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Rusche signs to play baseball at Taylor

New Palestine High School senior Nick Rusche has signed to play baseball at Taylor University. Rusche has been a two-year starter at shortstop and three-year varsity performer for the Dragons under the tutelage of coach Shawn Lyons. He is a career .329 hitter, with 44 runs, 11 extra-base hits and 23 RBI over 59 career

Garrison signs to play baseball at Olney

New Palestine High School senior Jake Garrison has signed a letter of commitment to play baseball at Olney Central College. A hard-throwing righthanded pitcher, Garrison was 4-2 with one save a 2.84 earned run average in 10 appearances last season as a junior. He appeared six times out of relief, allowing 13 earned runs and

Pitzer signs to play baseball at Huntington

New Palestine High School senior Cameron Pitzer has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Huntington University. A righthanded pitcher, Pitzer was 2-1 with a 3.37 earned run average last spring, helping lead the Dragons to a 19-7 record under the tutelage of coach Shawn Lyons. In 18 2/3 innings over 12 appearances, primarily

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