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Beard homer gives Hornets comeback win

Rossville scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning for a comeback 5-4 win over host Noblesville in baseball on Monday.

Reid Douglas and Dawson Jacoby started off the Hornets' big inning with walks before Evan Price sacrificed them both over a base with a bunt. With two outs, Corbin Beard hit a line drive homer to left, giving the Hornets their first lead of the game.

Noblesville took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a Cade Nellis two-run single to left. Beard started Rossville's second inning with a double and moved to third on a single to right by Mark Soiseth. Kelton Saylor brought Beard home with a sacrifice fly to left. With the bases loaded, Soiseth later scored on an error.

Ethan Imel drove in a run in the bottom half of the inning for a 3-2 Noblesville lead, adding another RBI in the fourth for a 4-2 lead before Rossville's heroics in the seventh.

Beard and Soiseth had the Hornets' only hits, each going 2-4. Along with Beard and Soiseth, Douglas also had an RBI, with Beard scoring two runs and Jacoby, Soiseth and Douglas getting the other three.

Payton Dennison started going 2 1/3 innings and giving up three earned runs on three hits with two strikeouts and five walks, with Price relieving and going 2 1/3 innings with one earned run on three hits with one strikeout. Saylor got the win pitching the last 2 1/3 innings without allowing a hit and striking out three with a walk.

Rossville, which remained ranked first in Class 1A in the state by the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association, improved to 17-4 with the win, while Noblesville fell to 14-12. The Hornets host Western tonight starting at 5 p.m.

Frankfort loses 4-1 to Tri-West

Frankfort lost 4-1 in conference baseball to host Tri-West on Monday, with errors costing the Hot Dogs in the game.

Frankfort starter Christian Lopez went the distance, pitching six innings and only giving up one earned run and five hits with seven strikeouts and one walk. The Hot Dogs committed four errors resulting in three runs for Tri-West.

Frankfort trailed 3-0 after four innings before scoring in the sixth with Tri-West answering with a run in the bottom half of the inning.

Roger Angeles, Conner Boone, Jose Valdes Sandoval, Braden Compton and Cole Wills had hits for the Hot Dogs, with Valdes Sandoval driving in Frankfort's only run scored by Angeles.

The loss dropped Frankfort to 12-7-1 (8-4 Sagamore Conference), while Tri-West improved to 8-10 (6-6).

Tipton topples Prairie 7-4

Clinton Prairie lost 7-4 to visiting Tipton in baseball on Monday, with the Blue Devils scoring five runs in the late innings for the victory.

Prairie led 2-1 after the first inning and 3-2 after three before Tipton scored a run in the fifth and two each in the sixth and seventh. The Gophers added a run in the seventh for the final score.

Kaleb Peters and Austin Gibson each went 2-4 for Prairie, with Peters scoring twice. Ted Hamilton went 2-2 with an RBI, while Mason McGraw and Bailey Good each had a hit.

Zack Skinner scored two runs, while McGraw had two RBIs and Jacob Perkins had the other.

Perkins took the loss on the mound going six innings and allowing five runs (two earned) on seven hits with five strikeouts. Gibson gave up two unearned runs on two hits in one inning of relief with two strikeouts.

The loss dropped the Gophers to 16-6-1 on the season.