Pacer pick up big wins over Mustangs and Rebels, split games with Charlestown

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The Switzerland County High School varsity baseball team traveled to New Washington last Wednesday, earning a big win, 19-2.

In the first inning Travis Webster was hit by a pitch; he then stole second base, and was moved to third on a single by T.J. Sefton. He then scored on a single by Tyler May.

Down 2-1 in the third inning, the Pacers broke the game open by scoring six runs. The Pacers had five hits in the inning — including a two-run single by Aaron Moore and an RBI double by Michael Otter.

The fourth inning saw New Washington team commit five errors; and the Pacers took advantage of them, using a combination of hits and walks to post 10 runs.

The fifth inning was the last of the game, as the Pacers wrapped up the scoring with RBI singles by Jordan Hewitt and Brandon Otter.

Aaron Moore had three RBI for the game and Kris Hetrick had two. Jordan Hewitt, Travis Webster, T.J. Sefton, Tyler May, Brandon Otter, Zach Getz, Bryan Levell, Michael Otter and Cody Peters all finished with an RBI.

T.J. Sefton, Kris Hetrick, Bryan Levell and Aaron Moore each had two hits; and Zach Getz, Brandon Otter, Tyler May, Travis Webster and Jordan Hewitt all had a hit.

Brandon Otter pitched the five innings and had five strikeouts and no walks.

“Brandon Otter threw a great game in his first varsity start. He had butterflies, but it did not show,” coach Shannon Barger said. “Everyone had a chance to swing the bat and we only stuck out two times. It was nice to break a game open after having a couple of nail-biters.”

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The Pacer baseball team had a doubleheader on Saturday, splitting the games with Charlestown.

The Pacers lost the first game by a score of 12-3.

The Pacers scored single runs in the first, third and fifth innings — two by Travis Webster and one run by Tyler May. Aaron Moore, Kris Hetrick, Zach Getz, Tyler May and Travis Webster all had a hit each.

Tyler May was the only player with an RBI for the game, as he hit a home run; and Kris Hetrick had a double during the game.

Cody Peters pitched three innings with five strikeouts and three walks; and Jeff Oser pitched four innings and had no strikeouts and no walks.

“It was a very disappointing performance. We came out flat and not ready to play,” coach Shannon Barger said. “Too many walks given up and errors defensively. We also struck out 11 times and had only five hits.”

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The second game against Charlestown was a win for the Pacer team, 5-0.

Scoring started in the first inning with Travis Webster hitting a double and moving to third on a wild pitch. He then scored when a Tyler May hit a sacrifice fly and it was mishandled by the Charlestown team, putting him on the bases.

Tyler May then scored on a double by Bryan Levell.

Travis Webster led off with a home run in the third inning; and Cody Peters walked with two outs in the fourth inning, stole second, and scored on Brandon Otter’s RBI single.

T.J. Sefton hit a double in the fifth inning and moved to third base on a wild pitch, and he was able to score on a sacrifice fly by Tyler May.

Travis Webster had two runs, two hits and one RBI; T.J. Sefton finished with a run and hit, and Tyler May had two RBI and one run.

Bryan Levell had one hit and one RBI; Cody Peters had a run and Brandon Otter finished with two hits and one RBI for the game. Doubles were struck by T.J. Sefton, Bryan Levell and Travis Webster — who also had a home run.

Travis Webster was pitcher for the seven innings of the game with six strikeouts and no walks.

“It was nice to come back and play well in game two. Travis was outstanding and did not walk anyone. He gave up only four hits,” Coach Barger said. “We had enough timely hitting to get the job done. This will hopefully get us on track for a big week.”

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The Pacers had a very close game this past Monday at Southwestern, earning a win 8-7.

The Pacers were down 4-0 in the second inning when Kris Hetrick, Aaron Moore and Cody Peters all hit singles. Kris Hetrick then scored on a fielder’s choice by Brandon Otter; and Aaron Moore scored on a Travis Webster single.

In the third inning Zach Getz hit a single, Bryan Levell walked and Aaron Moore singled, scoring Zach Getz. Ryan Peters then hit a single, bringing in Bryan Levell; and Aaron Moore scored when the Rebel shortstop threw the ball away.

T.J. Sefton hit a single in the sixth inning and stole second; and he then scored when Tyler May hit a single. Tyler May was able to take second on the throw home and was replaced by courtesy runner Ryan Peters. He was able to come home and score when Zach Getz hit a ground ball and the a Rebel player mishandled it.

It was 7-7 in the seventh inning, and the Pacers had two outs when Cody Peters singled and scored on a pinch-hit double by Matt Wegman — the only Pacer player with an extra base hit.

Aaron Moore had two runs, two hits and one RBI; Cody Peters had one run, three hits and one RBI. T.J. Sefton finished with two hits and one run; while Travis Webster had two hits and one RBI. Tyler May had two hits and one RBI.

Bryan Levell had one hit; Brandon Otter had one RBI; Ryan Peters had one run; and Matt Wegman had a hit and an RBI. Zach Getz and Kris Hetrick each finished with one run and a hit.

Tyler May pitched six innings with three strikeouts, three earned runs and only one walk. Cody Peters pitched one inning and had two strikeouts.

“We dug a big hole early with some poor defense and mental lapses, but we fought back. Matt Wegman had a huge hit in the seventh inning,” Coach Barger said. “It was nice to see Cody Peters come in and slam the door shut. Tyler May struggled with location, but gave us six strong innings.”

The boys are scheduled to be in action tonight (Thursday) at home against Owen County High School at 5 p.m. The Pacers are also scheduled for games Saturday at Gallatin County starting at 10 a.m. with Gallatin, Owen and Rising Sun participating.