GREENFIELD — The Riley 9U All-Stars advanced to the semi-finals of Cal Ripken Central Indiana Babe Ruth League state tournament by defeating Connersville 5-2 at James Whitcomb Riley Park Saturday.
Riley will face New Palestine in first of two semi-finals games at 11 a.m. today. In the other semi-final game, Shelby County with face Mooresville. The winners will play for the title at 3 p.m. today.
Riley was out-hit, but had timely hitting. In the third inning Riley scored on a two-run home run to left center by starting pitcher Gabe Owen.
Blake Steidel’s single to center field in the bottom of the fifth inning scored Jaden Thomas to break a tie and put Riley ahead 3-2. Steidel and teammate Rylan Schneider then scored on a triple by Max Scamihorn.
Thomas was the winning pitcher.
.Riley 9U was the top seed in the tournament after defeating Mooresville B 10-0 and Clay County 19-1 in pool play on Thursday.
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In other baseball action:
* Post 346 splits — At Newburgh, Wayne Newton Post 346 split a doubleheader with Newburgh Post 44. Terre Haute (27-9) won the opener 7-1 and fell in the nightcap 14-4..
Post 346 020 010 4 — 7 12 0
Newburgh Post 44 000 010 0 — 1 7 2
W — T.J. Decker (6-1).
Highlights — For Post 346, Cody Thornton was 3-for-4 with a RBI; Jacob Johnson was 2-for-4 with a RBI; Conner Pierce had a double and 3 RBI.
Post 346 001 304 — 4 8 3
Newburgh Post 44 112 (10)0X — 14 16 1
L — Pete Lannoo (3-4).
Highlights — For Post 346, Preston Tofaute was 2-for-2, Craig Peters had a double and RBI.
Next — Post 346 (27-9) plays host to Princeton for a Sunday doubleheader.
* Hambrock wins title — At Greenwood, Lauren Hambrock of Terre Haute won the girls 16-under singles title of the South Central Indiana Junior Tennis Open that concluded Saturday.
Hambrock defeated Allison Himes of Indianapolis 6-1, 6-0 in the finals.
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In other tennis news:
* Results in — At Rea Park, the 2013 Children’s Museum Flighted Mixed Doubles Tournament was conducted recently.
The 21st annual tournament included 42 players in three divisions. All proceeds will be donated to the Terre Haute Childrens’s Museum.
Feed-in to Round of 8 — Krishan Kumar-Shivani Purohit def. Harrison Villareal-Tia Bennett-Faro 6-3, 6-0.
Round of 8 — Dallas Kelsey-Anna Potter def. Kumar-Purohit 6-2, 6-3; Neelay Purohit-Eesha Purohit def. Kris Bilyeu-Emma Bilyeu 6-2, 6-2; Ethan Caldwell-Megan Coghlan def. Chris Holcomb-Taylor Bullock 6-2, 4-6 (12-10); Tate Egan-Meridith Egan def. Wes Kirk-Miranda Camp 6-2, 7-6.
Semifinal round — Purohit-Purohit def. Kelsey-Potter 7-5, 6-3; Caldwell-Coghlan def. Egan-Egan 6-1, 6-3.
Final round — Purohit-Purohit def. Caldwell-Coghlan 6-4, 3-6 (10-6).
Consolation round — Holcomb-Bullock def. Kirk-Camp 7-5, 6-2.
Feed-in to Round of 8 — Jerry Vickery-Donna Kellams def. Ralph Dale-Jennifer Myers 6-0, 6-4.
Round of 8 — Brian Francis-Morgan Cook def. Vickery-Kellams 7-5, 6-2; Scott Kellar-Maegan Flight def. Larry Singleton-Lannette Huelson 7-6, 6-1; Mike Newton-Elizabeth Newton def. Jeff Lookebill-Dawn Hann 6-1, 7-5; Luke Yeagley-Hannah Rudolph def. Kevin Montgomery-Nicole Howe 6-1, 6-1.
Semifinal round — Kellar-Flight def. Francis-Cook 6-3, 6-2; Yeagley-Rudolph def. Newton-Newton 6-4, 7-6.
Final round — Kellar-Flight def. Yeagley-Rudolph 6-4, 6-2.
Consolation round — Singleton-Huelson def. Dale-Myers 6-3, 6-2.
Round-robin format (three teams) — Mike Saylor-Andrea Saylor def. Thomas Yeagley-Alpa Patel 6-4, 4-6 (10-8); Saylor-Saylor def. Jerry Mueller-Samantha Dougherty 6-4, 6-3; Mueller-Dougherty def. Yeagley-Patel 6-2, 6-1.
* Stanbrough posts win — At Gas City, Jon Stanbrough won the first Indiana Sprint Week feature race Friday at I-69 Speedway.
Chase Stockon took eighth and moved to third in the sprint point totals, one point ahead of Kevin Thomas.
Fast qualifier — Dave Darland.
Qualifying race winners — Chris Gurley, Max McGhee.
Heat winners — Hunter Schuerenberg, Tracy Hines, Jon Stanbrough, Bryan Clauson, Brady Bacon (semi).
Feature — Stanbrough, Shane Cottle, Schuerenberg, Clauson, Darland, Chas Boespflug, Christopher Bell, Chase Stockon, Kevin Thomas Jr., Chris Windom, Tyler Courtney, Bacon, Richard Vander Weerd, Justin Grant, Brady Short.