By Bob Flynn
Register staff report
Madison Central snapped a three-game losing streak with an empathic victory over Madison Southern Saturday at Don Richardson Field.
The Indians scored four times in the first inning and eight more times in the second and rolled to a 13-0, five-inning victory. Three Central (9-5) pitchers limited Southern to just two hits.
Ben Morin paced the Indian offense, going 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. Ben Fisher scored twice, had two walks and drove in a run.
Jeremy Lakes started for Central and went three innings, allowing two hits while striking out two. Joseph Holbrook and Trey Sexton each pitched an inning in relief.
The Indians defeated the Eagles (2-16), 13-2, last month in Berea.
Jake Caldwell had a hit and scored twice, Jimmy Wright had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Josh Wright was 1-for-2 with three RBIs and a run scored, Lakes was 1-for-1 with two RBIs, Jacob Frazier was 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored and Nick Kavanaugh was 1-for-1 with a walk, two RBIs and scored twice.
Dontae Minter and Derek Mills also had hits for Central.
Kenden Angel had a hit for Southern. Chris Anderson started and went 1-plus innings for the Eagles, allowing six hits and eight runs (seven earned). Lucas Reynolds pitched the final three innings, allowing four hits and four runs.
Central is set to return to action Wednesday at home against LCA.
Southern is set to return to action Monday at Sayre.
Central softball falls at Ballard
The Lady Indians made too many mistakes Saturday against No. 5 Ballard in Louisville.
Madison Central (5-4) had seven errors and suffered an 8-0 loss. The loss snapped the Lady Indians’ five-game winning streak.
Central had just one hit, which came from Katie Brock.
MacKenzie Wilder gave up only six hits and two earned run in a complete-game performance. She also had two strikeouts.
Ballard scored once in the second, three times in the third, twice in the fourth and once more in the fifth.
Central is set to return to action Monday at East Jessamine.