Sports quick hits: Week of April 20-27

Softball team on a roll

With spring sports now in full swing it’s time to bring back our weekly Quick Hits, a recap of all things BD and beyond in the sports world that occurred in the past week. Here we go:

Ben Davis:

-After a slow start to the season the Ben Davis softball team began picking up steam on Tuesday with a 12-2 win over Lawrence North. They then picked up three wins in their annual spring classic (East Central 5-4, Twin Lakes 14-6, Lawrence Central 5-1) and are now 4-6 on the season. They face Cardinal Ritter tonight.

-The baseball team took two tough but close losses this week, falling 7-5 to Lawrence North on Tuesday and 5-4 to Zionsville on Friday. They travel to Decatur Central tonight.

-Girls tennis tacked on two more wins last week, defeating Perry Meridian 4-1 on Monday and blanking Warren Central 5-0 on Tuesday, with all matches being won in straight sets.

-Boys golf competed hard but fell in two varsity matches this week, losing 160-165 to Southport on Monday and finishing third to Brebeuf Jesuit and Brownsburg on Thursday (Brownsburg 315, Brebeuf 320, BD 343).


-Good news for Indiana Hoosiers fans came yesterday when Yogi Ferrell, star men’s basketball player, decided to not forgo his senior season and join the draft. He’ll be back in the cream and crimson next season.

-Former Butler point guard Ronald Nored was hired as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Northern Kentucky last week. Why is this local? Our very own Brennan Gillis will be playing for the Norse next season.


-The NBA playoffs are in full swing with first round action as the Cavaliers, Warriors and surprisingly the Wizards have already swept their first round opponents. However, if you’re looking for a little more action, the Clippers and Spurs are tied 2-2 in a compelling series between star power forwards Blake Griffin and Tim Duncan.

-Baseball season is also in full swing and injuries have already made their unwelcomed appearance. St. Louis Cardinals ace pitcher Adam Wainwright is expected to miss the rest of the season with an achilles injury.