LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP 4-18

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SOFTBALL

Lady Miners blank North Central 1-0

The Lady Miners waited until the final inning Tuesday night to score the only run of the game against visiting North Central.

Linton (5-4, 2-0 in the Southwest Indiana Athletic Conference) did not get on the board until the seventh. An error scored pinch runner Aubrey Walton.

Both pitchers threw smoke and sulphur as Linton managed only five hits and North Central (8-5, 2-1) rapped out only three. Neither team tallied any extra-base hits.

Ashlyn Ferree hurled all seven innings for the Lady Miners. She fanned two batters and walked one.

The hosts defeated North Central 3-0 in the junior varsity contest.

The Lady Miners will host Edgewood at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday.

N. Central 000 000 0 -- 0 3 2

Linton 000 000 1 -- 1 5 2

Shroyer; Ferree. W -- Ferree. L -- Shroyer.

Linton wins two games in JV tournament

Linton’s junior varsity team beat two teams Saturday afternoon in Terre Haute South’s JV Bash.

The Lady Miners earned a plaque by defeating two teams from larger schools.

Linton 9, Bloomington North 2

Linton clobbered Bloomington North 9-2 in the first game. The Lady Cougars scored both of their runs in the first inning to take an early lead.

However, the Lady Miners scored two in the bottom of the second and three in the bottom of the third, as Camryn Walker doubled in a run, to take control of the contest. Linton banged out nine hits, including a homer by Peyton Bland, compared to four for the Lady Cougars. The Lady Miners also stole six bases, including one theft of home.

Bland went the distance to notch the win for Linton. She gave up two runs and four hits while striking out seven batters and walking none.

B’ton North 200 000 0 -- 2 4 5

Linton 023 121 x -- 9 9 3

Parrish; Bland. W -- Bland. L -- Parrish. 2B -- Elliott (L), Mullis (BN), Teal (BN), Walker (L), Walton (L) 2, HR -- Bland (L). S -- Eggers (L). SB -- Eggers (L) 3, Walton (L) 2, Zukoski (L).

Linton 8, Plainfield 3

The Lady Miners beat Plainfield 8-3 in the second game as they smacked 12 hits for the game.

Linton went on top in the first inning when Bland doubled in two runs.

Plainfield got on the board with a run in third, but the Lady Miners scored two in their half of the inning. The fourth stanza saw Linton string together a single by Hannah Frady, a double by Payton Cobble, and a single by Erica Barker to score four runs.

Frady hurled seven innings to earn the W. She yielded three runs and five hits while fanning five batters and walking one.

Plainfield 001 010 1 -- 3 5 4

Linton 202 400 x -- 8 12 5

Egnew; Frady. W -- Frady. L -- Egnew. 2B -- Bland (L), Cobble (L), Egnew (P), Hyde (P), Maxwell (P), SB -- Eggers (L), Walker (L), Walton (L), Zukoski (L).

BASEBALL

Hatchets overtake Miners with late rally

The Washington Hatchets scored four runs in the sixth innings to overtake the visiting Linton-Stockton Miners 5-4 Tuesday.

The Miners led 4-0 headed into the fifth inning. The Hatchets then scored 5 runs in the last two innings.

Linton scored one run in the first, two in the third and one in the fourth. The Miners didn’t score the rest of the game.

Linton-Stockton had 4 runs 5 hits and 2 errors. Washington had 5 runs 8 hits 6 errors.

“We took advantage of their errors early,” Miners coach Matt Fougerousse said. “That’s how we got up 4-0.”

In the first Logan Hollingsworth singled and Noah Woodward doubled. Hollingsworth’s courtesy runner Tucker Hayes scored on a passed ball.

In the third Kendall Williams stroked a leadoff double. Trey Passen reached on an error putting runners at the corners.

Williams scored on Hollingsworth’s sacrifice fly and Passen scored on Woodward’s fielder’s choice.

In the fourth, Thaniel Heath reached on an error. Heath eventually reached third and came home on Hollingsworth’s second sacrifice fly.

For the Hatchets Kirsch had an RBI base hit in the fifth.

In the sixth, Washington’s first run came on Thorn’s leadoff single, a walk and an RBI double.

With two outs and Linton leading 4-2 a misplayed fly ball allowed two runs in.

Kirsch stepped up and got another RBI - their go-ahead run.

Three of Washington’s five runs were unearned.

Washington remains unbeaten at 8-0. Linton drops to 7-2.

“Hopefully we’ll learn from our mistakes tonight and bounce back,” Fougerousse said.

Linton visits SWIAC foe Clay City Thursday.

RESCHEDULINGS

Bloomfield’s softball game with Edgewood, scheduled for May 19, has been canceled. It was unknown at press time whether it had been rescheduled.

Bloomfield’s softball game with Owen Valley, originally set for May 17, was canceled, but it has been rescheduled for that date.

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