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May 22, 2012

PREP ROUNDUP: Panthers cruise in sectional opener

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.

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