Twice Is Nice: Shiners' Turner Is ORVC Player Of The Week In Two Sports

Brent Turner was the conference's best player in both baseball and golf April 3 through May 5.

Rising Sun's Brent Turner has been named the Ohio River Valley Conference Player of the Week in both baseball and boys golf. Photo by Mason Uhlmansiek,

(Rising Sun, Ind.) – No doubt about it. Rising Sun High School’s Brent Turner is a multi-talented athlete.

The Ohio River Valley Conference’s superlatives for April 30 through May 5 were announced Tuesday. Turner, a senior, was named the ORVC Co-Baseball Player of the Week and the Boys Golfer of the Week.

On the links, Turner carded a 36 in a nine-hole round at Rising Star Casino.

In baseball, Turner and South Ripley’s Jackson Cornett shared co-player of the week honors. Turner amassed 15 strikeouts in two pitching wins during the week, in addition to hitting 6-14 with 6 RBI, 7 runs, three doubles, and three stolen bases. Cornett, a leader of the team atop the conference standings, tallied nine hits with nine RBI, six runs, 12 stolen bases, three doubles, and two triples in six games.

Softball Co-Player of the Week awards were given to Rising Sun’s Sydney Pitts and Jac-Cen-Del’s Morgen Carroll. Pitts racked up 36 strikeouts in going 3-1 on the mound for 24 innings during the week. She also had five hits, three RBI, three runs, and two doubles to help Rising Sun stay in first place in the conference race. Carroll went 2-0 as a pitcher, collecting 26 Ks in 12 innings while allowing only one earned run. She also had three hits, three RBI, and a double.

Four players earned ORVC Performers of the Week awards in track and field. Switzerland County’s Zach Howlett and Milan’s Peyton Cavins shared the boys award. Howlett excelled in the discus and shotput. Cavins ran a 200 meter dash in :23.68.

For the girls, South Ripley’s Megan Cole set new Ripley County Track & Field Championship meet records in both the 1600 and 3200 meter runs. She shared the player of the week honor with Southwestern’s Taylor Cole, who was great in the 100, 200, and 400 meter dashes, as well as the long jump.


ORVC Boys Baseball Top Performers

Bailey Elliott (SW)                   5-11, 5 RBI, 2B, HR last week

Talon Harmon (SW)                6-12, 4 RBI, 2 2B, 3B last week

Brent Turner (RS)                    6-14, 7 runs, 6 RBI, 3 2B, 3 SB / 2 wins with 15 K’s last week

Stephen Jimenez (RS)             5-13, 8 runs, 6 RBI, 2B, 3B last week

Landon Cole (RS)                     5-10, 6 runs, 7 RBI, 2B last week

Kenyon Bledsoe (SC)               7 hits, 6 runs, 3 RBI, 2 3B / 9.3 IP, 6 hits, 3 ER in win

Kyle Whitham (SC)                  7 hits, 6 runs, 5 RBI, 2B, SB / 11 IP, 6 ER, 9 K’s in win

Patrick Stow (SC)                     8 hits, 6 RBI, 5 runs, 3 2B in 4 games

Jackson Cornett (SR)               9 hits, 9 RBI, 6 runs, 12 SB, 3 2B, 2 3B in 6 games

Avery Halcomb (SR)                7 hits, 7 runs, 5 SB, 3 RBI, 2 2B / 7.2 IP, 6 hits, 0 ER, 7 K’s in win

Cody Samples (SR)                  6 hits, 6 runs, 6 RBI, 4 SB, 2 2B in 6 games

Nate Pawlak (SM)                   5-9, 5 RBI / GC, 4 runs, 5 hits, 13 K’s vs. Col. Christian

Conner Toops (JCD)                4 RBI, 3 hits, run, 2B in 2 games

Michael Flint (JCD)                  3 RBI, 2 hits, 2 runs, 2B, SB / 4 IP, 0 ER, 8 K’s in win vs. Shawe

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


ORVC Softball Top Performers

Elexah Roepke (SR)                 4 hits, 3 runs, 3 RBI, 2B, HR in 2 games

Abby Ralston (SW)                  3 hits, 2 runs, 3B, SB in 2 games

Brittany Barnett (SW)             2 hits, 2 RBI in 2 games

Courtney Bruns (M)                6 hits, 6 runs, 4 RBI, 2B in 2 games

Abby Ferreira (M)                   5 hits, 5 RBI, 4 runs, 2B in 2 games

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

Emma Tunny (JCD)                 3 hits, 3 runs, RBI, SB in 2 games

Morgen Carroll (JCD)              3 hits, 3 RBI, 2B / 12 IP, 3 runs, 1 ER, 26 K’s going 2-0 last week

Abby Wallace (RS)                  7 hits, 8 RBI, 3 2B, 2 runs, SB in 4 games

Lindsay Montgomery (RS)      6 runs, 5 RBI, 4 hits, 2 SB, HR in 4 games

Sydney Pitts (RS)                     5 hits, 3 runs, 3 RBI, 2 2B / 24 IP, 4 ER, 36 K’s going 3-1 last week


ORVC Boys Golf Top Performers

Hunter Mefford (SW)              40 @ Butler Falls, 42 @ Belterra

Austin Kramer (SW)                41 @ Butler Falls, 43 @ Belterra

Trenton Hadley (SW)              41 @ Butler Falls

Chris Hawk (M)                       46 @ Greensburg, 43 @ Grand Oak, 49 @ Belterra

Parker Lewis (M)                     52 @ Greensburg, 43 @ Grand Oak, 44 @ Belterra

Joe Hawk (M)                          46 @ Greensburg, 47 @ Grand Oak, 50 @ Belterra

Brent Turner (RS)                    36 @ Rising Star

Sam Markland (RS)                 40 @ Rising Star

Cory Welch (SR)                      46 @ Butler Falls, 49 @ Sunrise

Garrett Demaree (SC)             42 @ Butler Falls, 47 @ Belterra

Tyler Konkle (SC)                     47 @ Butler Falls, 44 @ Belterra


Boys Track                                                                               Girls Track                                     

Zach Howlett (SC)       122’0”             Discus                          Shaylee Volz (JCD)                  91’10”

Zach Howlett (SC)       45’2”               Shot Put                       Riley Chipman (RS)                  33’½”

Adrian Peetz (JCD)      18’11”             Long Jump                   Taylor Cole (SW)                      14’6”

Boor (JCD) & Elliott (SR) 6’1”              High Jump                   Lauren Lundergan (SM)          5’0”

Daniel Daugherty (RS) :16.03              High Hurdles               Ally Furnish (SC)                      :17.63

Jake Scott (RS)             :44.44              Low Hurdles                Alijah Craig (M)                       :49.37

Mitchell Cline (SW)     :11.43              100                              Taylor Cole (SW)                     :12.84

Peyton Cavins (M)      :23.68              200                              Taylor Cole (SW)                     :27.56

Mitchell Cline (SW)     :51.84              400                              Taylor Cole (SW)                     1:02    

Javier Beinardini (JCD) 2:12                 800                              Cole (SR) & Brinkman (M)       2:35

Bradley Winston (SW) 4:52                 1600                            Megan Cole (SR)                     5:31*

Trevor Levi (RS)           10:48               3200                            Megan Cole (SR)                     11:43*

Milan                           :46.90              400 relay                     Milan                                       :54.70

Milan                           3:45                 1600 relay                   Milan                                       4:45

Southwestern              9:35                 3200 relay                   South Ripley                            11:32

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