Powerful storms postpone sectionals, regional
Late afternoon toad-stranglers on Monday and Tuesday forced the postponement of two girls softball sectionals and the girls track regional.
At Class 1A Lanesville for the girls softball sectional on Monday, the first game pitting Henryville against Christian Academy was called in the sixth inning.
Action will resume on Friday at 5 p.m. at the point the game was halted followed immediately by the South Central-Lanesville matchup. One hour and 30 minutes after the completion of that game will be the championship contest.
Last night in the first game at Class 3A Salem, North Harrison was leading Madison, 2-0, with bases loaded and no outs in the top of the second inning when lightning was spotted off in the distance. A short time later the skies let loose with heavy rain and vivid lightning.
Play will resume this afternoon (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. at the stoppage point. Silver Creek will battle Scottsburg in Game Two.
The championship game will be played Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Bedford-North Lawrence girls track regional was also postponed due to the bad weather.
The meet will be held this afternoon at 5:45 p.m.
NH wins, CC falls in sectional softball
North Harrison defeated Salem, 3-1, behind the arm of senior Kristina Lambert on Monday night at Salem.
Lambert gave up one run in the first inning and held down Salem for the remainder of the game.
North tied the scrum in the fifth when Beth Bruner reached on an error on Salem second baseman Stephanie Gamble. After being sacrificed by Brandi Pirtle, Bruner stole third and came across the plate when the throw to third by Salem catcher Rebecca Gill sailed into left.
North’s Charissa Brooks, Shayne Rhodes, Whitney Wetzel and Lambert all singled to start the sixth. Brooks scored on the knock by Wetzel and Wetzel scored on Lambert’s single.
— Defending sectional champion Corydon Central was clipped by Madison in the second game, 3-2.
The Lady Cubs, which won their first sectional game ever in the multi-class format, took a 2-0 lead in the third inning, with Corydon tying it in the top of the fourth.
In the bottom of the same inning, Madison’s Laura Horn singled for the game-winning RBI, driving in Amber Smith, who had singled.