https://www.perrycountynews.com/sports/rss.xml en Tell City holds off Heritage Hills twice https://www.perrycountynews.com/content/tell-city-holds-heritage-hills-twice <img src="https://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bren_digs_for_third.jpg" alt="Tell City’s Bren Miller digs for third base as he runs out a triple in the third inning of the first game of Tuesday’s Diamond League baseball doubleheader with Heritage Hills." title="Tell City’s Bren Miller digs for third base as he runs out a triple in the third inning of the first game of Tuesday’s Diamond League baseball doubleheader with Heritage Hills." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By LARRY GOFFINET<br /> Sports Editor<br /> <br /> TELL CITY&mdash;Tell City built a 7-3 lead with back-to-back three-run innings and held on to beat Heritage Hills 7-6 in Diamond League baseball Tuesday.<br /> The Marksmen trailed 3-1 entering the bottom of the third inning.<br /> Riley Hughes led off the inning with a walk and Davon Battreal hit an infield single that the shortstop stopped in the hole.<br /> Three teams in race for first in final days https://www.perrycountynews.com/content/three-teams-race-first-final-days <p> TELL CITY&mdash;Heading into the final two days of the season, three of Tell City&rsquo;s age-11-14 girls softball teams are still in the race for first place in the league.<br /> Team Central, Cash Waggner and Crawford Memorials all still have a chance at the title, though Crawford did hurt its chances with a 13-0 loss to Linne&rsquo;s Auto &amp; Diesel Repair Monday.<br /> Brinna Parker pitched a two-hitter for Linne&rsquo;s in that game, striking out six.<br /> Rockport edges Pate in 11 innings https://www.perrycountynews.com/content/rockport-edges-pate-11-innings <p> EVANSVILLE&mdash;Gavin Poole had a single and scored two runs as Rockport nipped Evansville Pate 10-9 in 11 innings in American Legion baseball Tuesday.<br /> Reece Davis, a Perry Central high school teammate of Poole&rsquo;s, also had a single for Rockport.<br /> Poole played second base and Davis was Post 254&rsquo;s designated hitter.<br /> Tell City senior Ryan Morgan pitched one inning for Rockport, walking three and striking out one.<br /> He gave up two runs - one earned.<br /> Raiders will be strong again next year https://www.perrycountynews.com/content/raiders-will-be-strong-again-next-year <p> When Southridge moved from Class 3A to 2A in baseball last summer, I was surprised that the Raiders weren&rsquo;t placed in the same sectional as Tell City and Perry Central.<br /> After all, the Raiders had always been in the same sectional with the Perry County teams when they were in 2A before.<br /> But placing the Raiders in a different sectional has proved to be an advantage for our local teams.<br /> TC sweeps Diamond League double header https://www.perrycountynews.com/content/tc-sweeps-diamond-league-double-header <p> By ZANE CLODFELTER</p> <p> Journal Democrat</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> JASPER &ndash; Tell City swept Jasper 4-3 and 7-6 in a Diamond League doubleheader Thursday.</p> <p> In game one, Joe Gaynor pitched a complete game. He gave up three runs and earned the victory after Spencer Sandage&rsquo;s walk-off hit.</p> <p> &ldquo;We played pretty well,&rdquo; Tell City coach Trent Benningfield said. &ldquo;I played most of my older guys the first game and they did a good job for me.</p> <p> &ldquo;Jasper competed really well all night long.&rdquo;</p> IHSAA controversy shows pitch count rules need improvement https://www.perrycountynews.com/content/ihsaa-controversy-shows-pitch-count-rules-need-improvement <p> Zane Clodfelter</p> <p> Journal-Democrat</p> <p> Sports Editor</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The IHSAA recently found itself between a rock and a hard place as Southridge&rsquo;s Class 2A baseball semistate opponent was still being determined after the regional.</p> <p> The controversy stemmed from Scecina using pitcher Mac Ayres in both its regional games, with a 17-pitch relief appearance preceding his 117-pitch outing against South Vermillion. Scecina rallied to beat South Vermillion 7-6 to win the regional.</p> Team Central takes sole possession of 1st https://www.perrycountynews.com/content/team-central-takes-sole-possession-1st <p> TELL CITY&mdash;Justice Cash hit a triple and three singles and was the winning pitcher as Team Central beat Crawford Memorials 9-4 Thursday to move into sole possession of first place in Tell City&rsquo;s age 11-14 girls softball league.</p> <p> After rainouts Monday and Tuesday, there were four games in the league Wednesday and three Thursday, with some teams playing three times in those two days.</p> <p> Team Central emerged with a 4-1 season record. Crawford Memorials, Cash Waggner and Pour Haus each have two losses, with Crawford leading that group in wins with four.</p> Commodores' Poole a Legion standout https://www.perrycountynews.com/content/commodores-poole-legion-standout <img src="https://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/poole_legion_1.jpeg" alt="Gavin Poole swings at a pitch during Rockport’s 4-3 loss to Funkhouser Thursday in American Legion baseball." title="Gavin Poole swings at a pitch during Rockport’s 4-3 loss to Funkhouser Thursday in American Legion baseball." align="left" hspace="6" width="98" height="85" /><p> By ZANE CLODFELTER</p> <p> Journal Democrat</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> ROCKPORT &ndash; There isn&rsquo;t a lot of free time in Gavin Poole&rsquo;s life right about now.</p> <p> He&rsquo;ll be a senior at Perry Central this fall but before his final year as a Commodore commences, he&rsquo;ll be getting the most out of each day &ndash; literally.</p>