LION BASEBALL
The Rushville Lions fell to Lawrenceburg April 19, 11-1. Rushville managed only two hits off Tiger pitcher Ethan Weimer, who also struck out 16 batters.
Harley Fuller collected both Rushville hits and scored the only Lion run. Adam Sizemore started on the hill and suffered the loss. Kameron Morton also pitched in relief.
Rushville faced Class 2A’s No. 8 Centerville Bulldogs the following night. This one was all Bulldogs, 21-1, as Logan Drook and Alex Wandersee combined for a no-hitter. Centerville scored at least 4 runs in each of its four at-bats. Zach Thompson hit a homer for CHS and drove in 4. Collin Clark had 4 hits and 6 RBI for the Dogs.  The loss went to Austin Howard, who fanned 4. Mo Manghelli and Bryce Berkemeier also pitched.
Lawrenceburg took advantage of a couple of big errors by the Lions to score nine unearned runs on their way to a 14-3 win Thursday. 
Fuller led the offense with a double, walk, stolen base, run scored and RBI. Howard tripled and scored. Sizemore walked twice and stole a base. Jack Barnes added a single. Camren Munchel scored the other Rushville run and added a stolen base.
Barnes started and suffered the loss. He allowed five hits but zero earned runs. He struck out two and walked two. Cooper Wicker tossed 2 1/3 innings of relief (striking out three) while Bryce Crowder pitched the final 1 2/3 and struck out four.
Rushville has East Central (twice), North Decatur and South Ripley on this week’s schedule.
ANOTHER WIN FOR GOLFERS
Rushville boys golf defeated East Central in match play last week at Antler Pointe, 3-2. Jake Carroll, Jack Laker and Sam Smith won the Lions’three tallies.
RCHS will be at Richmond May 3.
SOFTBALL TAKES TOUGH LOSSES
Rushville varsity softball fell one run shy of conference rival Greensburg in a home game April 19. The Lady Pirates won 4-3.
Molly Zachery and Grace Muir (double apiece) each had a pair of hits for the Lady Lions. RBI were credited to Jama Barnes and Kendra Hamilton. Kara Chandler threw for Rushville and took the loss; she struck out 6 in 7 innings.
The Lions then lost 5-2 at home to Greenfield-Central on Thursday. The Cougars put up four in the second frame. Megan Wineinger had 3 hits for GC but RBI went to Mallorie Fultz, Olivia Roberts and Ella Redmon. Wineinger stole 3 bases and Hannah Holden was winning pitcher.
JV LIONS SPLIT GAMES
Rushville JV baseball won its first game of the season against Greensburg, 9-3. Freshman Tyler Smith was excellent on the hill, striking out 8 in 4 innings. Landon Trowbridge took over and punched out 6 Pirates.
At the plate, the Lions tallied 12 hits. Keegan Bowles, Mo Manghelli, John Alexander, Trowbridge, Smith and Justin Foreman all had singles. Smith and Trowbridge added doubles while  Manghelli added a triple.
Nathan Dora pounded the strike zone against Centerville, but the Lions were taken down by the Bulldogs.  Trowbridge threw in relief, whiffing four hitters. Jack Culley and Bowles pitched the final two innings, combining to strike out three.
Smith, Bowles and Dora each had singles. Bowles, Dora and Culley scored Lion runs.
BEN RUSH BASEBALL IN ACTION
Benjamin Rush Grade 7 opened its season with a 10-5 victory over Eastern Hancock. The Lion defense performed strongly and got a quality pitching performance from the crew of Collin Taylor, Carter Woolf, Layne Harbison and Sam Pavey. Pavey got the win, striking out 4. Blake Chappelow finished 3-of-3 with an RBI and 2 runs scored. Damion Trueblood and Woolf each scored 2 runs offensively. 
North Decatur visited BRMS and won 12-3. The Lions left 7 runners on base and committed 5 errors in the first 2 innings, leading to 9 Charger runs. 
Woolf led the 6-hit attack with two and suffered the loss; Taylor pitched 4 innings in relief. 
Grade 8 defeated visiting Morristown 12-0 in no-hit fashion. Alex Reynolds struck out 6 and Ralph Eakins struck out 4. Offensively, Karson Gipson had 3 hits and a run scored. Nicholas Bowles was 2-of-3 with a double, 3 stolen bases and RBI.
8th grade followed that with a 21-4 loss to Pendleton Heights. Eakins hurled 4 innings, striking out 3. Xavien Jenkins led on offense with a single and triple.