The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

May 2, 2013

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Mike Vascura tosses 3-hit shutout


DANVILLE — Junior Mike Vascura tossed a three-hit shutout in Danville’s 3-0 victory over Urbana in Big 12 Conference baseball on Wednesday night.

Vascura, who improved to 3-4 with the win, struck out nine and allowed just three singles against the Tigers.

Brady Watkins provided all the offense that Danville (8-10 overall, 3-3 in the Big 12) would need against Urbana.

Watkins, who went 2-for-3, had a RBI groundout in the second and a two-run single in the sixth for the Vikings, while Austin West went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

Danville is scheduled to play today at Mattoon.

Oakwood 12

Westville 2

WESTVILLE — Conor Jarling drove in a game-high five RBIs as the Comets rolled past the Tigers.

Jarling, who a single and a double, was one of four Oakwood players with two hits. Also picking up multiple hits were Cody McClintock, who scored three and drove home two, Jake England and Ryan Bott.

In addition to his offense, England earned the victory on the mound for the Comets as he struck out nine in five innings.

Christian Jackson and Tyler Dicken had the only RBIs for the Tigers.

Geo-RF/Chrisman 28

Armstrong-Potomac 0

POTOMAC — The Buffaloes pounded out 23 hits including six for extra bases in their win over the Trojans.

Ethan Sliva led the way for Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman with a double, a triple and six RBIs.

The Buffaloes, who are now 10-6 overall and 8-4 in the VVC, were also very impressive on the basepaths as they were 11-of-12 in the stolen base department.

Matt Terrell had two of the four hits for Armstrong-Potomac, which fell to 1-17 overall and 1-12 in the VVC.

North Vermillion 16

Riverton Parke 3

MONTEZUMA, Ind. — Davin Craft had a home run and four RBIs as the Falcons crushed the Panthers in a Wabash River Conference contest.

North Vermillion, which improved to 6-9 overall and 5-5 in the WRC, finished with 14 hits. Wade Harrison, Alex Certain and Brendan Noggle each had two, while Harrison and Certain also had two RBIs.


Schlarman 7

Salt Fork 4

DANVILLE — Lexi Rangel had two hits and two RBIs as the Hilltoppers took sole possession of first-place in the Vermilion Valley Conference.

Schlarman Academy, which improves to 10-10 overall and 8-2 in the league, scored five times in the third and then held off a late Salt Fork rally.

Sydne Bryant also had two hits for the Hilltoppers, while Joslyn Dietzen joined Lexi Rangel with two RBIs.

Kayln Learnard led the Storm attack with a single and a double. Salt Fork falls to 9-6 overall and 7-4 in the league.

Armstrong-Potomac 7

Geo-RF/Chrisman 6

POTOMAC — For the second day in a row, the Trojans rallied in the seventh and beat the Buffaloes in extra innings.

Makenzie Vinson, who made a big defensive play in the top of the 10th, scored the game-winner in the bottom half of the inning on a wild pitch.

Vinson, who along with Kirsten Newnum, went 4-for-6 against Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman led off the inning with a single.

Armstrong-Potomac, which improved to 8-8 overall and 6-7 in the VVC, had a 4-1 lead entering the seventh.

Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman, which falls to 13-4 and 10-3, scored five times to take a 6-4 lead. Tristyn Mingee had two hits and two RBIs for the Buffaloes.

The Trojans tied the game with two in the seventh as Newnum had a run-scoring double and Johanna Bruens, who had two RBIs, tied the contest with a sacrifice fly.

Morgan Zindars, who got the victory, struck out 10 Buffaloes for the second consecutive day.

Westville 17-6

Oakwood 7-3

WESTVILLE — The Tigers kept their hopes for a league title alive with a doubleheader sweep of the Comets.

Westville, which improves to 11-7 overall and 9-4 in the VVC, pounded out 18 hits against Oakwood.

In the first game victory, Courtney Gabehart had a team-high four RBIs, while Bobbi Morris, Ji’Cee Lacey and Kylie Lesko each finished with three.

Morris and Lesko each had two hits for the Tigers.

Breana Wright led the Comet offensive attack with three hits and an RBI.

Lesko drove home two more runs in the Game 2 victory, while Abbagale Black had a double and RBI for Oakwood.


Crawfordsville 5

Fountain Central 0

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. — The Mustangs won just eight games against the Lady Athenians.

Fountain Central, which falls to 3-7, will host South Vermillion today.