Eels blast Union in conference match-up
DUGGER -- The Clay City softball team improved to 2-2 in the Tri-River Conference and 2-1 in the SWIAC with an 8-1 win over Union on Monday.
The Eels got a complete game, two-hitter from Shelby Targett in the circle and the junior hurler struck out 16 in the win.
Targett helped her own cause by hitting a double and a triple, driving in two runs and scoring once herself.
Her battery mate, Tasha Collenbaugh, had two hits and scored twice in the win and Carli Jackson drove in a run and scored.
Abby Reed, Stephanie Granger and Courtney Hutchison all had RBI, Ali Souder stole a base along with Allison Carroll. Kendall Fowler also scored once for the Eels.
Clay City bumps its record to 11-6 overall.
Targett (W) and Collenbaugh; Gambill and Arica Stroot.
2B -- CC (Targett). 3B -- CC (Targett).
Clay City baseball falls to Shakamak
JASONVILLE -- Tyler Richardson fanned 15 batters and tossed a three-hitter to pace the Shakamak High School baseball team to a 5-1 victory over visiting Clay City Monday night.
Richardson issued four free passes. He allowed one unearned run, evening his record at 1-1.
"I thought it was a great pitching performance by Tyler," said Shakamak coach Matt Fougerousse. "He threw really well tonight.
"He really hit his spots. He was able to get his curve ball over for strikes and it was an out pitch for him as well. Ironically the only run we gave up was after a one-out error by Tyler. Our defense played well."
Clay City's lone run came as Ryne Hayes reached on an error, Will Kennedy walked and Tyler Bridgewater looped a flair behind second base to bring home the run.
The Lakers, who are now 7-5 overall, 3-0 in the Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference and Tri-River Conference, only managed four hits off of losing pitcher Ryne Hayes.
Tyler Grissom was 1-for-2 with a double and one RBI. Tyler Sparks had a base hit and drove in one run.
Cade Sapp went 1-for-3 and John Smith was 1-for-4. Smith scored one run, as did Billy Newton and Scott McNabb.
"I hate to sound like a broken record, but Clay City is another sectional opponent that is getting better every day," said Fougerousse. "Clay City is improving and North Central is getting better every game out. Union (Dugger) beat a pretty good Loogootee team over the weekend. I heard that WRV played Eastern close tonight.
"I think it is going to be a very competitive sectional. It is going to be fun."
Shakamak will host Bloomington North at 6 p.m. Tuesday, play at Loogootee Friday and host Linton-Stockton Saturday.
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Hayes and Evans; Tyler Richardson and John Smith. W -- Richardson, 1-1. L -- Hayes. 2B -- Grissom (S).