Junior left-hander Kyle Stinson pitched a three-hit, complete 9-3 outing Friday night for Madison Central as the Indians defeated cross-county rival Madison Southern in Berea.

The Indians (10-8) opened the game by scoring five times in the top of the first inning. Third baseman Tyler Weaver started it all by singling to center field and was sacrificed to second base by Ken DeGrant. Weaver then scored the game’s first run as Danny Holbrook’s ground ball to third base was thrown down the right field line. Holbrook stole third base and came home on a wild throw by the Eagles’ catcher.

Designated hitter Matt Ciolek and leftfielder Drew Park each received walks from Madison Southern starter, right-hander Clifton Royal, and Nathan Harrison — pinch running for Ciolek — scored on first baseman Michael Kelley’s single to centerfield which sent Park to third and Kelley to second on the throw home.

Park scored the fourth run of the inning on a wild pitch and shortstop Bryan Ashcraft capped the rally with a safety squeeze bunt, scoring Kelley.

The Eagles (8-8) came back with two runs in the bottom of the first inning off Stinson. Catcher Steve Walzer hit a solo home run to left field, leading off the bottom of the first and centerfielder Cameron Allen, who had walked, later scored Southern’s second run with two outs on an Indian error.

Central got one of those runs back when DeGrant opened the second with a double to right center, moved to third on a passed ball and scored on Ciolek’s sacrifice fly ball to short right field.

The Indians made it 9-2 in the fourth when Holbrook was hit by reliever Jacob Agee’s pitch, stole second and went to third on Ciolek’s base hit to right field. Park hit a ball to deep shortstop Zach Durham, scoring Holbrook as Ciolek was forced out at second. Park then stole second and moved to third on Kelley’s fly ball to centerfield. Rightfielder Thomas Strunk walked and stole second and Ashcraft came up with a two-out single to left field, scoring both Park and Strunk.

Southern got its last run when Royal opened the sixth with a walk and later scored on two Indian errors.

Kelley led Central at the plate with two hits, while Weaver, DeGrant, Ciolek, Holbrook and Ashcraft each had one hit. Walzer, third baseman Josh Rothermel and Royal had Southern’s three hits.

Stinson, in upping his record to 2-0, struck out four Eagles. Following Royal and Agee to the mound for Southern was right-hander Cory Stringfield who pitched the final three innings for the Eagles, allowing just one hit and striking out three.

Central hosts the Madison Central Invitational today. The Indians open the tournament, playing Casey County at 11 a.m. The game is followed by a 2 p.m. contest between Casey and Clark County. Central closes the tournament with a 5 p.m. game with Clark County.

Southern travels for a 1 p.m. game with Lee County today.

Berea 9, Paris 1

Berea Community High School notched another win Friday and advanced to the semifinals of the Bluegrass Conference Tournament.

The Pirates beat Paris, 9-1, in Paris to get another meeting with district rival Model Laboratory 10:30 a.m. today. The winner advances to the championship game at 3 p.m.

Berea played the Patriots last Saturday and lost 14-2 after giving up 11 runs in the first inning.

Ben Flara pitched a complete game with four strikeouts, three hits and four walks.

Flara also got the job done from the plate, going 2-for-3 with a RBI and two runs.

Six different Pirates got hits in a balanced team effort.

“We played as good as we could play,” Berea coach Bill Smallwood said. “I think we did a little soul searching the other night.”

Cameron Mattingly went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, while Tyler Hazelwood and Jacob Gilbertson went 2-for-3 each. Hazelwood had two RBIs, while Gilbertson had one and scored a run.

The Pirates jumped out early with four runs in the first then added one in the fourth and four in the sixth.

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