CLARKSVILLE — Hannah Heintzman got her first win as the Clarksville softball team’s full-time starter with a 4-2 home victory over Salem on Thursday.
“Hannah was tremendous. I can’t say enough about her,” Clarksville coach Tim Hauber said. “She battled, and that’s what we’ve been trying to get her to do. It’s hard to make a pitcher in about a five or six-game period, but we knew we were going to face some lumps.”
Heintzman allowed just two hits and two runs in the contest. She struck out three, hit two batters and walked five, although she walked just one through the first five innings.
After three scoreless innings, Clarksville took the lead in the home fourth on a two-run home run by Keirstin Hall. Hall took a 1-1 pitch deep over the left-center fence to give the Generals a 2-0 lead.
After Salem narrowed the lead to 2-1 in the top of the fifth, Clarksville generated two more runs in the home half of the inning. Hall was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to plate one run, while Shelby Carta blasted a single on a hard ground ball off the foot of the Salem third baseman to score Alli Sparkman.
Carta was 3-for-3 on the night.
Clarksville (6-8) broke a five-game losing streak with the victory.
Clarksville hosts Henryville on Saturday.
• Webster, Charlestown no-no Austin: Alli Webster was a force to be reckoned with in a 3-0 victory over Austin on Thursday at Charlestown.
Webster pitched a no-hitter in which just two Eagles got on base. She struck out 17 batters.
“She’s done well. She’s been strong all season,” Charlestown coach Kevin Zollman said. “It’s really a pleasure to have her. She’s able to go that way. She makes it easy on the defense.”
Webster also plated the Pirates’ first run in the home first with an RBI triple. She finished the night 2-for-4 at the plate.
Kalli Pappas plated the other two runs on a single in the home fifth.
Also for the Pirates, Kaitlyn Henning was 2-for-4 and Lauren Crowe was 2-for-3.
Charlestown (12-3, 5-1 Mid-Southern Conference) travels to Madison on Monday.
• Providence edges Henryville: Both teams had sloppy games, but Providence proved to be slightly more sound in a 5-3 win at Henryville on Thursday.
“It’s always nice to beat a sectional opponent, and also a team coached by Jenny (Schroeder),” Providence coach Sean Payne said. “She does a real good job. But I don’t think either of us would be happy with the way our teams played tonight. Way too many errors. It was a sloppy game, but I’m happy coming out with a W against Henryville.”
Providence committed four errors in the game. Henryville had five.
“I don’t think either one of us saw the other team’s best by any stretch,” Schroeder said.
Meredith Endris improved her pitching record to 6-4 with the victory, while Natalie Basham fell to 6-6. Endris allowed just three Henryville hits in the contest.
Providence’s Morgan Boone was 2-for-5 with two RBI, while teammate Lillian Hughes knocked in two more runs.
Providence (9-9) travels to Floyd Central today. Henryville (8-6) travels to Silver Creek on Monday.
• Bulldogs fall to Jennings: Host New Albany managed only four hits off Jennings County pitcher Lisa McIntosh in a 2-1 setback. McIntosh improved her record to 11-1.
The Bulldogs (8-8) had four players each get a single in Sidney Rudy, Brittany Jones, Jamie Whitten and Hannah Veit.
New Albany tried to mount a rally in the bottom of the seventh. Trailing 2-0, Jones and Whitten led off the frame with back-to-back base hits. Freshman Hannah Morton sacrificed both players up a base. That was followed by Jones scoring on a wild pitch and Whitten advancing to third base to cut the Bulldogs’ deficit to 2-1.
But New Albany’s next two batters, Abby Litkenhous and McKenna Watson, each struck out, stranding the game-tying run at third.
Bulldog freshman McKenzie Gill was the losing pitcher. The rookie right-hander went the distance, yielding one earned run on seven hits. Gill struck out one and walked none.
New Albany will travel to Columbus East on Monday.
• Braves lose to Orleans: Host Borden saw its record drop to 3-5 with a 12-2 setback to Orleans.
Braves’ pitcher Shelbie Farvour got the loss, striking out three and walking two. Teammate Danielle Pace went 2-for-4.
Borden will visit Crothersville for a doubleheader on Saturday.
• Top-ranked Silver Creek loses at Corydon: Leading 7-5 in the bottom of the sixth, Class 3A No. 1 Silver Creek gave up four runs to host Corydon and proceeded to lose 9-8.
The Dragons’ Shae Durham and Jamie Valvano each went 2-for-3. Silver Creek’s Lucas Barnett was the losing pitcher.
“We stayed with Barnett in the sixth because we thought his cutter gave us the best chance to get to the seventh on top,” Dragons’ assistant coach Scott Jennings said. “Barnett did not locate well tonight, but was pretty good in the fifth. We made a lot of mistakes tonight, and Corydon made us pay for them.”
Silver Creek (12-2, 4-1 Mid-Southern Conference) hosts Lanesville today.
• Henryville thrashes Lanesville: Henryville cruised to an easy 7-0 victory over Lanesville at home on Thursday.
Henryville’s Cody Reister pitched a complete game, striking out 10 and walking just one. Lanesville scattered seven hits.
“He had a really good demeanor about him on the mound,” Henryville coach Jeff Schroeder said. “I just thought he was in control. He did a good job on the mound today.”
Reister was also a force at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored.
“It was really good to see him come alive at the plate,” Schroeder said.
Also for Henryville, Jordan Hahn was 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Henryville (7-7, 3-0 Southern Athletic Conference) hosts Austin on Tuesday.
• Pirates upend Pioneers: Visiting Charlestown swept both doubles spots en route to a 3-2 victory over Providence at Community Park in New Albany.
At No. 1 doubles, Charlestown’s Emily Shaw and Hayley Trinkle defeated Sarah Federspiel and Kristin Simms, who usually play No. 2 doubles for Providence, 6-1, 6-3. The Pirates’ tandem of Bailey Masingo and Erica Broady beat the Pioneers’ Brianna Jacobi and Elizabeth Short at No. 2 doubles, 6-0, 6-1.
“This was absolutely a fantastic win for our team today,” Charlestown head coach Chris Ryan said. “Our doubles controlled the matches from the very beginning. Bailey and Erica played relaxed and loose in winning convincingly from the start. Hayley played well at No. 1 doubles, where Emily Shaw’s senior leadership and experience came up big in the second set. Sarah Trotter came out on top at three singles today, as she continues to play well against all playing styles.”
Charlestown’s lone singles point came at the No. 3 position. Pirate senior Sarah Trotter downed Alison Primavera, 6-2, 6-3.
Providence junior Jacqueline Hollkamp won at No. 1 singles over Sabine Higazy, 6-0, 6-0. At No. 2 singles, the Pioneers’ Maggie Bremmer beat Sarah Embry, 6-3, 6-2. Providence played without its usual No. 1 doubles team of Megan Jakoby and Kelsey Haas.
“We did not come out and execute like we have done in other matches and practice,” Pioneers’ head coach Vince DiNoto said. “Charlestown has a nice solid team, and I do not want to take anything away from them at all.”
Charlestown will host Austin on Monday. Providence will host its four-way invitational on Saturday at Community Park.
• Braves stay undefeated: Borden upped its dual-match record to 8-0 with a 5-0 home win over Salem.
The Braves dropped only one game in singles action. Borden senior Erin Mikel defeated Rachel Carter at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-0. Braves’ No. 2 singles player Allison Rademacher and No. 3 singles player Abby Ellis each won 6-0, 6-0.
At No. 1 doubles, the Borden tandem of Erika Frascella and Sarah Hurst knocked off Kassidy Smith and Teddi Mahuron, 6-0, 7-5. The Braves’ No. 2 doubles team of Paige Kruer and Morgan Mast beat Shelby Colglazier and Elizabeth Catlin, 6-3, 6-0.
Borden hosts Clarksville today.
• Warriors edge Crawford County: Host Christian Academy of Indiana got victories from its top two singles players and its top doubles team in a 3-2 win over Crawford County.
In a 2-hour and 45-minute match at No. 1 singles, the Warriors’ Rachel Jones defeated Becca Koopman in three sets, 7-5, 0-6, 7-5. At two singles, CAI’s Courtney Heishman downed Jessa Ward, 7-6(11-9), 6-2.
At No. 1 doubles, the CAI duo of Kacie Arrell and Callie Allison knocked off Hannah Esarey and Kaela Banet, 6-1, 6-3.
The Warriors will host Henryville on Monday.
• Eastern nips Generals: Visiting Eastern swept both doubles matches to defeat Clarksville in an MSC matchup, 3-2.
The Generals got both of their points in singles play. At the No. 2 spot, Clarksville’s Jackie Slaten upended Katie Sells, 6-2, 6-3. At No. 3 singles, Tesia Jenkins ousted the Musketeers’ Sierra Purlee, 6-3, 6-1.
“Yet again, it was another close match. Hopefully, we can start turning these around,” Generals’ head coach Steve Welcher said.
Clarksville will host Corydon on Monday.
• Jeffersonville downs Jennings County: Jeffersonville did a better job than the visitors of handling the elements in a 4-1 victory over Jennings County on a windy day at Jeff.
“It was tough conditions with the wind,” Jeffersonville coach Mark Reilly said.
Jeff’s Julianna Jenks watched her 4-1 first-set lead turn into a 5-4 deficit, but recovered to take the set and the match in a 7-6 (8-6), 6-1 win over Tori Crick.
Larissa Neville got Jeff’s other singles victory in a 6-2, 6-2 triumph over Emily Vawter.
Jeffersonville swept the doubles positions. At No. 1 doubles, Morgan Reilly and Rachel Williams combined to down Helen Hatfield and Megan Kelsay, 6-1, 6-1, while Alanna Davey and Kaitlin Wunsch turned back Brianna Kirkham and Teal Smith, 6-2, 7-5.
Jeffersonville hosts a triple-dual meet on Saturday that includes New Albany, Columbus East and No. 14 Bloomington North.
• Dragons win West Clark Shootout: Silver Creek won the fourth annual West Clark Shootout for the second time at Champions Pointe Golf Club in Memphis.
The Dragons registered a score of zero, as the tournament used the Modified Stableford scoring system.
Silver Creek freshman Sam Garr posted a score of plus-nine, and senior Colin Tingle added a plus-six. Also for the Dragons, Zach Ricketts shot a minus-six, Ethan McCartney scored a minus-nine, Max Moore had a minus-13 and Blake Duncan fired a minus-16.
Henryville posted a team score of minus-nine to finish second.
Henryville senior Evan Embry had another solid round, shooting a plus-13 to earn medalist honors. Teammate Mitchell Fields shot a minus-two, while the Hornets’ Cody Gray had a minus-eight. Also for Henryville, Cameron Furnish fired a minus-12 and Bailey Reister had a minus-15.
“It’s a fun format for the kids,” Hornets’ head coach Robin Embry said. “We were disappointed with our scores. We took a little bit of a bounce-back. Evan had a good round.”
Borden placed third with a team score of minus-22. Rounding out the scoring for the Braves were Matt Smith with a minus-two, Jared Cook with a minus-six and Jesse McCombs and T.J. Fraley each with a minus-seven. Borden’s Tony Wagoner III posted a minus-eight.
Silver Creek will return to Champions Pointe on Monday for a quadrangular meet against Providence, Christian Academy of Indiana and Lanesville. Henryville will play in the Old Capital Invitational on Saturday. Borden will host Scottsburg and West Washington on Monday.
• Hornets oust Mustangs, Braves in tri-meet: Host Henryville won seven events to score 82 points and placed first in a home triangular meet against Southern Athletic Conference rivals New Washington and Borden. The Mustangs finished second with 47 points, followed by the Braves in third with 35 points.
Henryville senior Allison Knox claimed three individual events. She won the pole vault with a height of 8 feet, the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 19.18 and 300 hurdles in 56.19.
The Hornets’ Hannah Gilstrap took first in the long jump with a leap of 16-1. Henryville’s Sadie Spears won the 1,600 in 5:49, while teammate Megan O’Lone prevailed in the 3,200 in 14:10. The Hornets won the 1,600 relay in 4:46.
Kriston Sarver won two events for New Washington. The junior guard was first in the high jump (4-10) and 800 (27.71). Teammate Alecia Harrod won the 100 dash in 13.22 seconds. The Mustangs also captured the 400 and 3,200 relay titles.
Borden’s Carson Casey won two throwing events. She placed first in the shot put (32-3) and discus (94-8). Braves’ junior Leslie Beatty claimed the 400 in 1:04.5.
Henryville and New Washington will compete in a quadrangular meet on Monday at Austin. Borden competes in the North Harrison Invitational today.