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Area players named all-conference at MHC tournament

Waldron’s No. 1 doubles team of Amanda Brinson, left, and Mackenzie Shaw, right, won a Mid-Hoosier Conference title Saturday.

By KRIS MILLS - kmills@shelbynews.com

Area players were named all-conference at the Mid-Hoosier Conference tennis tournament Saturday. 

From Waldron, the No. 1 doubles duo of Amanda Brinson and Mackenzie Shaw won a title. According to WHS head coach Chelsea Platt, the No. 2 doubles team of Nichole Garner and Megan Bogemann were close to winning but fell just short in their first season playing tennis. 

Morristown’s Kenzie Logan represented the Yellow Jackets well once again with a title at No. 1 singles. 

Southwestern’s Abby Sweet continued the Shelby County dominance with a championship at No. 2 singles. Her teammate, Hailey Bowman, added to it with a conference title at No. 3 singles. 

MHC golf meet

The Morristown and Southwestern golf teams competed in the Mid-Hoosier Conference meet on Saturday. The Spartans won the team title with a 375, edging North Decatur, which finished with a 377.

It is the second title in school history for Southwestern, which also won in 1998. 

Austin Blocher, Nick Robinson and Blake Schneider represent the Spartans on the all-conference team. Blocher shot an 86, Robinson finished with an 87 and Schneider carded a 92. Decklan Pappano rounded out the team’s scoring with a 110. 

For Morristown, Bryce Kirstein earned all-conference honors with an 86. Also for the Yellow Jackets, Sawyer Jones shot a 108, Jordan Battles a 115 and Garrett Jones a 118.

Bladen Hancock of Edinburgh shot an 82 to earn medalist honors. 

SHS falls to Delta

The Delta Lady Eagles proved why they are ranked 10th in the state Saturday, topping the Shelbyville girls’ tennis team 5-0. Headed by 2017 state finalist and Indiana Wesleyan commit Eleah Snider at No. 1 singles, Shelbyville struggled on all courts, both varsity and junior varsity, against the team that pulled in a clean sweep.

Adeline Haacker had the best score across the board with a 4-6, 1-6 loss at No. 3 singles.

HHC golf meet

The Shelbyville golf team competed in the Hoosier Heritage Conference golf meet on Saturday at Fall Creek Golf Course. 

Noah Mohler of Greenfield-Cenntral was medalist with a 73.

The Golden Bears finished eighth overall with a 407. New Castle won the meet with a 310 and Yorktown was second with a 312. New Palestine was third overall with a 323.

Ethan Apsley led SHS with a 97. Garet Skaggs shot a 98, Nolen Chaney a 104, Matt Bunton a 107 and Alex Grove a 119.

SHS softball 

 The Shelbyville softball team hosted an invitational on Saturday. The team beat Bloomington South 11-8 before falling to Jennings County 7-2. 

Izzy Lewis, Kiley McIver, Kaylee Kingston and Addi Weaver all had two hits against Bloomington South. 

SHS baseball

The Shelbyville baseball team took the lead late and defeated New Castle 7-6 on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader. The game was tied at two with SHS batting in the top of the fifth when Colin Mahin singled on a 2-0 count, scoring three runs.

Benny Thompson was the winning pitcher for SHS. He lasted four innings, allowing four hits and four runs while striking out two. Grant Martin and Eadin Balting entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Martin recorded the last six outs to earn the save.

SHS totaled seven hits. Balting and Martin each racked up multiple hits for the Golden Bears.

Saturday’s second game against New Castle was a heartbreaker for the Golden Bears, as they lost the lead late in a 6-5 defeat. The game was tied at five with New Castle batting in the top of the seventh.

Conner Beagle took the loss for SHS. He went six and a third innings, allowing six runs on six hits and striking out one.

SHS collected nine hits in the game. Balting, Mahin and Thompson each had multiple hits.

SW baseball tops MT

The Class A No. 9 Southwestern baseball team beat Morristown 12-0 and 18-0 on Saturday in a county doubleheader.