzman and Meghan Hall each had a single.

NEXT: Charlestown (7-2, 3-1 MSC) at Seymour, Monday; Clarksville (4-7, 1-3) will host Brownstown Central, Tuesday.

• Highlanders down Meade County in eight: Caroline Cato pitched all eight innings in Floyd Central’s 7-3 win at Meade County (Ky.) on Thursday. She gave up three runs (two earned) on nine hits with five strikeouts and five walks along with going 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBIs.

NEXT: Floyd Central (12-2) hosts Bedford North Lawrence, today.

BASEBALL

• Simms has record-setting day to lead Pioneers past Hornets: Tyler Simms drove in a school-record eight RBIs to lead visiting Providence past Henryville in six innings on Thursday, 19-5.

Simms went 4-for-4 and smacked two home runs. Teammates Jon Davis and Cristian Ensley each collected three hits with a homer. Also for the Pioneers, Andrew Hunt and Nick Campbell each had two hits.

Hunt got the win on the mound with nine strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. Teammate Garrett Polston fanned four in 1 1/3 innings of relief.

Dakota Harrell smacked a home run for Henryville, while teammate Cody Reister got the loss on the mound.

NEXT: Providence (8-1) will host Louisville St. Xavier, Monday; Henryville (5-4) at Eastern, today.

• Veith shuts down Dragons: South Central’s Nick Veith threw a complete-game one-hitter as the Rebels topped visiting Silver Creek 2-0 on Thursday.

Veith struck out two and walked three in the victory.

“The one hit was not a hit,” Silver Creek assistant coach Scott Jennings said. “I think [Veith] should be awarded a no-hitter.”

Cody Razer reached base to open two different innings for the Dragons, but he could not cross the plate. Austin Knear went 3-for-3 and had a double for the Rebels.

NEXT: Silver Creek (11-2) hosts Corydon Central, next Thursday.

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