DANVILLE - Schlarman's Ryan Franklin pitched a perfect game on Monday as the Hilltoppers beat Oakwood 10-0 Monday at Danville Stadium.

Franklin, who had seven strikeouts, pitched the first perfect game for Schlarman since Dave Hoffman in 1995.

With Franklin taking care of the Comets, the Hilltoppers' bats came on display late in the game, scoring five runs in the fifth and five in the sixth to end the game.

Jacob Trimble had a triple and four RBIs and Travis Jaggers had two RBI's.

Schlarman is 11-1 and 2-0 in the Vermilion Valley Conference.

Bis-Henn 2

Geo-RF/C 1

GEORGETOWN - Gary Grant had a two-RBI single in the top of the seventh to defeat the Buffaloes.

While each team had three errors in the game, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman coach Ryan McFarland saw behind it for the real problem for the team.

"We had five runners left in scoring position," McFarland said. "So you can say the errors cost us, but you can't leave runners in a conference game."

Cody Steeples took the loss even though he had eight strikeouts and Chaise Barrett had two hits for the Buffaloes (5-4 overall, 0-1 in the Vermilion Valley Conference).

Zach Dieu got the win for the Blue Devils (10-3, 2-1).

A-P 8

Hoopeston Area 7

POTOMAC - Offense was the key for the Trojans as they scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth and held on to win.

"We hit the ball well ... We didn't play great defense, but we managed to hold on," Armstrong-Potomac coach Darren Loschen said. "Both teams struggled in the field."

Both teams combined for nine errors in the game.

Justin Cessna, John Grant, Justin Britton and Adam Schuleter each had RBIs for the Trojans while Anthony Hornbeck had three RBIs for the Cornjerkers and Brock Baker added two.

The Trojans are 4-4-1 overall and 2-0 in the Vermilion Valley Conference and will host East Central today.


Milford 1

MILFORD - The Bearcats committed six errors as they could not get over a five-run first inning from the Timberwolves.

"We were not executing," Milford coach Brad Graham said. "We are kind of young, but we made some mental errors and it's hard to beat a team playing that way."

Pat Laffoon had two hits for the Bearcats, who drop to 2-3 overall and 0-2 in the Sangamon Valley Conference and will face Tri-Point today.

Prep Softball

Oakwood 2

Salt Fork 1

CATLIN - Lacey Poulson had three hits for the Storm, but they could not get enough as they lost to the Comets.

"It was not a pretty game," Salt Fork coach Mark Hettmansberger said. "Both teams gave up some runs away, but Oakwood made the plays when they needed to."

Amanda Towell got the win for the Comets, who are 7-7 with a 1-3 record in the Vermilion Valley Conference. Oakwood drops to 7-7 and 1-3.

Bis-Henn 2

Hoopeston Area 1

BISMARCK - Hannah Ohl had two hits as the Blue Devils took advantage of some Cornjerkers' mistakes to get the win.

"We will take what ever win we can get," Bismarck-Henning coach Eric Cisney said. "the Girls come out focused and it was a good test for us."

Brittany Ault got the win for the Blue Devils, who are 8-7 and 2-1 in the Vermilion Valley Conference and will face Armstrong-Potomac on Wednesday. Erin Henk got the loss for Hoopeston Area, who drops to 6-4 and 2-1.

Geo-RF 9

A-P 3

ARMSTRONG - Kaylan Jennings had three RBIs as the Buffaloes scored at least one run in the first five innings.

"We gave them some runs, but they put the bat on the ball and we could not answer back," Armstrong-Potomac coach Tyler Hanner said.

Dani Land had two RBIs and a home run for Georgetown-Ridge Farm (3-0 overall, 2-0 in the Vermilion Valley Conference) while Nickole Roach and Amanda Hatcher each had an RBI.

Ashley Sieberns, Traci Knight and chaise Reardon each had RBIs for the Trojans (2-5, 0-2), who will face Milford today.

Seeger 8

Covington 0

WEST LEBANON, Ind. - Kristen Gouty gave up only four hits as the Patriots cruised past the Trojans in Wabash River Conference action.

"They threw a lot of unpitchable pitches and we were swinging at them," Seeger coach Dave Brown said. "We got a little patient and then we started to hit the ball at the end."

Lacey Kerst and Kalli Hollis each had two RBIs for the Patriots, who are 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the WRC and will face North Montgomery today.

Fountain Central 2

North Vermillion 1

VEEDERSBURG, Ind. - Mustang pitcher Kelsey Everett had 13 strikeouts and Falcons' pitcher Whitney Davis had 11 but Fountain Central took advantage of four errors to win.

"It was a pitcher's duel," North Vermillion coach Mike Davis said. "The game ended on a passed ball with a man on third in the seventh inning. ... We are just a young team and once we get experience, we will be all right."

Davis also had the only double and the only RBI of the game for the Falcons, who are 0-4 for the season and in the Wabash River Conference and will face South Vermillion on Wednesday.

Prep Boys Track

Salt Fork wins own invite by one point

CATLIN - Tyler Lyons won two events Monday as the Salt Fork boys track team won its home meet with a one-point win over Bismarck-Henning.

Lyons won the shot put (42 feet, 1 inch) and the discus (132'5") as the Storm had 77 points to oust the Blue Devils' total of 76.

"The kids are improving," Salt Fork coach Brian Plotner said. "They are working on trying to get better before the county meet and the sectional."

Beau Atwood won the 100-meter dash (11.38 seconds), Josh Horton won the 400 (53.67) and Sean Nicholson won the high jump (5'4").

Tim Merrell was the only first place finisher for the Blue Devils with a time of 2:11.62 in the 800. As a team, Bismarck-Henning won the 1600 relay with a time of 4:00.43.

Westville was third with 73 as Danny Lewis won the 110 (18.30) and 300 hurdles (46.6) and Keith Burke won the 3,200 (11:26).

Schlarman was fifth with a 46, but had top finished from Lance Dillion in the long jump (19' 2.5") and the triple jump (39'3") and Scott Krapf in the 1,600 (4:32).

Prep Girls Track

Bis-Henn sprints past the field at Catlin

CATLIN - Heather Siddens and Katherine Nobbe won two events as the Blue Devils won at the Slat Fork Multi-quad with a score of 158.

Siddens won the 800 (2:31.26) and 1,600-meter (6:02) races and Nobbe won the triple jump (30 feet, 4 inches) and the 300 low hurdles (54.26).

Matti Nesbitt added to the Blue Devils' win total with a win in the 400 (1:03.78).

Salt Fork was second with 114 points. Hannah Wilkins won the shot put (32'6.5") and discus (101'9") and Lacey Botkin won the long jump (16-1.5) and the 200 (27.74).

Bailey Allen won the 100 (13.4), Danielle Biggerstaff (16.99) won the 100 high hurdles and Chelsey Parr won the high jump (5-0).

Prep boys golf

Covington 175

Seeger 199

ATTICA, Ind. - Dane Dudley shot a low of 37 as the Trojans beat the Patriots in the first match for both teams.

Calvin Richards had a 43, Michael Riley added 46 and Greg Balch had a 51.

Seeger was led by John Carroll, who shot a 46, Casey Schroeder shot a 47, Clay Anderson scored a 48 and John Hetrick had a 54.

Prep girls tennis

Covington 3

Fountain Central 2

COVINGTON, Ind. - The Trojans won both doubles matches to fight back from a 2-1 disadvantage after the singles matches.

"It was a good win," Covington coach Terry Field said. "We need an idea where we were at and they were in the same boat."

Nicole Drollinger and Kierra Rush won at No. 1 doubles and Lorissa Prillman and Jocelyn Caldwell won the No. 2 doubles match 6-3, 6-3.

Hannah Clingan won the only singles match for the Trojans, who are 1-0 and will face Rockville today.

Rockville 3

Seeger 2

ROCKVILLE, Ind. - Ashley Thomas and Ashley White won their singles matches, but could not win a doubles match as they lost to Rockville.

"The girls had a great effort tonight,' Seeger coach John Wilson," I was very proud of them for it."

The Patriots 0-1 overall and in the Wabash River Conference, will try to rebound today at Delphi.

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