Sierra Morin singled home Courtney Best in the bottom of the eighth to lift Benton Central to a 2-1 victory over Twin Lakes in Hoosier Conference softball on Tuesday.
Best, who led off the bottom of the eighth with a double, also struck out 15 in a three-hitter.
Twin Lakes pitcher Hailey Applegate allowed only six hits but took the loss. Grace Winkle had two of the Indians’ three hits.
West Lafayette 12
Delphi 9 (8)
Gabi Truitt’s RBI double in the top of the eighth broke a 9-9 tie and sparked a three-run inning for the Red Devils.
Sophie Shinn’s three-run home run opened West Lafayette’s scoring in the top of the first. Tess DeBruyn totaled four RBIs — two on a sixth-inning home run that gave the Red Devils a 9-6 lead.
But Delphi rallied to tie the game on Erika Carroll’s two-run single in the sixth and Kayla Eli’s RBI single in the seventh.
West Lafayette’s Devin Hainje went 4-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.
Harrison 2 (8)
An error brought in the Millers’ go-ahead run in the top of the eighth.
Kaitlynn Moody struck out 11 in a complete game effort for Harrison. Lilly Stichter had two of the Raiders’ seven hits.
Clinton Central 11
Caitlyn Bradley threw a perfect game, striking out eight for the Bulldogs.
She also hit a three-run double during the decisive six-run second inning.
Emma Doyle drove in two runs for the Falcons, who secured the victory with a four-run seventh inning.
Nicole Favre, Savanna Harrison and Ceira White all had a pair of hits for Frontier.
Desiree Brown drove in two runs for Seeger.
Clinton Prairie 12
Holly Loveless totaled three hits and pitched a complete game to lead the Gophers past the Hornets.
Paige Blackwell totaled three hits, including a double, for the Hornets.
Fountain Central 5
Meghan Hall’s two-run single keyed the Trojans’ six-run third inning.
Hall and Dailynn Hardy drove in three runs apiece as Covington piled up 14 hits.
Ariana Parrish went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple and three runs scored to lead the Bombers’ onslaught.
Kara Bullington went 3-for-5, and four other Rensselaer players had two hits.
Carly Kingery threw a two-hit shutout and struck out 10.
Central Catholic 15
Nate Wiercioch, Ben Metzinger and Bradyn Bordenet teamed on a five-inning no-hitter.
Bordenet also drove in three runs for the Knights. Luke Schrader went 3-for-3 and scored twice, and Dylan Kiracofe and Ben Tharp scored three runs apiece.
The Wildcats built a 3-0 lead and survived a seventh-inning rally by the Mavericks.
Matthew Sherlow drew a bases loaded walk as McCutcheon scored its first run in the bottom of the fourth. Jackson Smeltz delivered a sacrifice fly in the seventh. Braden Giroux, Mason Bruce, Sean Roginski and Smeltz each had hits for the Mavericks.
Faith Christian 3
Derrick Grass and Alec Argo combined on a no-hitter, with Grass striking out 11 in five innings and Argo coming on for the save.
The Eagles trailed 1-0 until the sixth. Argo singled home Braxton Prather to break a 1-1 tie.
Benton Central 11
West Lafayette 10
Henry Fisher went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs for the Bison.
Sam Smith went 4-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs for Benton Central. Jake Matson went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
The Athenians suffered their first loss despite Trent Johnson’s complete-game, 10-strikeout pitching performance.
Johnson, Caden Jones and Dylan Mangold all drove in runs for Crawfordsville, which couldn’t rally from a 4-1 deficit after four innings.
Twin Lakes 2 (6)
Weston Windell collected two doubles, a triple and drove in three runs as the Oracles coasted in the six-inning victory.
Ostin Clark added a pair of doubles and Brent Hawn had three RBIs on two hits, including a double.
Dane Holmes was 3-for-4 and one RBI to lead the Indians.
Clinton Prairie 6
Jared Stillwell earned the complete-game pitching victory, allowing an unearned run on four hits, and also went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Jordan Stillwell went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs.
North White 12
North Judson 7
Cole Frybort had three doubles and drove in five runs to lead the Vikings.
The top four batters in North White’s lineup — Caleb Hendress, Jake Quasebarth, Luke Diener and Frybort — were a combined 12-for-17, including six extra base hits.
Western Boone 4
Boone Welliever collected three hits and five RBIs and struck out eight while earning the complete-game victory.
Mason Mott and Mitch Dehne scored three runs apiece for the Mounties (4-6).
North Newton 11
Casey Schultz drove in three runs and Charlie Betts had three hits to lead the Spartans.
Thursday’s Harrison at Lafayette Jeff girls tennis match, scheduled for 5 p.m., will be in support of the Indiana High School Tennis Coaches Association’s SMASH CANCER campaign.
The event raises money through T-shirt sales with profits going to support the team’s choice of cancer charities. Money raised on Thursday will benefit the Community Cancer Network.