TERRE HAUTE —
Terre Haute North erupted for seven runs in the third inning on its way to routing visiting White River Valley 14-1 in 4 1/2 innings of high school baseball Wednesday afternoon at Don Jennings Field.
White River Valley 100 00 — 1 1 2
Terre Haute North 137 3x — 14 18 1
W — Nick Norton, 3-0. L — Frye.
Highlights — For North, Sam Wolf homered and knocked in 4 runs, Lane Dransfield tripled and T.J. Collett and Nick Long each doubled. Collett also batted in 2 runs, as did Jonathan Eilbracht.
Next — North (16-3) will play host to Mooresville on Friday. WRV will return home to take on Linton today.
In other high school baseball Wednesday:
• Turkey Run 16, North Vermillion 12 — At Cayuga, Jeff Woods homered for the sixth time this season, scored four runs and knocked in three to lead the visiting Warriors to a wild Wabash River Conference triumph.
Turkey Run 535 012 0 — 16 17 2
North Vermillion 051 003 3 — 12 13 4
W — Jeff Girdler, 3-3. L — Jordan West.
Highlights — For Turkey Run, Jeff Woods went 3 for 4 with a homer, 4 runs and 3 RBIs; winning pitcher Jeff Girdler went 3 for 4 with 5 RBIs; Dewey Ashley went 3 for 5 with a double and 2 RBIs; Drew Ferguson went 3 for 5 with 3 RBIs; and Jake Amstutz went 2 for 4 with a double and 3 runs. For North Vermillion, Wade Harrison went 2 for 5 with a homer and 4 RBIs.
Next — Turkey Run (5-10 overall, 4-3 WRC) will be at home Friday to take on Covington.
• South Vermillion 9, Fountain Central 5 — At Clinton, the host Wildcats exploded for all nine of their runs in the sixth inning to pull out the victory.
Fountain Central 110 300 0 — 5 7 2
South Vermillion 000 009 x — 9 13 1
W — Kaden Lawson, 1-0. L — Dale Hathaway.
Highlights — For South Vermillion, Nathan Luft went 2 for 4 and belted his 3rd home run of the season, a 3-run shot in the 6th inning; Dalton Bogetto went 2 for 2 with 2 RBIs; Tyler Smith went 2 for 3 with a double and 2 RBIs; T.J. Terry went 2 for 4 with a double; and Seth Dickey went 2 for 4 with 2 runs. For Fountain Central, Tyler DePugh went 2 for 3 with a homer and double.
Next — South Vermillion (13-5) will be at home Saturday to battle Edgewood. Fountain Central is now 7-13.
Clay City 000 00 — 0
Cloverdale 270 01 — 10
W — Justin Wilson. L — Not available.
Highlights — For Cloverdale, Will Andersen went 2 for 2 with a double and 2 runs, Cody Carter also doubled and Brayden White and Austin Mannan each scored 2 runs.
Record — Cloverdale was 16-5 after this game.
Owen Valley 000 00 — 0
Sullivan 703 0x — 10
W — Jarrad Klitz.
Highlights — For Sullivan, Johnathan Cox and Noble Harrison each doubled, with Harrison knocking in 3 runs and Cox knocking in 2 and scoring 2 runs. Also, Cameron McNeely scored 2 runs.
Records — Sullivan was 8-9 overall and 1-3 in the Western Indiana Conference after this game.
South Putnam 011 000 01 — 3
Greencastle 000 001 12 — 4
W — Brett Gierke. L — J.D. Briones.
Highlights — For Greencastle, Tanner Nicholson and Alex Petit each went 3 for 4, with Nicholson doubling twice and Pettit stealing 2 bases. Also, Cole Pohlar went 2 for 4 with 2 steals. For South Putnam, Tyler Long and Jake Carmichael each went 2 for 4, with Long contributing a double and Carmichael stealing 2 bases.
Greencastle 302 24 — 11
South Putnam 000 00 — 0
W — Seth Brown. L — Nick Scott.
Highlights — For Greencastle, Pohlar went 4 for 4 with 4 runs and 2 RBIs and Petit went 2 for 3.
Records — Greencastle was 6-8 overall and 3-5 in the West Central Conference after these games.
Cloverdale 360 40 — 13
Southmont 100 00 — 1
W — Brayden White.
Highlights — For Cloverdale, Austin Mannan went 2 for 3 with a home run, a double and six RBIs, Brantson Scott went 2 for 4, Will Andersen and Justin Wilson each scored 2 runs and Tyler Carter added a double.
• West Vigo 9, Greencastle 0 — At Greencastle, Leah Morrison pitched a five-hit shutout and Mary Curley and Kenzie Little each went 2 for 3 for the visiting Vikings.
West Vigo 302 011 2 — 9 12 0
Greencastle 000 000 0 — 0 5 4
W — Leah Morrison. L — Favvergue.
Highlights — For West Vigo, Leah Morrison pitched a 5-hit shutout, Mary Curley and Kenzie Little each went 2 for 3, Brittany Voils went 2 for 4 with a double and 2 runs, Shelby Edington went 2 for 4 with 2 runs and Jacy McClain also went 2 for 4.
Next — West Vigo (10-10) will play today at Edgewood.
• Northview 2, Brown County 1 — At Brazil, Whitney Halfhill went 3 for 4 with an RBI double and pitcher Taylor Carter struck out 11 Brown County batters to lead the host school.
Brown County 000 100 0 — 1 4 1
Northview 000 002 x — 2 9 0
W — Carter, 10-5-1. L — McDonald.
Highlights — For Northview, Whitney Halfhill was 3 for 4 with an RBI double and stolen base, Ashley Hughes was 1 or 3 with an RBI, Shelby Dupin was 2 for 3 and starting pitcher Taylor Carter registered 11 strikeouts and 0 walks.
Next — Northview (13-8-1) visits Owen Valley at 6 p.m. Friday.
• Marshall 14, Robinson 7 — At Marshall, Ill., the host Lions celebrated Senior Night with a high-scoring victory.
W — Courtney Wallace.
Highlights — For Marshall, Cheyenne Thompson hit her 10th home run of the season, winning pitcher Courtney Wallace was 2 for 3, Morgan David was 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs and Carson Boyer and Amanda Evinger each went 2 for 4.
Record — Marshall was 9-10 after this game.
Owen Valley 002 030 0 — 5
Sullivan 000 000 0 — 0
W — Rebecca Strong. L — Kylee Willis.
Highlights — For Owen Valley, Samaritan Lighter and Madison Summerlot each went 2 for 4 and winning pitcher Rebecca Strong scored 2 runs.
Records — Sullivan was 6-12 overall and 0-5 in the Western Indiana Conference after this game.
At Marshall, Ind.
North Vermillion 343 101 2 — 14
Turkey Run 000 400 2 — 6
W — Linzi Woodard. L — Kaleigh Basan.
Highlights — For Turkey Run, Shelby Crum went 3 for 3, Sydni Boling went 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs, Lauren Awbrey went 2 for 4 and Kelcie Basan knocked in 2 runs. No North Vermillion highlights were provided.
Records — Turkey Run was 1-15 overall and 0-8 in the Wabash River Conference after this game.
Bloomington North Invitational
Team scores — Bloomington South 127, Bloomington North 112, Terre Haute North 84.5, Terre Haute South 82, Greenwood 45, Whiteland Community 42.5.
100 — Delvon Wilson (BN) 11.20, Jordan Moothery (THN) 11.21, Alex Richardson (BN) 11.29.
200 — Wilson (BN) 22.46, Jacob Walls (WC) 22.87, Richardson (BN) 23.11.
400 — Luke Bertolet (G) 50.02, Walls (WC) 50.87, Jop Horning (BN) 52.88.
800 — Jordan Huntoon (BS) 1:58.54, Riley Stohler (THS) 1:58.77, Peter Voskuil (BS) 2:02.32.
1,600 — Kyle Burks (BS) 4:21.62, Stohler (THS) 4:22.03, Huntoon (BS) 4:25.00.
3,200 — Jackson Bertoli (THS) 9:26.13, David Dalton (G) 9:26.39, Anthony Williams (BS) 9:30.29.
110 H — Cameron Stewart (THN) 14.90, Eli Stidd (BS) 15.34, Jeremy Patterson (THS) 15.61.
300 H — Cole Seward (THN) 40.48, Patterson (THS) 40.60, Stewart (THN) 40.75.
400 relay — Terre Haute North (Moothery, Brookins, Carson, Farr) 43.93, Bloomington North 44.10, Whiteland Community 44.21.
1,600 relay — Greenwood (Hartman, Lennon, McFarland, Bertolet) 3:27.81, Bloomington North 3:28.75, Terre Haute North 3:29.52.
3,200 relay — Terre Haute North (Seward, Davis, T.Clapp, Moshes) 8:11.06, Greenwood 8:11.82, Bloomington South 8:15.24.
HJ — Alex Olson (BS) 6-6 (won based on fewer misses), Dejan Davis (WC) 6-6, Colin Reilly (BS) 6-4.
PV — Deakin Volz (BS) 15-6, Derik Whalen (THS) 13-0 (took second based on fewer misses), Zach Potter (THN) 13-0.
LJ — Anthony Pizzo (BS) 20-6.5, Jonathan Frederick (BN) 20-4.75, Ryne Benckart (BS) 20-1.25.
SP — Lorrell Williams (BN) 53-3, Lee Davis (THN) 52-3.25, Randy Szatkowski (BN) 49-8.
D — Nic Keller (THS) 160-4.5, Lee Davis (THN) 153-5, Williams (BN) 149-0.
Team scores — Terre Haute North 160, Bloomington South 130.33, Bloomington North 111.66, Whiteland Community 43, Terre Haute South 27, Greenwood 21.
100 — Megan Grabowski (BS) 12.47, Melissa Rice (WC) 12.53, Keirra Porter (THN) 12.77.
200 — Grabowski (BS) 26.20, Rice (WC) 26.48, Isabelle Conrad (BS) 26.65.
400 — Sydney Dickerson (THN) 59.40, Erin Connor (BN) 1:00.94, Maddie Kane (BS) 1:02.03.
800 — Lindsay Welker (THN) 2:14.02, Kate Raphael (BN) 2:14.30, TaPring Goatee (THN) 2:19.06.
1,600 — Alex Warzyniak (BS) 5:07.68, Chanli Mundy (THN) 5:12.55, Isabel Roberts-Hamilton (BN) 5:23.41.
3,200 — Mundy (THN) 11:15.50, Christine Sparks (BN) 11:29.50, Alexis Lewandowski (BS) 11:41.60.
100 H — Porter (THN) 15.26, Trinity Clements (BN) 15.84, Tasia Brewer (THS) 15.85.
300 H — Christina Zerfas (BN) 47.72, Clements (BN) 48.70, Jordan Kuehner (THN) 48.87.
400 relay — Bloomington South (Conrad, Morrone, Bomba, Grabowski) 49.44, Terre Haute North 50.93, Bloomington North 50.99.
1,600 relay — Terre Haute North (Welker, Dickerson, Kuehner, Goatee) 4:01.57, Bloomington South 4:06.20, Bloomington North 4:08.53.
3,200 relay — Terre Haute North (Dickerson, Goatee, Mundy, Welker) 9:25.96, Bloomington North 9:43.68, Bloomington South 9:48.39.
HJ — Kelsey Thomas (THN) 5-2 (won based on fewer misses), Ashley Nash (BN) 5-2, Emma St. John (BN) 5-2.
PV — Rachel Gutish (THN) 11-0, Rae Miller (BS) 10-0, Faith Roberson (WC) 9-6.
LJ — Porter (THN) 17-9.5, Ellen Richards (BS) 16-4.5, Emily Ehman (BS) 15-11.
SP — Alissa Turpin (THN) 39-3, Erica Christy (G) 37-8, Madison Wingert (WC) 34-6.5.
D — Brianna Burgess (THN) 117-1, Amy Moore (BS) 111-6.5, Lauren Sims (BN) 107-5.5.
Little Illini Conference championships
At Toledo, Ill.
Team scores — Newton 174, Marshall 95, Olney 57, Red Hill and Robinson 49, Cumberland 44, Casey 34, Flora 29, Lawrenceville 23, Palestine 1, Oblong 0.
Top Marshall finishers
D — 1. Ariana Kuhn 109-2.5. 3,200 — 1. Maisie Lay 12:38.09. 400 — 1. Madison Henry 1:02.18. 800 — 1. Teresa Gorrell 2:26.60 (school record). 3,200 relay — 1. Marshall (Lay, Teal Burnett, Sydney Davidson, T.Gorrell) 10:15.96 (school record and LIC meet record). 1,600 — 2. Lay 5:41.66; 4. Davidson 5:44.38. SP — 2. Kuhn 32-8.25. 100 — 3. Henry 13.18. 300 H — 3. Hannah Jones 52.24. 1,600 relay — 3. Marshall (Jones, Burnett, Henry, T.Gorrell) 4:26.34. 200 — 4. Henry 27.78.
Team results — Robinson won with 140.5 points, while Olney was 2nd with 128.
No individual results were reported.
Northview 5, South Vermillion 0
Singles — Haley Leach (N) def. Marissa Vandergriff 4-6, 6-2, 10-4; Nicole Linton (N) def. Taylor Spires 6-0, 7-5; Kaysia Reberger (N) def. Haley Crouch 6-2, 6-0.
Doubles — Hannah Minor-Jessica Baker (N) def. Brooke Sudduth-Olivia Harpenau 6-3, 6-2; Ramey Miller-Shelby Timberman (N) def. Macy Russell-Whitney Reyher 6-2, 6-3.
JV — Northview won 9-1.
At Geneva Hills
North Putnam 174, South Vermillion 180
North Putnam (174) — Austin Judy 42, Mason Asher and Daniel Smith 43, Bennett Hazelgrove 46.
South Vermillion (180) — Logan Waldrop 41, Bryce Welker 44, Kiefer Dunham 45, Ben Cvengros 50.
At Vincennes Country Club
Sullivan 156, South Knox 179
Sullivan (156) — Nathan Pirtle 37, Colt Kuppler 39, Luke Willis and Jace Moody 40.
South Knox (179) — Adams 41, Lamb 42, Schmidt 47, Byrd 49.
Record — Sullivan was 10-1 in dual matches after this match.
TERRE HAUTE —
Terre Haute North erupted for seven runs in the third inning on its way to routing visiting White River Valley 14-1 in 4 1/2 innings of high school baseball Wednesday afternoon at Don Jennings Field.
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Coach Risinger’s Heritage Christian squad rose to the occasion Saturday in Hulman Center, holding the Cavaliers to 33-percent shooting to claim the school’s fifth state title since joining the IHSAA in 2003.
The Eagles won their first title since 2009 by a score of 64-61.
Class A girls: Oregon-Davis holds off Vincennes Rivet
Oregon-Davis jumped out to a 15-2 lead when senior Alicia McIntosh drilled a 3-pointer in Saturday’s Class A state championship for girls high school basketball.
The Bobcats stretched that lead to as large as 17 before halftime, and still led by double figures with three minutes remaining.
Class 3A girls: Western over Evansville Mater Dei 38-35
Like Fort Wayne Canterbury in the Class 2A championship, two-time defending Class 2A champion Evansville Mater Dei found the going much more tough when moving up one class due to the IHSAA’s “Team Success Factor” legislation.
Mater Dei (26-2), which had an average margin of victory of 27 points throughout the season, struggled against Western’s 2-3 zone all night long in falling to the Panthers 38-35.
Class 4A girls: Bedford North Lawrence wins second straight title
Damon Bailey guided Bedford North Lawrence to a second straight state championship in his first year as head coach.
Bailey, an assistant on the Stars’ unbeaten Class 4A champions in 2013, watched his team hold off a scrappy Penn squad for a 51-41 victory Saturday night.
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Damon Bailey among coaches directing daughters at Hulman Center on Saturday
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Former Terre Haute resident Rick Risinger looking for fifth state title in Hulman Center
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No answer: Spears scores 30 as Martinsvlle ends TH South’s season
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Brownsburg (19-2) hit six straight free throws in the final 1 minute, 15 seconds to hold off the Patriots 51-47.
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Linton and Eastern posted victories in the opening round of the North Knox Class 2A Sectional on Tuesday.
Linton led most of the way to defeat Sullivan 51-43 in the first game. Eastern Greene bested North Central 62-42 in the nightcap.
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