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Sports Briefs

Baseball

Shenandoah 4, Wes-Del 1

The Raiders hosted the Warriors Monday evening in a Mid-Eastern Conference game and defeated them by three runs.

Shenandoah got a strong outing from starter Gavin Patrick, who went 5 1/3 innings and gave up three hits and no earned runs to earn his first win of the season. Patrick struck out six Wes-Del batters on the evening. Jackson Campbell came in to pitch the final 1 2/3 inning to earn a save.

No Raider had two hits on the evening, but Jake Webster was 1-for-2 with 2 RBI and scored a run. Blake Surface was 1-for-3 and drove in a pair of big insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth for Shenandoah.

The Raiders are now 3-2 on the season and 1-0 in the MEC. They travel to Cowan for another MEC game today.

Girls Tennis

Shenandoah 5, Knightstown 0

The Raiders hosted the Panthers Monday evening and won all five flights even without regular No. 1 singles player Morgan Nation, who was ill and didn’t play. 

Shenandoah stepped up in all phases of the game. Sophomore Sophie Wilkinson competed at No. 1 singles and won 6-2 and 6-2; sister Ruthie Wilkinson won at No. 2 singles 6-0 6-4, and senior Abby Wilkinson won at No. 3 singles 6-2, 6-4.

The Raider No. 1 doubles team of Letha Wilson and Carly Allen won 6-1, 6-3 and the No. 2 doubles team of Eden Powell and Abby Decker whitewashed their opponents 6-0, 6-0.

“All five matches were closer than the end score,” Knightstown Coach Jack Potter stated. “Each match went to multiple duece, which if won changes the entire score. Lots of lessons were learned by the Lady Panthers.”

Blue River Valley 5, Blackford 0

The Vikings hosted the Bruins Monday evening for their first match of the season and won all five flights.

At No. 1 singles, Naomi Brewer defeated Tori Baker 6-2, 6-0; at No. 2 singles, Rachel Snavely defeated Kyran Williams 6-0, 6-1; at No. 3 singles, Mallory Cross defeated Calista Johns 6-0, 6-1.

At No. 1 doubles, Hannah Foster and Anna Hollingsworth defeated Skylar Stephens and Ashley Willmann 6-2, 6-0, and at No. 2 doubles, Haley Foster and Lindsey Williams defeated Kayleigh Clevenger and Jenna Keplinger 6-1, 6-0.

In junior varsity action, Blue River’s Samantha Webb defeated Jenna Nelson 8-1 and Jenna Willis and Avery Gibson lost to Blackford’s Caitlyn Morgan and Lydia Thompson.

Softball

Delta 5, New Castle 3

The Trojans traveled to Royerton Monday evening to play a “home” Hoosier Heritage Conference game against the Eagles, as the field at Baker Park was not playable, and fell to Delta by two runs. 

Kelsie Patton went the distance in the circle for New Castle, giving up five runs (three earned) on six hits, walking two, and striking out 12 Eagle batters.

The Trojans recorded six hits in the contest, two by Madie Harter and one apiece by Michaela Hamby, Alyssa Semler, Allicen Burris, and Jaliya Harris. New Castle’s runs were scored by Katie Cooper, Lexi Lane, and Hannah Essert.

Tasha Coy went the full seven innings in the circle for Delta, allowing three runs (none earned) on six hits, walking no one, and striking out five Trojan hitters.

New Castle travels to Cowan Thursday.

Northeastern 5, Knightstown 0

The Panthers traveled to Fountain City Monday evening and were shut out by the host Knights in a Tri-Eastern Conference game.

Knightstown was stymied on offense, collecting only one hit (a double by Jess Butler). Northeastern pitcher Madison Kinder pitched a great game, mixing in locations and speeds well. Sidney Vise pitched well for the Panthers, striking out seven while allowing nine hits.

“Our defense had a few miscues that led to hits and runs following them, but we also were able to buckle down and get out of a lot of jams,” Knightstown Coach Bret Mann stated, “and that will come in handy for confidence and situations through the year. It was our second game, and first time all together in a couple weeks due to spring break. Northeastern had already played five games, and it showed with their plate presence compared to ours.”

Mann commented on some things his team needs to focus on.

“We have to get a lot more aggressive in hitters counts, especially early in the season,” Mann noted, “as pitchers’ counts never favor the hitter. We will get stronger at the plate as the season goes along, but we have no time to dwell on it (the loss) as we play at rival Eastern Hancock Tuesday and host a very tough Cambridge City team Thursday.”

Today’s Sports Events

Baseball: Blue River Valley at Knightstown 5 p.m.

Baseball: Rushville at New Castle 5 p.m.

Baseball: Shenandoah at Cowan 5 p.m.

Boys Golf: Winchester and Union City at Knightstown 5 p.m.

Boys Golf: Shenandoah at Wes-Del 4:30 p.m.

Girls tennis: Hagerstown at Knightstown 4:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis: New Castle at Eastern Hancock 5 p.m.

Girls Tennis: Shenandoah at Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 5 p.m.

Softball: Blue River Valley at Eastern Hancock 5:30 p.m.

Softball: Shenandoah at Daleville 5 p.m.

Track & Field: Hagerstown at Winchester 5 p.m.

Thursday’s Sports Events

Baseball: Shenandoah at Hagerstown 5 p.m.

Baseball: Union City at Tri 5 p.m.

Boys Golf: Seton Catholic at Blue River Valley 5 p.m.

Boys Golf: Knightstown at New Palestine 5 p.m.

Boys Golf: Anderson and Muncie Central at Shenandoah 4 p.m.

Boys Golf: Tri at Eastern Hancock 5 p.m.

Girls Tennis: Randolph Southern at Blue River Valley 4:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis: Centerville at Knightstown 5:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis: Shenandoah at New Castle 4:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis: Tri at Union City 5 p.m.

Softball: Hagerstown at Seton Catholic 5 p.m.

Softball: Cambridge City Lincoln at Knightstown 5 p.m.

Softball: New Castle at Cowan 5 p.m.

Softball: Northeastern at Tri 5 p.m.

Track & Field: Blue River Valley, Union City, and Seton Catholic at Wapahani 5 p.m.