By Nathan Hutchinson
Register staff report
The Indians wrapped up a successful spring break trip to Florida with a big victory Friday over Owensboro.
Madison Central scored 11 times in the first inning on the way to a 12-8 win at the Florida Beach Bash in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Joseph Holbrook and Jimmy Wright each had three RBI, while Ben Morin had a double and two RBI.
The Indians (8-2) posted a 4-1 record at the week-long tournament.
Central took charge right away against Owensboro. The Indians had just four hits in the opening inning, but still took a commanding lead.
Jake Caldwell, Jimmy Wright and Ben Fisher all walked to load the bases. Holbrook walked to score the game’s first run, then Josh Wright was hit by a pitch to score another run. Jeremy Lakes added an RBI single, then Chris Wells was hit by a pitch, scoring another run (4-0).
Jacob Frazier walked with the bases loaded, then Jimmy Wright ripped a two-run single, Morin followed with a two-run double and Holbrook rounded out the scoring with a two-run single.
In the fourth inning, Central added another run. Frazier and Caldwell singled, then Josh Wright added a sac fly.
Owensboro scored seven times in the fourth inning and once in the sixth.
Kyle Kelsey started and went two innings, allowing two hits while striking out three. He earned the win.
Lakes went the final two innings, allowing two hits while striking out three.
Alex Georgel and Nick Kavanaugh each pitched an inning, while Trey Sexton, Jonah Kelsey and Fisher also pitched.
Seth Richardson was two-for-two and scored, Fisher walked three times, Josh Wright was 2-for-2 and Frazier was 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored.
The Indians finished with 13 hits.
Central is set to return to action Tuesday at Tates Creek.
Berea downs Casey County, 16-4
The Berea Community Pirates (8-3) picked up their fifth win in the last six games with a 16-4 blowout of Casey County Friday in Liberty.
Sophomore Zach McPeek picked up the win for the Pirates, going five innings, giving up only one earned run and three total runs.
Daniel Wilson allowed one run in two innings of relief.
Berea pounded out 18 hits in the contest and scored in all but two innings.
Hunter Wilson lead the way at the plate, going 5-for-5. He scored five runs and had a stolen base.
The Pirates jumped out to an early lead scoring three runs in the first inning. They added a run in the third, two in the fifth, four in the sixth and finished the game with six runs in the seventh inning.
Berea coach Sean Linville said the game was a good confidence booster for his team and said he thought his team’s “approach at the plate was the best it’s been all season.”
“This wasn’t just bloop shots and stuff that was just getting through. What was really encouraging was that we stayed back and really drove the ball today,” Linville said. “Especially the bottom of our lineup. Our 7, 8 and 9 hitters were as good as they have been collectively all year.”
The Pirates will be back in action on Monday when they take on LCA in the All “A” Classic in Lexington.