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  The Switzerland County High School junior varsity and varsity baseball teams have had a busy week.

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  The Switzerland County High School junior varsity and varsity baseball teams have had a busy week.

  Here’s a recap of the action:

  — On Wednesday, April 25th, the Pacer varsity fell to Rising Sun in a conference battle by a score of 14-1.

  Kyle Whitham started on the mound for Switzerland County, going 5 2/3-innings and allowing seven runs (six earned) and eight hits while striking out three. Austin South pitched 1/3-inning allowing six runs, all earned, and five hits; and Nathan Thomas pitched an inning, allowing two hits and an earned run. Rising Sun scored in every inning except the fourth.

  At the plate, Kenyon Bledsoe picked up a hit and the only Switzerland County RBI on three trips; and Zach Weaver had a hit and a run scored in two plate appearances.

  — On Saturday, April 28th, the Pacer junior varsity hosted a tournament, and fell in both of its games.

  Against Milan, Switzerland County lost by a score of 8-6, as Pacer Zach Weaver had a big game at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Zack Stout and Dakota Wallace each picked up their first high school base hits in the contest.

  Cade Rider was 1-for-4 with a run scored;  Nathan Thomas had an RBI; Nathan Scudder scored a run; and Nathan Edwards was 1-for-3 with a run scored. Wallace was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI; and Stout was 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

  Rider started on the mound and went three innings, giving up five hits and four runs (three earned) while recording four strikeouts. Nathan Scudder pitched 2 2/3-innings, allowing four runs (only two earned) and four hits while picking up two strikeouts. Nathan Thomas finished up on the mound, throwing 2/3-inning with two strikeouts.

  In Saturday’s other game, the Pacer jayvee fell to Rising Sun by a score of  3-1.

  Weaver had another outstanding game, this time on the mound, as he pitched six innings and struck out nine Shiner batters. He did allow three hits and three runs, but only one was earned. Thomas pitched an inning, picking up another strikeout.

  The offense faltered in the game, with Switzerland County mounting just one run on four hits.

  Ride had the lone RBI with a 1-for-3 day at the plate; while Patrick Stow was 1-for-2 with a run scored; Thomas was 1-for-2; and Scudder was 1-for-3.

  — On Monday night the Pacer offense awoke from its recent slumber, pounding out nine extra base hits in a 13-3 victory over Shawe Memorial.

  Patrick Stow led the way, going 3-for-3 with two doubles, two RBI and three runs scored; while Kyle Whitham was also 3-for-3 three runs scored and an RBI. Kenyon Bledsoe was 2-for-4 with two triples and three runs scored, and he also added an RBI.

  Kaleb Harrell had a pair of doubles on his way to a 2-for-3 night at the dish, scoring a run and knocking in two others; Nathan Edwards was 2-for-3 with a double, three RBI and a run scored; Austin South was 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI; and Nathan Thomas was 1-for-1 with a run scored and an RBI.

  Watching the pitch count carefully after so many games with little rest, Switzerland County coach Chad Combs had Bledsoe start the game, going two innings and allowing an earned run. He was followed by South, who pitched an inning and struck out two while allowing two runs; and Harrell wrapped things up with two innings on the hill, striking out two.

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complete busy week

  The Switzerland County High School junior varsity and varsity baseball teams have had a busy week.

  Here’s a recap of the action:

  — On Wednesday, April 25th, the Pacer varsity fell to Rising Sun in a conference battle by a score of 14-1.

  Kyle Whitham started on the mound for Switzerland County, going 5 2/3-innings and allowing seven runs (six earned) and eight hits while striking out three. Austin South pitched 1/3-inning allowing six runs, all earned, and five hits; and Nathan Thomas pitched an inning, allowing two hits and an earned run. Rising Sun scored in every inning except the fourth.

  At the plate, Kenyon Bledsoe picked up a hit and the only Switzerland County RBI on three trips; and Zach Weaver had a hit and a run scored in two plate appearances.

  — On Saturday, April 28th, the Pacer junior varsity hosted a tournament, and fell in both of its games.

  Against Milan, Switzerland County lost by a score of 8-6, as Pacer Zach Weaver had a big game at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Zack Stout and Dakota Wallace each picked up their first high school base hits in the contest.

  Cade Rider was 1-for-4 with a run scored;  Nathan Thomas had an RBI; Nathan Scudder scored a run; and Nathan Edwards was 1-for-3 with a run scored. Wallace was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI; and Stout was 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

  Rider started on the mound and went three innings, giving up five hits and four runs (three earned) while recording four strikeouts. Nathan Scudder pitched 2 2/3-innings, allowing four runs (only two earned) and four hits while picking up two strikeouts. Nathan Thomas finished up on the mound, throwing 2/3-inning with two strikeouts.

  In Saturday’s other game, the Pacer jayvee fell to Rising Sun by a score of  3-1.

  Weaver had another outstanding game, this time on the mound, as he pitched six innings and struck out nine Shiner batters. He did allow three hits and three runs, but only one was earned. Thomas pitched an inning, picking up another strikeout.

  The offense faltered in the game, with Switzerland County mounting just one run on four hits.

  Ride had the lone RBI with a 1-for-3 day at the plate; while Patrick Stow was 1-for-2 with a run scored; Thomas was 1-for-2; and Scudder was 1-for-3.

  — On Monday night the Pacer offense awoke from its recent slumber, pounding out nine extra base hits in a 13-3 victory over Shawe Memorial.

  Patrick Stow led the way, going 3-for-3 with two doubles, two RBI and three runs scored; while Kyle Whitham was also 3-for-3 three runs scored and an RBI. Kenyon Bledsoe was 2-for-4 with two triples and three runs scored, and he also added an RBI.

  Kaleb Harrell had a pair of doubles on his way to a 2-for-3 night at the dish, scoring a run and knocking in two others; Nathan Edwards was 2-for-3 with a double, three RBI and a run scored; Austin South was 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI; and Nathan Thomas was 1-for-1 with a run scored and an RBI.

  Watching the pitch count carefully after so many games with little rest, Switzerland County coach Chad Combs had Bledsoe start the game, going two innings and allowing an earned run. He was followed by South, who pitched an inning and struck out two while allowing two runs; and Harrell wrapped things up with two innings on the hill, striking out two.