Pacer batsmen fall to Rising Sun, S. Ripley


Despite an outstanding pitching effort by Collin Burgess, the Switzerland County varsity baseball team fell to Rising Sun by a score of 3-1 last week.

Collin Burgess pitched seven innings, striking out eight while allowing only nine hits and two walks. Only two of the Shiners’ three runs were earned.

Switzerland County got on the board early, with Celby Kinney scoring in the second inning after he opened the inning with a single. Kyle Konkle also added a single in the second.

Unfortunately, that would be the only run of the game for Switzerland County; which also got a double from Hunter Jordan in the sixth inning and a single by Robert Pickel in the seventh to round out the Pacers’ four hits on the day.

Rising Sun got the first of its three runs in the fifth inning when shortstop Cody Weaver scored; and the Shiners picked up the win when they plated two runs in the top of the seventh inning to break the tie.

Ryan Dugan and Nathan Hannan accounted for the pair of Rising Sun runs.


The Pacers also dropped a conference decision to South Ripley by a score of 4-1.

This time Bob Tressler went to the mound for the Pacers, and he pitched five innings, scattering three hits and three walks while fanning five Raider batters.

Nathan Hunter then took over on the mound for the final two innings, and he struck out two but allowed four walks and a hit.

The Pacers threatened in the first inning when Nelson Hughes led off with a single; and after he was erased on a fielder’s choice off of the bat of Blaze Chase; Blaze Chase advanced to second on Hunter Jordan’s grounder to the first baseman.

Celby Kinney then drew a walk; but Switzerland County was unable to push a run across.

Switzerland County did pick up a run in the third inning to take an early lead.

After Nathan Hunter singled to lead off the frame; Nelson Hughes advanced him with a sacrifice. Nathan Hunter was then advanced to third by Blaze Chase; and he scored when the Raider third baseman was charged with an error on Hunter Jordan’s grounder.

Bob Tressler had smooth sailing through the first four innings; but South Ripley began to connect in the fifth, scoring all four runs. Two of those came on a home run by Raider Jason Dilk.