Post 27 wins Terre Haute tourney opener
Plymouth Post 27 won its opener at the Terre Haute Tournament Thursday, scoring three runs in the third and tacking on another two in the seventh for a 5-3 victory over Terre Haute Post 346.
After starting out the game with six straight strike outs, the Diamond Spyder offense woke up in the top half of the third, scoring three runs on a pair of Post 346 errors and a double by Eric Knepper of Bremen.
Wally Dickman hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh and Brock Anson hit a single, stole second and scored on a single by Brody Andrews.
James Hackworth earned the victory on the mound, striking out seven in four innings of work. Bremen’s Wes Burkholder tossed two and a third innings allowing one unearned run. John Glenn’s Tyler Niespodziany came in with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the seventh and earned the save by getting two ground balls to push Post 27’s record to an unblemished 4-0 start.
Dickman and Anson both finished 1-for-3 at the game, with two runs apiece. Dickman had an RBI, and Anson finished with two stolen bases.
The Diamond Spyders play Bristol Post 143 today at 3:30 p.m. before playing a doubleheader against Lafayette Post 11 and Evansville Post 265 Saturday.
• PLYMOUTH POST 27 5,
TERRE HAUTE POST 346 3
At Terre Haute North HS
Plymouth: 003 000 2 — 5 6 2
Terre Haute: 000 200 1 — 3 5 2
James Hackworth (W), Wes Burkholder (5), Tyler Niespodziany (7, S) and Nick Latham; TJ Decker (L) and Preston Tofaute
2B: Eric Kneppe (P), Preston Tofaute (TH)
HR: Wally Dickman (P)
Records: Plymouth Post 27 4-0, Terre Haute Post 346 7-3
MCJGT at Swan Lake
Triton golfers took the top two spots in the boys 8-9 division in a Marshall County Junior Golf Tour event at Swan Lake Thursday.
Cole McKinney claimed top honors with a 21 to take the top spot in the standings after three MCJT events with 27 points. Fellow Triton golfers Gavin Butler and John Gardner tied for second with a 26, as did Bremen’s Sam Pfefferle, who is second in the age group standings with 13 points behind McKinney.
Meanwhile Thursday, LaVille’s Matt Butler and Nathan Nichols-Peterson went one-two in the boys 10-11 division with respective scores of 25 and 27, while John Glenn’s Tyler Prentkowski finished second in the 16-18 group, two strokes behind NorthWood’s Payton Grubbs’ score of 74. Nate Kolter finished third in the age division with a 77, while fellow Plymouth golfers Ben Schenk and Zach Craft were fourth and fifth, respectively, behind him.
LaVille’s Michael Butler took third in the boys 14-15 group, and Plymouth’s Dalton Briles and Triton’s Gregory Music tied for second with Winamac’s Luke Pugh in the boys 12-13 group with scores of 43.
In the girls competition, Plymouth’s Morgan Oberley shot a 53 to take top honors in the girls 12-14 division ahead of Glenn’s Anna Schmeltz, who shot a 58 for second place, edging out Plymouth’s Katherine McDonald by a stroke. Oberley and Schmeltz are ranked one and two, respectively in the tour standings, with 15 and 13 points after three junior tour events.
Carley Turak of LaVille finished third in the girls 8-11 group with a 37.
• MARSHALL COUNTY JUNIOR TOUR
At Swan Lake
1. Payton Grubbs (NorthWood) 74, 2. Tyler Prentkowski (Glenn) 76, 3. Nate Kolter (Plymouth) 77
1. Peyton Kime (Concord) 86, 2. Michael Foy (Elkhart) 88, 3. Michael Butler (LaVille) 90
1. Grady Clingerman (Whitko) 43, 2. TIE Luke Pugh (Winamac), Dalton Briles (Plymouth), Gregory Music (Triton) 43
1. Matt Butler (LaVille) 25, 2. Nathan Nichols-Peterson (LaVille) 27, 3. Aaron Berger (Hums) 31
1. Cole McKinney (Triton) 21, 2. TIE Gavin Butler (Triton), John Gardner (Triton), Sam Pfefferle (Bremen) 26
1. Heidi Morganthaler (NorthWood) 84, 2. TIE Emily Song (Penn), Leslie Bennett (Penn) 92
1. Morgan Oberley (Plymouth) 53, 2. Anna Schmeltz (Glenn) 58, 3. Katherine McDonald (Plymouth) 59
1. Payton Johnston (Winamac) 31, 2. Lucy Pugh (Winamac) 35, 3. Carley Turak (LaVille) 37
Gurtner takes 6th at Etna Acres
Bremen’s Zach Gurtner shot an 83 at Etna Acres Thursday to finish in sixth place in his age group at a Mountain Dew Tour event in Andrews.
Gurtner went 40-43 for the round to finish 11 over and in a three-way tie for sixth in the boys 15-16 division at the event.
He is coming off an IHSAA state finals for LaVille High School.