OA girls stopped at semistate

Oldenburg's varsity girls tennis season was halted at the Center Grove semistate May 25 as the Lady Twisters lost 5-0 to the Trojans.

"We had a memorable day and another great season!" said head coach Mark Wilder of his 20-2 girls. "I’m super proud of all our girls for their work and dedication."

Kathryn Wilder lost 6-3, 6-1 to Ellie Strube at No. 1 singles. At No. 2, Ashlee Fisk was a 6-0, 6-1 winner over Sarah Price. Alexa Miles was stopped 6-0, 6-0 by Jillian Garrett at 3 singles.

Hanna Hurm and Sarah Preston lost their top doubles match to Holyn Aukerman and Jenna Boha (7-6 (7-5), 6-1) while GiGi Dreyer and Claire Hollingsworth fell to Abby Hoard and Sydney Plowman 6-4, 6-2.

"We will miss all four of our seniors," Wilder added, talking about Hurm, Preston, Hollingsworth and Stephanie Gray.

U of L to host NCAA regional

The University of Louisville baseball team, carrying a couple of names close to the hearts of Batesville fans, will host an NCAA regional this weekend and start May 31 against the Illinois-Chicago Flames.

The Cardinals are 43-15 and went 21-9 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. BHS grads Zach Britton and Bryan Hoeing have played big roles in the team's success.

Britton, a sophomore catcher, is batting .286 with 7 doubles and 5 home runs. He's driven in 26 runs and is slugging .487. The senior Hoeing has tossed 53.2 innings and owns a 3-3 record with 1 save. His ERA is 2.85 with 61 strikeouts against just 14 walks. Opposing hitters are compiling a mere .229 average off Hoeing.

Should they advance, the College World Series begins in mid-June.

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