Pacers end season with four wins, now head to Sectional play


Coach Shannon Barger’s Switzerland County Pacer varsity baseball team wrapped up its regular season with a four-game winning streak, and now look to extend that streak in post-season play.


The Pacers played Jac-Cen-Del on Tuesday, May 23rd, and earned the win by a score of 12-2.

The Pacers scored their first two runs in the second inning with three doubles in a row by Zach Getz, Kris Hetrick and Bryan Levell — which scored two runs.

In the third inning, Travis Webster singled and was moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by T. J. Sefton and scored on a single by Tyler May.

The Pacers finished the game in the fifth inning under the 10-run rule, scoring nine more runs on four singles, a double by Tyler May, four walks and two errors.

Cody Peters pitched the five innings; he had two strikeouts, no walks and allowed only two earned runs.

“Nice to beat them just a week ago; we were able to overcome some mental errors and lack of effort early,” Coach Barger said. “Cody Peters was not sharp, but made big pitches when he needed them.”


The Pacers earned another win on Wednesday, May 24th in another five inning game against Shawe by a score of 15-4.

The Pacers scored four runs in the first inning, taking advantage of two errors by the Hilltoppers; with Matt Wegman and Cody Peters collecting singles.

Travis Webster singled in the second inning and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Tyler May.

The Pacers didn’t slow down in the third inning, scoring three runs on singles by Zach Getz, Brandon Otter and T. J. Sefton.

Three more runs came in the fourth inning on a single by Brandon Otter, a double by Zach Getz and the three Shawe errors.

The Pacers finished up the game in the fifth inning, scoring four runs on a Matt Wegman single, Jeff Oser triple, an Aaron Moore walk, and a double by Justin Levell.

Tyler May pitched three innings, allowing only two earned runs, five strikeouts, and three walks. Bryan Levell pitched two innings and had three strikeouts and three walks.

“Shawe was not at full strength and it was a good chance to play some young kids,” coach Shannon Barger said. “Bryan Levell threw okay in his first varsity inning on the mound. We wrapped up at least a tie for second in the ORVC.”


The Pacers finished off their regular season on Friday, May 26th with two wins against the North Decatur Chargers. In the first game the Switzerland County team won 8-4.

Travis Webster singled in the first inning, Tyler May and Kris Hetrick doubled and the team had three walks which plated three runs for the Pacers.

T. J. Sefton reached base on an error in the second inning, and Tyler May walked. Kris Hetrick’s then doubled to score T. J. Sefton.

Zach Getz doubled in the fourth inning and scored on a North Decatur Charger error. Michael Otter got on a base by error and stole second; then went to third on a ground out and scored on sacrifice fly by Travis Webster.

Kris Hetrick finished with three RBI; and Travis Webster and Michael Otter each had one. T. J. Sefton and Tyler May had two runs each; while Zach Getz, Michael Otter, Kris Hetrick and Travis Webster each had one.

Travis Webster pitched the seven innings and had eight strikeouts, four earned runs and only one walk.


In the second game, the Pacers came out on top by a score of 5-4.

Travis Webster and T. J. Sefton walked in the first inning; and a Tyler May single scored Travis Webster. Kris Hetrick then drew a walk, and T. J. Sefton scored on a sacrifice fly by Cody Peters. Tyler May scored on a wild pitch; and Kris Hetrick scored on a single by Zach Getz.

The final scoring for the Pacers was in the fourth inning when T. J. Sefton singled and stole second. Cody Peters then singled to collect the RBI.

Cody Peters had two RBI in the contest; while Tyler May and Zach Getz each had an RBI. T. J. Sefton scored two runs; and Travis Webster, Tyler May and Kris Hetrick each scored once.

Jeff Oser pitched six innings for the Pacers. He had one strikeout, allowed two walks and allowed four earned runs. Cody Peters pitched one inning and had no walks and two strikeouts.

“Jeff Oser threw real well; he gave up four runs in the sixth but we should have been out of the inning,” Coach Shannon Barger said.