By Nathan Hutchinson
Register staff report
Lexington Catholic used a big sixth-inning rally to pick up a win over 11th Region rival Madison Central Tuesday at Don Richardson Field.
The Knights (18-6) scored six times in the fourth, then added two runs in the fifth and one more run in the sixth during a 11-3 victory.
Madison Central scored three times in the bottom of the third to take a one-run lead, but couldn’t hold on for what would have been a fourth-straight win.
Ben Morin and Jimmy Wright each had two hits, while Josh Wright, Griffin Hotchkiss and Hunter Kabalen also had hits.
Alex Georgel started for Central and went 3 1/3 innings and allowed four runs (three earned) and seven hits, while walking one.
Jonah Kelsey pitched 2/3rds of an inning and gave up five runs (three earned) on three hits, with three walks and one strikeout.
Kirk Humphrey went two innings and allowed two runs on three hits, while Jake Caldwell pitched the final inning, allowing one hit and one walk.
In the bottom of the first, Caldwell walked and Wright doubled. Morin reached first on a dropped third strike to load the bases.
After Fisher struck out, Kelsey grounded into a fielder’s choice that scored a run. Humphrey, a pinch-runner, scored on an error, then Josh Wright delivered an RBI single that gave Central the lead.
The Indians are set to return to action today at Lafayette. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. in Lexington.
Berea 6, Pineville 2
Junior left-hander Gabe Long struck out 15 as Berea Community picked up a 6-2 road win Tuesday over Pineville.
The Pirates (12-7) trailed 2-0 in the first inning, but battled back for the victory. Trey Terrill had a two-run double, Sean Long added a two-run single and Devin Strong and Daniel Wilkerson scored on bases-loaded walks.
Neil Claytor put down two sacrifice bunt and Berea committed just one error.
Long gave up two runs, only one of which was earned.
Berea is set to return to action Thursday at home against Lynn Camp.
Bourbon County 5, Model 2
The Colonels used a late rally to beat Model Tuesday in Paris.
The Patriots (5-14) had a 2-1 lead in the sixth before Bourbon County scored four times in the bottom of the inning.
Jesse Middleton was 2-for-4 with a double and a home run.
Joseph Hampton pitched for Model.
The Patriots are set to return to action Friday at Estill County.