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Baseball, softball teams learn sectional fields

The New Palestine baseball and softball teams learned their sectional fields Tuesday. The Dragon baseball team will compete in Class 4A’s Sectional 10 with five Marion County schools. The Dragons will join Cathedral, Lawrence Central, Lawrence North, Tech and Warren Central in the six-team field. In softball, the Dragons will compete in Class 3A’s Sectional 27 […]

Baseball falls in extra innings

The New Palestine baseball team took an early lead, but saw Chatard rally and eventually beat the Dragons 3-2 in nine innings in Saturday’s sectional semifinal at Chatard. The Dragons finish the season with a 19-7 record. The Dragons struck quickly, with leadoff batter Nick Rusche reaching and scoring on Jake Smith’s first-inning single to […]

Baseball splits with New Castle

The New Palestine baseball team split a doubleheader with New Castle to close the Hoosier Heritage Conference season Saturday. The Dragons dropped the opener 4-1, then won the nightcap 5-2. NP finishes the conference season with a 10-4 record, finishing second in the league. The Dragons are 19-6 overall with one regular season game left, […]

Seven-run inning leads baseball victory

The New Palestine baseball team scored seven runs in the fourth inning Thursday to boost an 8-3 victory at Greenwood. After Greenwood scored three in the sixth to cut the lead, the Dragons added a run in the seventh to finish the victory. NP outhit Greenwood 14-3 in the win. Nick Rusche was 3-for-5 with a […]

Baseball bashes 4 homers in win over Roncalli

The New Palestine baseball team blasted four homers Wednesday in a 16-5 victory over Roncalli. Colby Jenkins hit a grand slam and drove in six runs. Jack Walker, Keegan Watson and Jacob Garrison also homered for the Dragons. The victory improved the Dragons’ record to 17-5 and snapped a two-game skid. The Dragons were held scoreless […]

Baseball falls on late rally

The New Palestine baseball team came back from an early four-run deficit Monday, but saw Franklin Central score three in the seventh to beat the Dragons 9-8 at NPHS. The Dragons trailed 5-1 early after FC took advantage of four errors in the first two innings to score four unearned runs. But NP rallied to take […]

Baseball splits twinbill between HHC leaders

The New Palestine baseball team remained in a tie for the Hoosier Heritage Conference lead heading into the season’s final week, as the Dragons split a doubleheader with co-leader Pendleton Heights Friday night. NP won the first game 4-2, then dropped the nightcap 6-0. In Game 1, Keegan Watson pitched a complete-game victory, He scattered […]

Baseball sweeps Delta, moves into tie for HHC lead

The New Palestine baseball team swept a doubleheader from Delta Monday night, winning 10-1 and 7-0 games. The victories moved the Dragons to 15-3 overall and 8-2 in Hoosier Heritage Conference play. NP moved into a first-place tie with Pendleton Heights in the league standings. The seniors shone on Senior Night, with Keegan Watson having a […]

Power surge leads baseball to split

The New Palestine baseball team hit three homers in back-to-back innings Tuesday to beat Greenfield-Central 6-3 in the second game of their doubleheader at Molinder Field in Greenfield. NP dropped the first game 2-0. The Dragons, ranked fourth in Class 3A, are now 13-3 on the season and 6-2 in the HHC, one game back of […]

Baseball improves to 12-2

The fourth-ranked New Palestine baseball team improved to 12-2 on the season Wednesday with an 8-1 victory at Connersville. The Dragons jumped ahead early, taking a 3-0 lead after two innings. A four-run fourth broke it open, giving NP a 7-1 edge. Junior Nick Rusche paced the Dragons’ eight-hit attack, going 2-for-4 with a double, triple, […]

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