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O's drop a close game to Southport to end the regular season

By Dennis Pierce | May 21, 2024 7:23 AM


The Olympians traveled north to play against the Southport Cardinals Monday night. Unfortunately, for the O', they dropped a 6-4 decision to the Cardinals. The Olympians scored first with a solo homerun from senior Blake Borkhardt in the top of the 1st, but Southport scored in their bottom half of the 1st to make it a 1-1 ballgame. Southport scored 4 runs in the 3rd inning making it 5-1 for Southport, but the Olympians got back in the game scoring 3 runs in the top of the 5th, making the score 5-4 in favor of the Cardinals. The Cardinals added another run in the bottom of the 5th, making the score 6-4, which ending up being the final tally for the Southport victory. Pitching for the O's: Jackson Watkins: 2 innings, 2 hits, 1 earned run, 1 BB, 4 K's Eli Tindell: 1 inning, 4 hits, 3 earned runs, BB James Rotert: 3 innings: 2 hits, no earned runs, 1 BB, 3 K's Batting for the O's: Chase Niese: 1-3 Jackson Watkins: 1-3, double, BB, 2 RBI's AJ Tindell: 1-3 Marcus Wilkinson: 2-3, 1 RBI Blake Borkhardt: 1-3, HR, RBI Evan Huckaby: BB Evan Balzer: 1-3, double Sectional Time: Tonight's Southport game marked the end of the regular season for the Olympians. Now the Olympians set their sights on the 2024 IHSAA Baseball Sectional. The Olympians will play the host school, Shelbyville Golden Bears, on Friday, May 24th, starting approx. 8 p.m. Tickets for the game can be purchased here: If the Olympians win, they'll play in the Sectional Championship on Monday, May 27th starting at 12 p.m. Good luck O's!