Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN


May 16, 2014

Grand slam powers Bulldogs past Raiders

Led by a big night at the plate from Tyler Houston, the Brownsburg baseball team scored a 5-2 win over Harrison on Thursday.

While Brownsburg was solid on the mound and in the field, Houston went a perfect 4 for 4, including a grand slam that helped the Bulldogs improve to 14-7 overall, 8-5 in the Hoosier Crossroads Conference.

“We’re pretty glad Tyler showed up. He had four of our six hits and four of our RBIs,” Brownsburg coach Eric Mattingly said. “When you pitch like we did and get good defense, sometimes you only need a few runs.”

Starting pitcher Triston Polley gave up just two hits, and closer Michael Klayer retired three of four batters in the seventh for the save.

“Triston really locked in after a shaky beginning, just like we’d expect him to,” Mattingly said. “Mike, he throws hard, and we just ask him to throw strikes and make them hit you, and he’s done a good job all year.”

Polley got off to a rough start, with a single, hit batter, two passed balls and two sacrifice RBI in the top of the first as the Raiders took a 2-0 lead.

Harrison nearly added a run in the second, but outfielder Ryan Robbins had a diving catch to record the third out. In the bottom of the frame, Houston drove four home with a blast off the scoreboard in left field.

“I was looking for my pitch in my spot, and that’s what he threw me, so I had to do it,” said Houston, who was thrown a fastball down and in.

Houston has found his stride after a comparatively slow start to the season.

“He’s hitting over .400 for us now, and he’s really attacking the ball,” Mattingly said. “He came in late with the basketball team going to regionals, and I think it just took him an extra week or so to get in the swing of things.”

Text Only
  • preview.jpg Gone and back again

    PLAINFIELD — During his time at Plainfield as an educator, coach and athletic director, Dana Greene has, as they say, “seen some things.”

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • preview.jpg AJAA names Babinec new executive director

    The Avon Junior Athletic Association recently named Amanda Babinec as its new executive director.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • preview.jpg Countdown Continues

    Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen and Don “The Snake” Prudhomme were two of the fiercest rivals in NHRA Funny Car history. However, for most of the time, Prudhomme came out on the winning end in their legendary side-by-side races.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • preview.jpg Werner's progress evident at Colts camp

    ANDERSON — Bjoern Werner's rookie training camp with the Indianapolis Colts was rather quiet.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Local dojo sees national success

    The competition team at Adamson Karate has seen a successful year of chops, kicks and weaponry. In fact, it had quite a showing at the national event and is preparing for the Junior Olympics this weekend in Des Moines, Iowa.

    August 1, 2014

  • preview.jpg Bulldog caps summer at Junior PGA

    While his classmates were back at Brownsburg High School in the latter part of the week, Luke Kelly extended his summer while playing in one of junior golf's premier events.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • preview.jpg Former Bulldog chooses UC

    Former Brownsburg football standout turned Florida transplant Evan Mallory has decided where he’ll spend his college years.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • RodgersPat451319644p9.jpg Rodgers working on consistency in Reno

    Avon’s Patrick Rodgers made the cut at last week’s RBC Canadian Open at Royal Montreal Golf Club, and was a solid 4-under par on holes 1-11 over the weekend. It was the remaining holes that were the problem, as he went 7-over on those to finish at even-par and tied for 62nd place.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Danville dominates Greencastle, 68-31

    DANVILLE — After dispatching Greencastle Friday night, the Danville boys’ basketball team upped its record to 8-1 on the year.

    January 8, 2014

  • preview.jpg Luck still learning

    Wind chill estimates put the temperature at 59 degrees Monday morning at Anderson University.

    During one stretch of his fifth training camp practice of the year, however, it likely felt much colder to Andrew Luck.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

House Ads
Hendricks County Marquee
Email News Sign Up
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter

Should the government continue to use military bases to house illegal immigrant children?

     View Results
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Must Read