LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Shakamak baseball and golf, Bloomfield and WRV tennis, WRV track,

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Lakers pound Patriots 18-8 in six

The bats came alive for the Shakamak Lakers Friday against visiting Owen Valley.

Shakamak pounded out a season-high 20 hits and blasted the Patriots 18-8 in six innings. The Lakers finished a collective 20-for-38 at the plate.

“That was our best hitting game we’ve had all year by far,” Laker coach Todd Gambill said. “It was just a great offensive performance.”

The final score though is somewhat deceiving. It was a see-saw affair through four frames. And it was Shakamak who was forced to mount a come-from-behind effort.

The Lakers trailed 8-6 headed into the home half of the fifth frame. But then the fireworks really started as Shakamak exploded for seven runs to take the lead. The Lakers tallied five more in the sixth to bring about the early ending via the 10-run rule.

“Up to that point we were up two runs, down two runs,” Gambill noted. “It was a back-and-forth game.”

Shakamak fired the opening salvo with two runs in its first turn at bat. Owen Valley answered with a four-run second inning. The Lakers responded in kind and led 6-4 through three complete.

The Patriots’ muskets fired off three more rounds in the fourth and another in the fifth before Shakamak began lighting up the scoreboard.

Seven Lakers enjoyed multi-hit games. Ethan Burdette was 4-for-4 with two runs driven in. Lane Gilbert and Devin Stenstra each had three hits and drove in a run. Draven Cox went 2-for-5 with a homer and 4 RBIs. Trevor Miller and Levi Helt were 2-for-3 at the plate, Kinnett 2-for-5. Miller had two RBIs, Helt and Kinnett one apiece.

Shakamak begins next week with a pair of Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference tilts. The Lakers travel to North Central Monday and return home to host White River Valley Tuesday.

Owen Valley 040 310 -- 8 9 5

Shakamak 204 075 -- 18 20 4

Owen Valley -- Headlee (L) and Hodge. Top hitters: Headlee 3-4, 2 RBI; Phelps 2-3; Hodge 1-3, 2 RBI. 2B: Headlee 2, Hodge, Dillman.

Shakamak -- Trevor Miller, Levi Webb (4, W) and Nick Kinnett. Top hitters: Ethan Burdette 4-4, 2 RBI; Lane Gilbert 3-4, RBI; Draven Cox 2-5, 4 RBI; Devin Stienstra 3-5, RBI; Miller 2-3, 2 RBI; Levi Helt 2-3, RBI; Kinnett 2-5, RBI. HR: Cox. 2B: Rylee Landry.

Lions roar past Wolverines

After three close losses to begin the season White River Valley’s first-year baseball coach Bob Wills spoke of the need for the Wolverines to close the deal and finish games.

Friday against the visiting Loogootee Lions WRV barely got started.

The Wolverines got off to a good enough start as both teams put a run on the board in the first frame. But the Lions tallied six in the second inning, then crossed the plate 11 times in the third on the way to a five-inning 18-4 win.

Loogootee put two runs across to start the third frame and the bags were filled with Lions with no outs. A walk, a hit batsman and an error brought three more in and WRV trailed 12-0.

Adam Greene lined a base hit to center driving in two more runs. After another free pass Landon Harder stepped to the plate and delivered a 2-RBI double. Nathaniel Hart followed with a 2-RBI single for the Lions’ final tally.

Loogootee rapped out 17 hits. Five walks, three hit batsmen and five errors put more Lions on the basepaths.

WRV answered with three runs on three hits and a Loogootee error in the fourth, including a two-run homer off the bat of Cade Eaton. But the hole they’d dug themselves was too deep for the Wolverines to claw their way out of.

Loogootee 1611 00 -- 18 17 3

WRV 100 30 -- 4 4 5

tennis

Lady Spartans edge Bloomfield

It was oh-so-close. The Bloomfield girls’ tennis team lost 3-2 to South Knox Friday afternoon at the Gwaltney Sports Complex in Washington.

What that 3-2 score doesn’t show is both doubles teams lost in three sets. The bright spot was that the two Bloomfield points came from freshmen singles players.

Malea Toon pushed Samantha Nardine the whole match but just couldn’t match Nardine’s steadiness. No matter what Toon threw at her Nardine responded with high moon balls that kept Toon from getting any rhythm. Toon was beaten 6-3, 6-4 by Nardine in the No. 1 singles spot. At No. 2 singles Kylee Shelton had little trouble taking care of Lauren McCrary 6-4, 6-0. Brooklyn Bucher managed to get through a match without needing to go into a third set although the match wasn’t without drama. Bucher held on to tough out a first set tie break win and they cruised for the match. Bucher defeated Ella Hayes 7-6(3), 6-2.

Both doubles matches were heartbreakers. Each team came back from dropping first sets to win second sets but neither team could hold the momentum and both lost third sets.

The No. 1 pair of E.J. Priest and Mazy Gilliland were defeated by Macey Wieling and Morgan Smith 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 while Caley Hall and Taylor Rollison lost to Britni Qualkenbush and Emily Myers 6-2, 6-8, 6-3.

Bloomfield was scheduled to play host Loogootee Saturday in the first round of the Loogootee Invitational Tournament at 900 a.m.

Varsity

South Knox 3, Bloomfield 2

Singles:

1. Samantha Nardine, SK, d. Malea Toon, 6-3, 6-4

2. Kylee Shelton, B, d. Lauren McCrary, 6-4, 6-0

3. Brooklyn Bucher, B, d. Ella Hayes, 7-6(3), 6-2

Doubles:

1. Macey Wieling and Morgan Smith, SK, d. Maizy Gilliland and E. J. Priest, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

2. Britni Qualkenbush and Emily Myers, SK, d. Caley Hall and Taylor Rollison, 6-2, 6-8, 6-3

Junior Varsity

Doubles:

1. Hailee Cooper and Kourtney Smith, SK, d. Nicole Kilzer and Hannah Walls, 6-2

2. Ainsley Arthur and Thaida Uland, B, d. Christine Morris and Michaela Sampson, 7-6(6)

3. Allie Hayden and Kayla Lough, SK, d. Allison Tinsley and Kenya Buford, 6-0

4. Unk1 and Unk2, SK, d. Regan Miller and Aliia Kydymgeau, 7-6(3)

Barr-Reeve blanks WRV

Barr-Reeve blanked visiting White River Valley 5-0 Thursday afternoon.

Singles:

1. Elizabeth Mowery lost 1-6, 0-6.

2. Summer Blanton lost 0-6, 0-6.

3. McKinley Frye lost 1-6, 0-6.

Doubles

1. Kirsten Lee, Addison Graves lost 2-6, 3-6.

2. Kate Records, Hannah Crowe lost 3-6, 0-6.

golf

Lions outshoot Lakers

The Shakamak Lakers and Loogootee Lions met up for a dual golf match Friday at the Lakeview Course along the shores of West Boggs Lake.

Against a deep and talented Loogootee lineup the Lakers came out on the short end of the scorecard, 161-205.

Scores were on the low side as the Lions’ Max Christman took medalist honors, firing an even-par 35. Three other Loogootee linksters shot 44 or better -- Nick Bowman (40), Nathan Seals (42) and Seth Blackwell (44).

Ben Waggoner led the Lakers with a solid round of 42. Noah Wisniewski also fired a sub-50 round, shooting 47. Bron Lambermont posted a 56 and Cole Orman 60 for Shakamak’s third and fourth scores.

Truman Dowell (64) and Jayce Rehmel (65) also teed it up for the Lakers.

Wolverines top T-Birds, Cards

The White River Valley boys golf team negotiated the Hidden Hills layout better than the competition.

The Wolverines bettered their opponents by a sizable margin in Friday’s triangular match. WRV posted a team score of 184, well ahead of host Eastern Greene (213) and Bloomfield (232).

Bloomfield’s Turner Royal was low medalist shooting 39. The Wolverine duo of Alex Wolfe and Addison Wall were close behind, each carding 42.

Wyatt Birch’s 46 paced the Thunderbirds and matched WRV’s third scorer Trey Carpenter.

Eastern’s second scorer Luke Birch edged Bloomfield’s Patrick beard by a single stroke, 51-52.

The T-Birds’ Brayden Schelske and Wolverine Cooper Banning each posted 54.

Caleb White shot 62 for Eastern’s fourth score. Bloomfield’s Donovan Cosgrove and Caleb McIntosh signed for 70 and 71 respectively.

track

Wolverines nip Clovers; WRV girls run second

The White River Valley boys track and field team won a close one, nipping the Cloverdale Clovers 66-65 in Monday’s meet at Cloverdale.

Coach Claire Records said despite another meet in bone-chilling cold the Wolverines had a great meet. Thee coach said the combined efforts of the first, second and third-place finishers helped the Wolverines secure the win.

Joe Records was a triple winner finishing first in the 1,600 and 3,2000 and as part of the winning 4X800 relay team. Blaine Gilstrap ran well, taking second in both distance races.

Eddie Garcia won the shot put and finished second in the discus. Newcomer Payton Jackson threw the shot a personal-best 39-9 to place second to Garcia.

Shaun Gibson won the long jump and ran third in both hurdles races.

Sprinters Evan Hockman and Tyler McHenry ran 1-2 in the 100 and 1-3 in the 200.

The girls meet wasn’t as close. The Lady Wolvericame up short against a deep and talented Cloverdale team, 82-48.

Hannah Halt had a great day however, winning the shot put and the 400 and taking second in the discus.

Sprinter Lia Ragle and distance runner Christiane Davis were double winners. Ragle won the 100 and 200 with Davis taking first in the 1,600 and 3,200.

Freshman Jailyn Lundy won the high jump.

White River Valley hosted a four-way meet Thursday with Bloomfield, Lighthouse Christian and Shoals.

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