PREP ROUNDUP: Clovers pick up sweep over Cougars

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Sky Lowe takes a big rip at a pitch against North Putnam on Thursday evening.
Banner Graphic/JOEY BENNETT

CLOVERDALE — Cloverdale hosted North Putnam in baseball and softball on Thursday evening, picking up victories in both games.

In baseball, the Clovers got six runs in the second inning and seven more in the third in cruising to a 15-1 victory.

Parker Watts had a double, single and three RBI to lead the Clovers at the plate, while Jaren Rossok had a single, two RBI and three runs scored, Nick Winders had a single, run scored and three RBI, Tyce Jackson had a single, two RBI and a run scored and Braydon Blevins added two RBI and two runs scored.

North Putnam’s Evan Davies and Kaine Benge had singles for the team’s only hits off Winders, who struck out 10 batters while walking three.

On the softball diamond, the Clovers won 13-0 but no further information was available. Results will be in Saturday’s Banner Graphic.

North Putnam 100 00 — 1 2 7

Cloverdale 067 2x — 15 7 0

WP — Winders. LP — Benge.

In other baseball:

South Putnam 17, Greencastle 5 — On Wednesday, the Eagles completed a sweep of the Tiger Cubs by jumping out to a 6-1 lead after four innings.

Tanner Pistelli led South Putnam at the plate with a single, four RBI and two runs scored. Brandon Demoret added two singles and two RBI, Aiden LeBlanc had two singles and scored a run, Jackson Wood had a single and three RBI, Hayden Switzer had a single, RBI and two runs scored, Dawson Cash had a single and two runs scored and Trey Long and Dylan Crum each had a single, two RBI and three runs scored.

For Greencastle, Jacob Harris had a double, three singles and a run scored while Jacob Meyer had three hits and an RBI, Nick Sutherlin had a single, run scored and an RBI and Gus Manion had a triple, RBI and two runs scored and Bryce Barger added an RBI.

“Overall I am exceptionally proud of the maturity and poise this young team is showing,” South coach Brady Rhodes said. “It’s hard for any team to maintain focus after beating a team the previous night and then to come back and play as well as we did tonight. We have little things in the baseball IQ department we need to continue to work on, but we have put together two very solid wins against a team we have an passionate but friendly county rivalry with.”

Rhodes was pleased with his team’s pitching effort.

“I’m really pleased with how our pitchers continue to work and hit spots,” he said. “We like to pitch by committee to protect and care for our young guys arms and every did a great job tonight. Dylan Crum had work [Tuesday] night and tonight and only gave up one run, Jon Hodge provided stellar middle relief, and Tanner Pistelli came in to close us out well.”

Rhodes also had praise for catcher Aiden LeBlanc.

“As always, Aiden called another excellent game behind the plate,” he said. “He’s earned the right to call his own game. He’s an intelligent and cerebral player who observes hitters back there and looks to exploit any weaknesses he sees.”

Rhodes has a lot of respect for Greencastle coach Ben Wells and his similarly-young squad.

“I know how much time and effort he and his young squad put in during the offseason and I’m confident they will bounce back and have a good season,” he said.

Wells was pleased with his team’s hitting effort, but knows the pitching must get better for his team to record wins.

“Tonight we hit the ball much better,” he said. “Jordan Meyer has been doing a really nice job at the plate for us this year, and has been making consistent contact. I feel very comfortable when he comes to the plate knowing that he will put it in play for us.

“Jacob Harris also had another big day for us at the plate continuing his hot start at the plate,” Wells added. “Last night we earned 11 hits as a team but were only able to turn that into five runs. We are struggling to come up with a big hit when we need it to really break open an inning.”

Tiger Cub pitchers allowed 15 walks and five hit batsmen, numbers that Wells knows must change.

“It is really hard to stay in ball games doing that,” he said. “As the weather starts to turn, I have no doubt that our guys will bounce back and start feeling more comfortable on the mound.”

South Putnam 030 341 6 — 7 10 3

Greencastle 100 021 1 — 5 11 2

WP — Crum. LP — Glaze.

Edgewood 6, Cloverdale 2 — On Tuesday, Edgewood took the lead for good with three runs in the bottom of the third inning.

Parker Watts and Nick Winders each had a single and an RBI for the Clovers.

Cloverdale 001 000 1 — 2 4 4

Edgewood 003 102 x — 6 9 1

WP — Vecrumba. LP — Rossok.


Greencastle 168, Southmont 196 — Jake Bennett shot a 39 for medalist honors on Wednesday as the Tiger Cubs routed the Mounties.

Conner Taylor added a 42, while Blaise Hasty shot a 43, Jaxon Parmley had a 44, Kyle Tesmer and Benton Parmley each added a 46 and Josh Bomgardner had a 51.

“The weather was cool and very windy with gusts over 30 mph that had a great effect on all shots, especially chipping and putting,” GHS coach Steve Paquin said. “The scores of the Cubs were pretty consistent between 39 and 46. The conditions were very difficult with high winds, wet ground and cool temps that made concentrating on shots hard for even experienced players.”

Paquin said the round is one of the highest his team will have this season, due to the conditions.

“Each of the players had good shots and bad shots resulting in scores being higher than what they have been scoring,” he said. “As they gain experience they will be able to handle adverse conditions and maintain a higher level of confidence in their abilities.”

In other golf:

Clovers finish second — At Deer Creek on Thursday, Cloverdale lost to Martinsville and defeated Monrovia in a triangular match.

The Artesians won with a score of 171, while Cloverdale shot a 217 and Monrovia had a 238.

Drew Boyette shot a 47 to lead the Clovers, while Wyatt Helterbrand had a 54, Tyler Harrison had a 57, Jason Miller had a 59 and Michael Holsapple Cody Morris each had a 67.

“We struggled at every turn in this match,” Clover coach Doug Wokoun said. “While there were some bright spots and encouraging signs, we weren’t able to overcome our mishits and mediocre course management. Conditions were brisk and on several occasions we did not take that into consideration.

Wokoun thought his team had problems putting.

“That is an immediate concern we must address,” he said. “Drew and Wyatt had some good holes, but were not able to find much continuity. Tyler really struggled on the greens, although his tee-to-green play was pretty good. Jason was up and down, good efforts that were damaged by circumstance in a few cases.”


South Putnam 4, Edgewood 1 — The Eagles won both doubles matches and two of the three singles matches.

“This was a great way to bounce back from a loss,” South coach Johnny Briones said. “Everyone played really well. No. 2 singles struggled a bit but played hard and never gave up. No. 1 and 3 singles went the distance and pulled out the win. Great to experience a three-set match and test their endurance.”

Briones switched his No. 1 and 2 doubles teams, and was pleased with the results.

“It turned out to be a good move as they both came away with wins,” he said. “Everyone is playing with confidence and being aggressive. Even more importantly they are playing to win.”

South Putnam also won the junior varsity match.


South Putnam 4, Edgewood 1

Singles — 1. Gitte DeVreede (SP) 6-3, 0-6, 7-5; 2. Elizabeth Babbert (E) 7-5, 6-3; 3. Stephany Zhivotovsky (SP) 3-6, 6-0, 6-2.

Doubles — 1. Makenna Wells-Brianna Robinson (SP) def. Eliza beth Kerr-Emma Wilson (E) 6-1, 6-0; 2. Addi Blaydes-Reagan Ladd (SP) def. AnnaBell French-Alicia N ettleton (E) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Junior varsity

South Putnam 3, Edgewood 0

Singles — 1. Abby Teipen (SP) def. Amanda King (E) 6-1

Doubles — 1. Keira Wells-Morgan Dixon (SP) def. Hallie Richards-Gracie Turner (E) 6-3; 2. Emma Hendrickson-Hannah Weiland (SP) def. Claire Shen-Stevie Farley (E) 6-2

In other tennis:

South Vermillion 4, Greencastle 1 — On Tuesday, the Greencastle No. 1 doubles team of Nicole Newgent and Molly Ramey picked up the only win for the Tiger Cubs, who fell to 3-3 for the season.

Newgent and Ramey improved their record to 6-2, while No. 2 singles player Corinne Buchanan lost for only the second time this season.


South Vermillion 4, Greencastle 1

Singles — 1. Mia Svengros (SV) def. Gretchen Weliever (G) 6-0, 6-1; 2. Chloe Rippy (SV) def. Corinne Buchanan (G) 6-0, 6-2; 3. Lindsay McConnaughey (SV) def. Hannah Miller (G) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles — 1. Nicole Newgent-Molly Ramey (G) def. Ella Benrdsley-Jailyn Walter (SV) 6-1, 6-2; 2. Livy Gilman-Lexy Gilman (SV) def. Faith Hartman-Katlyn Dibble 6-0, 6-1

Track and field

Eagles split triangular meets— South Putnam defeated all opponents on Tuesday in a boys’ triangular meet.

In the boys’ meet, the Eagles had 80 points to 77 for Clay and nine for Shakamak.

Shakamak won the girls’ meet with 71 points, while the Eagles had 45 points and Shakamak had 31.

South Putnam boys’ coach Nathan Aker was pleased with the efforts of his 4x400 relay team, which stepped up and won the meet’s final event to seal the win.

“We were really impressed with how our kids competed and showed improvement,” Aker said.

Austin Rumley picked up two wins in his individual races, while Michael Crossman, Connor Hilburn and Christian Zeffel also won.

Grace Burdge won the 800 and 1,600 to lead the Eagles in the girls’ meet, while Ally Nichols won both the 200 and 400 and Caitlin Capps won the discus.


Team scores — Shakamak 71, South Putnam 45, Clay City 41

4x800 relay — 1. South Putnam 11:00.56

100 hurdles — 1. Jeffreys (CC) 18.32

100 — 1. Stewart (CC) 13.32

1,600 — 1. Burdge (SP) 5:50.18

4x100 relay — 1. Shakamak 57.08

400 — 1. Nichols

300 hurdles — 1. Brunson (Sh) 1:00.81

800 — 1. Burdge (SP) 2:46.89

200 — 1. Nichols (SP) 29.02; 2. Stein (SP) 29.32

SP — 1. Samm (Sh) 32-8.75; 2. Capps (SP) 29-2.5

D — 1. Capps (SP) 94-1

LJ — 1. Jeffers (CC) 15-2

HJ — 1. Jeffers (CC) 4-8

PV — 1. Crabb (CC) 6-0

3,200 — 1. Collins (Sh) 12:41.64

4x400 relay — 1. South Putnam 4:51.77


Team scores — South Putnam 80, Clay City 77, Shakamak 9

4x800 relay — 1. South Putnam 9:02.37

110 hurdles — 1. Lucas (CC) 19.11

100 — 1. Patterson (CC) 11.10; 2. Wilson (SP) 11.93; 3. Seidler (SP) 12.00

1,600 — 1. Fry (CC) 4:45.10; 2. Crossman (SP) 4:49.15; 3. Egold (SP) 5:07.81

4x100 relay — 1. Clay City 47.24; South Putnam 48.57

400 — 1. Rumley (SP) 52.92; 2. Clearwaters (SP) 59.46

300 hurdles — 1. Lucas (CC) 47.99; 2. X.Langley (SP) 51.49; 3. G.Langley (SP) 52.49

800 — 1. Crossman (SP) 2:09; 4. Bottorff (SP) 2:24.49

200 — 1. Patterson (CC) 23.27; 2. Zeffel (SP) 24.98; 3. Wilson (SP) 25.36

SP — 1. Buell (CC) 41-11.5; 3. Blue (SP) 35-0.5

D — 1. Hilburn (SP) 104-0; 4. Bemish (SP) 95-7

LJ — 1. Zeffel (SP) 17-3.5; 2. Wiggins (SP) 15-6.5

HJ — 1. Hostetler (CC) 5-87; 2. Zeffel (SP) 5-4

PV — 1. Wolf (CC) 12-0; 2. Scroggin (SP) 9-6

3,200 — 1. Rumley (SP) 10:17.88; 3. Egold (SP) 11:06.5; 4. Carr (SP) 11:06.95

4x400 relay — 1.South Putnam 3:41.28

In other track and field:

Athenians, Cougars split — North Putnam won a girls’ meet 67-56 against Crawfordsville on Thursday, while the Athenians prevailed 77-45 in the boys’ meet.

For the Cougar girls, Cheyenne Graham won both of the throwing events. Other wins came from Hannah Sims in the 100 hurdles, Emily O’Neal in the 100, Josie Lyons in the 300 hurdles and Abby Spencer in the high jump.

Scott Proctor won the 100, 200 and the long jump for the Cougars in the boys’ meet, while Payton Patterson won the discus.


North Putnam 67, Crawfordsville 56

4x800 relay — 1. Crawfordsville 11:38.7; 2. North Putnam 12:30.8

100 hurdles — 1. Sims (NP) 17.47; 2. Cook (NP) 18.56

100 — 1. O’Neal (NP) 13.38

1,600 — 1. Fry (C) 5:41.1; 3. Nunez (NP) 6:59

4x100 relay — 1. North Putnam 54.98

400 — 1. Claycomb (C) 1:08.3; 2. Trotter (NP) 1:12.5

300 hurdles — 1. Lyons (NP) 55.47

800 — 1. Fry (C) 2:30.98; 2. Haste (*NP) 2:52.87

200 — 1. McCandless (C) 30.38; 3. Sims (NP) 31.64

SP — 1. Graham (NP) 32-8; 2. Gasho (NP) 31-7.25

D — 1. Graham (NP) 76-6; 2. Lawler (NP) 76-0

LJ — 1. McCandless (C) 11-9.5; 2. A.O’Neal (NP) 14-2.5; 3 E.O’Neal (NP) 12-10.5

HJ — 1. Spencer (NP) 4-8; 2. O’Neal (NP) 4-6

3,200 — 1. Hurt (C) 12:34; 2. Munoz (NP) 14:42

4x400 relay — 1. North Putnam 4:47.5


Crawfordsville 77, North Putnam 45

4x800 relay — 1. Crawfordsville 9:19.39; 2. North Putnam 10:09.31

100 hurdles — 1. Snyder (C) 18.5; 3. Pope (NP) 20.31

100 — 1. Proctor (NP) 11.79; 2. Maria (NP) 12.00

1,600 — 1. Widmer (C) 5:02.6; 2. Duncan(NP) 5:03.7

4x100 relay — 1. North Putnam 46.12

400 — 1. Watt (C) 58.55; 3. Young (NP) 59.69

300 hurdles — 1. Snyder (C) 44.72; 3. Smith (NP) 55.25

800 — 1. McKinney (C) 2:17.7; 2. C.Duncan (NP) 2:23.8; 3. J.Duncan (NP) 2:25.3

200 — 1. Proctor (NP) 24.16; 2. Murray (NP) 24.29

SP — 1. Harvey (C) 42-1; 3. Binnion (NP) 38-6

D — 1. Patterson (NP) 116-6; 3. Binnion (NP) 111-11

LJ — 1. Proctor (NP) 20-1; 3. Pope (NV) 17-10

HJ — 1. Karp (C) 5-4

3,200 — 1. Widmer (C) 10:11.15; 3. Trotter (NP) 12:14.5

4x400 relay — 1.Crawfordsville 3:49.4