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Frankfort improves to 15-3 with win over LCC

BACKHAND ATTACK: Frankfort's Emily Michael won her No. 1 singles match at Lafayette Central Catholic on Thursday,6-3, 6-0.

Frankfort beat host Lafayette Central Catholic, 5-0, in girls tennis on Thursday to improve to 15-3 on the season.

Emily Michael won at No. 1 singles, 6-3, 6-0, while Riley Isgrigg and Ashlynn Harshbarger took No. 2 and 3 singles respectively by scores of 6-0, 6-0 and 6-2, 1-6, 7-5.

Jalynn Kidwell and Rebeca Perez remained unbeaten at No. 2 doubles with a 6-0, 6-1 win and Abby Pierce and Rylee Seibert won at No. 2 doubles, 6-1, 6-2.

Maddie Toney, Marilu Perez and Karely Santos won reserve varsity matches by identical 6-0 scores, with Maria Guijosa also taking her reserve varsity match, 7-5.

The Hot Dogs were to play Northwestern on Friday, with scores not immediately available for that match, and were to hold their own Hot Dog Invitational on Saturday.

They next travel to McCutcheon before hosting the sectional beginning on Wednesday with their opponent to be determined by Monday's sectional draw.

Baseball

Rossville duo no-hit Tri-Central

Rossville's Nathan Price and Quinten Smith teamed up for a no-hitter against host Tri-Central in a 15-0 conference win on Thursday.

Price threw the first four innings striking out seven and walking none for the win, while Smith pitched the last inning striking out one in the game shortened to five innings by the 10-run rule. A single error was the difference from a perfect game.

At the plate, Adam Terrell led the Hornets going 2-2 with a home run and two runs scored, while Logan Mathews was 3-4, including a double, with two RBIs and three runs and Reid Douglas went 2-4 with three runs scored. Carson Disinger was 2-2 with an RBI.

Layne Huffman, Evan Price, Dirk Shaw and Mark Soiseth each doubled, while Dawson Jacoby, Payton Dennison and Corbin Beard also had hits. Price, Beard and Soiseth each had two RBIs, with Jacoby, Huffman and Dennison having one each. Price scored twice, while Jacoby, Dennison, Beard, Shaw and Kirby Meeks scored once.

Rossville improved to 16-4 (6-1 Hoosier Heartland Conference) with the win, while Tri-Central fell to 2-12 (0-7). The Hornets would claim a share of the conference title if Clinton Prairie (6-0) lost at Carroll on Tuesday. Rossville next plays at Noblesville on Monday starting at 6 p.m.

Softball

Gophers gut Taylor 10-1

Clinton Prairie beat host Taylor, 10-1, in conference softball on Friday, with Maddie Cornell getting the complete-game victory in the circle.

Cornell pitched seven innings giving up one run (none earned) and four hits with five strikeouts and a walk in the win.

Cam Cornell led a 15-hit attack at the plate going 4-4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. Joei Fullerton was 3-3 with a double, two runs and an RBI, while Shalynn Barnett (2-3), Molly Thomas (2-4) and Victoria Florence (2-4) each had two hits. Barnett scored four runs with an RBI, while Thomas had two RBIs and a run and Florence had three RBIs.

Maya Rominger and Hadley Wilson each had one hit, with Rominger scoring a run.

Prairie improved to 13-9 (5-2 Hoosier Heartland Conference) with the win, while Taylor fell to 3-12 (3-5). The Gophers next play at Carroll starting at 5 p.m. Monday.

Hot Dogs avenge loss to WEBO

Frankfort avenged a conference road loss earlier in the week to Western Boone, beating the Stars, 6-2, at home on Thursday.

Tied at 2, the Hot Dogs broke open the game with a run in the third and three in the fourth. Avery Drew got the win in the circle going the distance and giving up two earned runs and three hits with four strikeouts and six walks in her seven innings of work.

She and Morgan Dean led Frankfort at the plate each going 2-3 with Drew driving in one run and scoring twice and Dean getting two RBIs.

Karim Quinones, Chloe Roberts, Katie Roberts, Kimee Kingma and Kylie Norman also had hits, with Quinones driving in two runs and Chloe Roberts one. Sydni Whitaker scored twice with Tarah Martinez and Karleigh Bessler coming home once each.

Frankfort improved to 14-7 (6-6 Sagamore Conference) with the win, while Western Boone fell to 7-11 (6-6). The Hot Dogs host conference foe Tri-West on Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Rossville loses to HHC opponents

Rossville lost two games to Hoosier Heartland Conference opponents on Thursday and Friday, beginning with a road loss to Eastern, 15-4, followed by a loss to visiting Tri-Central, 13-0, the next day.

On Friday, the Trojans jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first and finished the game in the sixth with four runs.

The Hornets managed just two hits – singles by Emma Baumgardt and Stormi Borders – in the loss. Ashley Emens took the loss in the circle.

On Thursday, Eastern (10-11, 6-1 conference) scored all its runs in the first two innings with three in the first and 12 in the second. The Hornets scored twice in the second and got two more in the fifth before the game ended under the 10-run rule.

Baumgardt had a double for Rossville, with Emma Lawson, Mikayla Lynch, Lindsay Roberts and Borders also getting hits. Lawson, Alex Schaefer, Regan Younker and Lynch had RBIs, while Lawson, Michelle Rodkey, Baumgardt and Borders scored the Hornet runs.

Lawson took the loss pitching all four innings with only four of Eastern's runs earned due to seven Hornet errors. Lawson struck out six and walked three.

The losses dropped Rossville to 2-17 (2-6), with their next game at home against North White starting at 5 p.m. Monday.

Boys golf

Hot Dogs beat Delphi on links

Frankfort beat visiting Delphi in boys golf on Thursday at Frankfort Commons, shooting their best round of the season on their home course.

The Hot Dogs had four players shoot in the 40s for a comfortable 178-225 victory. Sacha Pirch led Frankfort with a 40, while Drew Grismer and Camden Cesare followed with 45s and Nolan Varner finished off the team score with a 48. Sam Wilson and Reece Mitchell shot 50 and 55 respectively, which were not included in the team total.

The Hot Dogs junior varsity shot a 215 on the day, with Ramsey Mitchell coming in at 50, Jesse Reed (52), Dakota Bailey (54), Trevor Meeks (59) and Carter Wilson (70) in a limited match with the Oracles.

On Friday, Frankfort lost on the road to state-ranked Harrison, 160-192, at Coyote Crossing golf course. Pirch led the Hot Dogs with a 39, with Grismer carding a 45 and Sam Wilson a 53. Cesare and Mitchell each had 55s.

Others playing but not included in the team score were Varner (57), Mitchell and Bailey (52s) and Jesse Reed (58).

Harrison's Tom Newton took medalist honors with a 37.