BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Miners tame Lions 12-2
Miners tame Lions 12-2
Linton-Stockton went on the road to Loogootee Tuesday and came home with a win, 12-2 in seven innings over the Lions.
The Miners pounded out 13 hits in putting a dozen runs on the board.
Cory Anderson started on the hill for the Miners. Anderson went five innings allowing just one run which was unearned. Kendall Williams finished up.
“Overall we played well,” Miner coach Matt Fougerousse said. “We got a good pitching performance. Cory did a nice job.”
Linton scored one run in the first and one in the third for a 2-0 lead. The Miners broke the game open with five runs in the fifth before tacking on five more in the seventh.
“It was only a 2-0 ballgame in the fifth inning,” Fougerousse noted. “So it was a good game for us to stay mentally into it.”
Logan Hollingsworth, Kip Fougerousse, Noah Woodward and Anderson combined for 10 of Linton-Stockton’s 13 hits.
Hollingsworth enjoyed a 4-for-5 night at the dish with two runs batted in. Fougerousse smacked two doubles and knocked in two runs. Woodward was 2-for-4, Anderson 2-for-3. Each had an RBI. Williams had one hit in three trips and drove in two runs.
Fougerousse mentioned Anderson laid down a nice safety squeeze to bring in a run in the fifth.
“We hit the ball pretty well up and down the lineup,” the Miner coach said. All three Miner errors in the field came in the fifth inning leading to an unearned run. Loogootee’s other run came on a solo shot in the seventh.
The Lions had 2 runs, six hits four errors
Linton-Stockton’s next two games are on the road, both in Bloomington.
Wednesday the Miners visit Bloomington South. Thursday Linton travels to Bloomington North for a rescheduled game from a previous rainout.
The Miners were leading North 2-0 in the first inning when the game was called.
Linton-Stockton has added a Saturday round robin tournament to the schedule. Coach Fougerousse explained the round robin was a late addition to the slate to make up for two previous cancellations. Linton lost the Northeast Dubois and Orleans games to rainouts.
West Vigo and Evansville North will join the Miners at Roy Herndon Field in Linton.
Linton-Stockton hosts the West Vigo Vikings at 11 a.m. Saturday. West Vigo and Evansville North follow. The Miners will play North later Saturday afternoon.
BHS South tops Miners 10-4
Bryce Looze’s three-run homer in the sixth inning and four runs batted in by Tommy Richardson lifted the Bloomington South Panthers over the Linton Miners 10-4 Wednesday in Bloomington.
“Too many unearned runs,” L-S coach Matt Fougerousse said.
A few Linton defensive miscues - two errors and a misplay on a bunt - loaded the bases for South with no outs in the first. Richardson’s base hit up the middle brought in two runs as the Panthers led 3-0 after one.
“They (South) shouldn’t really have scored in the first inning,” Fougerousse said. In the fourth inning, Richardson very nearly put one out of the park with the bases loaded again. Two runs scored, giving South a 7-2 lead headed into the fifth.
The Miners scored twice in the sixth making it a 7-4 ballgame. Linton had the bases loaded with an opportunity to make it 7-6 with a hit but a flyout left three baserunners stranded.
Looze nailed his three-run shot in the bottom of the sixth for the final tally.
A two-out error put a runner on base for South followed by a base hit before Looze’s blast.
“If we make the play there we would’ve been out of the inning with no runs,” Fougerousse noted.
“I was proud of the guys and how they battled back,” the Miner coach said. “We got down - and it certainly wasn’t our best defensive effort all around. We just lost focus mentally a little bit.”
For Linton, Cory Anderson was 2-for-3 with a solo home run, his second of the year.
The Miners put the ball in play, only striking out twice as a team. But as Fougerousse said, “We hit the ball right at them. And they made the plays.”
The Miners head back to Bloomington Thursday to take on the North Cougars.
Linton-Stockton has added a game at Jasper, 6 pm Friday.
Hits elude Cards in loss at Barr-Reeve
Bloomfield hit the ball hard Tuesday at Barr-Reeve. But the hits refused to fall for the hard-luck Cardinals.
But the hits were falling for the Barr-Reeve Vikings.
Barr-Reeve strung together 10 hits in putting 11 runs on the board, sending the Cards home with an 11-1 loss in six innings. Will Scott homered and Kolton Graber doubled for the Vikings.
“They (Barr-Reeve) hit the ball well,” Bloomfield coach Jason Pegg commented. “They had a lot of singles. But they were hit hard.”
According to the Cardinal coach Bloomfield hit the ball hard as well.
“We hit quite a few balls really hard but they were right at somebody,” Pegg lamented.
The coach cited four or five lineouts to the outfield and four or five hard-hit ground ball outs.
“I thought, ‘Are you kidding me? We can’t get anything to fall,’” Pegg said.
“Everything they hit was finding the holes. And we couldn’t find any holes.” Barr-Reeve put up a three-spot in the first inning. The Vikings added three more tallies in the third and four in the fourth for a 10-1 lead.
Barr-Reeve’s final run in the sixth brought the early ending.
Bloomfield’s lone run came in the third inning. With two outs Austin Pegg fanned on a pitch in the dirt and reached first. Dylan Richardson reached base on an error.
With runners at the corners Bloomfield pulled off a double steal. Richardson broke for second and beat the throw. Pegg raced in from third on the attempt to catch Richardson stealing.
Bloomfield visits Shakamak Wednesday in the final Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference contest for both teams. The game was originally scheduled for two weeks ago but was rained out.
The Cardinals closed out the regular season Thursday at Jasper.
The Wildcats took the early lead defeating the Cardinals 12-0.
Cougars top T-Birds in SWIAC finale
Visiting North Daviess put two runs on the board in each of the first two innings to take a 4-0 lead over Eastern Greene.
The Thunderbirds answered with two tallies in the third and another in the fourth.
But the T-Birds were unable to overtake the Cougars. North Daviess added two more runs in the fifth and came away with a 6-4 win in Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference baseball Wednesday at Eastern Greene.
Winning pitcher Trey Smith started for the Cougars, with relief help from Chris Reed in the fifth.
Four of North Daviess’ seven hits went for extra bases - doubles by Shom Berry, Caleb Wagler, Reed and Tyler Dunbar.
Uncharacteristically, the Cougars committed four errors in the field.
Starter Isaac Hamilton and reliever Brent Newton shared pitching duties for Eastern.
The T-Birds had six hits and just one error.
The victory improved the Cougars’ record to 14-8, 6-1 in the Southwest Indiana Athletic Conference, while Eastern fell to 8-12, 3-4. North Daviess finished second in SWIAC, one game behind unbeaten Linton.
The T-Birds host Vincennes Rivet Thursday.
N. Daviess 220 020 0 -- 6 7 4
Eastern 002 110 0 -- 4 6 1
Smith, Reed (5), and Berry; I. Hamilton, Newton (5), and Padgett. WP -- Smith. LP -- I. Hamilton. 2B -- Berry (ND), Dunbar (ND), Reed (ND), Wagler (ND).
A story about the White River Valley tennis team in the Tuesday, May 16, issue of the Daily World incorrectly identified WRV’s foe. The Lady Wolverines beat Washington Catholic 3-2, not Loogootee.
A story about the North Daviess Tennis Sectional in the Friday, May 19, issue of the Daily World gave the correct box score, but said Maizy Gilliland and E.J. Priest of Bloomfield won the No. 2 doubles match. Actually, Abby Cecil and Kaylee Wagler of North Daviess defeated them 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.
That story also failed to note that the White River Valley duo of McKinley Frye and Addi Graves won the No. 1 doubles championship and will also be playing in the Jasper Regional.
Bedford clobbers Bloomfield 14-0
Bloomfield saw Stars Wednesday night after visiting Bedford-North Lawrence blanked the Lady Cardinals 14-0
The game was close for three innings, but the Lady Stars (18-7) erupted for 11 runs in the fourth inning to rout Bloomfield. The Lady Cards (4-14) managed five hits, but could not get a run across.
Errors enabled Bedford to run away with the game, said Bloomfield coach Mike Potter. He noted onlyone of Bedford’s runs was earned against hurler Sidnie Finch.
“We hung with them for three innings, then the errors started happening,” Potter said. “Sidnie pitched pretty well, but we let it get away from us in the fourth and never did get the bats going. Zoe Adams from Bedford was probably the best pitcher we’ve seen all year and we just couldn’t do anything against her.”
The game concluded the Lady Cardinals’ regular season. They next play at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday when Bloomfield takes on North Central in the Clay City Sectional.
Bedford 002 110 -- 14 12
Bloomfield 000 00 -- 0 5
Adams and Rutledge; Finch and England. WP -- Adams. LP -- Finch (2-11). 2B -- Lambrecht (BNL). 3B: K. Brown (BNL), Rutledge (BNL), Adams (BNL).
Lady Miners edge Bloomington South
The Lady Miners held off a late rally Friday night to edge visiting Bloomington South 3-2.
Linton scored two runs in the fourth and one in the fifth to take a 3-0 lead over the Lady Panthers. They scored two in the seventh, but Linton held for its last regular-season win.
Peyton Bland, Hannah Frady, and Erica Barker each batted 1-3 with an RBI, Jaelyn Walker also batted 1-3 with a run scored. Maggie Booe doubled and Alexis James singled for Linton’s other hits while pinch runner Aubrey Walton and Audrey Elliott scored Linton’s other runs.
Frady pitched all seven innings for the Lady Miners, yielding three hits and two unearned runs. She fanned six batters while walking none.
Linton next plays at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday when the Lady Miners take on Eastern in the South Knox Sectional.
Bloomington S. 000 000 2 -- 2 3 1
Linton 000 210 x -- 3 6 1
Linton JV blanks Bloomington South
The Linton junior varsity blanked visiting Bloomington South 6-0 Friday night.
Aubrey Walton led Linton at the plate, batting 2-3 with a run scored and an RBI. She and Ashlyn Ferree both doubled while Erica Barker, Sadie Eggers, Courtney Zukoski, and Lexi Anderson all singled. The Lady Miners outhit the Lady Panthers by a 7-4 margin.
Ferree gave up only two hits while striking out two batters and walking one.
Bloomington S. 000 00 -- 0 4 1
Linton 132 0x -- 6 7 2
Linton pounds Lady Warriors 11-1
The Lady Miners scored six runs in the first inning Wednesday at North Knox and hit cruise control.
After scoring six in the first, Linton tallied one run in the second, two in the third, and two in the fourth to put up an 11-1 victory. North Knox scored its only run in the bottom of the second.
Good power at the plate spurred the Lady Miners’ victory. Hannah Frady and Peyton Bland both slugged home runs and Brantli Lannan tripled as the visitors rapped out eight hits.
The game concluded Linton’s regular season. The Lady Miners next play at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday in the South Knox Sectional when they take on Eastern.
Linton 612 2 -- 11 8 2
N. Knox 010 0 -- 1 2 3