By KEVIN HARRIS
> SOUTHERN INDIANA —
The Floyd Central girls’ tennis team downed Hoosier Hills Conference rival Jeffersonville on Tuesday at the Floyd Central courts, 4-1.
The Highlanders only lost five games in their three singles victories. At No. 1 singles, Floyd Central’s Olivia Boesing defeated Morgan Reilly, 6-1, 6-0. The Highlanders’ Erin Patterson won two singles over Kaitlin Wunsch, 6-2, 6-1 and Alex Jamison prevailed at No. 3 singles over the Red Devils’ Larissa Neville, 6-0, 6-1.
Floyd Central’s No. 1 doubles team of Dana Frank and Whitney Batliner defeated Jules Jenks and Emily Lewis, 6-2, 6-2.
Jeff’s only point came at No. 2 doubles, where Rachel Williams and Macy Lancaster knocked off the Highlanders’ Christine McCaffrey and Alexis Applegate, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5.
“I think the girls played really well today,” Highlanders’ coach Rick Miller said. “We flipped our lineup a little bit. We played Alexis and Christine at doubles for the first time this season. They tried their best, but they were out of position.”
Red Devil coach Mark Reilly lauded the play of his two doubles tandem.
“I was pleased with our No. 2 doubles team of Macy Lancaster and Rachel Williams. As a doubles team, these two remained unbeaten for the year,” Coach Reilly said.
NEXT: Floyd Central (5-3) vs. Terre Haute South at Bedford North Lawrence, today; Jeff (7-3) will host Jennings County, Thursday.
• Bulldogs sweep Madison: Host New Albany dropped only six games to breeze past Madison on Tuesday, 5-0. The Bulldogs’ singles winners were Erin Kanii, Marin Kanii and Haley Young, while their victorious doubles teams were Emily and Lauren Hoffer and Anne Mattox and Racquel Burch.
NEXT: New Albany hosts Corydon Central, today.
• Pirates down Christian Academy: Charlestown won both doubles matches in a 4-1 home win over Christian Academy on Tuesday. The Pirates got singles victories from Sarah Embry and Megan Crawford, while the Warriors’ Rachel Jones won at one singles.
NEXT: Charlestown will host Providence, Thursday.
• Generals nip North Harrison: Clarksville got victories from its three singles players in a 3-2 victory at North Harrison on Tuesday. The Generals’ singles winners were Jackie Slaten, Abigail Hurtgen and Miranda DeKorte.
NEXT: Clarksville at Eastern, Thursday.
• Highlanders rally to defeat St. X: Trailing 7-2 in the top of the seventh inning, Class 4A No. 2 Floyd Central came back to score six runs in the frame and won at Kentucky powerhouse Louisville St. Xavier on Tuesday, 8-7.
Connor Curry put the Highlanders on top for good in the seventh, smacking a two-run single to left-center field to give them a one-run advantage.
Floyd Central relief pitcher Garrett Ruttle got the win in relief. The senior pitched the final three innings, giving up one run and striking out six.
“It’s a big win, especially against a team like that,” Highlanders’ coach Casey LaDuke said. “We weren’t very sharp defensively in the first part of the game, and offensively we didn’t do anything. But in the fifth inning, we started hitting the ball.”
Floyd Central’s Jacob Snodgrass went 3-for-4, while teammate Ross Lundy was 2-for-4.
NEXT: Floyd Central (15-0) at South Central, Friday.
• Jeff defeats North Harrison: Nick Gallagher pitched a one-hit shutout with nine strikeouts to lead host Jeffersonville past North Harrison in five innings on Tuesday, 11-0.
Gallagher smacked a solo home run in the first inning, followed by teammate Drew Ellis with a three-run shot in the second.
NEXT: Jeff (8-3) will host Jasper, Friday.
• Bulldogs shut out Southern: Pitcher Brandon Johnson allowed one hit and struck out 11 batters in a winning effort to lead host New Albany past Louisville Southern on Tuesday, 8-0. The Bulldogs’ Dylan Cook and Jack Shine each went 2-for-4, with Cook smacking two doubles and driving in three runs.
NEXT: New Albany (7-4) at Clarksville, today.
• Hornets blank Eastern: In a completion of a suspended game on Tuesday, Henryville blanked host Eastern in five innings, 11-0. Bailey Hall was the winning pitcher, while teammate Austin Bowles had two hits.
NEXT: Henryville (7-4) at Lanesville, Thursday; Eastern (2-8) at Austin, Thursday.
• Braves blank West Washington: Caleb Hart and Kyle Kruer combined to throw a five-hit shutout in Borden’s 7-0 victory at West Washington. Collecting two hits for the Braves were Dylan Scott, Brian McGee, Sam Beckort and Cody Craddock.
NEXT: Borden (5-4) will host Silver Creek, Friday.
• Pirates fall to Corydon: On Monday, host Charlestown gave up two runs in the top of the eighth in a 3-1 loss to Class 3A No. 9 Corydon Central. Pirates’ pitcher Darren Taylor got the loss.
NEXT: Charlestown (12-3, 3-1 Mid-Southern Conference) will host Clarksville, Thursday.
• King, Harper combine for three-hit shutout for Highlanders: Floyd Central pitchers Kassie King and Morgan Harper combined to throw a three-hit shutout in the Highlanders’ 5-0 home victory over Seymour on Tuesday.
King, the starter, allowed one hit in two innings of work. Harper tossed the final five innings, yielding two hits.
Floyd Central’s Gabbi Jenkins went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and three RBIs. Teammate Clara Shean collected two hits.
NEXT: Floyd Central (13-2) at Providence, Friday.
• Generals get blanked by Brownstown: Clarksville collected only three hits in a 6-0 loss to visiting Brownstown Central on Tuesday.
NEXT: Clarksville (4-8) hosts Jeffersonville, today.
• Mustangs down Lanesville: On Monday, Coari Robertson smacked a two-out RBI triple in the top of the seventh to lead visiting New Washington to a 1-0 win at Lanesville. Teammate Kayla Sexton was 2-for-3, while Mustangs’ winning pitcher pitcher Whitney Morris struck out nine.
NEXT: New Washington (7-7, 1-1 Southern Athletic Conference) will host Crothersville, Thursday.
• Charlestown rolls past Seymour: Alli Webster pitched a no-hitter and hit a double and a home run in Charlestown’s 12-1 win in five innings at Seymour on Monday. For the Pirates, Alyssa Price was 4-for-4 and Carly Price was 3-for-4 with two RBIs.
NEXT: Charlestown (7-2) hosts West Washington, today.
• Hornets prevail in quad meet: Henryville fired a team score of 169 to win a quadrangular meet on Tuesday at Hidden Creek Golf Club’s Links Nine course. Lanesville finished second with a 171, followed by Charlestown (189) and Rock Creek Academy (205).
The Lions’ Brett Castetler collected medalist honors with a 38. Luke Davidson led the Hornets with a 39, followed by teammate Cole Hairston with a 41.
Senior Chris Braun paced the Pirates with a 41.
NEXT: Henryville will host Silver Creek and Borden in West Clark Shootout (Champions Pointe), Thursday; Charlestown will host Floyd Central and Clarksville (Hidden Creek), Thursday; Rock Creek at South Central (Chariot Run), next Tuesday.
TRACK AND FIELD
• Red Devils sweep meets versus New Albany: Host Jeffersonville defeated New Albany in the girls’ meet (70-62) and the boys’ meet (72-56) on Tuesday.
Nycia Ford paced the Red Devil girls by winning the shot put, discus and the 100-meter hurdles. Teammate Chelsea Lewis won the 100 and 200.
In the boys’ meet, New Albany’s Drew Hirsch took first in three events — the 800, 1,600 and 3,200.
NEXT: Jeff at Louisville Eastern Relays, Friday and Saturday; New Albany girls at Seymour, Thursday; New Albany boys will host Jennings County and Madison, next Tuesday.
• Hedrick leads Hornets to win: Jacob Hedrick won three events — 800, 1,600 and 3,200 — to lead host Henryville to a quadrangular-meet win on Tuesday against Madison Shawe, Southwestern and Rock Creek. Teammate Alex White won the shot put and discus.
NEXT: Henryville will host Borden and New Washington, Thursday; Rock Creek with Trinity Lutheran at Crothersville, Thursday.
• Mustangs lose at South Central: Adan Diaz won the 300 hurdles and 1,600 as visiting New Washington lost a dual meet at South Central on Tuesday.
NEXT: New Washington with Borden at Henryville, Thursday.