RICHMOND, Indiana – With rain pouring throughout the afternoon, the green light remained for the Richmond softball game, the only high school athletic event not canceled on April 5 in Wayne County.
For the fans who withstood the rain, the Red Devils totally put in the show, winning 13-0 and not firing Arsenal Tech in five rounds.
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Kamdyn DePew started the game in the Richmond circuit. She pitched the first two rounds, ranking the Titans in the first and hitting the side in the second, before Kinsey Bussell took over. At the time, the Red Devils’ attack scored five runs to give Bossell a little margin for error, but she only needed one.
Bussell went on to hit five of the nine hits she faced for three quick rounds one to two and three to give her and DePew a combined no-hitting.
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Bussell herself also helped pull off three singles and an RBI on the plate. Dajsha Burgess led the attack with a pair of doubles and five RBIs. Maddie Owens added a double car and drove in two rounds.
Two days later, the match did not go well with the Red Devils, as they lost 25-1 in Franklin County. Bosell and DePew both got their only song of the day, and Owens got the only RBI. Richmond will be looking forward to going back on April 13th when you travel to Marion.
Here’s what else happened at Wayne County High School Athletics April 4-8:
Centerville moves up to 3rd in the 2A Rankings with a win
Entering last Monday’s game against 3-seeded Monroe Central, Centerville finished fifth in Class 2A. After a 5-2 win over the Golden Bears, the Bulldogs advanced to take the former Monroe Central’s place.
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The Big Pamplin Twins led Centerville’s offensive. Javontae Pamplin had a two-hit and an RBI, and Jamari Pamplin had a one-hit and drove in a pair of runs. On the hill, young Jacob Crowe made four solid runs, and only allowed two runs, before handing the ball over to senior Logan Druck. Druck grabbed Monroe Central goalless in his three innings, hitting five hitters along the way. He also came down on the base twice with a hit and a walk.
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After their April 11 home game against Randolph Southern, Centerville will play April 12 in Trey.
Northeastern’s first win; Lincoln, Seton close to them
The Knights were still looking for their first win after losing 14-2 to Shenandoah on Monday, but they won’t have to look for it any longer. On Thursday, Northeastern took a 10-6 win over Muncie Central.
The knights were patient on the board, drawing 11 walks and three strokes after another. Junior Trevor Burckhardt stepped up in the first 4.2 runs, and Junior Landon Som completed it to earn the win. After facing Monroe Central on April 11 at home, Northeastern will play on April 12 at Cowan.
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Lincoln suffered a pair of losses last week. The first was a 4-3 fight with Eastern Hancock on Tuesday. Student neighbor Trotwin had a pair of hits and a pair of joggers inside. Senior Gavin Sherwood did a little bit of everything on the board with hit, walk, hit after hit, and RBI. Coach Evan Stocky pitched all six innings and hit 11 strokes.
Then the Golden Eagles fell 10-2 to Anderson Thursday. Sherwood and freshman Oliver Webb picked up the only RBIs that day, and sophomore Kaeman Coon made a 2.2 goalless round. Lincoln will face Hagerstown on April 11 on the road before playing again on April 16 in the Tri.
Seton lost his third game in a row to start the season Thursday 15-10 at Indianapolis Shortridge. After the April 11 game in Tri, the Cardinals will travel to Park Tudor on April 12.
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Northeastern earns its second win of the season
The Knights ensured that they could remain “undefeated” in front of their name for at least a little longer after their 7-4 victory over Wapahani on Monday. Freshman Emma Neely led three runs with a pair of hits, and young Camryn McFarland got two hits and an RBI. Freshman Claire Loebman had a solid day on the mound, scoring a nine in a total victory in the bout.
Northeastern plays a Knightstown game on April 11 on the road before traveling to the Delta on April 12.
Hagerstown splits games to move record to 1-3
The Tigers’ greatest week didn’t begin, as they lost 10-0 to Union County. Marisa Slagle and freshman Rylan Young picked up the only two hits of the day for Hagerstown.
The Tigers turned it over on Friday with a 5-1 victory over Wapahani. Slagle hit one over the wall to run home and drove in a few runs. Senior Tori Kelly hit 3.2 innings from the one-running ball and scored two hits at the board. Hagerstown has Monroe Central at home on April 11 and Union City on April 12 on the road.
Lincoln suffers a loss despite his strong performance
The Golden Eagles came just a few runs away from their first win in an 11-8 loss to Rashville on Thursday. Junior Abby Weaver paced the attack, going 4-4 at the plate with two RBIs. Junior Mallory Burns led four runs with a pair of hits, and senior Kylie Gabbard got a few hits as well. Paige Lunsford pitched all seven innings and hit 10 hits.
After a home game on April 11 against Randolph Southern, Lincoln will face Blue River Valley on April 12 on the road.
Trace and scrutinize
The Lincoln Boys finished first in a meet with Union County and Winchester on April 4. Girls ranked third with a total of 19 points. The next Golden Eagles meet will be April 12th in Tri.
Hagerstown hosted Delta, Monroe Central and Union City in a four-way meet on Thursday and pulled off a second-place team. Boys scored 71 points to take second place, while girls scored 60 points. The Tigers’ next meet on April 12 will be on the road with Winchester, Abahani and Boris.
Centerville took a pair of losses against Connersville Thursday. The boys fell 100-30, the girls came 69-60. The Bulldogs will compete again on April 12 in the Eaton Invitational.
Northeastern defeated Richmond 3-0
Due to the persistent inclement weather, the Knights’ victory over the Red Devils Thursday was the only girls’ tennis match in the area last week. Anna Drake of Northeastern won her only singles match of the day 6-2 6-2. The doubles jockeys – Chloe Cook, Claire Coddington, Laney Moore and Ella Coddington – also triumphed. Lauren Lacey and Grace Todd were unable to compete for the Northeast due to rain.
After playing on April 11 in Lincoln, the Knights will travel to Union County on April 14. Richmond’s next game will be on April 13th in Marion.