Osgood Journal Sports
May 5, 2009

Eagles rally for season's first win

Gary Franklin, Sports Writer

Coach David Bradshaw and his varsity Eagles came off the grassy field with their first baseball victory of the '09 season after competing against the Southwestern Hanover Rebels on Wednesday, April 29.
A baseball season hampered by extended basketball action, foul weather, class trips, spring break and injuries on the short list, finally took a positive turn for the boys from JCD.
The Eagles traveled to Hanover for the varsity game, leaving at game's end as the 14-3 victors. With his full arsenal of players at his disposal, Coach Bradshaw and his Eagles performed as they have become expected to.
The Game
Dalton Garnett got the call from Coach Bradshaw to start at the mound, where the Eagle right hander faced three batters in the bottom of the first inning. He and his outfield halted any scoring by the Rebels, but they too were unable to score in the top half of the inning.
Zach Kappes' RBI earning single brought Daniel Harlemert home for the Eagles' first run in the second inning. The Rebels sent five batters to the batter's box, but were retired without a score.
The Eagles rallied for three runs in the third and two more in their half of the fourth before allowing the Rebels to get on the scoreboard. At the end of four complete, the score was JCD 6-1 SwH.
In the top of the fifth, senior Eagle Gerald Hardesty drew a walk and later scored to give JCD their seventh run, following which they retired the Rebels without allowing them to score.
The Eagles gave up two runs to the Rebels, after going scoreless themselves in the top of the sixth inning
The Eagles were primed and cocked when the seventh inning at bat came, unloading for seven more runs including a Gerald Hardesty home run.
Senior Eagle Blake Sutton came in the bottom of the sixth to face two batters and close out the Rebel threat. Pitching for the seventh was put in the hands of Daniel Harlemert who closed the deal after facing four batters, allowing no runs on one hit.
Eagle Batting
Blake Sutton -
Dbl, SB, Run & RBI
Derek Lunsford -
Walk, 2Sgls, 2K's, SB, RBI & 3 Runs
Shane Adams -
3 Sgls, 2 RBI's, SB & 3 Runs
Dalton Garnett -
Walk, SB, Hit by Pitch & a Run
Ryan Schuler -
SB & K
Jake Gaither -
Brandon Wilhoit -
Caught but did not bat
Craig Houk -
(As a DH), Sgl, 2 Runs & 2 RBI's
Daniel Harlemert -
2 Sgl, Dbl, 2 RBI's & 2 Runs
Gerald Hardesty -
Home Run, 3RBI's, 2Walks, Sgl, Sac, & SB
Zach Kappes -
Sgl, Dbl, Run & 2 K's
Eagle Pitching
Dalton Garnett -
5 2/3 IP, 26 Batters faced, 3 Runs - 1 Earned on 4 Hits, 7 K's, 4 Walks, Hit a Batter & 2 WP
Blake Sutton -
1/3 IP, 2 Batters, Hit a Batter, No Runs on No Hits
Daniel Harlemert -
1 IP, 4 Batters, 0 Runs on 1 Hit


Annual Ripley County Golf Meet held

Gary Franklin, Sports Writer

The usual split course sight for the Ripley County Golf Tournament action was held on Monday, April 27, beginning at the Hoosier Links Course in Milan.
Four teams battled the two day event, which finished on Tuesday, April 28 at New Point, at the North Branch Golf Course.
Competing were the Batesville Bulldogs, the Milan Indians, the South Ripley Raiders and the Jac-Cen-Del Eagles.
At Hoosier Links for the first round of tournament play, the weather was described as windy and perfect. The second night's action at North Branch was listed as beautiful and 70.
From the golf cart, both days were pretty fine. Thanks to both Hoosier Links and North Branch personnel for the use of a cart to follow the schools' teams! Your consideration is very greatly appreciated.
Day One at HL
The Batesville Bulldog team brought in the low score with a team round of 163. The Milan Indians shot the second lowest round at 186. South Ripley's Raiders captured the third place finish with a round of 192, leaving the Jac-Cen-Del Eagles to finish first round action at 205.
Day Two at NB
The Batesville Bulldog team once again brought in the low score. This night's meet added 152 strokes for the round and a team tournament total of 315.
The Milan Indians continued with a second place finish, adding 179 strokes for a combined total of 365. The South Ripley Raiders added 182 to their 192 to finish with 374 overall. The Jac-Cen-Del Eagles struggled through day two, adding 211 points for a final of 465.
Individual Scoring
B'ville Bulldogs = 315
Kevin Meyer 34 + 38 = 72
Josh Rhoades 38 + 43 = 81
Zach Weismiller 44 + 39 = 83
Josey Belser 37 + 49 = 86
Conner Hagan 43 + 43 = 86
Milan Indians = 365
Bryan Peters 34 + 39 = 73
Zach Schmitt 41 + 47 = 88
Ethan Voss 43 + 49 = 92
Mike Kolbinsky 61 + 51 = 112
J. Paul Jackson 64 + 68 = 132
SR Raiders = 374
Jake Waldron 44 + 43 = 87
Marty Porter 41 + 48 = 89
D. Underwood 44 + 50 = 94
CJ Rittenoir 48 + 51 = 99
Cody King 50 + 55 = 105
JCD Eagles = 416
Joe Abplanalp 53 + 47 = 100
Blake Sutton 52 + 48 = 100
Ethan Harmeyer 49 + 54 = 103
Brandon Wilhoit 57 + 56 = 113
Logan Simon 64 + 67 = 131