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Prep Report Southwestern tennis remains undefeated

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Southwestern senior Jenna Kuntz returns a shot on Tuesday at Southwestern.
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Shelbyville’s Gabbie Knox, left, and Addison Mummert, right, won at No. 1 doubles on Tuesday for the Golden Bears.

By KRIS MILLS - kmills@shelbynews.com

The Southwestern tennis team remained undefeated at 4-0 on Tuesday with a 3-2 win over county foe Waldron. In a close match, the Spartans won all three singles spots to move to 1-0 in conference play.

At No. 1 singles, Jenna Kuntz won over Caroline Sheaffer 6-1, 6-1, while Abby Sweet beat Victoria Robedillo 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2. At No. 3 singles, Emma Engel topped Emily Brinson 6-3, 6-2.

In doubles play, Mackenzie Shaw and Amanda Brinson won 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 10-6. Nichole Garner and Megan Bogemann won 6-3, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.

Mummert, Knox win against Col. East

Shelbyville’s No. 1 doubles team of Addison Mummert and Gabbie Knox were one of the first ones on the court Tuesday. An hour and 50 minutes later, they walked off the court with the only varsity win against a tough Columbus East team. The Golden Bears hosted the Olympians, dropping the match 1-4.

Mummert and Knox came out strong, winning the first set 6-1 before the Olympians team of Ayano Nomura and Emie Kiser made some adjustments, closing the gap to win the second set in a tiebreaker 6-7 (4-7). The match was forced into a third set tiebreaker with the Golden Bears closing out the set on a short cross court shot off the net by Mummert for the win, 10-8.

Mummert, a senior, is a three-year varsity starter for SHS, while Knox, a sophomore, is in her second year as a varsity starter. They teamed up last season to play No. 2 doubles for Shelbyville.

G-C swings past Morristown

The Morristown tennis team fell to Greenfield-Central on Tuesday, 2-3.

At No. 1 singles, Kenzie Logan defeated Avery Spencer 7 -5, 7-5 in a tough match. The other win for the Yellow Jackets came at No. 3 singles. Emma Theobald beat Mariam Elassal 6-2, 6-2 for her first varsity win.

TC falls to New Pal

The Triton Central tennis team fell to New Palestine on Tuesday, 2-3.

Megan Long beat TC’s Emily LeMasters 7-6 (5), 6-0 at No. 1 singles, while Maya Chandler (TC) defeated Nicole Wernimont 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. Triton Central’s Rylie Stephens picked up another win, beating Caylie Almond 6-4, 6-1 at No. 3 singles.

The Tigers dropped both doubles matches.

SHS edged by No. 5 Col. East

A walk-off put the Shelbyville baseball team on the wrong end of a 2-1 defeat to Columbus East on Tuesday. The game was tied at one with Columbus East batting in the bottom of the seventh inning when Nash Murphy singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.

The pitching was strong on both sides. Columbus East  and SHS pitchers both struck out five.

In the top of the fifth inning, the Golden Bears tied things up at 1-1 when Mitchell Yeend singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.

Daniel Murphy led Columbus East to victory on the pitcher’s mound. He lasted five innings, allowing four hits and one run while striking out five. Clayton Taylor threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Zach Rupert took the loss for the Golden Bears. He allowed two hits and one run over two innings, striking out two and walking zero.

Conner Beagle started the game for SHS. He lasted four innings, allowing five hits and one run while striking out two and walking one.

Rupert, Beagle, Eadin Balting and Yeend all had one hit to lead SHS.

SW handles Oldenburg

The Southwestern baseball team bounced back from a loss on Monday to beat Oldenburg 16-7 on Tuesday.

Christian DeArmitt earned the win on the mound for the Spartans, throwing four innings. He allowed three hits and is now 2-0 this season.

At the plate, DeArmitt was 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Aiden Hartsell went 3-for-4, walked twice, scored four runs and had two RBIs.

Anthony Atwood was a perfect 4-for-4, including a triple and two walks. He scored four runs and collected two RBIs. Anick Hartsell went 3-for-5 with a double. He scored three runs and had two RBIs.

Lutheran gets by Morristown

The Morristown baseball team lost to Lutheran on Tuesday, 22-2.

JD Blackburn led the Yellow Jackets, going 2-for-3 at the plate.

TC golf edged by Mt. Vernon

The Triton Central golf team fell to Mt. Vernon on Tuesday, 153-168.

Drew Rowen led TC with a round of 40. Luke Sanders carded a 41.

MT track and field

The Morristown track and field teams competed against Oldenburg and North Decatur on Tuesday. The boys were third overall with 42 points (three away from second place), while the girls were second with 63 points. Oldenburg won the boys’ side of the meet with 77 points. North Decatur won the girls’ meet with 70.5 points.

For the boys, MT’s Justin Gant won discus, Noah Linville won shot put and Trevon Carlton, Nathaniel Warfield, Nick Stidham and Jacob Batten came together to win the 1,600-meter relay.

Maecy Coates won four blue ribbons for the girls. She won the 800 and helped Morristown take first in all three relays.

TC knocks off South Decatur

The Triton Central softball team beat South Decatur 15-3 on Tuesday. TC scored seven runs in the first inning and eight more in the fifth to seal the win in five innings.

Liz Mukka had two hits and five RBIs, while Taylor Heath had one hit and three RBIs for the Tigers. Sydney Bass and Justus Gibbons each finished with two base hits at TC totaled 11 in the victory.

SHS falls on road

The Shelbyville softball team fell to Jennings County 15-5 on the road Tuesday.

SHS left eight runners on base and committed four errors in the loss.

Addisenn Weaver led SHS with three hits, including a double, and three RBIs.