OA softball drops pair

Oldenburg fell 12-3 in varsity softball at Madison April 13. The Cubs scored 7 times in the fourth.

Host Jac-Cen-Del dropped 6-spots on the Twisters in the first and third innings April 16, going on to a 16-8 win. Karlee Wolfe drove in 3 for the Eagles.

OA (3-6) visits Madison Shawe April 23.

Oesterling stars with no-no, bomb

Batesville senior Lane Oesterling sparkled in a duel with Franklin County southpaw Alex Bischoff Thursday at Liberty Field. The BHS righty (4-0, 0.27 ERA) tossed a no-hitter at the Wildcats, recording 11 strikeouts and walking 2 in the 9-0 victory. No. 10 also hit a home run in the fifth inning – one of 14 Bulldog hits – and drove in 2.

Quinn Werner's RBI single opened up scoring in the first off Bischoff, whose line read four innings, 5 runs, 10 hits, 5 strikeouts and a walk. The Dogs added 3 in the fourth.

Cal Sherwood led the offense, going 4-of-4 with a double and 3 RBI. Trey Heidlage (2B, RBI, SB), Caleb Raab (triple) and Werner had 2-hit games. Trey Peters knocked in 1 and stole a base. Werner, Sherwood and Sam Voegele stole 2 bases each.

BHS (6-8, 3-2 Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference) began a 6-games in 8-day stretch Monday at Greensburg.

Lady Bulldogs pick up easy win

The Batesville varsity girls tennis team posted a 5-0 victory at home against South Dearborn Thursday. The visiting Knights managed just 5 games.

Senior Sophie Brown was a 6-0, 6-1 winner over Jennifer Wullenweber at No. 1 singles, while Kayla Stone (6-3, 6-0 vs. Reagan Stevenson) and Jenna Ertel (6-0, 6-0 vs. Annie Brown) won at No. 2 and 3 singles, respectively.

Corinne Stone and Betsy Harmeyer were 6-1, 6-0 winners at No. 1 doubles. Kate Poltrack and Lily Esser teamed up to defeat Kym Foster and Jess Suesz, 6-0, 6-0.

JV players winning singles matches were Caroline Kellerman, Carly Fitzpatrick and Ashley Nobbe. Double teams winning were Vivian Shroder/Nobbe, Malia Scheele/Kayla Meyer and Meredith McCreary/Bre Wells.

BHS (4-3, 4-2) is at Shelbyville April 23.

Shiners top BHS in softball

Rising Sun broke a scoreless tie in the third inning Thursday, going on to a 7-1 home softball win over Batesville. The Shiners had 10 hits to the Bulldogs' 5.

Sydney Pitts recorded a complete-game win, striking out 7. Kassidy Romans drove home 4 for RS.

BHS (3-5) is at EIAC rival Connersville April 23.

Lady Bulldog reserves toppled

The junior varsity Batesville Lady Bulldogs were defeated April 12 at Madison, 24-3.

Coach Stacey Kessens liked that she could get three different pitchers time in the circle – Sophie Lee, Ainsley Phipps and Sydnee Schaefer. Anna Gerth, Sarah Ripperger and Nicole Amberger scored runs.

JV Twisters edged

Oldenburg JV baseball dropped a 4-3 decision at Union County April 10. Nick Folop had 2 base hits and 2 runs knocked in. Hunter Schuckmann drove in one.

The following Wednesday, the Twister reserves tied with Rushville (10-10) after seven full innings. OA belted out 14 hits with 5 players having multi-hit games.

JV Dogs/OA compete at SD meet

Batesville sent its JV track/field team to Thursday's South Dearborn Invitational, due to the varsity's invite to Franklin's Bill Self Invitational Friday night. Among 12 teams, BHS' boys were able to top Rising Sun. The Lady Bulldogs were 11th in an 11-team field. Oldenburg was 8th on both sides; the girls scored 24 points and the boys 47. Franklin County swept the meet (140/girls & 103.5/boys).

"They rose to the challenge and put forth excellent performances, some better than their seed," said Bulldog coach Lisa Gausman.

OA's Chris Moorman won the 110 hurdles (15.74) while teammates Kate Walke and Grace Mack took 2nd in 100 hurdles (17.25) and long jump (14-feet-7.5-inches), respectively. Twister Lucas McFee added 2nd in long jump (19-5). Dominic McFee was 3rd in the 400 (54.35).

Katie Bedel was Batesville's top finisher, placing 5th in high jump. In 6th were Maria Lopez (800), Manav Patel (8-6 personal best in pole vault – previous 6 ft.), Dillon Murray (1600pb) and the boys 4x100 relay team of Patel, Isaiah Riffle, Austin Cornn and Ben Schebler (pb). Faith Tekulve spun the discus nearly 10 feet further for a new PR, taking 7th. Cornn was 7th in high jump while Will Nuhring, Daren Smith, Vonley Hund and Nathan Villani were 7th in the 4x800 (pb). Murray was 8th in 3200, Riffle the same in 100pb; Kasin Hughes, Nuhring, Elliott Mertz and Hund ran to 8th in the 4x400.

Moorman was 4th in 300 hurdles and Tyler Kuntz 5th in the 3200. L. McFee took 4th in the 200 and 5th in 100. OA's boys (Ethan Browning, Carson Wolber, Kuntz, Aaron Weber) were 8th in the 4x800 and 7th in the 4x100 (Moorman, L. McFee, D. McFee, Peter Lewis). Blake Borgman was 8th in 800. Abby Haverkos, Lydia and Elizabeth Gigrich and Sidney Bauman ran to 7th in girls 4x400, while the Gigriches joined Walke and Mack for 7th in the 4x100. Mack was 6th in the 1600 and 8th in 800.

More BHS personal bests: Connor Batchelor, Carlie Schrank (shot put), Mason Enneking (110, 300 hurdles), Riffle and Bedel (200), Hund and Larissa Lair (400), Smith, Lopez, Ava Ralston and Alex Livers (800), Smith and Nuhring (1600), Villani (3200), girls 4x100 (Bedel, Michaela Nobbe, Callie Main, Taylor Townsley) and 4x400 (Bedel, Lopez, Lair, Shalee Harrington).

Batesville hosts Jac-Cen-Del, North Decatur and Hauser April 23. The Bulldogs and OA travel to the East Central invite Friday.

Middle school golf roundup

St. Louis' golf team traveled to Madison April 13 to compete in the Cozy Acres Invitational. The team shot a respectable 342 and came in 5th. Scoring for the team were Jackson Wanstrath, Rhea Miller, Eli Vogelsang and Eli Weiler.

The Cardinals and Batesville Middle School teed it up April 15 at Cricket Ridge, BMS coming out on top 187-242 in the Bulldogs' season opener. Wanstrath, Weiler, Miller and Cael Rahe scored for SLS.

BMS' Emma Weiler was medalist with a 40. Teammate Addyson Weiler scored 48 and had an amazing chip-in on the 9th hole according to her coach Brittany Vogelsang. Other Bulldog scores were Logan Fletcher (49), Josie Meyer (50) and Ian Carpenter (52).

The Cards faced South Dearborn at Dearborn Country Club Tuesday, winning 184-189. Scoring was done by Wanstrath, Rahe and Vogelsang.

The rain stayed away but the Cards couldn't hold off the St. Mary's (Greensburg) Knights Thursday, falling 206-221. Vogelsang, Rahe, Wanstrath and Weiler scored for SLS.

Loss follows win for BMS

In middle school track/field April 15, Batesville conquered visiting Milan and Greendale. The Lady Bulldogs scored 77.5 to Greendale's 50 and the Indians' 14.5. The boys totaled 53, as the Bengals got 46 and Milan 42.

Jada Day won the 800 meters (2:54.4) and 1600 (6:16.93). She teamed with Kaylie Raver, Margaret Wilson and Kaylynn Bedel to take the 3200 relay (12:05.43). Madelyn Pohlman claimed the 100 (13.38) and 400 (1:02.56). Eli Loichinger was a 4-time winner, placing 1st in discus (94-feet-6-inches), 800 (2:30.59), 1600 (5:28.5) and joining Emi Lopez, Jake Chapman and Talan Rowlett to capture the 3200 relay (10:43.47).

Other winners were the boys 400 relay (Trenton Kincade, Seth Pierson, Evan Williamson, Will Sherwood; 51.47), Veronica King (discus; 79-2.5), Nadine Davis (200; 29.41), Williamson (200; 25.35), Kincade (high jump; 5 ft.) and girls 800 (Davis, Ava Hanson, Jenna Honnert, Lizzy Nobbe; 1:58.09) and 1600 (Nobbe, Laura Schwegman, Hanson, Honnert; 4:49.38) relays.

Runners-up: Pohlman (long jump; 13-7.5), Cora Deputy (100 hurdles; 20.27), Elena Kuisel (100; 14.06), Hanson (400; 1:08.03), Raver (800; 2:55.28), Bedel (1600; 6:17), Kincade (110 hurdles; 18.48), Williamson (100; 12.14) and Lopez (800; 2:36.6).

Placing 3rd were Deputy (high jump; 4 ft.), Hanson (200; 29.45), Wilson (800; 3:03.53), Raver (1600; 6:33), Blake Hon (shot put; 30-6), Williamson (long jump; 15-7) and Isaac Kramer (800; 2:37.8).

The Dogs lost both ends of a meet Thursday at Sunman-Dearborn. The Lady Trojans won 67-52 while the BMS boys were bested 81-38.

Pohlman, Nobbe, Davis and Kuisel won the 400 relay (55.3). Pohlman took the long jump (14-2), 100 (12.9) and 400 (1:04) and Davis pole vault (7 ft.). Loichinger claimed the 800 (2:28) and 1600 (5:28), with Williamson earning wins in long jump (16-6) and 200 (25.1) and Sherwood taking the 400 (1:00).

King (shot; 24-1), Lilly Grigg (discus; 55-2), Raver (high jump; 4-2 & 1600; 6:23), Day (pole vault; 6 ft. & 800; 2:57), Deputy (100 hurdles; 19.2), Nobbe (200; 29.58), Loichinger (discus; 88-7), Pierson (long jump; 16-6), Williamson (100; 12.2) and Kincade (110 hurdles; 18-6) all placed 2nd.

Kuisel was 3rd in long jump (12-5), 100 (13.8) and 200 (29.1). Other thirds went to Raver (800; 3 min.), Hon (shot; 31-9), Day (1600; 6:24) and Hanson (400; 1:09).

SLS track competes at JCD

The St. Louis track & field season continued in cool conditions April 15 at Jac-Cen-Del. The Lady Cardinals were just two points off the pace set by the host Eagles; North Decatur was 3rd. The girls scored in all but one event. The undermanned boys persevered to a 3rd-place finish.

Santiago Schutte scored in the 800 and 1600, Christian Mack tallied in the 400 and Thomas Lohmueller counted points in hurdles. Isabelle Wonnell, Sadie Wachsmann, Abbey Wuestefeld and Kate Weber won the 4x400 relay. Wonnell claimed the 800 and Weber added wins in high jump, 1600 and 400. Wachsmann was runner-up in discus and Allie Savage 2nd in 200. Savage was 3rd in both the 100 and long jump; Wonnell earned bronze in high jump and Wachsmann the same in the 800. Lexi Scheiner was third in the 400.

Wednesday was a 3-way meet at Switzerland County; JCD also competed. The Cards showed continued improvement at the fast-paced meet, even in windy conditions. The girls picked up a 2nd-place finish behind the host Pacers.

Savage won long jump and the 100 while Wonnell captured the 800. 2nd place went to Savage (200), Wachsmann (discus, shotput), Weber (high jump, 1600, 400) and the 4x400 team of Wonnell, Wachsmann, Weber and Ava Owens. Schutte was 3rd in the 1600.

SLS will visit Batesville and JCD this week.

Drive 4 UR School April 27

Batesville High School and Jim True Ford are again partnering for the Drive 4 UR School fundraiser, taking place Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the BHS parking lot.

For every volunteer test-drive (7-10 minutes) of a new Ford, the automaker will donate $20 – maximum of $6,000 total – to the BHS Athletic Department. Funds will pay for uniforms, equipment and maintenance of facilities. The goal is to have 300 test-drivers to reach the max amount.

No purchase is necessary. Drivers must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver's license and insurance. One person and one household limits apply.

Chamber golf outing is May 16

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce presents its 20th annual golf outing May 16 at Hillcrest Golf & Country Club.

The 4-person scramble will be $500 per team; that includes green fees, lunch, cart, 2 drink tickets and a happy hour reception. Registration begins 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. There will also be door prizes, side contests, awards ceremony and more. Some sponsorships are still available.

For information or to register, visit batesvilleIN.com or email chamber@batesvillein.com. Golfers can also call 812-934-3101.

Kiwanis prepping for 13th classic

Batesville Kiwanis will host its 13th annual Golf Classic Saturday, May 18, at North Branch Golf Course.

Shotgun start is 8 a.m. Fees are $60/person or $240/team. Green fees, cart and lunch are included. Awards are available in two separate flights, as well as shot contests, door prizes and split-the-pot.

Checks should be sent to Batesville Kiwanis, Box 4, Batesville, IN 47006. Call Dennis Harmeyer at 812-212-8165 for information. Proceeds benefit the local community and the Kids & Us programs.

No hoops changes locally

The IHSAA recently released new classification lists for girls and boys basketball through the 2020-21 seasons. Area teams saw no changes.

Batesville and Franklin County remain in Class 3A, East Central in 4A and Oldenburg Academy in Class A. One change saw Connersville drop to 3A, meaning the EIAC will consist of seven 3A schools and one 4A (EC).

BKB takes third

The Black Key Bulls, a cycling team featuring BHS grads Robert Strobel and Zach Mears, finished in third place at the Little 500 race in Bloomington April 13.

BKB rode the 200 miles in 2:10:26.015, less than a second behind the winning Cutters. Thirty-three teams competed in the men's race this year.

Curve have rain-shortened tourney

Local 12-under travel baseball team The Curve won a game and lost once April 13. Sunday's action was rained out.

The first game was a 10-3 win over Hoosier Hype. Jacoby's Miller grounder scored the first run, before a 4-run third inning led to the rout. Peyton Cordray's inside-the-park homer cleared the bases. The Curve scored four more in the sixth. Brayden Hancock's double scored Jacob Stenger and Bryson Kelso. Dylan Thomas fanned 3 in 2 innings for the win. Cordray and Chase Tekulve also pitched; the duo had 4 of the team's 10 hits on offense.

Indiana Dragons Black defeated the Curve 8-2. A 2-2 game late, the Dragons exhibited some high-powered offense. Kelso took the loss, recording 2 strikeouts. Kelso, Tekulve, Cordray, Lance Coy, Thomas and Stenger each managed one hit.