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Prairie pummels Tri-County for 2 wins

Clinton Prairie won big in both games of a doubleheader at Tri-County on Saturday, taking the first, 17-4, and the second, 20-3.

The Gophers improved to 4-1 with the sweep. Jacob Perkins got the win in the first game, giving up four runs (three earned) with 10 strikeouts against three walks in 5 2/3 innings. Landen Southern pitched a complete game (five-inning mercy rule) in the second, giving up three runs (two earned) with five strikeouts and four walks in the second.

Prairie broke open a 5-4 game after two innings in the first game, scoring one in the fourth, four in the fifth and seven in the sixth.

Kaleb Peters went 2-3 with a double driving in six and scoring two runs, with Zack Skinner going 2-2 with a double, four runs and an RBI. Other offense came from Mason McGraw (2-4, two doubles, two RBIs and two runs), Bailey Good (2-4, three RBIs and two runs), Ted Hamilton (1-2, double and one run) and Jared Ray (1-4 with a run). Austin Gibson scored two runs, with Brady Erickson (two), Perkins (two) and Joey Orange (one) also scoring runs.

In the second game, Peters again had six RBIs going 4-5 with four runs, while Ray went 2-3 with two RBIs and two runs. McGraw went 1-3 with a double and three RBIs and Perkins went 2-2 with two runs and an RBI. Other offense came from Erickson (2-3 with two RBIs), Gibson (2-4, an RBI and a run), Southern (2-4, two RBIs and a run), Orange (1-2, two runs), Hamilton (1-3, two runs) and Skinner (1-4, two runs). Luke Longnecker scored three runs with Good adding two.

The Gophers were to play a makeup game with Faith Christian on Monday before visiting Delphi at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Rossville pitchers no-hit Peru

Three Rossville pitchers combined on a no-hitter as the Hornets topped host Peru, 8-2, in baseball on Saturday.

Payton Dennison started and went five innings for the win, giving up two unearned runs with five strikeouts and three walks. Nathan Price struck out one and walked two in 1.1 innings, with Reid Douglas finishing up the no-hitter getting the last two outs.

Despite Peru’s lack of success with the bat, the Hornets trailed 2-1 going into the fifth. They scored two in that inning, adding three in the sixth and two more in the seventh for the win.

Dennison and Landon Andrews led Rossville at the plate, with each going 2-3 with Dennison scoring two runs and Andrews one with two RBIs. Corbin Beard went 1-2 with two RBIs, with additional offense coming from Evan Price (1-4 with an RBI and run) and Dawson Jacoby (1-5 with a run). Mark Soiseth scored a run with an RBI, with Dirk Shaw and Kirby Meeks also scoring runs.

The Hornets improved to 3-1 with the win, next playing host to Pioneer at 5 p.m. tonight.

Softball

Prairie pastes Hornets 13-1

Clinton Prairie improved to 2-3 (1-0 Hoosier Heartland Conference) with a 13-1 win in softball over visiting Rossville on Saturday.

Rebekah Stephens got the win, going a complete five innings in the game shortened by the 10-run rule. She had eight strikeouts allowing an earned run and two hits with no walks. Emma Lawson took the loss giving up 11 earned runs, eight hits and five walks in 3.1 innings with two strikeouts. Michelle Rodkey got the final two outs for the Hornets.

Prairie scored eight runs in the first inning, adding four in the second and another in the third.

Hadley Wilson went 3-3 with a double, an RBI and two runs for the Gophers, while Shalynn Barnett was 2-2 with a double, two runs and two RBIs and Katelyn Ramsey was 2-3 with, two doubles, two RBIs and a run. Other offense came from Layne Snyder (1-1 with two RBIs and a run), with Hannah Wilson driving in two runs and Molly Thomas (two), Maddie Cornell (one), Hannah Wilson (one), Cadyence Rios (two) and Heaven Watt (one) also scoring runs.

Lawson went 1-3 with a run for the Hornets (0-2, 0-1), with Emma Baumgardt going 1-2 with an RBI.

Boys golf

Hot Dogs finish 12th at tournament

Frankfort opened the boys golf season on Saturday taking 12th of 16 teams at the Harrison Invitational. Team scores were determined using a unique best 4-balls format with the team playing as a five-some. Sascha Pirch led the Hot Dogs with an 85 for 18 holes, with additional scoring coming from Drew Grismer (96), Nolan Varner (97), Camden Cesare (107) and Sam Wilson (108) for team score of 364.

Pirch and Cesare were both able to score three consecutive pars during the round, while Grismer pared holes 8 through 11 for four in a row. Wilson carded the Hot Dogs first birdie of the season.

Frankfort hosts Western Boone today at Frankfort Commons.