News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 22, 2012

PREP ROUNDUP: Panthers cruise in sectional opener

Staff Writer
The Tribune-Star

MECCA — Sarah Burnham pitched a two-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts in high school softball Monday evening as host Riverton Parke defeated defending champion Rockville 10-0 in opening-round action at the Class A Riverton Parke Sectional.

Burnham also had a double and Shelby Virostko, E.B. Dickey and Paige Yando had two hits each for the Panthers, who return to action at 5:15 p.m. today against Covington. The Trojans advanced by beating Attica 13-2 in the first of two five-inning games Monday.



Rockville    000    00    —    0    2    3

Riverton Parke    203    41    —    10    11    0

Vukovits, Lear (5) and Sandusky; Burnham (W) and Combs. L — Vukovits.

Highlights — For Riverton Parke, E.B. Dickey was 2 for 2 with a run and 2 RBIs; Shelby Virostko was 2 for 3 with a double, a run and an RBI; Paige Yando was 2 for 4 with 2 runs and an RBI; and winning pitcher Sarah Burnham pitched a 2-hitter with 10 strikeouts and had a double, scored twice and had 2 RBIs. For Rockville, Emma Riffe and Taylor Vukovits had hits.

Next — Riverton Parke (19-7) plays Covington at 5:15 p.m. today, followed by North Vermillion against Turkey Run.



In other high school softball sectionals:

• South Vermillion 4, Brown County 2 — At Ellettsville, Cox had four hits and Daphne Dunegan pitched a complete game as the Wildcats upset the Western Indiana Conference co-champions at the Class 3A Edgewood Sectional.



South Vermillion    020    100    1    —    4    9    2

Brown County    000    101    0    —    2    7    2

Dunegan (W) and Wilhite; McDonald (L) and Leggins.

Highlights — For South Vermillion, Cox was 4 for 4 with a double, 2 runs and an RBI and Morgan Wilhite was 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Next — South Vermillion plays the winner of Monday night’s Greencastle-Owen Valley game at 5 p.m. today.



• Linton 13, North Knox 6 — At Sullivan, the Miners got off to a good start at the Class 2A Sullivan Sectional on Monday night.

Linton plays Bloomfield in a 5 p.m. semifinal game on Wednesday. Today’s games are Eastern Greene vs. Sullivan at 5 p.m., followed by North Knox against North Central.



Baseball

• Terre Haute South 4, Bloomington South 2 — At Terre Haute South, Spencer Whitlock’s double was the big blow in a three-run sixth inning as the host Braves came from behind to win their final regular-season game.



Bloomington South    010    010    0    —    2    7    1

Terre Haute South    000    013    x    —    4    6    4

LP — Rogers; Shipley, Townsend (6), Lannoo (7) and Tofaute. W — Townsend, 1-0. S — Lannoo (4).

Highlights — For Terre Haute South, Jacob Johnson was 3 for 3 with a double and an RBI and Spencer Whitlock was 1 for 3 with a double, 2 RBIs and a run.

Next — Terre Haute South (21-8) plays Martinsville next Monday in the semifinals of the Class 4A Plainfield Sectional.



• Sullivan 4, North Central 2 — At Sullivan, the Golden Arrows made the most of just two hits and took advantage of five Thunderbird errors in the final regular-season game for both teams.



North Central    100    001    0    —    2    8    5

Sullivan    011    200    x    —    4    2    2

C.Strain, Z.Lyday (4) and Johnson; Bement (W) and Garner. L — C.Strain. HR — NC: Loveall (1).

Highlights — For Sullivan, James Lisman was 1 for 1 with a double and an RBI, Noble Harrison was 1 for 3, Cameron McNeely scored 2 runs and Bryce Bement pitched a complete game. For North Central, Cole Johnson was 2 for 3 with an RBI, Collin Harding was 2 for 4 with 2 doubles, Zach Lyday was 2 for 4 and Daniel Loveall hit a solo homer.

Next — North Central (18-5) plays Bloomfield in Thursday’s second game at the Class 2A Linton Sectional. Sullivan (16-11) meets the winner of Wednesday’s South Knox-Linton game in the same tournament at 11 a.m. next Monday.



Golf

• Jasper wins — Tenth-ranked Jasper shot 306 to win the Washington Invitational played Saturday at Country Oaks.

Linton took fourth in the 15-team field with 325. Clayton French paced the Miners with 76.

Larry Knight led Northview with 79.



Washington Invitational

Team scores — Jasper 306, Vincennes Lincoln 318, Heritage Hills 323, Linton 325, Zionsville 330, Washington 333, Mt. Vernon 339, Evansville Reitz 340, Southridge 340, Princeton 348, Northview 351, North Knox 357, Evansville Central 360, West Washington 370, Boonville 381.

Medalist — Wil Seger (J) 72.