Madison rallied from a brief deficit to blow away sectional foe Salem 15-4 in baseball Friday at home.
The Cubs trailed 4-2 heading into the third inning when Madison scored three times to take the lead. After adding a run in the fourth, Madison exploded for seven runs in the fifth to blow open the game.
Seven different players picked up hits and five drove in runs for Madison, led by Zander Vonch at 4-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored, and Colin Yancey at 3-for-3 with two doubles, five RBIs and two runs. Liam Murphy had two hits, Craig Demaree had a double and three RBIs, and Ben Orrill belted his fourth home run of the season and scored three times.
Drew Forner (2-2) picked up the win after allowing four earned runs on four hits in three innings. Liam Murphy worked the final three innings for the save.
Madison, now 10-5 on the season, travels to Scottsburg today and heads to Lawrenceburg on Friday.
Trimble knocks off Switz
Trimble County scored five runs in the fifth inning to take the lead and held on for a 9-4 win over Switzerland County at home on Saturday.
The Raiders entered the fifth trailing 4-3 but scored five times to take control of the game. Trimble added a run in the sixth for the final margin.
James Thomas Wilcoxson was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs to lead Trimble while Ethan Horn was 2-for-3 with a double and three runs scored and Dalton Penick and Charlie Liter each had doubles. Dalton Penick (5-3) struck out 13 and did not walk a batter in a complete-game effort on the hill.
Roman Hite had two hits and Bryce Turner and Austin Bosaw each had a hit and an RBI to lead Switzerland. Drew Chatham (1-1) took the loss after allowing six earned runs on seven hits in two and a third innings.
Trimble, now 7-8-1 on the season, traveled to Williamstown on Monday and hosts Eminence today. The Raiders then travel to Eminence on Thursday.
Switzerland, now 4-7 on the season, hosted Shawe on Monday and hosts Carroll County today. The Pacers travel to South Ripley on Wednesday and to Rising Sun on Friday.
Shawe whips CAI
Shawe scored five runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back to post a 12-2 win over Christian Academy of Indiana on Saturday.
The Hilltoppers collected nine hits in the game and took advantage of five errors. Eric Liu was 2-for-3 with a triple, two RBIs and three runs scored while Christian Whitham was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored and Hunter Kennett had two hits and three RBIs. Wyatt Nichter added a double, Tyler Hill had a hit and two RBIs and Philip Kahn had a hit and an RBI.
Jacob Hertz (2-0) went the distance and allowed one earned run on three hits with eight strikeouts to get the win.
Shawe, now 6-5 on the season, traveled to Switzerland County on Monday and hosts Jac-Cen-Del on Wednesday. The Hilltoppers travel to West Washington on Friday.
Rebels lose three
Southwestern lost 2-0 at Austin on Friday then was swept in a doubleheader at home against Scottsburg, 12-1 and 10-1 on Saturday.
Tanner Jacobs had two hits and William Stockdale had a double for the Rebels against Austin on Friday. Jamison Lewis (2-1) allowed two runs on three hits in five innings and took the loss.
Southwestern managed just three hits in the game one loss on Saturday. Zach Cole, Lewis and Gage Ponder each had hits and William Stockdale had an RBI. Zach Cole (4-2) did not allow an earned run in five innings but dropped the loss.
Cole and Stockdale each had a single and a double in the game two loss while Lewis had a hit and an RBI. Stockdale (0-1) allowed two earned runs on one hit in six innings and suffered the loss.
Southwestern, now 9-6 on the season, traveled to Oldenburg on Monday and hosts Southwestern on Wednesday. The Rebels then host Jac-Cen-Del on Friday.