SELLERSBURG — Jeffersonville’s Nick Gallagher did the game’s only damage in a 1-0 victory at Silver Creek on Wednesday.
“It came down to just one pitch,” Jeff assistant coach Derek Ellis said. “Both pitchers did an excellent job keeping guys off-balance. They were hitting their spots. We made a couple of baserunning mistakes that hurt when we had them on the ropes, but for the most part, the pitching was solid. Nick took advantage of it.”
With the game knotted in a scoreless tie through six innings, Gallagher scored the game’s only run when he led off the seventh with a home run over the right-center fence off of Creek freshman Cameron Cook.
Gallagher was also Jeffersonville’s pitcher of record, going six innings, striking out one and hitting a batter. Trent Astle relieved Gallagher in the home seventh for the save.
Cook went the distance, striking out three and walking three.
“He had all of his pitches going,” Ellis said. “He was getting ahead in the count. He was throwing his curveball for a strike. He was hitting his spots with his fastball, as was our opponent. They just did a nice job. It really came down to who was going to score first.”
The Dragons scattered six hits in the losing effort.
Jeffersonville (12-6) travels to Columbus East on Friday. Silver Creek (17-10) travels to Trinity Lutheran for a doubleheader on Saturday.
• Borden blanks West Wash: Borden needed just five innings to turn away visiting West Washington, 10-0.
Borden racked up 11 hits in the victory.
“We made contact and we put it in play, and we’re starting to hit it where they’re not standing,” Borden coach Brian Agnew said.
The Braves got 2-for-3 performances from Josh Vollstedt and Jared Sanders. Each had one RBI.
Garrett Vick got the win, going five innings and striking out seven. He allowed three hits and walked four.
Borden (6-14) hosts a doubleheader against Madison Shawe on Saturday.
• New Albany drubs Creek: New Albany’s offense lit up the scoreboard early in an 8-1 victory at Silver Creek on Tuesday.
“We did not throw enough strikes and attack the ball at the plate well enough to compete with a good New Albany ballclub,” Silver Creek assistant coach Scott Jennings said. “You have to give those Bulldogs credit for swinging the bats and fielding the ball.”
Garrett Sherrell keyed the New Albany offense with a 3-for-5 performance, including a home run. Jordan Striegel was 2-for-2.
For Silver Creek, Lucas McIntyre clubbed two of the Dragons’ five hits. Lucas Barnett and Shae Durham each had a double in the loss.
New Albany’s Shane Robison picked up the win, going six innings and striking out four. He allowed five hits and one earned run, and did not issue a walk in the contest.
“Robison did a nice job on the mound,” Jennings said. “When you can throw any pitch on any count, you can be very effective.”
Silver Creek (17-9) travels to Trinity Lutheran on Saturday for a doubleheader. New Albany (23-3) celebrates the Stan Sajko Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
• Clarksville beats up on South Central: Clarksville pounded host South Central for 10 hits in a 14-3 victory on Wednesday.
The Generals got a great performance from pitcher Hannah Heintzman, who struck out four and walked none. The only free base she issued in the game was on a hit batter.
Clarksville lead-off hitter Kayla Wallace went 3-for-4 and scored three runs. Myranda Ridenour was 2-for-4 with two RBI, while Miranda Thierman was 2-for-3 with one run knocked in.
Danical Leach played behind the plate in place of Kierstin Hall, who is recovering from a head injury suffered over the weekend at a charity basketball event.
“She filled in nicely and did a good job behind the plate,” Clarksville coach Tim Hauber said.
Clarksville (14-10) hosts Borden today.
• Floyd Central stumbles at Corydon: Two first-inning fielding errors resulted in two Corydon runs in a 2-1 Floyd Central road loss on Wednesday.
“(Corydon coach Kim Briscoe) certainly got the most out of her team today,” Floyd coach Joe Witten said. “They didn’t cost themselves with costly errors, and their pitcher is tremendous.”
The Highlanders mustered just three hits in the contest.
Floyd Central (23-4) meets New Albany in the opening round of the Bedford North Lawrence Sectional on Monday.
• Clarksville second in tri-meet: Clarksville finished behind of North Harrison but ahead of Austin in a triangular meet at Wooded View Golf Course on Wednesday.
Clarksville carded a 198 as a team, behind the Cougars’ 178.
For Clarksville, Nick Cappola was the medalist with a 39.
Also for the Generals, Nick Murrell had a 49, Nolan Fisher shot a 53 and Ben Fox fired a 57.
• Bulldogs down Providence: On Tuesday at Community in New Albany, visiting New Albany closed out its regular season with a 3-2 win against Providence.
The match came down at No. 2 doubles. The Bulldog tandem of Chandni Bhimani and Lauren Hoffer snapped a 2-2 tie by beating the Pioneers’ Kristin Simms and Sarah Federspiel, 6-4, 6-1.
The Kanii twins provided New Albany’s other two points. At No. 2 singles, Erin Kanii defeated Providence’s Maggie Bremmer, 6-0, 6-0. At three singles, Marin Kanii knocked off the Pioneers’ Alison Primavera, 6-0, 6-0.
Providence’s No. 1 singles player Jacqueline Hollkamp defeated Maddy Bellew, 6-4, 6-1. At No. 1 doubles, the New Albany tandem of Megan Jakoby and Kelsey Haas beat Emily Hoffer and Kaitlin Mooney, 7-5, 6-1.
“I thought the deciding point would be second doubles. I felt we played very well in the first set, but we made too many unforced errors in the second set,” Pioneers’ head coach Vince DiNoto said. “New Albany is very strong at singles this year and I was pleased to see the effort of Jacqueline Hollkamp to win first singles.”