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Today's Sports

  • K of C finishes undefeated in...

    TELL CITY—Jamon Burchett hit a grand slam as the Knights of Columbus beat Home Mutual Insurance 12-1 to win the Cal Ripken Major League (age-11-12) playoff tourney last Thursday.

    The score was tied 1-1 after two innings.

    K of C took the lead for good on Phillip Kehl’s two-run triple in the third inning and broke the game open with Burchett’s grand slam in the fourth.

    Burchett went 3 for 4 with five RBIs. Kehl added two RBIs and Justin Stiles hit an RBI double.

  • Moose shuts out all three AAA...

    TELL CITY—Strong pitching allowed Moose to shut out all three of its opponents in the AAA (age-9-10) Cal Ripken League playoff tourney last week.

    Moose beat Schaefer & Paulin Auto Parts 12-0, German American Bank 15-0, and German American Bank again 9-0 Friday to win the double-elimination tourney undefeated.

    Travis Burchett struck out 11 and gave up no hits and no walks in four innings as he was the winning pitcher in the championship game.

    Bryson Naviaux pitched the last inning for Moose, giving up one hit and no walks and striking out one.

  • Perry Central splits twinbill

    CORYDON—Perry Central scored five runs in the third inning to beat Corydon 6-3 in the first game of a Teen League baseball doubleheader Monday.

    The Commodores had seven hits for the game, with five of them coming in the third inning.

    Zach Foster’s two-run double was the big blow of that inning.

    Brad Douglas had two hits for the game and drove in one run for the Commodores.

    Joey Peter pitched a four-hitter for the win. He walked two and struck out two.

    Corydon won the second game 2-1 in six innings.

  • Tell City splits with Rangers

    FERDINAND—Jordan Heck pitched a shutout and hit a double as Tell City beat Forest Park 6-0 in the second game of a Diamond League baseball doubleheader Tuesday.

    “Heck was great on the mound,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl.

    The Marksmen backed him with great defense.

    “We had two double plays and threw out a runner at the plate on a double steal,” noted Wahl.

    Forest Park won the first game 3-1.

  • Benningfield gets second relief...

    ROCKPORT—Tell City senior Trent Benningfield struck out three in three relief innings as Rockport beat Henderson, Ky., 5-3 in American Legion baseball Saturday.

    Benningfield entered the game at the start of the seventh inning with the score tied 2-2 and went on to pick up his second relief victory for Post 254.

    He gave up one hit, two walks and one run.

    Rockport also beat Albion, Ill., 10-0 Saturday.

    Tell City senior Trent Gunn drove in two runs in that game.

  • Hair Razors improves to 7-0

    TELL CITY—Strong pitching and a balanced hitting attack helped Hair Razors remain undefeated in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league Monday.

    Allicyn Garrett had two hits and Taylor McFarling and Courtney Blinzinger each added a triple as Hair Razors beat Braun Plumbing & Heating 12-5.

    Katelyn Kaufman struck out six and walked only one in four innings as she picked up the win.

    Tori Payne had two hits for Braun’s.

    Hair Razors raised its record to 7-0.

  • How to contact us--and why you...

    We have a new telephone system at the Perry County News, so those who want to call me after 5 p.m. need to know my new extension number.

    From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday you can still call our same main line, 547-3424, and talk to a live person who will connect you directly to me if I am here or to my voice mail if I am not.

    People who call me with results in the evenings can now dial our newsroom at 548-2218 and I or editor Vince Luecke will likely answer it without your having to go through our voice-mail system.

  • Tell Citians help Rockport win...

    ROCKPORT—Three Tell City seniors are playing for Rockport’s American Legion baseball team this summer and were instrumental in the team’s first three wins.

    Shane Weedman pitched a six-hitter as Rockport beat Madisonville, Ky., 14-4 in seven innings by the 10-run rule Wednesday.

    Weedman struck out four and walked three.

    Trent Benningfield was the winning pitcher in relief as Post 254 beat Lyon County, Ky., 17-16 in 10 innings June 13.

    Benningfield pitched the ninth and 10th innings, giving up one hit and one walk and striking out one.

  • Commodores win 1 of 4

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat Paoli 3-2 in the first game of a Teen League baseball doubleheader Wednesday.

    The game was a scoreless tie after the regulation five innings but Paoli scored two runs on a triple in the top of the sixth.

    In the bottom of the sixth Trent Brown reached base on an infield error and scored on Derek Thomas’ singles.

    Thomas advanced to second on a ground out and scored the tying run on Joey Peter’s single to left field.

  • Hair Razors holds off Cash...

    TELL CITY—Hair Razors capitalized on walks, wild pitches and infield hits to beat Cash Waggner & Associates 4-3 in a battle of undefeated Tell City age-13-16 girls softball teams Thursday.

    Hair Razors hit only one ball out of the infield, a bloop single to right field by Kira Maddle leading off the fourth inning.

    But that hit, along with two infield hits and a wild pitch, allowed Hair Razors to score two runs that inning.

    The team scored its other two runs in the third inning on three walks and two wild pitches.