MONTICELLO – Grace Palmieri had a pair of hits and turned a critical double play to end the sixth inning, helping the West Lafayette softball team to a 1-0 victory at Twin Lakes on Wednesday afternoon.
Meghan Moody and Tess DeBruyn combined on a five-hitter for the Red Devils, who prevailed despite managing just two hits against Twin Lakes hurler Chloe McAchren.
NOBLESVILLE – Kerstyn Lowery’s double was one of just three hits for the Mavericks (10-7).
Benton Central 20
North Montgomery 0
OXFORD – Kennedy Lewellen drove in six runs and Kelsey Bessler added three more RBIs as the Bison coasted to a five-inning victory.
Courtney Best got the win, yielding four hits.
SHERIDAN – Summer Sutton homered and drove in both runs for the Oracles (9-8).
FRANKFORT – Ashley Mullins went the distance on the mound for Frankfort, which was within one run going into the final inning.
West Lafayette 6
TIPTON – Connor Micklo was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs and Spencer Ronchetto had two hits and scored twice as the Red Devils held off a late rally by the home team.
West Lafayette scored four first-inning runs and led 5-0 going into the bottom of the fourth, but Tipton scored twice in both the sixth and seventh innings before its comeback bid fell short.
Mark Fisher recorded the final two outs to save the win for West Side starter Wolfgang Funk.
Benton Central 6
Twin Lakes 0
OXFORD – James Smith tossed a six-hitter and drove in a run for the Bison, who took control with a three-run fourth inning.
Clinton Central 2
FLORA – Levi Moore scored three runs and drove in two more as the Cougars used a four-run second inning to take command.
Jared Miller struck out eight in the complete-game victory for Carroll (9-3), which also got two RBIs from Seth Eldridge.
North Newton 12
GARY – Chad Schultz was 3-for-3 with three runs scored, two RBIs and four stolen bases, helping the Spartans to an easy win.
Brandon Propes drove in four runs for North White, while Blake Ramos was 2-for-2 and scored three times.