The Richmond Register

March 24, 2013

H.S. BASEBALL: Wright powers Central past Cards

By Nathan Hutchinson
Register Sports Editor

RICHMOND — Madison Central’s Jimmy Wright continued his early-season offensive surge Saturday against Clark County.

The senior catcher was 3-for-5 with a grand slam and a six RBIs as the Indians (3-0) hammered the Card-inals, 12-2, in six innings in Winch-ester.

Thro-ugh the first three games of the season, Wright is seven-for-10 with two grand slams, two doubles, a triple and 11 RBIs.

Clark County took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, but Central scored twice in the second, once in the third, three times in the fifth and six times in the sixth.

Kirt Caldwell started and went 3 2/3 innings, allowing two runs and six hits, while striking out three. Jonah Kelsey went 1 2/3 innings and struck out two before Austin Templeton pitched the final inning, striking out one.

Jake Caldwell was 3-for-3 with two RBIs, Ben Fisher was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, while Kelsey and Chris Wells each had RBIs.

Fisher and Nick Kavanaugh both had     doubles.

The Indians are set to return to action Monday at Scott County.

Patriots drop a pair

The Model Laboratory baseball team finally opened the season on Saturday at Boyle County.

The Patriots (0-2) suffered a 7-0 loss to East Jessamine, then were handed a 10-4 loss by Boyle County.

Logan Thornberry was four-of-seven on the day, Jesse Middleton was two-of-five in the pair of games and Johnny Jones had a couple of hits.

Middleton started against East Jessamine and turned in a strong performance.

Turner Curtis started against Boyle County and Seth Marks, a freshman, came on to pitch in relief.

Model was without two of its top players on Saturday — senior A.J. Hammons and sophomore  Joseph Hampton.

The Patriots are set to return to action Monday at Pulaski County.

Southern falls to Somerset

The Madison Southern baseball team suffered a 10-3 loss to Somerset on Saturday.

The Eagles are now 0-6 on the season.

Southern is set to return to action Monday at South Laurel.