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Girls Tennis

New Palestine 5, New Castle 0

The Trojan girls opened their regular season at home on a snowing, windy, and cold Friday evening and lost to the visiting Dragons in a Hoosier Heritage Conference match. New Palestine won all five flights, four in two sets.

In singles, Delaney Dye lost to Megan Long 2-6, 4-6; Elizabeth LaMar fell to Ivey Simmons 2-6, 0-6; and Kaylea DeWitt lost to Caylie Almond 3-6, 4-6.

In No. 1 doubles, Sydney Hedges and Emily Scott fell to Josee King and Claire Cherry 1-6, 06; and Brandy Burgess and Abby Hamilton lost to Sheridan Schrowe and Ashley Truman in three sets 7-5, 2-6, 1-6.

In junior varsity play, New Castle’s Darby Williams fell to Zoe Marcus 5-8 at No. 1 singles, at which point the match was called.

After playing at Rushville Monday evening, the Trojans host Eastern Hancock Wednesday.

BSU’s Jameson shuts out Eastern Michigan

YPSILANTI, Mich. – Freshman pitcher Drey Jameson helped the Ball State baseball team salvage the final game of the series with Eastern Michigan Sunday with a dominating performance in the 5-0 victory.

Jameson went the complete distance, struck out 10 batters and held Eastern Michigan (10-18, 5-4 MAC) to five hits. At one point the righty retired 12 consecutive batters. He finished the game by striking out Jared Kauffman for the third time and stranding two runners on base. Jameson is the first Ball State pitcher to throw a complete game shutout since BJ Butler blanked Dayton in a 6-0 win on March 18, 2017.

Jameson has now gone 16 consecutive innings without allowing a run. In his previous start, he held Central Michigan scoreless in 6.0 innings of work while striking out eight.

Ball State (15-15, 4-5) got Jameson all the run support he would need in the fourth inning. Redshirt freshman Tim Blankenberger plated junior William Baker with a one-out RBI single.

Jameson pitched for Greenfield-Central last season and defeated New Castle twice, 1-0 during the regular season and 2-1 in the Class 4A Sectional 9 championship game.

Today’s Sports Events

Baseball: Blue River Valley at Wapahani 5 p.m.

Baseball: Muncie Burris at Hagerstown 6 p.m.

Baseball: Knightstown at Winchester 5 p.m.

Baseball: Centerville at Tri 5 p.m.

Boys Golf: Hagerstown at Shenandoah 4:30 p.m.

Boys Golf: Knightstown at Rushville 4:30 p.m.

Boys Golf: New Castle at Muncie Burris 4:30 p.m.

Boys Golf: Northeastern at Tri 4:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis: Anderson Prep Academy at Blue River Valley 5 p.m.

Girls Tennis: Hagerstown at Tri 4:30 p.m.

Softball: Muncie Central at Blue River Valley 5 p.m.

Softball: Eastern Hancock at Knightstown 5:30 p.m.

Softball: Shenandoah at Cambridge City Lincoln 5 p.m.

Softball: Tri at Wapahani 5 p.m.

Track & Field: Cowan at Blue River Valley 4:30 p.m.

Track & Field: Greenfield-Central and Indpls. Scecina at New Castle 5:30 p.m.

Track & Field: Cambridge City Lincoln at Tri 5 p.m.

Wednesday’s Events

Baseball: Knightstown at Blue River Valley 5 p.m.

Baseball: New Castle at Rushville 5 p.m.

Baseball: Cowan at Shenandoah 5 p.m.

Boys Golf: Knightstown and Winchester at Union City 5 p.m.

Boys Golf: Wes-Del at Shenandoah 4:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis: Knightstown at Hagerstown 4:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis: Eastern Hancock at New Castle 5 p.m.

Girls Tennis: Shenandoah at Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 5 p.m.

Softball: Eastern Hancock at Blue River Valley 5:30 p.m.

Softball: Randolph Southern at Hagerstown 5 p.m.

Softball: Daleville at Shenandoah 5 p.m.

Track & Field: Winchester at Hagerstown 5 p.m.