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).