Versailles Republican Sports

April 12, 2007

Eagles torment Hilltoppers

Gary Franklin, Sports Editor

Jac-Cen-Del High School ball fields were the sites for both varsity baseball and varsity softball games against the Madison Shawe Memorial Hilltoppers on Monday, April 9.
Lady Eagle Softball
The Lady Eagle varsity captured the 4-3 win over the Lady Hilltoppers in the bottom of the 7th inning. Pinch base runner Samantha White was on third base as the Lady Eagles collected two outs. White scored from third off the base hit single by senior Abby Lauber, ending the game with the Lady Eagle win.
No other stats were available for the softball game.
Eagle Baseball
The Eagle varsity baseball team was also in contention against the Hilltoppers on the baseball field. JCD took the early lead over the Hilltoppers at 1-0 in the first inning.
Eagle David Busch drew a walk to get their lead off batter on first base. He was picked off by the Shawe pitcher for out #1. Eagle senior Justin Huff singled to again put a runner on first. JCD senior Daniel Leonetti hit into a 6-3 FC, moving Huff to second. With 2 outs, Eagle senior Tucker Brown singled to drive Huff home for the score. Eagle Brandon Gehl hit into a FC for the third out to end the first inning, JCD 1-0 Shawe.
Eagle Tucker Brown at the mound with strong defense only gave up 1 hit through the first 2 innings for the Hilltoppers. The Eagles, however, added another run in their second inning at bat. Blake Sutton led off with a walk to start the inning and later scored from third for 2-0 JCD off a single by teammate Matt Gehl.
The Hilltoppers rallied to tie the game at 2 in the top of the third after a Brown strike out on the lead off batter and a 6-3 put out for 2 outs. The Eagles, however, shut the door on Topper scoring through the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.
In the bottom of the third, Eagles Leonetti, Brandon Gehl and Sutton each scored to regain the lead at 5-2. Again in the fourth inning the Eagles added 3 for an 8-2 score. Scoring in the fourth were Eagles David Busch, Justin Huff and Daniel Leonetti. JCD added 2 runs in their half of the fifth as Eric Horan and Matt Gehl crossed the plate for 10-2, going to the top of the sixth.
Shawe sent four batters to the plate in the sixth, unable to score. The Eagles were also held scoreless in their at bat in the sixth. Hilltoppers scored a pair of runs in the top of the seventh for a final score of JCD 10-4 Shawe.
Eagle Tucker Brown pitched to 18 batters over his 4 innings on the mound giving up 2 runs off 4 hits, a walk, and registered 6 strike outs. Brandon Gehl, in relief pitched 2 innings, facing 9 batters, and gave up a hit and a walk while collecting 2 strike outs. Blake Sutton closed the game, pitching the last inning, where he faced 6 batters. The battery scored 2 runs off 2 hits and 2 errors, and Sutton recorded 1 strike out.
Eagle baseball batting stats
David Busch-2W, Sac, RBI
Justin Huff-1B, 2B, 2 RBI
Daniel Leonetti-2B,1B, 2 RBI
Tucker Brown-1B, 1B, RBI
Brandon Gehl-W, K
Blake Sutton-2W
Eric Horan-1B, 2B, W,K, 3 RBI
Matt Gehl-1B, K, 1B, 1B, 2 RBI
Andrew Huff-K
Gerald Hardesty-

Regina Ricke's hit put the winning run on the base path for the Lady Eagles' 4-3 victory over the Madison Shawe Lady Hilltoppers in the bottom of the 7th.

Pictured from left, Eagle senior varsity catcher Daniel Leonetti, Home plate umpire and Varsity Coach David Bradshaw check out the pitching delivery during warm-up.

Eagle Blake Sutton keeps an eye on the Shawe pitcher as he edges off 1st base.

Senior Lady Eagle Emily Einhaus to participate in Indiana 2007 Top 40 Girls' Basketball Drills

Gary Franklin, Sports Editor

Named selections made by Hoosier Basketball Magazine's publisher, Garry H. Donna, includes Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagle senior, Emily Einhaus.
Einhaus has been named one of approximately 1500 eligible statewide girls' basketball senior players, to the Top 40 alternate teams of 2007.
As a result of being selected, she has been invited to participate in the two sessions of Top 40 workouts hosted by Hoosier Basketball Magazine in conjunction with the IHSAA and the IBCA on Sunday April 15.
The games will be held at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis with the first session (primarily from northern & southern Indiana) from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. and the second session (primarily of central Indiana) set for 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Lady Eagle Einhaus is invited to be a part of both sessions.
Sessions are open to the public with an admission charge of $5.00/session.
Other local ladies selected included North Decatur Lady Charger Hillary Wenning who was also selected to the Top 40 alternate team, with Switzerland County Lady Pacer Ashley Bright named to the Hoosier Magazine Top 40 team.