JEFFERSONVILLE — New Albany stayed in the driver’s seat in the 12U District 5 Tournament, pulling away for a 17-1 victory against Silver Creek on Tuesday in a five-inning game at Jeff/GRC Little League.
Bryson Whitlock hit three home runs, giving him five for New Albany, which improved 3-0 in pool play and can clinch the top seed in single-elimination tournament play with a win today.
"That's the first time I ever had three home runs [in a game]," Whitlock said. "It felt good giving us momentum to win the game. I'm excited for the rest of it."
Also for New Albany, Kadin Bush was 2 for 4 and Trevor Unruh had a double and two singles while Rylan Schrink added a double.
"He's swinging it well, he's seeing it well," New Albany coach Justin Elliott said of Whitlock. "We swung it well today and I know that they have another pitcher over there that they're saving for us. If we are to see them again [in the tournament]."
Elliott is referring to hard-throwing Preston Burton, who played infield for Silver Creek, which could clinch the No. 2 seed with a win today.
Ross Jackson had a first-inning single for Silver Creek's only hit.
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New Albany’s Sean Rose, Silver Creek’s Carter Odaffer were on the mound for their respective teams during Tuesday’s 12U matchup of the Little League District 5 Tournament. Highland Youth Recreation’s Will Zurschmiede fouls one off before lacing a hit against Jeff/GRC. Link to a story and a photo gallery from Tuesday’s action in our bio. #Littleleague #District5 #NewAlbanyindiana #silvercreek #jeffersonvilleindiana #baseball #baseball⚾️
HYR 12U TOPS JEFF/GRC
Hunter Tinsley had a double and Carter Williams a single for Jeff/GRC but HYR rolled to the 12-1 victory in Tuesday's nightcap.
Will Zurschmiede went 2 for 4 with a double for HYR. Kajust Davis went 2 for 3 while Evan Loftus had a single, walk and two runs scored and Noah Tilton added a single and a sacrifice fly RBI.
FLOYDS KNOBS 12U SOFTBALL WINS TWO
The Floyds Knobs 12U softball team won 15-0 vs. Jeff/GRC and 16-0 vs. Charlestown to open pool play.
Peyton Drummond had a single and triple in the first inning against Charlestown and scored twice in the nine-run frame. Also in that inning, Elliott Nance had a home run and Kaylee Walters a double.
JEFF/GRC, SILVER CREEK GET 10U WINS
Jeff/GRC finished off the pool-play round in the 10U bracket with a 16-1 win against Charlestown. It will be the top seed in the single-elimination tournament play, facing HYR on Friday.
Silver Creek, a 10-2 winner against HYR, will face New Albany in Friday's other semifinal.