Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN


May 12, 2014

Giants, Warriors fall in tournaments

The Covenant Christian and Ben Davis baseball teams each lost in the respective tournaments that they were in over the weekend.

After defeating Northwest 13-1 in the opening round of the Indianapolis City Tournament, Covenant Christian fell to Scecina 4-3 on Saturday.

“It was a really tight, close game,” Covenant Christian coach Andy Gossel said. “Senior Grayson Prather pitched well for us. He got out of some jams early.”

Scecina took a 1-0 advantage in the bottom of the second, but Covenant scored four in the top of the fourth. The demise of the Warriors was due to an error in the bottom of the fourth that led to three unearned runs.

“We had chances in the sixth and the seventh, and just couldn’t finish the back-end of the game out,” Gossel said. “We had runners at first and second, but just couldn’t push across that tying run.”

With a 6-14 record, the Warriors are not where they want to be, but Gossel said they are just now getting healthy.

“We have struggled with consistency this year, and some of that is due to some injuries that we've had,” Gossel said. “We are starting to get a little healthier now. Our No. 1 pitcher is out for the year, but some of the other guys are getting healthy and we are putting things together.”

Ben Davis also added a win in the Marion County Tournament, but also fell in the second game. The Giants defeated Beech Grove 9-2 in the opener, but fell to Southport 5-3 on Saturday.

“We were pretty disappointed,” said Ben Davis coach Aaron Kroll. “I think that the biggest thing is not so much that we played poorly. It was really one of those games where we had nine or 10 hits, we just couldn’t string any together. We just couldn’t get any big hits when we needed them.

"I think the biggest thing that we have learned is that we cannot fall behind early, and we have been doing a lot of that.”

Sean Boswell threw a complete game against Beech Grove in the opener. In the same game, Bailey Alexander hit a home run.

Kroll said that he was also pleased with the effort of CJ Vaughn in each game.

For the Giants, the rest of the regular season is key as sectional play approaches.

“We have quite a few games here down the stretch in the next few weeks, where we will hopefully get better in that time period,” Kroll said. “I don’t think that a whole lot changes from a preparation standpoint. Getting experience from playing games, especially for our young guys, will


Text Only
  • WSF 7-29 news speedway roundabout pic 2 Speedway breaks ground on Main Street roundabout SPEEDWAY — Just one day after a weekend of bustling activity with the Brickyard 400 race, officials here gathered for the ground breaking of a roundabout project that will eventually connect Main Street, 16th Street and Crawfordsville Road in an atte

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • WSF 7-29 news sackpacks 1 Wayne Township students receive sackpacks Thanks to the Office Depot Foundation and Indiana State Sen. Mike Delph, 200 students at two Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township elementary schools will start the coming school year with new sackpacks filled with supplies. “Because of Sen.

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • Worship briefs Church hosts Back to School Bash Brownsburg Church of the Nazarene is hosting a Back to School Bash from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Aug. 3. Each person gets one meal ticket and one door prize for free. There will be hot dogs, chips, cookies, and drinks, as well

    July 25, 2014

  • State health plan reaches capacity |As of this week, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has authorized the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) to stop enrollment into the existing Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP). Enrollment in the current Heal

    July 25, 2014

  • WSF 7-29 biz kings pic 2 [Duplicate] Sports Bar and Grill is family affair CLERMONT — Dave and Pam King have talked about owning a bar and grill for years with their two children, Sarah and Brian. Just this summer, an opportunity came available that the family couldn’t pass up. Long-time residents of the west side of Indian

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCF 7-26 biz kings pic Sports Bar and Grill is family affair CLERMONT — Dave and Pam King have talked about owning a bar and grill for years with their two children, Sarah and Brian. Just this summer, an opportunity came available that the family couldn’t pass up. Long-time residents of the west side of Indian

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • WSF 7-22 news wife killer Man in custody for murdering his wife At about 8:11 a.m. Sunday, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officers were sent to 5702 Laurel Hall Drive after a 911 call of a disturbance with a person injured. When officers arrived they found a female inside the house with head

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • WSF 7-15 news fire training 4 [Duplicate] Firefighter recruits train in condemned buildings The classroom heated up this week for firefighter recruits as they moved into the final states of training: live fire.The Wayne Township Fire Department is hosting the training this week at a set of abandoned buildings on the city’s west side.Mike Pr

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • WSF 7-15 news brewery pic 1 Upland Brewery wins awards at Ind. State Fair Brewers' Cup Upland Brewing Company took home all the big awards in the professional division of the Indiana State Fair Brewers’ Cup competition over the weekend.The Bloomington brewery was named Indiana Brewery of the Year and Grand Champion Brewery of the Year.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • WSF 7-15 news airman burial 1 Fallen airman returns to Indiana after six decades ELWOOD — Unchecked tears rolled down Paul Martin’s lined face as he clutched the hand of a U.S. Air Force servicewoman who handed him a handwritten note at the graveside service for his older brother.The note said simply that it was an honor to atten

    July 15, 2014 2 Photos

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
Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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