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Gophers, Hornets share HHC title after Prairie loss

Clinton Prairie lost 15-9 at Carroll on Tuesday, opening the door for Rossville to share the Hoosier Heartland Conference baseball title as the two schools finished with identical 6-1 conference records.

Prairie fell behind 6-0 after the second and 13-4 after the third, with a late rally coming up short against the Cougars (9-9, 2-4). The Gophers got within 14-9 after the fifth but could get no closer.

Brady Erickson led Prairie at the plate going 2-3 with a double and a run scored, while Austin Gibson was 1-2 with two RBIs and a run and Mason McGraw was 1-3 with two RBIs.

Bailey Good, Kaleb Peters, Ted Hamilton and also had hits for the Gophers, with Peters and Good having an RBI each. Good and Zach Skinner each scored two runs, with Peters, Hamilton and Jared Ray scoring once.

Gibson took the loss lasting 2 2/3 innings and allowing 13 runs.

The loss dropped the Gophers to 16-7-1 on the season. They next travel to Covington for a doubleheader on Saturday.

Hornets take down Twin Lakes

Rossville beat Twin Lakes, 7-0, on the road on Tuesday, improving to 18-4 on the season.

The Hornets scored runs in the first, second and sixth innings, adding two runs a piece in the fourth and fifth.

Corbin Beard had three hits with an RBI, while Dawson Jacoby and Payton Dennison each had two hits and an RBI with Jacoby scoring a run. Reid Douglas went 2-2 with two runs and an RBI.

Evan Price and Adam Terrell also had hits, with Price driving in two and scoring once. Kelton Saylor, Mark Soiseth and Brennen Klinedinst each scored runs and Kirby Meeks added an RBI.

Evan Price started pitching two innings, with Nathan Price (2 2/3 innings) and Jacoby (2 1/3 innings) combining for the shutout.

The Hornets travel to Lafayette Central Catholic today for a 5 p.m. game.

Hot Dogs top Tri-West 5-2

Frankfort beat visiting Tri-West, 5-2, in conference baseball on Tuesday, with Casey Henry getting the complete-game victory on the mound.

Henry gave up one earned run on four hits with nine strikeouts and no walks. The Hot Dogs tied the game up at 2 in the bottom of the fourth inning and scored three times in the fifth for the win.

Christian Lopez went 2-2 with an RBI and two runs for the Hot Dogs, while Conner Boone, Jose Valdes Sandoval, Henry, Braden Compton and Cole Will also had hits. Valdes Sandoval and Henry had RBIs, with Roger Angeles, Valdes Sandoval and Jade Ayers scoring the other runs.

Frankfort improved to 13-7-1 (9-4 Sagamore Conference) with the win, while Tri-West fell to 8-11 (6-7). The Hot Dogs host conference-leading Crawfordsville on Friday at 6 p.m.

Girls tennis

Hornets finish regular season with win

Rossville girls tennis finished up its regular season with a 5-0 win over visiting Benton Central on Wednesday.

Brooke Wisda beat Alex Klemme, 7-5, 6-3, at No. 1 singles with Mica Royer taking No. 2 singles over Jenna Fleming by the same scores. Macy Oliver had an easier time at No. 3 singles with a 6-1, 6-1 win and Anna Lawrence and Madison Struck and Robin Blackwell and Courtney Rodkey won at No. 1 and 2 doubles respectively by scores of 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 and 6-1, 6-0.

The Hornets finished the regular season with a 6-5 record (2-1 Hoosier Heartland Conference), while Benton Central fell to 3-6.

Rossville plays the winner of Wednesday's Zionsville-Lebanon match at 5 p.m. today in one semifinal of the sectional at Frankfort. Rossville drew a by in the event. Frankfort plays Western Boone in the other semifinal at the same time.