The Richmond Register

May 14, 2013

H.S. BASEBALL: Central downs Pulaski, Berea tops Jackson County.

By Nathan Hutchinson
Register staff report

RICHMOND — The Indians jumped on top of Pulaski County early Monday at Don Richardson Field.

Madison Central (18-9) scored three runs in each of the first two innings and rolled to a 11-1 six-inning win. Kirkland Humphrey picked up the complete-game victory, allowing only two hits and three walks, while striking out five.

Ben Fisher was 2-for-4 with a run scored and four RBI. Nick Kavanaugh was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Pulaski County got its only run in the sixth inning.

In the first inning, Jonah Kelsey had a RBI double and Cory Mullins had a run-scoring single.

In the second, Fisher had a two-run single.

In the third, Jake Caldwell had an RBI single.

In the fifth, Chris Wells had an RBI double.

In the sixth, Fisher had an RBI double and Kavanaugh had a run-scoring single.

Central is set to return to action today at Woodford County.

Berea 4, Jackson Co. 0

Berea Community (16-8) bounced back from a loss to Garrard County last week by shutting out Jackson County 4-0 Monday in McKee.

The Pirates managed only six hits in the game, but it was all the support starting pitcher Zach McPeek needed.

McPeek pitched a complete game, allowing only three hits while walking three batters.

“Zach pitched out of a couple of jams in what was probably his best game of the year on the mound,” Berea Coach Sean Linville said. “He also helped himself at the plate going 1-for-2 with a sac fly and two RBI.”

The Pirates got on the board in the first on a single by McPeek, then went up 2-0 on a McPeek sacrifice fly in the second.

Berea rounded out the scoring in the fifth inning. A Neil Claytor bunt brought home Gabe Long to make it 3-0 and then a Trey Terril bunt scored Sean Long to make it 4-0.

The Pirates returned to their exemplary play in the field after committing eight errors in the loss to the Golden Lions. Berea has played error-free ball in four of it’s last five games, all shutouts.

“We only had six hits, but we made them count,” Linville said. “And we played clean in the field again to back up Zach’s effort on the mound. We stunk it up in the field at Garrard County, but that’s just baseball. You’re going to have days like that.”

Berea returns to action Wednesday in a senior day matchup with Casey County at 5:30 p.m.