Pacers continue rough start with three losses during the past week

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It hasn’t been a good start to the season for the Switzerland County Pacer varsity baseball team, and the squad continued its rough start with three losses during the past week.

Last Tuesday Switzerland County fell to Owen County by a score of 6-2.

Pacer Chancey May started the scoring with a two-run homer in the top of the first inning, but the lead didn’t last, as Owen County scored three times in the bottom of the first.

That was all that Owen County needed, as the Pacers didn’t get another hit for the remainder of the game. Travis Webster’s hit in the first inning came in front of Chancey May’s homer.

Travis Webster had a good day on the mound, striking out six in the contest while allowing only four walks. Only three of Owen County’s runs were earned, however, as the Pacer defense committed four errors.

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Last Thursday Milan defeated Switzerland County in a close contest by a score of 8-6.

Cody Peters pitched five solid innings, giving up four runs, but only one was earned. He struck out seven and allowed only one walk; but the Pacer offense couldn’t muster enough runs to claim the win.

Errors cost the Pacers early, and the defense couldn’t hold off the Milan hitting attack later in the game.

Cody Peters was 1-for-2 at the plate with two RBI; Travis Webster had two hits; Chancey May had two singles and an RBI; and Aaron Moore had two hits and two RBI.

T.J. Sefton, Bryan Levell, and Michael Otter all had singles; and Kris Hetrick had a single and an RBI.

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On Saturday, the Pacers played a tightly-fought game with Madison, but in the end Switzerland County couldn’t hold off the Cubs, falling by a score of 4-3.

Errors again hurt both teams, with Switzerland County scoring two unearned runs in the first inning; but then managed to give those runs back in the second.

The Pacers took a 3-2 lead in the fourth when Travis Webster scored on an RBI single by Aaron Moore. That lead held until the bottom of the seventh, when the Cubs tied the game on another unearned run; and then got the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth.

Chancey May went seven innings on the mound for Switzerland County, recording three strikeouts and three runs — all unearned. Travis Webster pitched the eighth, taking the loss by giving up one run on two hits.

Cody Peters, Travis Webster, Aaron Moore, and Bryan Levell all had singles for the Pacers; and Chancey May collected two hits in the contest.

The Pacers have a chance for revenge this Saturday morning, when they return to Madison to play the Cubs in the Courier Invitational beginning at 10 a.m.