4-11 Roundup: Mustang Tennis and Charger golf begin seasons of victory

Codey Emerson | codey@jrpress.com

Tennis

Mustangs top WRC enemy Covington in the season opener

Fountain Central girls tennis opened their 2022 season on Monday with a big 4-1 victory over WRC enemy Covington.

Lillie Fishero started her season with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Peyton Brown for the Mustangs. At No. 2 singles, Haley Webb defeated Halle Grady 6-0, 6-0 and Angela Gonzalez defeated Isabella Lynch 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles as the Mustangs swept all three singles spots.

At No. 1 double, Covington picked up a 6-4, 6-3 victory as Karsyn Engle and Emma Taylor defeated Emily Jimenez and Alydia Mellady. By two doubles, Marylee Muniz and Hannah Prickett won 6-3, 6-1 over Cora Reynolds and Addison Streuer.

The Mustangs are 1-0 (1-0 WRC) to start the year and will be back in action tonight for another big WRC showdown when they travel to Parke Heritage.

Golf

Ryker notes first win on links to Charger Golf

Bob Ryker started his coaching career with a win on the left when North Montgomery traveled to Seeger for their season opener. The Chargers struggled through a slow start, but eventually came away with a 197-212 victory over the Patriots.

Chargers will look to get two wins in a row as they are scheduled to host Fountain Central on Wednesday (weather permitting).

Baseball

Mountie baseball falls in another close match

Southmont baseball continues to compete in close matches, but just can not break through in the winning column as the Mounties fell 5-4 Monday in Seeger.

Two of their three losses this season have come with just a single run. Carter Hubble put himself in the game for the Mounties to throw a complete game.

The Mounties fall to 0-3 with the loss and will be back in action tonight as they travel to Tri-West to open up the Sagamore Conference game.

Softball

Chargers can not gather past the Bulldogs in late rounds

Progress is being made for North Montgomery softball. The Chargers fell 13-8 against Clinton Central on Monday, but it was not without a late inning rally.

After 10-0 in the fourth inning, the Chargers scored seven runs to get back into the game. The Bulldogs would then extend their lead by two in the fifth and one in the sixth to make the score 13-7.

North Montgomery, however, did not go down quietly as they would strain the bases and have no one out in their last frame but could only scratch over a single run.

Piper Ramey and Cascie Keller each had a couple of hits for the Chargers and Blair Nichols ran in a pair. Ramey took the loss on the mound for the Chargers, who yielded 11 hits and six deserved runs. The freshman went only one while hitting eight.

The Chargers fall to 0-3 and will open up for the Sagamore Conference game tonight when they travel to Western Boone.

Athenians fall for Red Devils

The Crawfordsville Athens offensive showed signs of life on Monday against West Lafayette, but it was a case of too little, too late as CHS fell 15-5 in five innings.

For the second game in a row, the Brooklyn Mills hit a home run for the Athenians as part of a third inning with five runs. The Athenians got a total of six hits with Olivie Reed, Celeste Moore, Laine Schlicher, Bailey Crane, Briley Dillon and Mills picking up a single hit.

“I’m really proud of them and we’re talking about it all the time that there’s no termination on this team,” said Crawfordsville coach Brad Clark. “They are willing to fight to the last and that mindset will serve them well in life. After falling 9-0 it stood 6-5 the rest of the way. I told them after the match that we just had to find a way to get started faster. “

The Red Devils were led on the plate by freshman Bree Johnson, who went 3-4 with eight total RBIs in the win, including a three-run homerun.

Crawfordsville fall to 0-5 on the season and will be on the road in Danville tonight for a Sagamore Conference double-header against Danville.

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