PREP ROUNDUP: Knights use good start to get past North Putnam, 11-1

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

BRAZIL — Northview jumped out to a 5-0 first-inning lead against visiting North Putnam in high school baseball action on Tuesday evening and cruised to an 11-1 win that ended in five innings due to the 10-run rule.

North Putnam starting pitcher Layne Lucas struggled with his control in the first inning and the Knights capitalized.

Trey Shaw drew a lead-off walk and stole both second and third before scoring on a throwing error to third base. Trey Tucker followed with a base hit and stole second and Brigham Booe followed with an RBI single.

Northview was aggressive on the base paths, which enabled the Knights to set up a quick scoring offense that scored five times in the inning without the benefit of an extra base hit.

Pinch runner Parker Johnson stole second base and Gavin Morris smacked a base hit before stealing second base. Andrew Osborn drew a walk, which ended Lucas’ pitching stint after one out.

Senior Kaine Benge came in to relieve his classmate and got a strikeout to start, but Brevan Harper drilled a two-run single to push the lead to 5-0.

Booe was on the mound for the Knights and after battling some control issues previously, threw three scoreless innings and struck out four without issuing a free pass.

The lead grew in the second inning for the Knights as Braydon Tucker singled and Booe was hit-by-pitch. Morris followed with an RBI base hit as did Osborn. Dylan Zentko put the Knights on top 8-0 with an RBI single down the left field line.

With a comfortable lead, Trout made wholesale changes in his lineup as he replaced all but Zentko in the lineup to give his junior varsity players a couple of innings of work.

They would take advantage of the chance as Zentko struck out three in an inning of work on the mound. He would also add a two-run double to left field in the bottom of the fourth inning. Cole Pierce walked and Dylan Boor reached on an infield single. Johnson smacked an RBI single to set up Zentko’s hit that extended the lead to 11-1.

Hayden Rudes, Jalen Berry and Benge had hits for the Cougars.

The Cougars got their only run in the fourth when Rudes led off with a double, went to third on a wild pitch and scored as Benge reached on an error.

At Northview

North Putnam 000 10 — 1 3 2

Northview 530 3x — 11 12 1

WP — Booe. LP — Lucas

In other baseball:

South Vermillion 7, Greencastle 3 — At Clinton, the Wildcats scored all of their runs in the first three innings and held off a late rally by the Tiger Cubs.

Nick Sutherlin had two singles and an RBI for the Cubs, while Jacob Harris and Brody Whitaker each had a single and a run scored and Jordan Meyer also scored a run.

Whitaker scored in the sixth after being hit by a pitch, stealing second, being sacrificed to third and scoring on an error.

Harris singled with one out in the sixth, went to third on an error and scored on a passed ball.

In the seventh inning, Meyer reached on an error, stole second and came home on a single by Sutherlin.

Greencastle 000 011 1 — 3 4 5

South Vermillion 232 000 x — 7 6 5

WP — Terry. LP — Sutherlin.

Tri-West 20, Greencastle 5 — At Lizton, the Bruins led 10-0 after two innings and coasted to the win on Friday.

Nick Sutherlin and Ethan Maier each had a hit for the Tiger Cubs.

Greencastle 000 41 — 5 2 6

Tri-West 466 4x — 20 15 3

WP — Jackson. LP — Wade.

Track and field

Additional information on triangular meet — Field events were not available on Monday from North Putnam’s triangular meet wins over Riverton Parke and Rockville.

The results:


SP — 1. Graham (NP) 31-8; 2. Gasho (NP) 29-5.25; 3. Gilbert (NP) 28-9.5; 4. Kendall (NP) 25-3

D — 1. Gasho (NP) 110-9; 2. Graham (NP) 84-4; 3. Kendall (NP) 66-4; 4. Gilbert (NP) 62-1

LJ — 1. A.O’Neal (NP) 15-5; 2. E.O’Neal (NP) 12-3

HJ — 1. A.O’Neal (NP) 4-8; 2. Spencer (NP) 4-8; 3. Lyons (NP) 4-2


SP — 1. Patterson (NP) 38-9.5; 2. Binnion (NP) 38-8.25; 3. Ammons (NP) 36-3.5

D — 1. Patterson (NP) 130-2; 2. Binnion (NP) 116-10; 4. Ammons (NP) 87-1

LJ — 1. Proctor (NP) 18-11.5; 2. Pope (NP) 17-8; 4. McLaughlin (NP) 16-9.5

HJ — 1. Culberson (NP) 5-4


Northview 163, Cloverdale 200 — At Clover Meadows, Drew Boyette shot a 41 to lead the Clovers.

Wyatt Helterbrand added a 51, while Michael Holsapple had a 52, Tyler Harrison had a 56, Jason Miller had a 58 and Cody Morris had a 63.

“We were very glad to get a round in, let alone a match,” Clover coach Doug Wokoun said. “The weather has been a real challenge over the last week, and we haven’t been able to get much time on the course. Conditions were wet with a little mist several times, but play was not impeded greatly for either team.”

Wokoun thought Boyette played “pretty well” through the round.

“He is right on the cusp of some really great things,” he said. “Wyatt had several good holes, but a few lapses prevented him from fully taking advantage. Michael is making progress, but both he and Wyatt just need more consistency, which will come with getting more time on the course. Tyler and Jason are struggling with good holes and bad holes, and the bad ones are just killing scores.“

Wokoun said his team would greatly benefit from getting a full week of work on things.

“That won’t happen this week, as we are in matches the next two days, so our improvement must come as we compete,” he said.