News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 18, 2013

Olds pitches South to share of MIC baseball title


TERRE HAUTE — Friday night, winning the second game 5-0 and earning a share of the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference high school baseball title.

Damon Olds was dominant on the mound for the Braves, striking out 14 and walking just one while pitching a three-hit shutout.

South and Center Grove, who split a doubleheader on May 11, both finished 11-3 in league play. It’s the sixth time the Braves have won or shared the MIC championship.

South won Friday’s opener 4-1 as Preston Tofaute hit a tie-breaking three-run homer to support the combined pitching efforts of Cody Brock and Pete Lannoo.

The second game included a suicide-squeeze bunt by Conner Shipley for the first run, an RBI single by Brock for the second and a two-run single by Tofaute.

Terre Haute South    011    012    0    —    5    6    0

Lawrence North    000    000    0    —    0    3    3

W — Olds. L — Watson.

Highlights — For South, Preston Tofaute was 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs and Austin Slover scored 2 runs.

Next — South (20-6, 11-3 MIC) plays at 10 a.m. today at Northview.