New Palestine Boys Varsity Baseball

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Baseball improves to 10-0

The New Palestine baseball team remained unbeaten Thursday, beating a strong Whiteland squad 11-7. The Dragons jumped ahead with a three-run second inning to go up 5-2. After Whiteland cut it to one, the Dragons scored three in the fourth and added three more insurance runs in the top of the seventh. Jacob Garrison hit

Baseball knocks off No. 1

The New Palestine baseball team started and finished with a bang Tuesday, beating No. 1 Cathedral 4-3 in a matchup of ranked teams. The ninth-ranked Dragons improved to 9-0 on the season with the victory. The Dragons started with a blast – a pair of them, in fact. Nick Rusche hit a long double to right-center to

Baseball improves to 8-0 with sweep

The New Palestine baseball team improve to 8-0 on the season Friday with a doubleheader sweep at Yorktown, winning 10-0 in the opener, and following with a 13-3 victory in the nightcap. Both games were six-inning contests due to the mercy rule. The Dragons are now also 4-0 in Hoosier Heritage Conference play, one of two teams to

Baseball improves to 6-0

Jaden Jaques pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings Wednesday to lead the New Palestine baseball team to its sixth victory in as many outings. The Dragons beat Connersville 8-1 behind the Jaques twins – who combined to scatter five hits and no earned runs. Jaques’ twin brother, Joshua, finished the game with 1 2/3 innings of

Baseball rallies from seven-run deficit

The New Palestine baseball team used two big innings Tuesday to come back from a seven-run deficit to beat Batesville 11-7. NP scored six runs in the seventh inning to seize the lead and the game. The Dragons trailed 7-0 headed into the fifth before storming back. NP plated five runs in the fifth, chasing

Espich debuts with no-hitter in baseball victory

It’s likely senior Cameron Espich won’t forget his first start on the mound for the New Palestine varsity baseball team. Espich threw a five-inning no-hitter Monday in a 13-1 Dragon victory over Perry Meridian. The senior righty struck out six batters – four looking – and faced three more than the minimum. He hit the

Baseball sweeps Bears on opening weekend

The New Palestine baseball team had to wait a little bit to open Hoosier Heritage Conference play, but after resuming play Saturday, they swept the Shelbyville Golden Bears. NP won the first game 15-5, which was started Friday and completed Saturday after being suspended in the fourth inning. The Dragons then won the second game 3-1

Baseball twinbill to resume at 1 p.m. Saturday

The New Palestine baseball team’s doubleheader against Shelbyville will resume at 1 p.m. Saturday at the NPHS baseball diamond. Admission will be free for everyone. The game will resume with the Dragons up 9-5 in the middle of the fourth inning of the first game. It will be followed by Game 2 approximately 25 minutes

Baseball opens with victory

An eight-run third inning Thursday propelled the New Palestine baseball team to a season-opening 11-2 victory over Scecina. The Dragons struck twice in the first, then broke the game open with the big third inning to go up 10-0. NP added another run in the fourth before Scecina scored a pair in the bottom of the inning.

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