Sports Briefs

Photo courtesy of Louisville CardinalsThe team celebrates its upcoming trip to the College World Series. "I'm super proud of my guys," head coach Dan McDonnell said. "They showed a lot of toughness and competed. This journey has been a lot of fun, and we made it clear out in the outfield that we aren't finished yet," he said in a recap posted on the website.

Two local athletes bound for World Series

The University of Louisville's baseball team is going to the NCAA College World Series for the fifth time after defeating East Carolina in the Louisville Super Regional. The wins happened at home in Jim Patterson Stadium twice June 7-8 by scores of 14-1 and 12-0, respectively.

In the first game, sophomore Zach Britton, a Batesville High School graduate, scored in the sixth inning with a base run. In the second game he had one at bat. BHS grad Bryan Hoeing is also on the team, but did not play last weekend.

The 2019 College World Series will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, and ends Wednesday, June 26. The Cardinals will take on Vanderbilt at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska.

Wagner cards 77 at regional

Oldenburg Academy sophomore Drew Wagner outshot 74 percent of the field at the IHSAA golf regional June 6 at Henryville's Champions Pointe Golf Club. The meet was hosted by Providence High School.

The score of 77 wasn't quite enough to propel him to the state finals, however. The cutoff for advancement was 74.

Wagner birdied the par-4 No. 1 and parred hole No. 2. He would add birds on the par-3 fourth hole and the par-4 fifth and a pair of pars before the turn. On the back nine, he recorded four pars and birdied the par-3 15th.

Center Grove won the tourney, shooting 291. No Trojan shot higher than 75. Floyd Central (301) and Columbus North (303) also moved on to state. CG's Alex Heck was regional MVP, depositing a 3-under 69.

Oldenburg girls softball league in full swing

The Oldenburg summer girls softball league is in its second month of action, with games continuing on Mondays and Tuesdays through June 18. The league tournament will take place the week of June 24. In addition, the girls will be part of the Oldenburg Fireman's Festival parade June 29 and volunteer to work Freudenfest July 20.

The four teams are the Canaries, Cardinals, Orioles and Blue Jays. The Canaries are sponsored by Harrington Appraisal Service and coached by Devon Meeks and Paige Stirn. Players are Ella Enneking, Macee Holtkamp, Elizabeth Livingston, Maggie Shane, Candie Shane, Rileigh Niese, Brooklyn Walke, Lillian Schornick, Hailey Pierson, Ryanna Atchley, Emily Merkel and Isabelle Hornberger.

Leising Excavating & Mulch sponsors the Orioles, whose coaches are Hayley Laker, Brayleigh Patterson, Jacob Speckman and Kelsey Roell. Layney Laker, Addi Froehling, Taytum Froehling, Makayla Kennelly, Candace Weberding, Colette Weberding, Ashlee Sparks, Lily Whitaker, Jadah Ertel, Macy Young, Addison Young and Katy McKell make up the roster.

Suiting up for the Jays are Annie Waechter, Ella Wolters, Alexis Scheiner, Madelyn Henry, Ava Henry, Molly Abshear, Ellen Swain, Allison Peters, Maggie Peters, Piper Campos, Kaylin Hinners, Sara Lamping, Rachel Lamping and Jayne Lamping. Molly Waechter and Amy Wolters are coaching the team sponsored by Enneking Auto Body.

Franklin County Farmers Mutual supports the Cards, coached by Mark Struewing and Crystal Cregar. Players are Jadyn Harrington, Lyla Struewing, Onika Struewing, Eve Struewing, Lucie Cregar, Gracie Cregar, Annabelle Nunlist, Tristan Rowlett, Haley Lipps, Katie Lipps, Alyssa Cummings, Sarah Bedel and Annabel Eckstein.