Harrison, McCutcheon to meet for NCC title Monday

Harrison, McCutcheon to meet for NCC title Monday

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Harrison, McCutcheon to meet for NCC title Monday

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McCutcheon and Harrison will get a North Central Conference rubber match with elevated stakes.

After the Tippecanoe School Corp. rivals split a pair of league baseball games last month, they’ll meet for a third time after both advanced to the conference tournament championship on Saturday morning at Grand Park in Westfield.

Rain postponed the title tilt, which will now be played at McCutcheon 6 p.m. Monday.

Harrison left-hander Matt McConnell coaxed a ground ball with the tying run on third base as the Raiders held off Lafayette Jeff 3-2 in the semifinals.

Stohne Stetler doubled among two hits and drove in a run, while Jeep Morehouse and Rhett Baxter also had two hits apiece.

Matthew Roop added an RBI for the Raiders (18-7), who got six strikeouts from McConnell in a complete-game victory. He limited Jeff (15-9) to four hits, with Clay Bowman and Jeremy Griggs driving in runs.

Jackson Smeltz pitched McCutcheon (17-5) to a 1-0 victory over Huntington North. Brady Douglas’s RBI single in the second was the game’s lone run.

Baseball

Catholic Classic

Noah Richardson pitched four innings of hitless ball and Jack Hudson finished off the no-hitter by pitching the fifth in Central Catholic’s 12-0 victory over Seton Catholic.

Richardson also helped his cause with a double and two runs batted in, whiel Coy Cronk also drove in two and Adam Lovell and Bet Metzinger each went 2-for-2.

The Knights then led a rain-shortened contest 9-1 over Scecina in the top of the fifth, two outs from an official game. Coy Cronk hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning.

Frontier 12-12

Caston 0-2

Coach Ryan Long won his 400th career game on a day the Falcons (17-7) combined for 23 hits in a doubleheader sweep of their Midwest Conference rival.

Sam Kriebel had five of those hits and drove in four runs in the opening game where Dakota Burghardt was 4-for-4. Kriebel, Cole Fesler and Zach Loy each had two hits in the second contest.

Faith Christian 12

Irvington Prep Academy 2

Alec Argo and Nick Borga each delivered two hits and Jason Kelly drove in two runs for the Eagles.

Faith Christian 7

Traders Point 0

Alec Argo pitched a no-hitter, striking out 19 and was 3-for-4 at the plate with three runs batted in. Matt Byrn added two RBIs.

Delphi 4-8

Tipton 2-5

The Oracles won their sixth straight with a double-header sweep of Tipton.

Weston Windell had three hits and 2 RBIs, and Ostin Clark added three hits and an RBI on the day. Blaine Walters had two hits, including a double and an 2 RBIs, and Brent Hawn added two hits with a double and an RBI.

Windell and Conner Whitkaker earned the wins on the mound, with Hawn adding a pair of saves.

North White 0-9

Pioneer 1-0

Caleb Hendress and Luke Diener both tossed gems. Hendress was on the wrong end of a pitcher’s battle, whiel Diener gave up three hits in a victory over the top-ranked team in Class A.

Cole Frybort drove in two runs and Ty Mattix was 2-for-2 with two runs in the Viking victory.

Clinton County tournament

Chris Stuard pitched Frankfort to the title with a three-hit shutout that gave the Hot Dogs a 5-0 win over Clinton Central in the championship. Frankfort defeated Clinton Prairie 19-0 in the opening round.

The Bulldogs reached the final with a 3-0 win over Rossville where Brandon Elmen drove in two runs and Daniel Wyrick had two hits.

In the third-place game, Clinton Prairie defeated Rossville 6-4 behind Kristian Peters’ three RBIs and two more from Jordan Stillwell.

North Newton 6-10

Whiting 0-4

Blake Ramos had four runs batted in during the Spartans’ sweep, while Kyle Mack and Cole Geller each homered.

Crawfordsville 10

Park Tudor 0

The Panthers registered a single hit off Dane Baldwin, while Nick Corbin, Michael Minks and Trent Johnson each went 2-for-3 for the Athenians.

South Newton 4-12

Tri-County 0-1

Jarrett Hammel and Skylar Sanders pitched the Rebels to a doubleheader sweep over their rival.

Hammel struck out 17 in a one-hitter, while Sanders scattered six hits in Game 2. Sam Applegate went 5-fot-8 on the day.

Softball

North Central Conference tournament

Kalyn Revord handled the offense and defense, pitching a four-hitter and driving in four runs during Harrison’s 9-0 victory over Richmond in the consolation bracket.

Kokomo was the team champion, rallying to defeat McCutcheon 2-1 in the semifinals. The Mavericks finished fourth.

West Lafayette 10-10

Rensselaer 2-7

Molly Erb homered and drove in eight runs during a four-hit day.

Devin Hainje collected five hits over the sweep of the Bombers and Sophie Millsaps roped a pair of singles in each game.

Faith Christian 15-14

East Chicago Central 0-1

Madi Schultz drove in five runs as the Eagles outhit East Chicago Central 25-0 over two games.

Shelby Hudelson and Lexi Schnarr combined on a pair of no-hitters.

Frontier 11

North White 0

Ceira White’s five RBIs highlighted a big game for the Falcons, who received a shutout from pitcher Emma Doyle.

Nicole Favre went 3-for-4 and Abbie Mikesell and Savanna Harrison each had two RBIs.

Attica 0-7

Riverton Parke 1-5

Carly Stoll allowed just five hits in the opener, but other than Karrah Pattengale’s two hits, there wasn’t much offensive support.

In Game 2, the Ramblers got the bats going, led by Stoll going 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Pattengale had two more hits in the nightcap and Ashley Brindle was 2-for-3.

Tri-County 2-15

North Judson 5-8

Havannah Williams went 3-for-5 in Tri-County’s victory, including two doubles and two RBIs. Grace Michal and Torie Miller also drove in two runs apiece for the Cavaliers (3-21).

Hoosier Heartland Conference tournament

Carroll claimed the Hoosier Heartland Conference title with a 15-3 victory over Clinton Central and a 10-4 victory over Sheridan.

Against the Bulldogs, the Cougar bats exploded for 12 runs in the fourth inning. Against Sheridan, Carly Kingery struck out nine in 4 1/3 innings. Courtney Atkisson had six hits on the day and drove in eight runs.

Rossville outlasted Tri-Central 21-12 in a game that featured 31 hits and 11 errors. Cory Taylor and Alexis Longenecker each had four hits for the Hornets, who lost a 12-1 contest to Clinton Central.

Golf

Harrison, led by medalist Grant Brettnacher’s 73, claimed the North Central Conference boys golf championship by 29 strikes over runner-up Marion.

Brettnacher’s score helped the Raiders shoot a 301 as they had the top three low scorers in the tournament. Tanner Skiles was two shots back of Brettnacher with a 75 and Cole Bradley carded a 76. Jack Newton’s 77 placed him fifth, while Neil Hart’s 78 was sixth.

McCutcheon finished in fifth with a score of 359 and Lafayette Jeff was ninth with a 387.

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