Southport and Greenwood are set to play in a high school baseball double-header Friday at Victory Field.
Southport (3-5) opens the twin-bill at 5:30 p.m. against Avon (6-5-1) with Greenwood (0-9) going against Guerin Catholic (6-2) at 8 p.m.
The games are sponsored by BSN Sports and the Indiana National Guard.
The Indianapolis Indians are on a six-game road trip. Victory Field is the site of a state game between Indiana University and Ball State today at 7:30 p.m.
In the high school match-ups, Southport will be trying to snap a five-game skid, while Avon seeks to end a three-game losing skein Friday. The Cardinals lineup features Team USA U18 pitcher Avery Short and standout Ryan Lezon. Southport is coached this season for the first time by IHSAA state championship coach Phil Webster.
A young Greenwood team is trying to improve its hitting and pitching. The Woodmen have been outscored 89 to 20 in nine games, losing three of those contests by one run. Guerin is 6-2.
This is the 11th season that the Indians have held a high school double-header during the regular season at Victory Field, home of the annual IHSAA state championship games.
Admission is $5 per person.
In a Southside game Monday, Center Grove visits Perry Meridian at Holder Field.
No. 11 Roncalli (10-2) is on a roll after notching softball coach David Lauck’s 250th career win against Bishop Chatard, 6-3.
Lauck took the milestone win in stride and said, “I’ve been very fortunate to coach some very solid girls with supportive families.”
Since then, the Rebels downed neighboring Southport 10-0 in six innings, Guerin Catholic 5-2, and Whiteland 13-5.
Against visiting Southport, the Rebels pushed across 10 runs on 12 hits and scored in each inning.
Olivia Lauck, Amber Linton and Meredith Mader each hit home runs. Lauck drove in three runs. Kylie Freije and winning pitcher Amber Linton had two hits apiece.
“I think most of our players had at least two at-bats against Southport,” Lauck said. “We anticipated a solid game with good defense and Amber (Linton) kept them off-balance.
Against Whiteland, Abbie Carr slammed a triple and a home run that produced three runs. Emma McAllen drove in two teammates.
Beech Grove visits Roncalli at 5:30 p.m., Thursday.
No. 7 Center Grove absolutely stunned No. 5 Cathedral last week in a lopsided 15-2 win in five innings that featured a six-run third-inning outburst.
Seven Trojans had hits against the favored Irish. Lexi Warner drove in four runs on two hits. Alexis Rudd and Abby Herbst each drove in 3 runs.
Franklin Central upped its record to 9-5 Monday by defeating Martinsville, 10-5 with seven runs in the fourth inning. Coach Kathy Stricker’s squad was led by Madison Weaver who drove in three runs, and Raigan LaMar and Olivia Colp, each with two hits. Casey Matthews and Hailey Pardue shared the mound duties.
The Flashes visit Roncalli today and host Southport Thursday.