Raiders comeback attempt falls shy in title game | Sports4 min read
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PRINCETON — It turned a pretty real risk Southridge could engage in in its property regional Saturday soon after it upset Pocket Athletic Meeting rival Gibson Southern, 2-1, in the semifinals Monday at Gil Hodges Industry.
But people prospective buyers turned bleak in the Sectional 31 Championship towards Vincennes Lincoln, and even though Southridge tried for a comeback, it could not entire it, slipping, 7-4. The Alices are scheduled to play Evansville Memorial in the Regional 8 semis on Saturday.
The Raiders (12-18) sent sophomore Keaton Allen to the hill to attempt to provide them their fourth straight sectional championship, but it didn’t choose lengthy for things to get absent from them. The Alices loaded the bases with nobody out in the bottom of the very first, with senior Cam Madden singling in junior Collin Jackson, who originally attained on an mistake.
It was the 1st of five runs Vincennes Lincoln experienced in the base of the first, with sophomore Drew Hambrick supplying for insurance policies with a two-run double. Madden scored on an RBI sacrifice fly from junior Zach Steffey, whilst Hambrick afterwards scored on an error.
Southridge mentor Gene Mattingly held an infield conference on the mound, opting to go away his sophomore righty in. The excellent news for Allen was he settled in for the following pair of innings after that, which includes retiring the top rated of the order 1-2-3 in the bottom of the next and also escaping with runners at the corners in the bottom of the fourth, only to retain the Alices at bay.
But the negative news was regardless of putting anyone on via each and every of the to start with 4 innings, no one came all around to score. Southridge received into scoring place in the top of the 3rd, but did not rating, with Alices sophomore lefty Raden Benson proving to be a obstacle, doing the job all around all those base runners the Raiders had.
Southridge obtained its greatest prospect yet in the top rated of the fifth. The Raiders place a couple of adult men on, and junior Mick Uebelhor, whose comprehensive recreation effectiveness in opposition to Gibson Southern aided them right here, ripped a line push into ideal field to rating senior Carter Whitehead, with freshman Tate Whitehead transferring to third foundation.
Sophomore Hudson Allen lifted a person in the quite next at-bat, but the ball could not fall, with Jackson owning to convert out in ideal industry and fall to make the grab, limiting the Raiders to just one run.
But it didn’t extensive for Vincennes Lincoln to get that run again and increase on many thanks to a one particular-out rally in the base of the fifth. With two men on, a wild pitch scored sophomore Cayden McCrary, although Hambrick plated one more operate, singling in freshman BB McCrary in the pretty following at-bat.
Junior Coty Giesler took over for Keaton in the base of the sixth, throwing a scoreless inning of function.
The Raiders continue to attempted to string a thing jointly in the best of the seventh, when Taylor led off with a solitary, and being lifted for Madden. Tate walked, and Uebelhor attained second on his at-bat soon after a throwing mistake from senior Blake Meade to to start with base scored Taylor and Tate. Southridge scored a single far more run in the major of the seventh to deliver the match to its last score.
With this, the Raiders are saying goodbye to four seniors in Brayson Fuhs, Kaden Neukam, Carson Niehaus and Carter. But the senior quartet helped them get back to the sectional championship video game soon after a Monday upset, and quite a few of the players who came into the yr acquiring small-to-no varsity encounter will attempt to get Southridge again on best in the potential.
Vincennes Lincoln 7, Southridge 4, Sectional 31 Championship
Southridge | — | -1- | 3-4-4-2
Vincennes Lincoln 5– | -2- | X-7-7-1
SOUTHRIDGE: C. Whitehead -3, 1 R, 1 BB T. Whitehead 1-2, 1 R, 2 BB Uebelhor 1-4, 1 R, 3 RBI H. Allen -4, 1 RBI Niehaus -4 VanMeter -1, 1 BB Neukam 1-3 Fuhs -3 Taylor 1-2, 1 R, 1 BB
VINCENNES LINCOLN: Jackson -3, 1 R Pfoff 1-4, 1 R Meade -3, 1 R, 1 BB Madden 1-2, 1 R, 1 BB C. McCrary -, 1 R Benson 1-3 D. Hambrick 2-3, 1 R, 3 RBI Steffey 1-2, 1 RBI Parido -2 Jones 1-2 B. McCrary -, 1 R
Southridge: K. Allen (L) 5 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 6 K, 2 BB Giesler 1 IP, H, R, 1 K, BB
Vincennes Lincoln: Benson (W) 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 K, 4 BB Madden 1 IP, H, 2 R, ER, 1 K, 1 BB