Shiners advance in Sectional on final at-bat of the game


On Tuesday, Rising Sun had to wait for its final at bat before taking a 2-1 win over Hauser and advance to the sectional final Wednesday against Jac-Cen-Del.

Hauser scored its only run in the top of the third but Rising Sun answered in the bottom of the winning. Bryant Housemyer tripled and scored on a single by Jake Uhlmansiek.

That’s the way it stayed until the bottom of the seventh.

Brent Turner singled and was replaced by Tristan Brown. Mitchell Morris reached on a bunt single. Housemyer singled to load the bases, bringing up leadoff man Uhlmansiek, who waved home his cousin Tristan from third on a passed ball for the win.

Uhlmansiek and Housemyer had two hits each for the Shiners with Turner, Morris and Housemyer adding to the seven hit attack.

Morris was the winning pitcher allowing seven hits while adding six strikeouts and four walks.

Rory Thayer (headed to Hanover College) suffered the loss.

Rising Sun will meet Ohio River Valley Conference foe Jac-Cen-Del in the final. JCD has wins over South Decatur (11-1) and Oldenburg Academy (7-3) in sectional play.

The ORVC champion Shiners defeated JCD twice this season (13-3 and 5-2).

The winner advances to play Shakamak at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Morristown Regional. Indianapolis Lutheran and Greenwood Christian play in game two with the finals at 8 p.m.

Rising Sun entered the sectional with a 15-5 record after posting a 10-0 five inning win at Trinity Lutheran on Tuesday, May 26th. The game was rescheduled to get some playing time in before the long week off headed into sectional play. The win was the 10th by 10-run win.

Hauser’s graduation and a pair of rain postponements made it a week before Rising Sun opened Sectional 60 play against the Jets on Tuesday at Shawe High School.

In the finale, senior Jake Uhlmansiek led the attack with 2-for-4 and five RBIs. Brady Murray was 2-for-3 with a double and RBI while Bryant Housemyer and Levi Purvis and doubles also.

Austin Armstrong, Kurtis Armstrong, Jacob Sandlin and Mitchell Morris added to an 11-5 hitting advantage. Morris picked up the win and had two strikeouts. Austin Armstrong and Brent Turner had a ‘K” each.