Charlestown only needed 10 innings to win two games at Switzerland County on Saturday, thanks to two excellent all-around team perfornances.
“We’re excited about today,” Charlestown coach Ricky Romans said. “Like I told the kids, we came out today and played real well offensively. Most importantly, we were really sound on the bases today. We were aggressive like we like to be.”
In Game 1, Charlestown pitcher Tregg Scherer threw a no-hit shutout in a 13-0 victory, striking out seven Pacers and walking just two.
“We got great pitching performances today,” said Romans, who added that Scherer’s no-hitter was the first since Romans became the Charlestown coach.
Ryan Gorbandt provided some offensive firepower for the Pirates, going 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two runs batted in.
In Game 2, Darren Taylor allowed just one earned run in a 13-3 victory.
Creighton Rudolph led the offense with a 3-for-3 day, two RBI and two runs scored. Rudolph and Gorbandt had a double apiece in the contest.
Charlestown (10-4) travels to Madison on Tuesday.
• New Albany sweeps Reitz: New Albany improved to 12-2 with two wins over Evansville Reitz on Saturday at Mt. Tabor Field.
The Bulldogs took the first game 7-3 and the second 11-1 in six innings.
“Our pitching was really good today and we had a lot of good at-bats,” New Albany coach Chris McIntyre said. “This is the best we have played offensively since the first week of the season.”
Logan Striegel and Jordan Striegel each knocked in two runs in the early game. Logan Striegel was 2-for-4 at the plate.
Josh Rogers collected the win in Game 1, going six innings and allowing just one hit. He struck out 11 batters and walked three, gving up just one earned run.
In Game 2, Logan Striegel struck again, going 2-for-3, while Zach Worrall was 2-for-3 with two RBI. Brady Parr hit a home run.
Brandon Johnson got the win in a complete-game effort, striking out seven and walking none.
New Albany hosts Clarksville on Wednesday.
• Floyd Central falls at Evansville Harrison: Floyd Central surrendered a tie-breaking run in the bottom of the seventh inning in a 3-2 loss at Evansville Harrison on Saturday.
The Highlanders fell to 5-6 with the loss.
Colton Kimm had two hits for the Highlanders, including a double. Kyle Neafus also had a two-base hit.
Floyd Central hosts St. Xavier on Tuesday.
• Borden blanks Lanesville: Borden pitcher Garrett Vick struck out eight batters in a 4-0 road victory at Lanesville on Saturday.
“We feel lucky to get this one,” Borden coach Brian Agnew said. “Big performance from Garrett Vick on the mound.”
Lanesville stranded 11 baserunners in the game.
The Braves got their first two runs without the benefit of a hit, using walks and Lanesville errors to score.
The Borden offense got RBI singles from Ethan Little and Brian McGee in the fifth inning to pad the lead.
Borden (2-6, 2-0 Southern Athletic Conference) hosts Rock Creek Community Academy on Monday.
• Clarksville falls at Seymour: Clarksville found itself on the wrong end of a doubleheader sweep at Seymour on Saturday.
The Generals dropped a tough 4-3 decision in the early game before getting run-ruled in five innings in the second, 10-0.
Drew Kissel hit a two-run home run to start off the first game, but three unearned Seymour runs off of two Clarksville errors doomed the Generals.
Tanner Wallace threw a great game for Clarksville, going six innings and allowing just one earned run. He struck out three and walked one.
“Tanner Wallace threw the best game of his career, and unfortunately gets the loss,” Clarksville coach Chris Kane said.
In game two, Kissel took the mound, but Seymour was ready, scoring 10 runs on 11 hits. Five Clarksville errors helped bring the game to an early end.
Clarksville (5-9) travels to Henryville on Tuesday.
• Henryville splits with Paoli: Henryville dropped the first game of a home doubleheader, 5-4, before recovering with an eight-run sixth inning to win the second game, 9-8, at home against Paoli on Saturday.
“You hate to have a loss on errors as we did in the first game,” Henryville coach Jenny Schroeder said. “We get up on people, and then we kind of stop and let them back in the game with our lack of defense sometimes. That was disappointing.”
The Rams converted three Henryville fielding errors into three runs in the fourth inning of game one to give Natalie Basham the pitching loss for the Hornets.
Only two of the Paoli runs were earned.
Henryville got some bad news in the first inning of the first game, when shortstop Cheyenne Mayfield rolled her ankle. She missed the rest of the day’s action and could be out longer.
In Game 2, Henryville manufactured eight sixth-inning runs to keep freshman pitcher Ashtyn Kaskie’s record perfect at 3-0.
“It was nice to see us fight back instead of just hanging our heads and feeling like the day was over,” Schroeder said.
Sarah Richey was the offensive leader in both games, going a combined 5-for-7 with two doubles, four runs scored, two runs batted in and one stolen base.
Henryville (8-4) travels to Brownstown on Monday.
• New Wash sweeps Trinity Lutheran: New Washington’s bats were working in a doubleheader sweep of Trinity Lutheran. The Mustangs won the first game by a 12-3 margin before winning the second 10-3.
“We were hitting the ball good,” New Washington coach Tim Sexton said.
Coari Robertson was the star of Game 1, going 4-for-5 with three doubles, a triple and four RBI. Kaira Doherty added a double, a triple and two runs scored to help her own cause.
Doherty got the win for New Wash, going seven innings and striking out 11 batters.
In game two, Alyssa Brewer and Kaitlyn Schindler had identically exellent offensive performances. Each player went 3-for-4 with a double, two stolen bases and two RBI.
New Washington (7-6) hosts Lanesville on Monday.
• Providence splits at Thunder Round-Robin: Providence went 1-1 at the Thunder Round Robin at the University of Louisville on Saturday.
“We actually had a really, really good day,” Providence coach Sean Payne said. “We haven’t played well in over a week. We won one and dropped one, but the one we dropped, we played well.”
Providence defeated Louisville Manual, 9-6 in the early game before falling to Lexington Catholic in the latter game, 6-3.
Morgan Habermel was Providence’s most potent offensive weapon, going a combined 5-for-6 with four doubles and four RBI.
Providence (7-8) hosts New Albany on Tuesday.
• New Albany wins Jeffersonville Classic: New Albany edged Gibson Southern in the semifinals before ousting Jeffersonville in the finals of the Jeffersonville Classic Invitational on Saturday, 4-1.
In the finals, New Albany swept the singles matches to get the victory. Maddy Bellew defeated Julianna Jenks, Erin Kanii downed Emily Lewis and Marin Kanii shut out Larissa Neville, all in convincing straight-set victories.
In doubles action, Jeffersonville’s Morgan Reilly and Macy Lancaster didn’t give up a game to Emily Hoffer and Kaitlin Mooney, while new Albany’s Lauren Hoffer and Chandni Bhimani got a 6-2, 6-4 win over Rachel Williams and Kaitlin Wunsch.
Jeffersonville defeated Loogootee in the semifinals, 5-0.
• Floyd Central defeats No. 4 Penn: No. 3 Floyd Central toughed out a huge win against No. 4 Penn, 3-2 on Friday at Crawfordsville.
Carmen Schreiber needed three sets but got the job done against Haylie Snelson, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, while Dana Frank was able to fend off Kate Mader, 7-5, 6-1.
In a stunning comeback, the doubles team of Kadey Welch and Chelsey Shackleford defeated Cameron Moore and Haley Meekhof, 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (10-8).