June 13, 2015
Trojans Take Home 4A Softball Title
In a tense finale to the IHSAA Softball State Championships, Center Grove held off a stubborn Lake Central team to earn the class 4A Championship Trophy.
The Trojans built a steady lead over the first five frames, with senior Courtney Moriarty hitting her fourth home run of the season and class mates Boyer and Baker each crossing the plate as well.
Jeff Sherman’s Indians would not go away without a fight, though. Lake Central rallied in the sixth inning with three hits and two runs (both batted in by sophomore Maddie Blythe), cutting Center Grove’s lead down to one.
Not to be out done, Center Grove responded with their own rally in the top half of the final inning. A bases clearing triple by junior Mandy Dallas put the game out of reach. Coach Russ Mulligan’s crew, who finished the season 29-2, ended the night with six runs on only eight hits to claim their sixth softball championship title in school history.
The Lake Central Indians, who made their 11th State Championship appearance, wrapped up their impressive season with a record of 28-6-1.
Center Grove’s Victoria Boyer named Mental Attitude Recipient
Members of the IHSAA Executive Committee announced Victoria Boyer of Center Grove High School as the winner of this year’s Mental Attitude Award in Class 4A Softball.
A three year letter winner in softball, Victoria was a member of the Amateur Softball Association state championship team in 2014. In the classroom, she leads by example as a member of the National Honors Society and also serves on the High School Improvement Board. She is also a mentor in the Best Buddies program that partners with Special Needs children.
In addition to her service to Center Grove, Victoria also spends numerous hours helping with the Wheeler Mission, Operation Christmas Child, and Stars of New Hope. This summer, she will be traveling on a mission trip to Nicaragua to help a local school and orphanage.
The daughter of Kevin and Holly Boyer of Greenwood, Victoria will play softball at Palm Beach Atlantic University where she will major in Biology.
The IHSAA Executive Committee presented a $1,000 scholarship to Center Grove High School in the name of Victoria Boyer.