News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 29, 2013

PREP ROUNDUP: Rockville wins baseball sectional

Shakamak also wins crown, Linton softball loses thriller at Mater Dei

Staff report
The Tribune-Star

ROCKVILLE — Rockville won its own Class A sectional in high school baseball Tuesday, defeating Covington 10-4 in the rain-delayed championship game.

The Rox evened their record at 15-15 with the victory and earned a spot in the Lafayette Central Catholic Regional on Saturday, facing either top-ranked Frontier or second-ranked LCC in the first game.

LCC and Frontier were slated to play in the LCC Sectional title game.

Dalton Clark hurled two innings of Monday’s 3-2 victory over Attica and went six innings for the Rox on Tuesday, giving up one earned run and six hits while striking out six and walking two Trojans.

The Trojans got an earned run in the first frame to take a 1-0 lead.

Rockville went up 2-1 in the third when losing pitcher Tristan Keller hit a batter and walked one with one out before Ben Cunningham socked a double to drive in one run and Ross Brown singled in the second to put the Rox in front.

Covington tied the count with the unearned run in the fourth, but the Rox responded with six runs in the bottom of the fourth to take control of the contest. Brandon Cooper and Cunningham both drove in two runs in the frame.

Nick Waltz accounted for the final two Rox runs with a two-run homer in the fifth.

Covington took advantage of two Rockville miscues and a walk by Cunningham, who relieved Clark, to score twice in the seventh stanza.

Cunningham led the Rox on offense, going 3 for 3 with a double, scoring a run and driving in three runs. Cam Helderman was 2 for 4 and scored twice.

Covington    100 100 2 — 4 9 1

Rockville      002 620 x — 10 10 5

W — Dalton Clark, 7-3. L — Tristan Keller, 1-7. HR — R: Nick Waltz.

Highlights — For Rockville, Dalton Clark struck out six, gave up one earned run and six hits in six innings. Nick Waltz hit a two-run homer. Ben Cunningham scored a run, was 3 for 3 with a double and drove in three runs. Cam Helderman had two hits and scored two runs. For Covington, Dalton Hardy and Peyton Cutrell each had two hits.

Next — Rockville (15-15) will play the Lafayette Central Catholic Sectional winner in the first game of the Class A LCC Regional on Saturday. Covington finished 3-24.

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In other high school baseball Tuesday:

Class A Shakamak Sectional

* Shakamak 5, Union 1 — At Shakamak, leadoff batter Kyler Fulford continued his hot hitting and Brett Yeryar took a shutout into the seventh inning for the host Lakers.

Fulford, after a double and homer in the sectional semifinal game on Monday, was 4 for 4 in the championship game.


Union            000 000 1 — 1 5 1

Shakamak  102 101 x — 5 9 2

W — Bre.Yeryar, 6-0. L — Figg.

Highlights — For Shakamak, Kyler Fulford was 4 for 4 and Patrick Green was 2 for 4. Jarett Todd had a double for Union.

Next — Shakamak (25-4) plays Indianapolis Lutheran at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Class A Morristown Regional. Union finished 5-14.

Class 2A Linton Sectional

* Eastern Greene 8, Sullivan 6 — At Linton’s Roy Herndon Field, Eastern Greene barely held on to its lead left over from Monday when storms postponed play into Tuesday.

Sullivan                000 000 6 — 6

Eastern Greene 401 030 x — 8

W — Carter Divine. L — Jarrad Klitz.

Highlights — For Sullivan, Tucker Smith hit a 2-run homer in the 7th inning and Colton Harrison also knocked in 2 runs.

Next — Eastern Greene (17-7) will go to the Southridge Regional. Sullivan finished 14-16.


Class 2A Mater Dei Regional

* Mater Dei 4, Linton 3  At Evansville, Linton's season came to an end, but the Miners gave the Class 2A No. 2 team a scare before it fell by a run in a regional game.

The Miners forced extra innings, but gave up the winning run in the ninth inning. Jessica Hunt RBI single provided the winning tally.

Linton finished its season at 15-6.



* Arrows win — At Sullivan Elks, Nate Pirtle earned medalist honors and helped Sullivan win the Sullivan County team championship.


Sullivan 310, North Central 375, Union 484

Sullivan (310) — Nate Pirtle 70, Colt Kuppler 75, Jace Moody 82, Seth Conwell 83.

North Central (375) — Crooks 78, Childs 97, Taylor 103, Brown 106.

Union (484) — Mayes 106, Birdsong 112, Skyler 126, Marsh 140.