Madison dropped a doubleheader to potential sectional opponent Corydon Central, 5-3 and 12-4, at home on Saturday.
Corydon scored five runs in the top of the sixth inning to post the win in the opening game as Madison was limited to five hits and committed two costly errors.
Colin Yancey went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and a run scored to lead Madison in the game while Craig Demaree had a hit and an RBI, Ben Orrill had a hit and scored a run, Liam Murphy had a hit and Colton O’Neal drove in a run.
O’Neal (1-1) got the start and suffered the loss after giving up five runs on six hits in five and a third innings with a strikeout. All five runs scored against him were unearned.
Corydon blew open a close game with nine runs over the final three innings to win game two going away.
Madison was again limited to five hits with Yancey going 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored and Zander Vonch collecting a hit, an RBI and scoring twice. Demaree had a hit and an RBI, Orrill had a hit and Drew Forner drove in a run.
Ashton Carie (1-2) took the loss after allowing four earned runs on five hits in five innings with five strikeouts.
Madison, now 11-7 on the season, hosted Class 3A No. 5 Silver Creek on Monday and travels to East Central on Wednesday. The Cubs head to Franklin County on Saturday.
Shawe wins dual 1-0
Shawe Memorial picked up a tight 1-0 win over West Washington in a sectional preview Friday in Campbellsburg. The two teams will open the Class A Sectional at Shawe on May 27.
The Hilltoppers scored what proved to be the winning run in the top of the fourth inning thanks to a trio of West Washington errors. Tyler Hill reached on an error and scored on a throwing error.
Kennett made the run stand up. Kennett (2-2) entered the game in relief in the bottom after starter Philip Kahn was injured on a slide in the first inning. Kennett struck out 10 while allowing only three hits in seven innings of work. The Senators threatened to tie the score in the seventh before Kennett struck out the final two batters to end the game.
Wyatt Nichter had a double and Hill a single for Shawe’s only hits in the game.
“I’m excited for the boys as they played their hearts out tonight. Hunter was as good as he’s ever been in a Shawe uniform and we played a clean game behind him. We only had one error and that was on a pickoff throw,” Shawe coach Geno Pawlak said. “Hopefully this is a season-building win and we continue to improve over the next three weeks. West Washington will be out for blood and I’m sure we will get their best shot in sectionals.”
Shawe, now 7-7 on the season, had its game against Rock Creek on Saturday rained out. The Hilltoppers hosted Southwestern on Monday and host Switzerland County on Thursday.
Carroll edges Madonna
David Smith singled in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth and went on to defeat Villa Madonna 5-4 at home on Saturday afternoon.
Carroll had 10 hits in the game with Luke Staley going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored and Coy Willhoite having two hits. Landon Isaacs had a double, an RBI and a run scored, Branon Battaglia had a hit and an RBI, Aden Stephenson had a hit and scored a run and Logan Gilbert had a hit.
Jaxon Hewitt (2-1) picked up the win with two innings in relief for the Panthers where he allowed one earned run on three hits with a strikeout.
Carroll, now 10-10 on the season, traveled to Oldham County on Monday and hosted Eminence today. The Panthers host Eminence again on Thursday.
Pacers fall to N. Decatur
North Decatur scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to post a 9-8 win over Switzerland County Saturday in Greensburg.
Switzerland had scored four runs in the top of the seventh to take the lead only to have North Dectaur turn the tables in the bottom half.
Bryce Turner went 3-for-4 with a triple, three RBIs and three runs scored to lead the Pacers while Evan Halstenberg was 2-for-4 with five RBIs. Kaleb Koons had two hits and scored twice, Kobe Roark had a double, Roman Hite had a hit and scored two runs, and Ben Hicks had a hit and scored a run.
Koons (0-2) took the loss after allowing three earned runs on four hits in an inning and a third of relief with a strikeout.
Switzerland, now 6-8 on the season, hosted Milan on Monday and hosts South Ripley today. The Pacers travel to Shawe on Thursday.