OA softball swept by Raiders
Oldenburg Academy varsity softball played some lax defense in a 6-0 home loss to South Ripley Saturday morning. Meanwhile, the Lady Twister bats were relatively silent against the shutout work of Madelyn Tompkins. Caraline Gettinger suffered the complete-game loss in the twinbill opener.
It was all Lady Raiders in the day's second game, 12-5. Ellie Waldron was the winning pitcher and Abbey Gommel threw for Oldenburg. Harlee Masavage's run-scoring double capped a 3-run 7th for the hosts.
OA (4-9) welcomes Lawrenceburg Thursday.
Bulldogs tame Chargers
Breaking a 4-4 tie in the sixth inning Saturday, Batesville's varsity baseball club went on to post a 6-4 victory over host North Decatur.
Caleb Raab, Trey Peters, Calvin Sherwood and Sam Voegele each knocked in a run. Trey Heidlage added a double and Seth Gausman a single. Sherwood stole 4 bases in the contest, with Peters and Heidlage pilfering 1 apiece.
Raab (2 strikeouts), Nate Eckstein (W, 2 K) and Shane Meer (3 K) each saw time on the mound.
Batesville (7-10) hosted Lawrenceburg Monday (results not available) and travels to face the Tigers Thursday.
Middle school track update
BMS dominated a 3-way track/field meet April 22, hosted by the Bulldogs. The girls scored 96 points, with St. Louis earning 28 and North Decatur 23. The boys had 83 total, as ND scored 64 and SLS unable to get in the scoring column.
Evan Williamson and Eli Loichinger won 2 events each; Williamson swept the 100 (12.66) and 200 (25.67) meter dashes while Loichinger took the 800 (2:30.47) and 1600 (5:25.08) runs. Trenton Kincade (110 hurdles; 18.43), Brock Mahon (pole vault; 5-foot-6) and Will Sherwood (long jump; 16-1.75 & 400; 1:00.5) placed first. Kincade, Sherwood, Williamson and Seth Pierson won the 400 relay (50.97) and Loichinger joined Jake Chapman, Emi Lopez and Isaac Kramer in winning the 3200 relay (11:02.06).
Madelyn Pohlman claimed long jump (13-8.25), the 100 (13.26) and 400 (1:04.65); Kate Bauer won pole vault (5-6), Cora Deputy 100 hurdles (19.78) and Kaylie Raver 800 (2:51.14) and 1600 (6:14.93). The Lady Bulldogs won all four relays. In the 400, it was Pohlman, Lizzy Nobbe, Elena Kuisel and Nadine Davis (56.19); 800 (Davis, Nobbe, Ava Hanson, Jenna Honnert; 2:04.4); 1600 (Nobbe, Honnert, Hanson, Laura Schwegman; 5:08.07) and 3200 (Raver, Hanson, Jada Day, Margaret Wilson; 11:57.5).
For SLS, Allie Savage won the 200 and Kate Weber the high jump.
BMS’ Veronica King was runner-up in shot put (24-5) and discus (68-8), Raver the same in high jump (4 ft.), Davis in pole vault (5-6) and 200 (29.84), Kuisel in 100 (13.8), Hanson in the 400 (1:12.15), Chapman for 1600 (5:42.51), Kaylynn Bedel in 800 (2:52.79) and Lopez in 800 (2:35.86).
In second for St. Lou were Weber (1600-personal best), 800 relay team of Lilly Schebler, Ava Owens, Lexi Scheiner and Ella Moster, and 1600 relay team (Weber, Abbey Wuestefeld, Sadie Wachsmann, Isabelle Wonnell).
Getting white ribbons were BMS’ Alyssa Nobbe (shot; 23-5), Lilly Grigg (discus; 59 ft.), Deputy (high jump; 4 ft.), L. Nobbe (200; 30.01), Day (800; 2:53.29 & 1600; 6:18.85), Blake Hon (shot; 32-9), Loichinger (discus; 82-7.5), Luke Hon (high jump; 4-4), Pierson (long jump; 15-4), Kincade (100; 12.97), Deacon Hamilton (200; 28.36), Chapman (800; 2:36.87), Lopez (1600; 5:46.14) and Otto Hund (110 hurdles; 20.74 & 400; 1:06.29).
SLS 3rd-place winners were Moster (hurdles-pb), Savage (long jump, 100pb) and Weber (400). Other Cardinals earning/tying individual bests: Marc Meneses (shot, discus), Scheiner (long jump, 400), Schebler (hurdles, shot), Santiago Schutte (1600), Owens (400), Wachsmann (shot), Wonnell (high jump), Wuestefeld (400) and Henry Wanstrath (hurdles, 400, 200, high jump).
SLS competed April 24 at JCD, along with South Decatur. The Lady Cardinals were 2nd behind SD (49.5-47) while the boys took third.
Savage won long jump (PR) and Wachsmann discus; Weber was first in high jump (PR), 1600 and 400PR.
Moster (hurdles), Savage (200), girls 4x100 (Moster, Schebler, Hope Kroen, Savage) and 4x400 (Wonnell, Wachsmann, Owens, Weber-PR) placed 2nd. Taking bronze were Owens (400), Savage (100), Wachsmann (shot-PR), Wonnell (800PR), Schutte (800PR, 1600PR) and Wanstrath (T-high jump-PR).
Other personal records: Marco Canessa (shot, 800), Christian Mack (100, 400), Schebler (shot, 200), Owens (100, 200), Scheiner, Moster, Wanstrath and Thomas Lohmueller (200) and boys 4x400 (Mack, Canessa, Schutte, Meneses).
FC's Hughes to be honored
The Franklin County Community School Corporation and FC High School Athletic Department will be dedicating the high school baseball field in honor of late, great coach Jim Hughes.
The public is invited to attend the day-long festivities on May 11. An alumni softball game will be played at noon, followed by the dedication of “Jim Hughes Field” at 2 p.m. At 4 p.m. is a social hosted by Third Place (734 Main St., Brookville), after which there will be a free will dinner with proceeds to the Jim Hughes Scholarship.
Coach Hughes spent over 50 years affecting children in the classroom as a science teacher, and coached baseball, golf, cross country, girls and boys basketball. Between Brookville High School and FCHS, Hughes was 517-264 as a hardball mentor with 2 regional titles. He is in the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association and FCHS halls of fame.
DSI Classic is June 5
The DSI Golf Classic to benefit children with disabilities will be held June 5 at Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus.
The 34th annual event is $130 per person and $520 for a foursome. Golfers receive the following: 18 holes and cart; buffet lunch; on-course refreshments; chances to win prizes for closet to the pin and hole-in-one; prizes for top scores; door prize; commemorative gift and photo of each foursome; and 50/50 drawing. The event is limited to 144 golfers.
Last year the Classic raised $15,000 for early intervention services for children with disabilities. DSI is a non-profit that provides services for children and adults in more than 50 counties in central and southern Indiana, including Franklin and Ripley.