The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Sports

June 3, 2013

Arabian softball team eliminated 1-0

BEDFORD — Franklin Central pitcher Gabby Snyder dictated the fate of the Pendleton Heights softball team in the semistate matchup here Monday morning.

The Flashes dropped the Arabians, in more ways than one, 1-0 to end Pendleton's season at 26-5.

Snyder allowed a leadoff infield hit in the first inning to PH's Sarah Dixon and that was the final hit the Arabians would get in the contest as Snyder kept them baffled. Three PH hitters reached base by means of a couple of walks and a hit batter. Twice in the game a Pendleton runner reached second base but no runner got as far as third.

"We knew it would be a 1-0 or 2-1 game," said PH coach Rob Davis. "She throws a drop. We were going down to get them and popping the ball into the air." That happened six times including the seventh inning when all three batters were retired on infield popouts to end the game.

The game's only run? Snyder, of course. She clouted a pitch from PH starter Bailey Benefiel over the center field fence with one out in the fifth.

"I didn't know she hit the ball that well," said Davis. "I knew she had six homers or something like that. today she got the best of us."

Benefiel gave up just one infield single through three innings, but her normal strikeout rate was never reached. She had four strikeouts, three walks and a wild pitch in six innings of work.

"Bailey didn't have her best stuff," said Davis. "But she went out there and competed."

The Arabians had two errors, both of them on left fielder Sydney Windlan, who dropped a foul fly ball and overthrew third after catching a fly ball. Neither of the errors resulted in any runs.

Pendleton Heights has five seniors on its tournament roster, two of them starters. Catcher Alexandra Slick and third baseman Elizabeth Sigler started Monday's game. Pitcher Brooke Wendling, along with Kyndall Dishroon and Madyson Lee are the players who will be lost to graduation for next year.

The Flashes advanced to the title game Monday night with a 20-5 record.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • 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

  • 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

  • SPL - PT041014 - Ken de la Bastide column - Ken sig Ken de la Bastide: Familiar names coming to Anderson

    Names familiar to racing fans will be competing this weekend at Anderson Speedway in the CRA Super Series and USSA Sprint Car Challenge.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0422 - Bremer mug George Bremer: Holmes becomes center of attention Khaled Holmes already was shaping up as one of the more interesting players to watch on the Indianapolis Colts' roster this summer. With Phil Costa's decision to retire on Monday, Holmes becomes one of the most vital.

    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

  • Mike Lopresti: Pacers remain puzzling So now what? The NBA playoffs began Saturday night, and nothing had changed. They are still the Indiana Puzzles. They are still the enigma that no one can explain, least of all themselves. They are still a shadow of December, only now, the defeats start to really hurt.

    April 20, 2014

  • 500 Festival Mini Marathon might not fill field

    With less than two weeks to go, the 38th 500 Festival Mini Marathon might not have a full field for the first time in 12 years.

    April 20, 2014

  • Lady Ravens refusing to lose

    The Anderson University softball team swept Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Transylvania University on Saturday at Raven Field to finish a perfect 8-0 at home this season.

    April 19, 2014