Saturday, May 13, 2017
Southport High School
Terre Haute South Vigo High School
Terre Haute South won their first game of the Conference Indiana Tournament by beating Southport 2-1. South got a run in the 4th on a 2 out double by Brayton Reed. Reed’s double to left scored Lukas Johnson, who was the courtesy runner for Benji Downs, who singled. All of this came with 2 outs.
South’s go ahead run came on a 1 out, Cole Whitlock single in the 6th. Whitlock’s single scored Will Hayes, who went 1st to 3rd on a sacrifice bunt by Ethan Hunter.
South was limited to 4 hits due to the outstanding pitching of Southport Sophomore A.J. Short. Short also had 6 strikeouts.
Benji Downs through a complete game to pick up the win. Downs had 8 strikeouts over 7 innings.
South’s win advanced them to the championship game later in the day against Terre Haute North.