Rising Sun's Bush, S. Ripley's Welch Throw No-Hitters, Earn ORVC Weekly Honors

It's been a spring of no-hitters in southeastern Indiana.

(Rising Sun, Ind.) – The high school baseball and softball seasons have been littered with no-hitters so far this season, and that trend continued last week in the Ohio River Valley Conference.


The ORVC report for the week of April 23-28 was released on Tuesday.


Rising Sun’s Braydon Bush and South Ripley’s Luke Welch are the ORVC Baseball Players of the Week.


It’s the second-straight week Bush has earned the honor. It comes as no surprise considering Bush threw his second-consecutive no-hitter (15 K’s), shutting out Milan on April 27. The Shiners star also homered twice in that game.


Luke Welch also threw a no-hitter last week against Madison. The Raiders star struck out 15 over 7 innings of work.


The ORVC Softball Player of the Week went to Jac-Cen-Del’s Morgen Carroll. The Lady Eagles star went 2-0 in the circle with 27 K’s, 5 hits and 1 earned run over 14 innings.


Southwestern’s Hunter Mefford is the ORVC Boys Golfer of the Week. Mefford shot 40 at Shadowood and 82 at Sunrise.


The ORVC Boys Track & Field Performers of the Week are Southwestern duo Mitchell Cline and Bradley Winston. On the girl’s side, South Ripley’s Megan Cole and Southwestern’s Taylor Cole shared the honor for the second week in a row.


Megan Cole set two South Ripley records in the 1600m and 3200m runs.


Other top performers for the week of April 23-28 are listed below.  




Landon DeAtley (SW)              7-12, 6 RBI, 3 2B last week

Kenyon Bledsoe (SC)               hit, RBI, 2B vs. Rising Sun

Zack Weaver (SC)                    hit, run vs. Rising Sun

Brent Turner (RS)                    GC, 2 hits, 1 run 9 K’s vs. Switz / GS, 6 RBI vs. Switz

Kameron Montgomery (RS)    6 hits, 5 runs in 2 games

Bryce Franklin (SR)                  4 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBI, 2B, 3B in 3 games

Jackson Cornett (SR)               7 hits, 7 runs, 4 RBI, 3 SB, 2 2B, HR in 3 games

Nate Pawlak (SM)                   GC, 2 ER, 6 K’s vs. Christian Academy

Dustin Herbert (JCD)               3 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBI, 2 2B in 4 games

Michael Flint (JCD)                  4 hits, 3 runs, 2 2B, SB, RBI in 4 games

Morgan Sutton (JCD)              4 hits, 2 runs, SB, RBI in 4 games




Emily Adams (JCD)                  5 hits, 4 runs, 3 RBI, 2 2B, 3B, SB in 2 games

Baylee Dwenger (JCD)            4 hits, 4 RBI, 2 runs in 2 games

Abby Wallace (RS)                  4 hits, 4 runs, 4 RBI, 2B in 2 games

Sydney Pitts (RS)                     14 IP, 11 hits, 6 runs, 5 ER, 17 K’s going 2-0 last week

Lindsay Montgomery (RS)      4 hits, 4 RBI, 3 runs, 2 SB, HR in 2 games

Lexi Wert (M)                          3 hits, 3 runs, RBI, 2B in 3 games

Taryn Cline (M)                       4 hits, 2B in 3 games

Abby Ferreira (M)                   3 hits, 2B in 3 games

Kristen Snodgrass (SM)           3 runs, 2 hits, RBI vs. Christian Academy

Kate Sampson (SW)                7 RBI, 6 runs, 5 hits, 4 SB, 2B in 3 games

Brittany Barnett (SW)             6 hits, 6 RBI, 2 2B, run in 3 games

Abby Ralston (SW)                  5 runs, 4 hits, 4 SB, 2 RBI in 3 games




Garrett Demaree (SC)             46 @ Belterra

Garrett Boor (JCD)                  57 @ North Branch (Ripley Co. Meet)

Chris Hawk (M)                       46 @ North Branch (Ripley Co. Meet)

Cory Welch (SR)                      50 @ North Branch (Ripley Co. Meet)

Austin Kramer (SW)                44 @ Shadowood / 84 @ Sunrise




Howlett (SC)                123’9”             Discus                          Shaylee Volz (JCD)                  97’1”

Michael Schmitt (JCD) 43’11”             Shot Put                     Jody Breeck (SC)                     31’8 ”

Mitchell Cline (SW)     18’9½”             Long Jump                  Taylor Cole (SW)                      15’9½”

Garrett Boor (JCD)      5’11”               High Jump                   Aleiah Thomas (SC)                 4’11”

Daniel Daugherty (RS) :16.03              High Hurdles               Lauren Lundergan (SM)          :17.41

Caleb Ream (SW)        :42.36              Low Hurdles               Lauren Lundergan (SM)          :50.91

Morris (SC)                  :11.26              100                              Taylor Cole (SW)                     :13.08

Mitchell Cline (SW)     :23.53              200                              Taylor Cole (SW)                     :26.75

Mitchell Cline (SW)     :52.09              400                              Taylor Cole (SW)                     1:02.8 

Leon Kinne (SM)          2:10                 800                              Leah Anders (SC)                     2:28

Bradley Winston (SW) 4:44                 1600                            Megan Cole (SR)                     5:25*

Bradley Winston (SW) 10:37               3200                            Megan Cole (SR)                     11:24*

Southwestern              :48.50              400 relay                     Rising Sun                                :54.93

Southwestern              3:45                 1600 relay                   Switzerland Co.                       4:26

Southwestern              9:13                 3200 relay                   Switzerland Co.                       11:28



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