The Indians rolled to an easy win, but then needed extra innings to pick up another victory Tuesday in Cocoa Beach, Fla. Central opened the day with an 11-1 win over Villa Maria (Penn.) and then topped Southwestern, 5-4, in eight innings. The Indians (7-3) have won three-straight games and have won four of the five games during their trip to Florida. In the opening game of the day, Brennan Sidor started, but Cole Metcalfe earned the win in relief. The sophomore allowed three hits and no runs in three innings of work while striking out four. Sidor went 1 1/3 innings and Trey Gross worked 2/3rds of an inning. Central scored once in the first and three times in the third. The Indians blew the game open with seven runs in fifth. Zach Harmon was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored, Austin Hunt was 2-for-2 with a triple and two runs scored and Nicky Edwards was 2-for-2 with a triple and two RBIs. In the second game, Southwestern pushed across a run in the top of the seventh to send the game into extra innings, but Central scored twice in the eighth to wrap up the victory. After Southwestern scored two runs in the first, the Indians scored once in the second and twice in the third. In the second, Edwards walked, Alex Dapkus reached on an error and Logan Smith pushed across a run on a groundout. In the third, Harmon walked and stole second, Edwards delivered an RBI single and Dapkus followed with another RBI single. Southwestern took a 4-3 lead in the top of the eighth, but Isaac Smith led-off of the bottom of the inning with a single. Harmon walked and Metcalfe reached on a bunt single to load the bases. Hunt ended the game with a two-run single. Edwards started and went six innings, allowing four hits, three runs and two walks, while striking out eight. Harmon pitched the final two innings and picked up the win. The senior gave up three hits, a run and a walk, while striking out two. In junior varsity action at the Cocoa Beach Expo on Tuesday, Ryan Long threw a no-hitter as Central defeated Union County (Tenn.) 10-0. The JV team also defeated Greenup County, 12-2. Chris Wells earned the win for the Indians. In freshman action, Central defeated Greenup County, 14-4. Kirt Caldwell picked up the win. Central’s varsity team is scheduled to return to action Thursday in Florida. Southern routed by Central Hardin Madison Southern struggled Tuesday against Central Hardin, falling 18-0 in five innings at the Central Hardin Round Robin in Elizabethtown. Central Hardin scored eight runs in the second inning and five runs in both the third and fourth innings in the rout. Southern had no hits and committed two errors in the loss, while Central Hardin had 14 hits and just one error. Andrew Mills took the loss for the Eagles, who did not have a base runner until the fifth inning. The Eagles will return to action today in the Central Hardin Round Robin against John Hardin. Game time is set for 1 p.m.

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