The Richmond Register


May 29, 2014

H.S. BASEBALL: Championship game between Central and Creek postponed; Scheduled to resume today

LEXINGTON — For the second time in three days, weather forced the postponement of a game at the 11th Region Baseball Tournament.

The championship game between Madison Central and Tates Creek was in the bottom of the second inning on Thursday when a thunderstorm swept over Western Hills High School.

The game was scoreless in the bottom of the second inning, but Creek had the bases loaded with two outs.

It will resume at 7 p.m. today in Frankfort.

Central’s semifinal matchup with Scott County was also delayed a day because of weather issues. The game started on Tuesday night, but lightning forced it to be halted in the sixth inning.

After it resumed on Wednesday, Central pushed across a run and picked up a 3-2 victory.

With that win, the Indians (29-8) moved into the 11th Region championship game for the first time since 2005.

The Commodores came into the 11th Region Tournament as the top-ranked team in most state-wide polls. Tates Creek extended its winning streak to 11 games with easy victories over Berea Community and Western Hills earlier this week.

In their four postseason games so far this season (district and region), the Commodores (32-6-1) had out-scored their opponents 46-5.

In the championship, Central sent Alex Georgel to the mound, while Creek senior Tanner Hart.

Luke Rouse started off the bottom of the first with a double and moved to third on a sac bunt. Devin Hairston walked, but Georgel got a fly ball and a groundout to end the inning.

In the top of the second, Josh Wright beat out an infield single and stole second. He was stranded after Hart struck out the next three batters.

In the bottom of the second, Georgel got the first two batters before Jaren Shelby doubled and Kendrick Cruise and Rouse walked to load the bases.

Then, rain and lightning forced the game to be stopped.

When the game resumes, Central will be able to use either of the pitchers who started the first two games of the 11th Region Tournament — Jeremy Lakes and Joseph Holbrook.

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