Switzerland County baseball team earns two big wins at home

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Switzerland County baseball team earns two big wins at home

  The Switzerland County Pacers varsity baseball team earned two big wins during the past week.

Gallatin County

  Last Wednesday, April 20th, Switzerland County defeated Gallatin County by a score of 10-6.

  The visiting Wildcats jumped out to an early lead, scoring three runs in the top of the first inning, but the Pacers immediately responded, denting the scoreboard with four runs in the bottom of the first to take a lead that they would never relinquish.

  The Pacers added to their lead with three more runs in the bottom of the second; and single runs in the third, fifth, and sixth.

  Gallatin County scored a run in the top of the fourth and two more in the top of the seventh, but Switzerland County stood strong and earned the win.

  At the plate: Roman Hite led the offensive attack, going 3-for-3 including a double. He scored three runs and stole two bases, and also drew a walk.

  Kaleb Koons was 2-for-2 with an RBI and three runs scored. He also drew a pair of walks and stole three bases. Bryce Turner was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored with a walk.

  Jackson Sparks had an interesting night at the plate, going 0-for-2  but he was hit by a pitch twice, driving in a run and he also had a stolen base.

  Cam Craig was 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored, and he also stole a base. Ryan Hughes drew a walk in three plate appearances, driving in a run; Drew Chatham had two walks  and a stolen base; and Austin Bosaw drew a walk and added a stolen base. Ben Hicks picked up an RBI when he was hit by a pitch.

  On the mound, Chatham started but only pitched one inning, allowing three runs on three hits. Koons took over, and pitched five innings, allowing five hits and one earned run while striking out three and allowing two walks to earn the win.

  Caleb Ridener pitched 2/3rds of the seventh, allowing one hit and two runs (one earned) and giving up three walks; and Turner finished the game, pitching the final 1/3rd inning and closing things with a strikeout.

New Washington

  On Thursday night, April 21st, the Pacers hosted New Washington, earning an 8-3 win.

  The Pacers got all of the offense that they needed n the bottom of the second, scoring five runs. After the Mustangs scored a run in the top of the third, Switzerland County responded with two more in the bottom of the fourth. Both teams scored single runs in the fifth; and New Washington added a run in the top of the seventh.

  Roman Hite continued his hot hitting, going 2-for-2 with two walks at the plate. He scored two runs and knocked in two more and also stole two bases.

  Bryce Turner was 1-for-1 officially at the plate, but he also drew two walks and was hit by a pitch. Turner scored two runs in the game and drove in one more, and he also stole two bases.

  Jackson Sparks was 1-for-3 with a double and he also drove in three runs in that critical second inning.

  Kaleb Koons finished 2-for-3 on the night with a run scored and an RBI; Trace Johnson was 1-for-1 with a run scored and a stolen base; and Austin Bosaw was 1-for-2 with a run scored, an RBI, a stolen base and he drew a walk.

  Johnson started in the hill, going 2 2/3rds-innings allowing one earned run on no hits allowed, but he did give up four walks and picked up two strikeouts.

  Zane Smith went 2 1/3rd-innings, striking out three and allowing two walks and two hits. He gave up one earned run.

  Craig then finished the game with two innings of work on the mound, allowing one earned run while picking up a strikeout and a walk.