The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Local Sports

July 20, 2013

Wisconsin rallies past Riverfield in regional opener

INDIANAPOLIS — Defending Little League Softball Central Region champion Riverfield started its title defense with a gut-wrenching 6-5 loss to Appleton, Wisc., on Saturday in pool play at Stokely Field in Indianapolis.

Riverfield led 5-0 after four innings but couldn’t hang on as Wisconsin scored four runs in the fifth inning and another in the sixth to force extra innings. Wisconsin literally stole the winning run after a walk and a stolen base led to two throwing errors bringing the game-winner to the plate.

“That was tough,” Riverfield coach Seth Kelley said. “We just didn’t make enough plays to win, and it started in the fifth inning. We played flawless through five innings.”

Riverfield got on the board in the first inning with an RBI single by Brianna Tapscott, scoring Rachel Duncan. They added three more runs in the third inning on a wild pitch and a two-RBI single by Emma Kelley. Tapscott drove in Duncan again with a hit to make it 5-0.

“That’s what we do. We're a hitting machine,” said Kelley of his offense, which outhit Wisconsin 10-4 but had five errors. “The two-run single got us going, and we were in the driver's seat. (Kalin Hubble) pitched a great game, and she did a good job hitting her spots.”

Hubble allowed just four hits and two earned runs in six innings on the mound while striking out three.

The wheels started on come off in the bottom of the fifth when a controversial no-call on an interference play led to two Wisconsin runs, and the team from Appleton added two more unearned runs to make it 5-4. Wisconsin added another unearned run in the sixth after an error with two outs, and the winning run was also unearned.

“We started the state tournament with a loss, and it was a tough one just like this,” said Kelley. “We have to forget about it, and that’s what I told the girls. We have to bounce back.”

Text Only
Local Sports
  • SPT - HB0423 - PHHS golf 1 PH displays depth, dismantles Delta Three of Pendleton Heights top five golfers sat out Tuesday’s match against Delta, and the Arabians barely missed a beat. Tyler Meyer and Chase Simpson fired low nine-hole scores of 36 to pace the Arabians to a 159-190 victory over the Eagles.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT - HB0423 - AU baseball - 117 Heberling lifts Ravens to crucial win Cole Heberling's 11th-inning hit landed in right field for an RBI-single Tuesday, and the Anderson University baseball team moved into sole possession of second place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference with a 6-5 victory against Rose-Hulman.

    April 22, 2014 3 Photos

  • SPT - HB0422 - AHS PH 4 Lady Tribe takes down county champs In sports, timing can be everything. For the Anderson Lady Tribe, the timing was perfect for an upset Monday night as they squared off with 2014 Madison County softball champion Pendleton Heights. Anderson took advantage of five Pendleton errors and pounded out seven hits to take a 12-5 win over the sixth-ranked Arabians.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Millers knock down M-G Class 2A Madison-Grant took a big step up to play Class 4A Noblesville in softball on Monday night, and the result was a 10-0 loss in five innings to the Millers.

    April 21, 2014

  • Area Roundup: Tigers rally to win ranked battle Alexandria rallied for three runs in the sixth inning to knock off Daleville 7-6 in a battle of ranked teams Monday night.

    April 21, 2014

  • SPT - HB0419 - Muller final - 077 Arabians make history in Muller thriller Pendleton Heights beat Anderson 3-2 to become the Nick Muller Memorial Baseball Tournament's first repeat champion.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Bulldogs rally past Eagles at Muller Kallen Brooks went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, including a walk-off double in the eighth inning, and Lapel rallied to defeat rival Frankton 3-2 on Saturday at Memorial Field.

    April 19, 2014

  • SPT - HB0419 - County track - 116 Arabians sweep track titles again Beautiful sunshine and warm temperatures greeted the competitors at the Madison County track meet Friday at Madison-Grant. The Pendleton Heights boys and girls teams were looking to take the county for the third year in a row, but Anderson and Lapel had other ideas. It started off as a record-setting meet and finished with a bang as Pendleton was able to wrap up both titles. The girls held off a stiff challenge from Lapel to win 167.5-147, and the boys took the final event of the night to squeak out a 156.5-148.5 win over Lapel.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Arabians clip Eagles, go for Muller repeat The competitive feeling at Pendleton Height’s Bill Stoudt Field quickly faded Friday during the semifinals of the Nick Muller Memorial Baseball Tournament. The Arabians once again took advantage of the opposing team’s generosity as Frankton pitchers gave up six walks and hit five batters, and Pendleton Heights took the 14-3 victory.

    April 18, 2014

  • Arabians win County net title with 5-0 shutout

    An intriguing battle awaited and there was no indication what the team scores would be. Considering the Frankton Eagles had home court advantage, the Pendleton Heights Lady Arabians came hungry for the Madison County tennis title. Pendleton aced a 5-0 win and came away with the crown.

    April 18, 2014

Latest Sports Photos


Click here to browse and buy photos from The Herald Bulletin