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Cougars claim baseball title

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The Greenfield-Central Cougars won the second HHC baseball title in the school’s history, and the first since 2013, this season.

G-C went 11-3 to clinch the HHC championship by two games over runners-up Pendleton Heights and New Palestine, who were both 9-5. Delta and Mt. Vernon tied for fourth with 8-6 records.

The teams enter sectional play this weekend, with G-C, MV and PH all in a 4A sectional at Pendleton Heights. New Palestine will host its own 4A sectional, while Shelbyville will travel to East Central. In 3A, Delta, New Castle and Yorktown all compete at Blackford.

2019 baseball standings

PosTeamCWCLWL
1113218
2951613
3951510
4861511
5861310
6591214
73111814
8311916

Regular season HHC stats leaders

Batting average
Blake Wilson, Greenfield-Central: .453 (17 GP, 24-53)
Drew Barber, New Castle: .426 (26 GP, 29-68)
Noah Mack, New Palestine: .425 (27 GP, 34-80)
Eadin Balting, Shelbyville: .416 (25 GP, 32-77)
Zach Neligh, New Palestine: .400 (20 GP, 12-30)
Jackson Taylor, Yorktown: .397 (27 GP, 31-78)
Sam McCarty, Mt. Vernon: .393 (18 GP, 22-56)
Gehrig Smalstig, Yorktown: .382 (27 GP, 26-68)
Colby Jenkins, New Palestine: .380 (26 GP, 30-79)
Keaton Mahan, Delta: .378 (24 GP, 28-74)

Home runs
Adam Hutchison, Greenfield-Central: 3 (21 GP)
Keaton Mahan, Delta: 3 (24 GP)
Ren Casas, Pendleton Heights: 2 (23 GP)
Kamden Earley, Pendleton Heights: 2 (23 GP)
Bradley McDowell, Greenfield-Central: 2 (21 GP)
Gehrig Smalstig, Yorktown: 2 (27 GP)
Jake Stadler, Mt. Vernon: 2 (18 GP)
Parker Stinson, Yorktown: 2 (27 GP)
Blake Wilson, Greenfield-Central: 2 (17 GP)

Runs batted in
Keaton Mahan, Delta: 27 (24 GP)
Noah Mack, New Palestine: 25 (27 GP)
Gehrig Smalstig, Yorktown: 23 (27 GP)
Jackson Taylor, Yorktown: 22 (27 GP)
Ren Casas, Pendleton Heights: 21 (23 GP)
Jack Walker, New Palestine: 21 (27 GP)
Adam Hutchison, Greenfield-Central: 20 (21 GP)
Sam McCarty, Mt. Vernon: 20 (18 GP)

Runs
Colby Jenkins, New Palestine: 30 (26 GP)
Nolan Bowser, Mt. Vernon: 28 (18 GP)
Grahm Reedy, Yorktown: 26 (27 GP)
Jackson Taylor, Yorktown: 25 (27 GP)
Carson Gibson, Greenfield-Central: 23 (21 GP)
Rylan Huntley, New Castle: 23 (26 GP)
Evan Fauquher, Yorktown: 20 (27 GP)

Stolen bases
Nolan Bowser, Mt. Vernon: 20 (18 GP)
Colby Jenkins, New Palestine: 16 (26 GP)
Wyatt Douglas, Pendleton Heights: 14 (23 GP)
Aiden Hinds, Delta: 12 (24 GP)
Rylan Huntley, New Castle: 12 (26 GP)
Keaton Mahan, Delta: 12 (24 GP)
Cory Taylor, Shelbyville: 12 (24 GP)

Pitching wins
Walker Stull, Pendleton Heights: 6-0
Robby Hook, Yorktown: 6-2
Austin Selvey, Delta: 5-0
Dalin Case, Delta: 4-1
Rylan Huntley, New Castle: 4-1
Jaden Jaques, New Palestine: 4-3
Zach Neligh, New Palestine: 4-1
Jack Walker, New Palestine: 4-2

Strikeouts
Walker Stull, Pendleton Heights: 72 (46.1 IP)
Robby Hook, Yorktown: 67 (51 IP)
Jack Walker, New Palestine: 66 (37.2 IP)
Adam Hutchison, Greenfield-Central: 55 (39 IP)
Zach Neligh, New Palestine: 42 (31.2 IP)
Nic Besecker, New Castle: 41 (41.2 IP)
Chase Gardner, Delta: 41 (44.1 IP)

Earned run average
Walker Stull, Pendleton Heights: 0.91 (46.1 IP, 6 ER)
Adam Hutchison, Greenfield-Central: 1.08 (39 IP, 6 ER)
Robby Hook, Yorktown: 1.10 (51 IP, 8 ER)
Grant Martin, Shelbyville: 1.40 (15 IP, 3 ER)
Kade Oliver, Delta: 1.40 (15 IP, 3 ER)
Chase Gardner, Delta: 1.74 (44.1 IP, 11 ER)
Will Nelson, Mt. Vernon: 1.91 (22 IP, 6 ER)
Jaden Jaques, New Palestine: 2.20 (41.1 IP, 13 ER)
Will Butts, Yorktown: 2.21 (19 IP, 6 ER)
Hunter Eikenberry, Pendleton Heights: 2.27 (24.2 IP, 8 ER)

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