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Gophers sweep DH with North White

Staff Reports

Clinton Praire took both games of a baseball doubleheader over visiting North White on Saturday, taking the first game, 11-0, and the second, 8-1.

In the first game, Landen Southern threw a five-inning complete game allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out 12.

Brady Erickson went 1-1 at the plate driving in two runs and scoring twice. Kaleb Peters and Ted Hamilton also had hits for the Gophers, with Zack Skinner driving in two runs and Peters, Jacob Perkins and Hamilton one each. Hamilton and Bailey Good each scored twice, while Jared Ray, Austin Gibson, Perkins, Luke Longenecker and Peters scored once each.

Prairie jumped out early with two runs in the first, three in the second, four in the third and two in the fourth to bring the game to a close early under the 10-run rule.

In the second game, Peters got the complete-game win giving up four hits and one run (none earned) in seven innings with six strikeouts and four walks. Gibson (2-3, two RBIs and two runs) and Erickson (2-4, two RBIs and one run) led the Gophers at the plate, with Skinner, Peters, Hamilton and Southern also having hits. Mason McGraw and Skinner also had RBIs, while Peters scored twice and Perkins, Southern and Good scored once each.

Prairie improved to 16-5-1 on the season with the wins. They travel to Carroll at 5 p.m. Tuesday with an opportunity to secure an outright Hoosier Heartland Conference championship.

Frankfort wins again over WEBO

Frankfort beat visiting Western Boone, 5-3, in baseball on Thursday to complete a conference sweep after beating the Stars on the road earlier in the week.

The Hot Dogs came back with four runs in the sixth inning to erase a 3-1 Western Boone advantage to move to 12-6-1 (8-3 Sagamore Conference) and drop the Stars to 2-18 (1-10).

Jose Sandoval got the win in relief pitching the last 2 2/3 innings while allowing three hits and one unearned run while striking out three and walking two. Casey Henry started going 4 1/3 innings and allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits with two strikeouts and three walks.

Leadoff hitter Roger Angeles led the Hot Dogs at the plate going 2-2 with an RBI and a run, while Braden Compton went 1-3 with two RBIs and Henry was 1-3 with a double, an RBI and a run.

Cole Wills had a double, while Christian Lopez singled. Lopez also had an RBI, while he, Jack Wilkins and Wills scored Frankfort’s other runs.

In the decisive sixth inning, Angeles started the frame off with a walk and stole second before advancing on a sacrifice to second by Sandoval for the second out. Lopez brought Angeles in on an infield single to short. Wilkins was hit by a pitch before Henry doubled Lopez home to tie the game. Compton then brought Wilkins and Henry home with a single to left field.

The Hot Dogs were to play at conference opponent Tri-West on Monday before playing them again at home at 6 p.m. tonight. The locations were switched on Monday due to field conditions at Frankfort.

Central shuts out WEBO

Clinton Central shut out host Western Boone, 7-0, on Saturday, with JT Holton pitching a one-hit shutout.

Holton struck out 16 and walked two in the outing. He helped his cause going 1-3 at the plate and scoring twice with one RBI.

Spencer Smith went 3-4 at the plate scoring two runs and Dane Crenshaw was 2-4 with four RBIs and Payton Bray was 2-3 scoring once. Drew Hosteter and Jacob Rsnford also had hits for the Bulldogs, with Hosteter and Ransford each adding a run.

Softball

Central loses lead late to Tri-County

Clinton Central lost, 9-8, to host Tri-County in softball on Saturday in a back-and-forth game.

A five-run third inning gave the Bulldogs a 5-2 lead with both teams adding a run in the fifth before Tri-County took the lead 7-6 in the sixth going into the final inning. Central scored twice to make it 8-7 before Tri-County pushed two runs across in the bottom half for the win.

Haley Perkins took the loss pitching 6 2/3 innings and allowing seven hits with five strikeouts and four walks. The Bulldog defense didn’t help her as three of Tri-County’s runs were earned with five Central errors.

Baileigh Arnold led the Bulldogs at the plate going 3-5 with two RBIs and a run, while Ella Buzan was 2-4 with two RBIs and a run. Kallie Mennen, Macy Ostler, Perkins and Kaylea Whitcomb also had hits, with Perkins driving in two runs and Mennen and Autumn Bower getting one RBI. Whitcomb scored three times and Jasmine Gomez twice, with Mennen also scoring a run.

The loss dropped Central to 7-10 on the season. They play at Lafayette Jeff today starting at 5:30 p.m.

Boys golf

Hot Dogs take 6th at Crawfordsville Invite

The Frankfort boys golf team finished sixth at Saturday’s Crawfordsville Invitational, with the Hot Dogs’ Sascha Pirch parring 10 of the 18 holes and finishing with an 82 to lead the team.

Frankfort shot a 369 overall, with Center Grove winning the event with a 312 and Tri-West (338), Danville and Terre Haute North (342s) and Seeger (362) filling out the top five.

Parke Heritage (377), Western Boone (383), North Montgomery (387), Southomont (396) and Crawfordsville (425) all finished behind Frankfort.

Other Hot Dogs posting scores included Drew Grismer and Reece Mitchell with 94s and Camden Cesare with a 99. Sam Wilson shot a 110 that was not included in the team total. Seeger’s Peyton Snoeberger took medalist honors with an even-par 72.

The Hot Dogs play West Lafayette and McCutcheon in a three-way match on Thursday before returning to Rocky Ridge Golf Club in Crawfordsville on Saturday for the Sagamore Conference tourney.