Sports Wrap for Friday, May 17, 2013:
In baseball action yesterday, Wapahani drubbed Monroe Central, 11-1, in five innings. Cowan routed Wes-Del, 10-2. Jay County fell to Bellmont, 4-1. Muncie South clobbered Muncie Burris, 16-2, in five innings.
In softball action yesterday, Yorktown blanked Pendleton Heights, 4-0. Elwood topped Delta, 7-2. Jay County fell to Northeastern, 7-6. Wes-Del cruised by Southern Wells, 10-3. Shenandoah edged out Anderson, 4-3.
In girls’ tennis sectional action yesterday, Muncie Central blanked Muncie Burris, 5-0. Delta swept Yorktown, 5-0. The Bearcats and the Eagles will face off for the Delta Sectional Championship tomorrow morning at 11:00 a.m. In the Anderson Sectional, Pendleton Heights downed the host Indians, 4-1. Alexandria eked by Frankton, 3-2. The Arabians and the Tigers will face off this afternoon for the Anderson Sectional Championship at 4:30 p.m.
In boys’ track sectional action yesterday, Marion was second in the Marion Sectional. Eastbrook came in fourth, Mississinewa was eighth, Frankton finished ninth, Blackford came in 10th, Alexandria was 12th and Elwood finished 13th. Jay County won the Muncie Central sectional, the host Bearcats were second, Yorktown came in third, Delta was fourth and Muncie Burris was fifth.
McCormick Clouser led the Ball State men’s golf team yesterday in the NCAA Pullman Regional in Washington yesterday with a first-round score of 68. The Cards are in 10th place after the first round of play with a team score of 281, just 16 strokes off the lead. The NCAA Pullman Regional continues today with second round action. For more information and to follow the Cards progress, visit www.ballstatesports.com.
The Ball State baseball team edged out Northern Illinois yesterday at Ball Diamond, 3-2. This afternoon, the Cards go for their second straight win over the Huskies at home. First pitch is at 3:00 p.m. Admission is free.
The Anderson University softball team begins play in the NCAA Division III World Series this afternoon as they face Luther in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Game time is at 2:30 p.m. You can follow the game online by visiting www.athletics.anderson.edu.
Indiana fell to New York last night in game five of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals at Madison Square Garden, 85-75. Paul George led the blue and gold with 23 points, while David West added a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds. Tomorrow night, the Pacers will try to close out the series in game six at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Pre-game coverage on 102.9 FM and 1340 AM starts at 7:30 p.m. Mark Boyle and Slick Leonard have all of the action at eight o’clock.
Indianapolis fell to Buffalo yesterday at Victory Field, 6-4. Tonight, the Indians will try to bounce back against the Bisons at home. First pitch is at 7:15 p.m.
Cincinnati won their sixth straight last night as they swept Miami at Marlins Park, 5-3. Tonight, the Reds go for their seventh straight win as they battle Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park. Pre-game coverage on 102.9 FM and 1340 AM starts at 6:35 p.m. Marty Brennamen has all of the action at 7:05.
Rookie Carlos Munoz posted the fastest lap of the day and the month yesterday in practice for the 97th Indy 500 with a top speed of 225.163 mph. Practice continues this afternoon with Fast Friday. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. with practice from noon to 6:00 p.m. Admission is $10. Qualifications will take place tomorrow and Sunday. Gates open at 6:30 a.m. tomorrow and 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Qualifying starts at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow and at Noon on Sunday. Admission is $15 both days.