South Central Prepares For Centralia Tournament With Loss At Effingham....Centralia & Odin add wins...Prep Baseball RoundupEFFINGHAM - Curt Jones and the South Central Cougars have a big weekend ahead of them. The team will compete at the Centralia Tournament with games against some good Class 3A schools. To prepare, the Cougars traveled to Paul Smith Field in Effingham to take on the Hearts.
An error and missed pop up to shallow right field cost the Cougars 3 unearned runs in a 3-1 defeat. Another game that coach Jones team could have won, if not for a short stint of poor defense in the 3rd inning.
Both teams finished the game with just 5 hits, but 2 costly errors dropped South Central to 7-10 on the season.
Jones went with a trio of pitchers to each get some work ahead of their three games this weekend. Dylen Peters started the game and worked 2 innings allowing no hits, walked two and got a no decision. Kyle Bray was next in the game and was greeted with those 3 unearned runs in taking the loss. He walked one and allowed 4 hits. Noah Powless worked the final two innings allowing 1 hit and striking out 1.
At the plate, Brett Harmeier provided the only RBI with a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning. Dylan Smith and Tyler Ross each finished with a double.
The Cougars will open up tournament play Friday afternoon with a 4:30 game against Trenton Wesclin. They will then play twogame on Saturday beginning at 11:00 am with Waterloo and again at 1:30 against Centralia. All three games will be on AM 1350 or WJBDradio.com.
In other action:
- Devin Williams, Chase Horton and Gavin Merideth each drove in runs for winning pitcher Dustin Quick as Odin dispatched of Ramsey 9-6. Brayden Hostetter came in to work a 2-inning save.
- Josh Nunnery went the distance as Centralia beat Lebanon 9-2. Nunnery gave up 2 first-inning runs, but nothing after that. The Orphans scored a trio of runs in their 2nd inning to take the lead for good. Sean Cary drove home 4, Ryan Miller added 2 RBI.
- John Becker allowed just one run and 2 hits as Carlyle defeated Mater Dei 3-1.
- Nashville's Dylan Mueller allowed 3 hits in a 12-2 win over Marissa. Daniel Thorson and Bryce Styninger hit home runs for the Hornets.
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