Trimble County scored 17 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally past Pleasure Ridge Park 22-15 in the Raiders’ softball season opener at home on Wednesday, March 15.
The two teams combined for 32 hits, but also issued 18 walks and made 10 errors during the game. PRP scored three runs in the first inning and five more in the second and took a 13-5 lead into the sixth inning when Trimble exploded for 17 runs.
Pleasure Ridge then scored two in the seventh inning for the final margin.
Five different players had multiple hits for Trimble, led by Jaelynn Holbrook who was 4-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and three runs scored. Alana Washington was 3-for-5 with a triple, a double, two RBIs and two runs; Alyssa Ritchie was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs; Kaylee Payton had two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored; and Shelby Wright had two hits, two RBIs and scored three times.
Northern Kentucky University-bound Emma Ginn had a hit and walked three times in the game while scoring twice.
Savannah Oldson added a double.
Ritchie started in the circle and picked up the win, allowing 13 runs — nine earned — on 14 hits in six innings with a strikeout.
Holbrook allowed two unearned runs in an inning of relief.
Trimble, now 1-0 on the season, plays four games in four days to open the season. The Raiders traveled to South Oldham on Thursday and headed to St. Henry on Friday before hosting Williamstown on Saturday. Trimble then travels to Walton-Verona on Monday and to Henry County on Tuesday.
Hanover’s LaRue wins 100th
Hanover men’s tennis posted a 6-0 sweep over Hastings (Nebraska) at home on Tuesday for coach Eric LaRue’s 100th-career win.
The Panthers won all three doubles matches with Joey Keal and Nicholas Coronado winning 9-7 at No. 1, Charley Williams and Abhay Singh winning 8-0 at No. 2 and Rodolfo Jacome and Vincent Jaouen winning 8-5 at No. 3.
In singles, Keal won 6-3, 6-0 at No. 1, Coronado won 6-1, 4-1 at No. 2 and Singh won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 for the final margin.
Hanover, now 3-5 on the season, hosted Midway on Thursday and travels to Wabash on Saturday. The Panthers then head to Southern Indiana on Tuesday.
Hanover’s women lost 5-4 to Hastings on Wednesday. Isabelle Roberts and Melaina Tippery won 8-4 at No. 2 doubles, Tippery won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 singles, Roberts won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 singles, and Kyla Waskom won 4-6, 6-0, 10-3 at No. 4 singles.
Hanover, now 5-8 on the season, hosted Midway on Thursday and will visit Southern Indiana on Tuesday.
Hanover men’s lacrosse beats Carroll
Hanover held a 59-35 advantage in shots and rolled to a 15-3 win over Carroll (Wisconsin) in men’s lacrosse at home on Wednesday.
Alex Kleinhelter scored three goals and had an assist to lead Hanover while Dirk Meinhart had three goals, Owen Parker had two goals and three assists, Cole Finley had two goals and an assist, and Colin O’Brien had two goals and an assist.
Lance Guttormson had 13 saves and Jackson McKeigue had three in goal for the Panthers.
Hanover, now 3-2 overall, hosts Wabash on Saturday and travels to DePauw next Wednesday.
Carroll baseball falls to Shelby
Carroll County opened the 2023 baseball season with a 10-3 loss at Shelby County on Wednesday.
The Panthers, now 0-1 on the season, traveled to Grant County on Thursday and heads to Williamstown on Friday before hosting Conner on Monday.
Carroll then travels to Gallatin County on Tuesday.