---- — Perfect game highlights HA youth softball games
RUSSIAVILLE — The Haynes Apperson youth softball tournament took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Western High School with champions crowned in 8-under, 10-under and 12-under divisions.
The 10-under division featured a perfect game during pool play as Lewis Cass Softball’s Rylee Holt threw a three-inning perfect game against the Russiaville All Stars with seven strikeouts in an 11-0 win. Those two teams met later in the double-elimination tourney for the championship. Russiaville won the first championship game 7-4 with an 11-strikeout performance from Sadie Harding. Russiaville then scored a 9-6 extra-inning victory over Cass in the final for the title.
Russiaville squad members are Makayla Calloway, Kinzie Conaway, Ari Dill, Harding, Natalie Hess, Shayla Hunter, Draya Hurst, Michaela Irwin, Izzy Johnson, Karson Lechner, Madison Smith and Lacey Starkey.
The Kokomo All-Stars won the 8-under division. The Kokomo squad beat the Logansport Hot Shots 16-5 in four innings for the title. Jojo Trine led the Kokomo girls in the final with a 2-for-3 game at the plate and standout defense. The Kokomo squad also features Carly Patterson, Alayna Ayers, Emma Fowler, Arianna Fox, Kennedy Huckeby, Brooke Hughes, Madison Neff, Kami Shoemaker, Danielle Tate, Esperanze Ammerman and Mackenzie Van Winkle.
Oak Hill topped Frankfort 9-6 to win the 12-U division.
Heath leads all vaulters in HA meet
Masters division competitor Tony Heath recorded a height of 15 feet, 6 inches Saturday in the Haynes Apperson pole vault competition to win the division and lead all participants.
Abby Olsen won the female grade school division (6 feet), Logan Konst won the male grade school division (13 feet), Bre Herring won the high school female division (11 feet), David LaPerle won the high school male division (14 feet), Elizabeth Herron won the elite female division (10 feet), Nathan Schuck won the elite male division (15 feet) after tying with Waylon Coulter, who took second at the same height. Karen Rieger won the masters female division (8 feet).
See the scoreboard for full pole vault results.
AP sources: Cubs, No. 2 pick agree to deal
CHICAGO (AP) — Two people familiar with the situation say the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a deal with No. 2 draft pick Kris Bryant for the slot signing bonus of around $6.7 million.
A 6-foot-5, 210-pound third baseman from the University of San Diego, Bryant led Division I college players with 31 home runs as a junior last season. He is a Golden Spikes finalist.
General manager Jed Hoyer did say “strictly hypothetically” Bryant would start out at “the very low levels” of the minors and hopefully “move quickly through those.”
IU’s Ewald, Purdue’s Webster on watch lists
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two Indiana players are among those being watched for possible postseason football honors.
The Palm Beach County Sports Commission announced Wednesday that Indiana senior kicker Mitch Ewald has made the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award preseason watch list for the third consecutive season. Ewald is tied for third on IU’s career list with 44 field goals, fourth with 105 extra points and sixth with 237 total points.
The Augusta Sports Council has announced that Purdue senior Cody Webster has been named to the preseason watch list for the Ray Guy Award honoring the nation’s top collegiate punter. Webster last year had a 42-yard average on 70 punts, including 29 inside the opponents’ 20-yard line and 17 that traveled more than 50 yards.