South Central Prepares For Centralia Tournament With Loss At Effingham....Centralia & Odin add wins...Prep Baseball Roundup
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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