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Taylor's Dutkowski earns third-straight PoY award

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com

Taylor and Indiana Wesleyan's men’s golf team picked up several post-season honors on when the Crossroads League announced All-League awards earlier this week.

Alec Dutkowski headlined the list for the Trojans as the senior was named the Crossroads League Player of the Year for the third-consecutive season. Dutkowski posted the lowest scoring average in the Crossroads League for the season at 73.19 in 27 rounds. The Wakarusa, Indiana native tallied a pair of victories and finished inside the top-10 in 10 of 12 events.

Crossroads League tournament medalist Lucas Beck earned the nod as the Crossroads League Newcomer of the Year and a spot on the All-League team for Taylor. A freshman from Zionsville, Indiana, Beck posted a 75.07 scoring average in 27 rounds while finishing inside the top-10 in six events.  

Taylor senior Jeremy Ray earned All-League honors for the second consecutive season and junior Nate Morris earned his first All-Crossroads League Selection.

Indiana Wesleyan had seniors Nick Schad and Patrick Hardy cap their careers by being named All-Crossroads League team while sophomore Cameron Luczka also earned a spot on the All-Crossroads League team.

Taylor junior Scottie Marston was honorable mention. 

Taylor coach Cameron Andry was voted the Crossroads League Coach of the Year for the fourth-straight season, and for the fifth time in his eight seasons.

Prep softball

Frankton 5, Eastbrook 3

The Class 2A No. 6 Eagles erased a 3-1 deficit through three innings with a run in the fourth, two in the fifth and one in the sixth to top the visiting Panthers Thursday evening.

Alli Hyatt went 3-for-4 with an RBI for Eastbrook while Helaina Walters and Ariel Duke each had two of the Panthers' 10 hits and both scored a run. Mady McMillan hit a home run and had two RBIs.

Eastbrook (5-9, 0-5 in CIC) hosts 2A No. 8 South Adams for a doubleheader on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Oak Hill 6, Elwood 4

Ashlyn Transier went 2-for-3 with an RBI and scored a run while Kaleigh Hollars added a hit, a run and an RBI to lead the Eagles. Jenessa Hasty doubled, walked and scored a run as well for Oak Hill.

 

Bayli Toy pitched five innings with a strike out, a walk and allowed four runs to earn the win. Julianne Gosnell had a strikeout in her two shutout innings.

Oak Hill (13-5, 5-2 in CIC) travels to Southwood for a doubleheader on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Tippecanoe Valley 13, Marion 2 (5)

The Vikings had 11 hits and scored in all but one inning, including seven runs in the third at Marion Thursday evening.

Ky Adkins slammed a two-run homer to account for the Giants' runs.

Marion (2-14) travels to Alexandria today at 5 p.m. then hosts Indianapolis Tech at 10 a.m. Saturday in the NCC tournament.

Madison-Grant 20, Blackford 3

No additional details were reported from Thursday's game.

Madison-Grant (8-8, 2-4 in CIC) hosts the Argyll Invitational on Saturday. M-G faces Peru at 10 a.m. while Connersville meets Maconaquah in another semifinal.

Girls tennis

Mississinewa 3, Hamilton Heigths 1

The Indians made quick work of the host Huskies in all three singles matches to earn the win before rain ended the competition just a single point before it would have concluded on Thursday. 

Heidi Rowley (No. 1 singles) and Tyra Stanley (No. 2) each won 6-0, 6-0 while Maggie Herring (No. 3) won 6-1, 6-1.

 

Ella Frantz and Taylor Kern won the first set 6-3 and had a 5-0, 40-30 advantage in set two at No. 1 doubles when the rain arrived. Hallie Sullivan and Alyssa Smith dropped a 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Hamilton Heights took a 3-0 win in junior varisty competition.

Madison-Grant 5, Wabash 0

The top two singles positions needed third-set, super tiebreakers to decide a winner, but the Argylls won both and earned the sweep over the Apaches on Thursday.

M-G's Sadie Wilson topped Brooke Irgang, 4-6, 6-3, 10-4 at No. 1 singles while Kasey Cleaver earned a 6-2, 4-6, 10-7 win for the Argylls over Bella Carillo at No. 2. Lizzy Whybrew defeated Isabel France, 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles.

Brooke Butcher and Kayla Comer beat Halle Miller and Cammie Kugler, 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles and Carley Bramel and Sidney Presnall downed Annie Cole and Evelynn Gray, 6-3, 6-1 at No. 2.

Madison-Grant got singles wins from Brenna Miller and Abbie Hostetler along with a double point from Haiden Hiatt and Nancy Chapel to beat Wabash, 3-2 in the JV match.

 

 

Prep baseball

V: Frankton 10, Eastbrook 0 (5)

Jason Hale's double was the only hit by the Panthers off of Frankton pitcher Sam Dalton in Thursday's CIC baseball matchup.

The host-Eagles had just six hits off of two Eastbrook pitchers, but benefitted from seven walks in scoring two runs in both the second and third innings then putting six on the board in the fourth to end the game in five innings. 

Eastbrook (3-11, 0-6 in CIC) hosts Southwood in a doubleheader today starting at 10 a.m.

Elwood 11, Oak Hill 2

The visiting Panthers scored in every inning but the seventh, including four runs in the second and twice more in the third and fifth en route to the CIC win.

Five Oak Hill pitchers combined to issue 11 walks and Elwood also accumulated nine hits.

Kody Dubois went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Oak Hill and Matthew Hershberger added a double and scored both runs for the Eagles. Landry Ozmun, Will Haley and Nate Alston each had a single for Oak Hill.

The Golden Eagles (7-10, 3-3 in CIC) compete in the Miami County Tournament at Peru on today.

JV: Mississinewa 9, Tipton 1

Keeghan Williams went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs while Landry Rock added a double and drove in two runs to help the junior varsity Indians move to 10-1 on the season.

Dakota Ancil finished 1-for-3 for Ole Miss and had six stolen bases and scored three runs. 

The JV Indians improved to 10-1 on the season with a 9-1 victory over tipton. With the win the Indians record their 10th straight victory.