By Bob Flynn
Register staff report
After scoring 35 runs in their first three games of the season, the Indians couldn’t get their offense going Thursday against Bryan Station.
Madison Central scored one run in the first inning, but was never able to push across another run. The Defenders scored two runs in the fourth inning and held on for a 2-1 victory at Don Richardson Field in Richmond.
The loss was the first of the season for Central (3-1).
Sophomore Alex Georgel started and went 3 1/3 innings. Kyle Kelsey and Austin Templeton all pitched in relief.
In the first inning, Jake Caldwell led off with a single and scored on an RBI single by Ben Morin.
In the bottom of the fourth, the Indians threatened again. Morin walked, Jonah Kelsey doubled and after a runner was thrown out at home, Nick Kavanaugh walked to load the bases.
The two batters went down on strikes as the Defenders held on their one-run lead.
Bryan Station (2-2) had lost two straight, but had not played in a week.
Central had not played since a 12-2 win over Clark County Saturday in Winchester.
The Indians are set to return to action at 6:30 p.m. today at home against Anderson County.