Local Sports Roundup – April 5

<p>Softball</p><p><strong>Trojans dominate in Columbus</strong></p><p>Center Grove used an overpowering offense to beat Terre Haute South 15-5 and Terre Haute North 13-4 in Columbus on Saturday.</p><p>Hannah Haberstroh paced the Trojans (4-0) by going 7 for 7 on the day with seven runs scored, while Payton Shimansky had a home run and six RBIs. Alexis Rudd homered and was the winning pitcher against Terre Haute North, allowing no earned runs.</p><p>Baseball</p><p><strong>Trojans, Grizzly Cubs fall</strong></p><p>After coasting through the first two rounds of play, Class 4A No. 6 Center Grove fell to fourth-ranked Columbus North, 10-0, in the championship game of the Noblesville Invitational on Saturday.</p><p>Franklin lost to Mt. Vernon in the third-place game, 16-6, despite a towering home run from Max Clark.</p><p>Boys golf</p><p><strong>Grizzly Cubs second at Edinburgh</strong></p><p>Damon Dickey shot a 73 and Quin Edwards added a 79 as Franklin finished second behind No. 2 Guerin Catholic in the Edinburgh Invitational at Timbergate on Saturday.</p><p>The Grizzly Cubs posted a team total of 321. Greenwood was seventh with 349, led by a 72 (tied for second overall) from Jackson Watkins, and the host Lancers were 19th with a 446. Roncalli, paced by Conner Wray’s 72, were third with a 335.</p><p>Franklin College</p><p><strong>Baseball splits with Hanover</strong></p><p>Ryan Bixler became Franklin College’s all-time home run leader with his 30th career blast, paving the way to a 9-8 win and a doubleheader split with Hanover on Saturday. The Grizzlies (9-5) lost the second game, 8-2.</p><p><strong>Track and field competes at Hanover</strong></p><p>Five individual event wins helped Franklin College’s men and women to fourth-place finishes at the Hanover Invitational. For the men, Zak Wiley won the discus, Dalen Williams took the javelin, Nick Patton was first in the 110 hurdles and Zach Roberts claimed the 400 hurdles. Taylor Tatlock was a winner in the women’s javelin.</p><p><strong>Men’s golf places third</strong></p><p>Led by a second-round 75 from Brock Tennyson, Franklin College posted a solid third-place finish at Earlham’s Randal Sadler Invitational, which concluded Saturday. Tennyson was ninth individually with a two-day total of 154, while R.J. Turner totaled 161.</p><p><strong>Women’s golf ties for third</strong></p><p>Franklin College finished in a third-place tie at the Quaker Spring Invitational. Maci French led the way, finishing sixth overall at 168.</p>