Scott County’s Zach Sutherland shut down the Indians’ offense and his teammate provided him with plenty of run support.
The junior struck out four, walked two and did not allow a hit as the Cardinals (14-7) defeated Madison Central 11-0 in five innings Friday in Georgetown.
The Indians (11-7) had runners on base in every inning, except the second, but were never able to push across a run. Jonah Kelsey and Jake Caldwell walked, Ben Morin and Ben Fisher were hit by pitches and Jacob Frazier reached on an error.
Alex Georgel started for Central and went two innings, allowing five runs (three earned) on four hits, while walking one and striking out two.
Brady McBride pitched 1 1/3 innings and allowed six runs (five earned). Kelsey pitched the final 2/3 innings.
The Indians are set to return to action today against Providence (Ind.) in the Louisville Invitational Tournament.
Lady Indians top Ludlow
The Lady Indians snapped a three-game losing streak Friday with a lopsided road victory.
MacKenzie Wilder allowed just one hit and picked up the complete-game win as Madison Central (7-9) defeated Ludlow, 7-0. Wilder walked one batter, hit one batter and had eight strikeouts.
Central scored one run in the first, two in the third, one more in the fifth, then scored three times in the seventh.
Sarah Arthur was 2-for-3 with two singles and a run scored, Kirstin Spillman had a double, stole a base and scored a run. Katie Brock was 2-for-3 with two singles, two stolen bases and scored three times. Emily Frakes was 3-for-4 with three singles, a run scored, one stolen base and four RBI. Sammie Walzyk was 2-for-4 with two singles. Summer Fleeman also scored a run.
The Lady Indians are set to return to action today in Ohio. They will take on Beavercreek (Ohio) and Oak Hill (Ohio).
Southern 3, Garrard County 0
The Lady Eagles got a little payback Friday in the opening game of the Jaguar Classic at East Jessamine High School.
Emily Osborne pitched a complete game shutout as Madison Southern (12-6) defeated Garrard County, 3-0.
Two weeks ago, Garrard County defeated the Lady Eagles 8-3 in Berea.
“Emily pitched one heck of a game,” Southern coach Brian Foley said. “I’m very proud of her.”
Osborne allowed just four hits.
Her teammates got her all the run support she would need in the fourth inning. Paige King doubled, then Amber Sparks followed with an RBI double. Kayla Mullins was hit by a pitch before Alex Nash delivered a two-run single.
Bethany Mays had two hits, while Taylor Johnson and Kelley Freeman each added a hit.
Southern will be back in action at the Jaguar Classic at 1 p.m. today against West Jessamine.