ROUNDUP: Eels win battle of ranked softball teams

Apr. 16—Clay City gave up two unearned runs in the top of the first inning Tuesday but rallied to defeat Riverton Parke 10-2 in a battle between ranked Class A high school softball teams.

Lexi Thompson was 2 for 3 with two homers, three runs and three RBI for the top-ranked Eels, while Faith Mitchell was 2 for 3 with a double and three RBI; Hannah Harris 2 for 4 with a homer, a double and two runs; Karlee Smith 2 for 3 with two RBI; and Abi Shearer 1 for 3 with a homer. Winning pitcher Lizzie Sinders struck out 11 batters.

For the fourth-ranked Panthers, Lizzy Leitgabel was 2 for 3 and Kendall Montgomery had a double.

—West Vigo 14, North Putnam 3 — At Roachdale, sophomores Jaleigh Lindley and Jaycee Elkins had hot bats as the Vikings won a Western Indiana Conference game Tuesday.

Liindley was 4 for 4 with a double, a homer, three runs and four RBI; Elkins 3 for 4 with two homers, three runs and five RBI; Parker Auten 2 for 3 with a double and three runs; Piper Beeler 2 for 4 with a double; and Ariana Elkins 1 for 2 with two runs and two RBI. Carlea Funk was the winning pitcher.

Prep baseball

—Clay City 13, Parke Heritage 0 — At Rockville, Zain Keller drove in five runs with a single and a grand slam homer as the Eels won on the road Tuesday.

Trey Dayhoff and Dailon Keller both had two-run singles for Clay City.

Prep boys tennis

—Richland County 8, Robinson 1 — At Robinson, Ill., the host Maroons got a No. 6 singles win from Duke Thompson, but the Olney squad took the other singles and doubles matches on Tuesday.

Singles — Aidan Weidner (RC) def. Eli Rosborough (R) 6-1, 6-3; Marcus Kocher (RC) def. Aiden Elder (R) 6-2, 7-5; Carter Seaman (RC) def. Owen Schmidt (R) 6-3, 6-1; Isaac Klingler (RC) def. Jameson Poorman (R) 6-0, 6-2; Aaron Klingler (RC) def. Cody Waggoner (R) 6-0, 6-1; Duke Thompson (R) def. A.J. Padilla (RC) 7-5, 6-2.

Doubles — Marcus Kocher-Carter Seaman (RC) def. Aiden Elder-Eli Rosborough (R) 6-4, 6-3; Isaac Klingler-Aaron Klingler (RC) def. Owen Schmidt-Jameson Poorman (R) 3-6, 6-1, 10-7; Aidan Weidner-A.J. Padilla (RC) def. Cody Waggoner-Duke Thompson (R) 7-6(6), 6-1.

College softball

—Pomeroys go 2-1 — At Circleville, Ohio, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods split a River States Conference doubleheader Tuesday, beating Ohio Christian 3-0 before losing 3-1, and also finished a victory from earlier this season over West Virginia Tech.

Now 25-13, 18-6 in the RSC, the Pomeroys have Senior Weekend on Friday and Saturday.

On Tuesday, Marin Jacobs pitched a three-hit shutout in the first game as Jasey Conn was 2 for 3 with two RBI and Jasmine Kinzer had a hit and scored twice.

Jaleigh Crawford's RBI single provided SMWC's only run in the second game.

In the other contest, the Woods finished off a game it lead 12-2 in the third inning and won 13-5. Crawford was 3 for 3 with two RBI and two runs, Hannah Boardman had four RBI, Conn scored three runs and Lyric Krause and Neveah Pender each drove in two runs.

College honors

—HCAC cites Engineer golfer — Rose-Hulman women's golfer Elizabeth Ma has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Golf Athlete of the Week for her stellar weekend at the Kathy Niepagen Spring Fling, hosted by Illinois Wesleyan last weekend.

The freshman led the Engineers with a ninth-place finish in a field that included 11 of the top 75 NCAA Division III golfers. Ma shot a 74 and 76 in her two rounds for a final score of 6-over par. Rose placed fourth as a team, topping 25th-ranked Grinnell.

—Rose track athlete shines — Rose-Hulman senior Kyle Brownell was named the HCAC Men's Field Athlete of the Week after a first-place finish in the high jump on Saturday at the Indiana DIII Championships at DePauw University. Brownell set a school record with a leap of 6 feet, 9.5 inches.

It was the fourth-best jump in HCAC history, and the fourth-best mark in NCAA Division III this season.

—Frick recognized for top-10 finish — Rose-Hulman's Austin Frick has been named the HCAC Men's Golfer of the Week for his performance in the Cochran Collegiate at Rhodes College on Monday and Tuesday.

The brought home a top-10 finish at the tournament that included 12 of the top-41 teams in the country. He also helped Rose-Hulman earn a top-10 finish, taking down No. 9 Sewanee.

Frick, a Geneva, Ill., native, recorded back-to-back under-par rounds of 71 to bounce back from an opening round 80 and finish at 6-over par for the tournament.