Register Staff Reports
The Eagles and Pirates put together big late-inning rallies, but were unable to pick up wins Saturday afternoon at home.
Madison Southern scored three times in the final two innings, still Danville was able to hold on for a 10-6 win.
Berea Community pulled within a run in the sixth inning before Nicholas County wrapped up a 4-2 win.
Danville tops Southern
Andrew Evans got the Eagles off to a fast start Saturday against Danville.
The senior ripped a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning, but Madison Southern couldn’t make that lead hold up Saturday at home.
The Admirals scored four times in the fourth and three more times in the sixth and went on to pick up a 10-6 win over the Eagles.
Evans was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs as the Eagles slipped to 0-2 on the season.
Southern trailed 9-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning, but battled back. Griffen Norris was hit by a pitch and scored on an error. In the seventh, Donnie Wyatt reached on an infield single, then Chris Anderson ripped a double to left. Chance Norris drove in a run with a groundout and Anderson scored moments later.
Norris started for Southern and went 3 2/3 innings. Lucas Reynolds pitched the final 3 1/3 for the Eagles.
Wyatt had two hits and scored a run, while Reynolds and Anderson were 1-for-3 with a run scored. Norris was 1-for-3 and Lucas Owen was 1-for-3.
Southern is set to return to action Monday at home against Powell County.
Nicholas County beats Berea, 4-2
The Pirates (1-1) battled back from a three-run deficit, but Nicholas County held on for a 4-2 win Saturday in Berea.
The Bluejackets scored once in the second inning and twice more in the fifth. Berea scored twice in the sixth inning and had the tying run on base.
Daniel Wilkerson singled and Jon Smith walked. Justin Sandefur then delivered an RBI single after Wilkerson scored on an error to get the Pirates back within a run.
Nicholas County added another run in the top of the seventh.
Devin Strong walked in the seventh, but Berea couldn’t get anyone else on base in the final inning.
Devin Strong was 1-for-3 with a walk and a single. Wilkerson and Smith each had a hit and scored a run, while Hunter Wilson and Shawn Long each had a walk.
Shawn Long started and worked three inning before Strong came on to work the final four innings.
Berea is set to return to action Monday at home against Whitley County.