The Versailles Republican Sports
June 21, 2007


Eagles active with summer league baseball

Gary Franklin - Sports Editor
In summarizing the Eagle summer league baseball ventures over a four game span, team play indicates that the Eagles will progress favorably, despite the loss of key senior players who recently graduated.
Game One
The Eagles had a double header with Rushville on Saturday, June 9. Eagle senior pitcher Brandon Gehl earned a win over Rushville, while delivering from the mound in the Eagle summer opener. Gehl pitched 3 innings and faced only 9 batters in his debut, collecting 6 K's and 3 ground outs, while the Eagles jumped out to a 8-0 lead.
Zach Simon and Blake Sutton pitched the remainder of the game for the Eagles. The final score was JCD 16-5 after 5 complete innings of play.
Game Two
The second of the double header found junior Matt Gehl on the mound for the Eagles. In 3 innings of work he gave up 2 runs to Rushville, however he and his Eagle teammates were able to score 6 to lead 6-2, securing him the win.
Eagle senior David Busch came on in relief and contained the Rushville team over the next 3 innings at the plate, holding them scoreless. The final score was JCD 12-2 in 5 1/2 innings.
Game Three
Summer league play found the Eagles at home, squaring off against Greensburg on Wednesday, June 13.
The Eagles secured a victory by the score of 2-1 after 4 batters in the top of the 7th inning went to the batters box. The lead off walk in the top of the 7th to Zach Simon proved fatal to Greensburg, as Eric Horan drove him home for the win.
Winning pitcher for the Eagles was Matt Gehl who went 5 innings. David Busch closed the door to end the game the last 2 innings of Greensburg at bats.
Game Four
The Eagles took on the team from Milan on Friday, June 15. Brandon Gehl opened from the mound for the Eagles, pitching for 4 innings. Austin Lord pitched the last inning for the Eagles, containing the shut out.
The final score was JCD 11-0 after 5 innings of play.
Batting stats over four games
Busch - 3-1Bs, 2B, 3Ws, K
Sutton - 4 1Bs, 2B, W, K
Horan- 5 1Bs, 3B, 6Ws
Simon - 1B, 2-2Bs, W, K
Gehl, B. - 2-1Bs, 3-2Bs, 2Ws, K
Gehl, M. - 4-1Bs, 2-2Bs, W, K
Hardesty - 3-1Bs, 2B, 2-Ws, K
Horn - W, 5Ks
Harlemert - 1B, W, 2Ks
Huff, A. - 2-1Bs, 2Ws, 2Ks
Lord - 2-1Bs, 2B, W, K
Wilhoit - K
Adams - 5-1Bs, 2B, 3B, HBP, K
Guinther - 2Ws, K
Schuler - W, 2Ks
Four game run totals
Jac-Cen-Del Eagles 41
Opponents 8

Ripley County Chamber of Commerce
7th Annual Golf Scramble winners named

The 7th Annual RCCC Golf Scramble was held at the Hoosier Links Golf Club in Milan on Wednesday, June 13. The third time winner in a row was a team from Hummel-Meisberger Insurance Agency.
Second place team honors were captured by the team representing Bonapate's Retreat.
Closest Pin was carded by Joe Moorman and the Longest Drive was off the stroke of Bill Grote.

Pictured above from left are the 7th Annual Ripley County Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble second place team of Bonaparte's Retreat, Rick Pollard, Steve Powers, Ron Powers and Stanley Shadday.


Pictured above from left are the 7th Annual Ripley County Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble first place winning team of Hummel-Meisberger Insurance Agency, Bobby Bennett, Mike Meisberger, Bob Meyer and Bill Wagner.


Pictured is Joe Moorman who was awarded the Closest to Pin Award.
Bill Grote, not pictured, was named the Longest Drive Award winner.