LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP 4-19: Bloomfield baseball, softball

Thursday, April 20, 2017

BASEBALL

Cougar bats bash Cardinals

The North Daviess Cougars pounded out 15 hits routing the visiting Bloomfield Cardinals 13-3 in five innings in Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference baseball Wednesday.

North Daviess put five runs on the board in the second frame. Bloomfield answered with three runs in the top of the third to make it a 6-3 ballgame. But the Cougars exploted for six more in the fourth to seal the outcome.

“They just got base hit after base hit after base hit,” Bloomfield coach Jason Pegg said.

Bloomfield managed five hits, all singles. And four errors didn’t help the Cardinals any.

Dakota Brown, Adam Dean, Sammy Query, Wyatt McIntosh and Austin Pegg all had base hits for the Cardinals.

For North Daviess, Landon Mokris led the way going 3-for-4 at the plate. Shom Berry had two hits in two at-bats, Brandon Craven went 2-for-3 and Ryan Holland was 2-for-4.

Only one of the Cougars’ 15 hits went for extra bases, a double by Trey Smith.

Bloomfield (1-6) travels to Orleans Friday.

Bloomfield 003 00 -- 3 5 4

North Daviess 150 61 -- 13 15 1

Kirk Wagler (W), Tyler Dunbar (4) and Shom Berry. Sammy Query (L), Tyler Hanson (4) and Dylan Richardson.

SOFTBALL

Lady Cards knock off Jug Rox

The Bloomfield softball team went on the road and defeated Shoals 14-6 Wednesday night.

The Lady Cardinals got out of the gates early, taking a 9-1 lead into the bottom of the third inning.

Shoals answered with four runs in their half third. But Bloomfield tacked on a run in the sixth and four more in the seventh to finish off the Jug Rox.

“One of the keys to getting the scoring going was our base running,” Bloomfield coach Mike Potter said.

The Lady Cards pilfered six bases. Leadoff hitter Cheyanne Richardson and cleanup hitter Kelsey Moody each stole two.

Richardson was 1-3 with two walks and four runs scored. Moody went 3-for-4 and crossed the plate three times.

Malee Sparks and Lexi Hash each had 2 RBI to lead the team.

“Our patience at the plate also helped,” Potter said. “We walked seven times and only struck out three.”

Sparks threw seven innings and had seven strikeouts for her first win of the season.

“We got a great pitching performance out of senior pitcher, Malee Sparks,” the coach said.

Bloomfield is idle until Monday when the Lady Cardinals visit White River Valley for a SWIAC contest.

Bloomfield 261 001 4 -- 14 11 4

Shoals 104 001 0 -- 6 8 6

Malee Sparks (W) and Hayley England. H. Baylis (L) and E. Wagler. 2B: M. Sparks, H. England, B. Riggs.

Cancellations

Thursday’s rains canceled these events:

Baseball: Linton at Clay City, Brown County at Eastern.

Track: Bloomfield and Clay City at Sullivan.

Softball: Shakamak at Sullivan.

Golf: Linton at Owen Valley.

Tennis LightHouse Christian at Linton, Sullivan at Bloomfield.

None of the games had been rescheduled as of press time.

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