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Cornell's walk-off seals Gophers' 4-3, 10-inning win

A walk-off single by sophomore Cam Cornell gave the Clinton Prairie softball team the 4-3 win over the Delphi Oracles in a 10-inning marathon of a non-conference game Wednesday at Jefferson.

Trailing 2-1 at the bottom of the seventh innings, Clinton Prairie was able to extend the game when Katelyn Ramsey singled to left field and then scored on a two-out Holly Loveless single to center field. After two scoreless extra innings, the Oracles was able to take the 3-2 lead, but the Gophers were able to answer.

Needing at least one run to stay alive in the bottom of the 10th inning, Clinton Prairie led off with Shalynn Barnett reaching base on an error and then tying the game on a Kylie Burris double to center field. Burris then scored the winning run when Cornell took her first pitch and launched it into left field.

Clinton Prairie was the first team to get on the score board when, in the bottom of the fourth inning, Hannah Wilson drew a walk, advanced to third base on an error and scored on a Layne Snyder bunt-single.

Senior pitcher Holy Loveless turned in her best performance of the season, striking out 13 and walking none while allowing two earned runs and nine hits in 10 innings of work.

Loveless also helped her cause at the plate, where she batted 3-5 with an RBI. Snyder went 3-4 with an RBI while Cornell went 2-5 with a double and the game-winning RBI, Katelyn Ramsey went 2-4 with a run scored, Burris went 1-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored, Peyton Ray went 1-5 and Wilson and Barnett each added a run.

The Gophers (3-3) host the Clinton Prairie Classic starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Jefferson.

At Delphi

GOPHERS 4, ORACLES 3

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Baseball

 

Clinton Prairie loses both games of Delphi doubleheader

It became a long night for the Gophers, who were edged 5-4 and then 14-13 in their doubleheader with the Oracles on Wednesday at Delphi.

Tied at 4-4 in the bottom of the seventh inning in the first game, Delphi drew a pair of walks and then won the game on a Jayden McClain walk-off single.

The Gophers came up with big hits early in the game but did not have enough runners on base to do big damage. Tied at 1-1 in the top of the third inning, Sam Schoonveld hit a solo home run to center field to five the Gophers the lead. After the Oracles tied the game in the bottom of the inning, Brady Erickson led the top of the fourth off with a solo home run to left field, and Clinton Prairie led 3-2.

A walk and an error allowed Delphi to tie the game again in the bottom of the fifth before another costly error helped the Oracles take the 4-3 lead in the bottom of the sixth. The Gophers were able to pull even at 4-4 when a run was walked-in at the top of the seventh, but then McClain was to get the walk-off single to end the game in the bottom of the frame.

There were four lead changes, 22 combined hits and nine combined errors in the game-two shootout.

This time, it was Zach Townsend who was able to come up with a walk-off winner for the Oracles after the Gophers had scored three runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game at 13-13.

Schoonveld batted 2-5 with three RBIs and a run scored in the game two loss while Kam Peters went 2-4 with three runs scored, Michael Royer went 1-2 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored, Mason McGraw went 1-4 with two RBIs, Bailey Good went 1-3 with two runs scored, and Ted Hamilton added two RBIs. Kaleb Peters went 1-3 with three runs scored in the late loss while Erickson went 1-2 with two runs scored, and Zach Skinner finished 1-2 with an RBI.

At Delphi

Game one

ORACLES 5, GOPHERS 4

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Game two

ORACLES 14, GOPHERS 13

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Girls’ Tennis

 

Hot Dogs sweep Oracles

The Frankfort girls’ tennis team coasted to a 5-0 sweep of the Oracles on Wednesday at Delphi.

Frankfort won each of the five varsity matches in straight sets. The closest match of the evening was at No. 2 single, where Annie Giebel beat Makenzi McClain, 6-2, 6-3.

With the win, the Hot Dogs are off to a 4-0 start to the season.

“Coach Kelli VanDuyne and I are very pleased with the way the Lady Hot Dogs played tonight,” Frankfort head coach Scott Rohrabaugh said. “While the temperature was warmer, they battled very strong wind gusts. Their experience and ability to adapt to the wind set the tone for the matches.

“Our singles teams all played very well,” he added “They did a good job of holding serve and putting pressure on their opponents. Any short ball was put away quickly. They utilized controlled aggression and it paid off big. And I can say the same about both our doubles teams, which served extremely well and held serve – a must for doubles. They utilized the whole court to open up big holes in their opponents’ side of the courts and kept them off balance throughout their respective matches. They placed several shots done the line and in their opponents alleys for winners. It was fun to watch.”

Frankfort’s reserve varsity won four of five matches with Rebeca Perez, Ashlyn Harshbarger, Marilu Perez and the doubles team of Maddie Swinford and Mackenzie Sandusky each winning by a score of 8-0.

“Our reserve varsity has a lot of experience in these types of conditions and their scores reflect that,” Rohrabaugh said. “As I've said before, a lot of our reserve players would play varsity at other schools. That's not to brag but to serve as a reminder of the depth of this team.

“We're off to a great start,” he added. “But we also know that we're going to be facing some tough competition starting with West Lafayette on Monday on their home courts. The Lady Hot Dogs will be ready for them. The team has been working hard, and it's only going to get better.”

At Delphi

HOT DOGS 5, ORACLES 0

Singles

No. 1 Emily Michael def. Taylor Bartlett 6-1, 6-1

No. 2 Annie Giebel def. Makenzi McClain 6-2, 6-3

No. 3 Riley Isgrigg def. Tori Nacks 6-0, 6-0

No. 1 Abby Pierce/Jalynn Kidwell def. Taylor Kant/Kaitlyn Landis 6-1, 6-0

No. 2 Lucy Calvert/Rylee Seibert def. Breighan Rohrman/Chelsea Whitfield 6-2, 6-1

 

Hornets edged out by Twin Lakes

The Hornets suffered a close, 3-2 loss to Twin Lakes on Wednesday at Rossville.

Sam Hann put up a fight against Twin Lakes’ Taylor Sanders at No. 1 singles but ultimately lost 6-2, 7-6 (4), and the Hornets’ No. 2 doubles team of Parker George and Anna Lawrence won its first set, 6-1, only to drop the next two, 6-2, 6-3.

With the loss, Rossville falls to 1-2 overall but remains 1-0 in the Hoosier Heartland Conference.

Rossville will compete in the Logansport Invitational on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.

At Rossville

INDIANS 3, HORNETS 2

Singles

No. 1 Taylor Sanders (TL) def. Sam Haan 6-2, 7-6 (4)

No. 2 Mica Royer (R) def. Danielle D’Andrea 6-2, 6-1

No. 3 Madison Struck (R) def. Yuli Espino 6-2, 6-1

Doubles

No. 1 Mallory Gardiner/Taylor Spear (TL) def. Robin Blackwell/Maddy Wade 3-6, 6-4, walkover

No. 2 Jonni Goodman/Erika Campbell (TL) def. Parker George/Anna Lawrence 1-6, 6-2, 6-3

 

Track and Field

 

Hornets win at Delphi 5-team meet

The Rossville track and field teams had a successful five-team meet with the boys’ and girls’ teams taking first place ahead of Frontier, Faith Christian, West Central and the host Oracles on Tuesday at Delphi.

Taking first place for the Rossville girls were Marissa Heath in the long jump (13 feet, 6 inches), Sarah Allred in the 110-meter hurdles (16.3), the 300 hurdles (49.71) and the 200 dash (28.51), Julia Malson in the 100 (12.86) and the 400 (1:03.4) and Rossville’s 1,600 relay (4:47.3).

Winning for Rossville in the boys’ meet were Hunter Mink in the shot put (40-1), Griffen Williams in the discus (106-4), Chase Frey in the high jump (5-4) and the 110 hurdles (17.22), Dexter Porsi in the 800 (2:17.8), Braxton Good in the 3,200 (11:25.8), the 3,200 relay (9:18.9) and the 1,600 relay (3:57.8).