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IWU's Eder Crossroads baseball's top player

From staff reports

Indiana Wesleyan’s Caleb Eder was named Crossroads League Baseball Player of the Year on Thursday as the league office announced the All-League honors for the 2019 season.

Brady West and Ethan English join Eder on the All-Crossroads League team while Conner Cantrell, Tye Thixton, and Jon Young were selected as All-Crossroads League Honorable Mention. Indiana Wesleyan had a pair of players recognized for their play in the field as Eder was named Crossroads League Gold Glove at first base and Tye Thixton was named Crossroads League Gold Glove in center field.

Eder finished the season with a .314 average, 16 home runs, 18 doubles, 45 RBIs, and 43 runs scored. He had a .459 on-base percentage and a .716 slugging percentage. The senior also pitched 10 times this season and finished with a 4.09 ERA. Eder struck out 60 batters in 50 innings. At first base, Eder boasted a .994 fielding percentage with just two errors in 332 chances.

Taylor pitchers Luke Shively and Mitch Ubelhor were All-Crossroads League pitchers while Josh Lane, Clay Riggins and Nick Rusche earned league honorable mentions.

Girls tennis

Mississinewa 4, Frankton 1

Behind a singles sweep, the Mississinewa girls’ tennis team defeated Frankton 4-1 Wednesday and remained unbeaten in Central Indiana Conference play.

Ole Miss (9-3 overall) meets Madison-Grant (11-6) at 5 p.m. today to decide the conference championship.

Singles players lost just eight games with Heidi Rowley winning 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1; Tyra Stanley a 6-2, 6-0 winner at No. 3, and Maggie Herring pulling out a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 3.

Doubles were more difficult with No. 1 Taylor Kern and Ellas Frantz needing three sets before pulling of a 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 victory and the No. 2 team of Hallie Sullivan dropping a 6-1, 6-1 decision.

Frankton won the JV meet, 4-3. Ole Miss winners were  Alyssa Smith, Valerie Neal/Olivia Lucas, and Kylee McMahan/Alyssa Smith.

Madison-Grant 4, Kokomo 1

The Argylls tuned up for their match with the Indians by defeating the Wildkats from the North Central Conference on Wednesday.

In singles, No. 2 Kasey Cleaver won 6-1, 6-2 and No. 3 Lizzy Whybrew won 6-1, 6-0. No. 1 singles Sadie Wilson dropped a 6-3, 6-2 decision.

Madison-Grant swept doubles with No. 1 Brooke Butcher and Kayla Comer posting a 6-1, 6-0 victory and No. 2 Carley Bramel and Brenna Miller a 6-1, 6-1 winner.

Prep softball

Oak Hill 12, Muncie Central 0 (5)

Bayli Toy and Julianne Gosnell combined on a 1-hitter Wednesday while Coleena Selleck was 3-for-3 with three runs and three stolen bases in leading the Eagles to the five-inning win.

Toy did not allow a hit over two innings and Gosnell gave up one hit and struck out six batters. Ella Ridgeway also was 3-for-3 and Abby Shaw had a hit and two RBis.

Oak Hill (13-5) plays Saturday at Southwood.

Boys’ golf

Mississinewa 183, Taylor 246

Ty Corey was medalist with a 40 Wednesday and the Indians improved to 7-1 in dual meets.

Bryce Luedtke added a 45 while Justin Dakin and Ryan Scott each added a 49.

The Indians play Saturday in the Central Indiana Conference tournament at Arbor Trace Golf Club.

Prep baseball

JV: Oak Hill 9, Oak Hill 0

The Golden Eagles moved to 8-3 Wednesday behind six strong innings from pitcher Keaton Sharp, who walked two and struck out nine batters. Aiden Hardcastle batted 3-for-4, Caleb Sanders 2-for-3 and Gabe Anderson 2-for-4 with a double.