Weather finally cooperates as Pacers pick up first win


After enduring several rainouts early in the season, the weather got hot this week along with Switzerland County bats, as the Pacer baseball team picked up its first win of the year, and finished 2-2 for the week.

The Pacers earned their first win last Wednesday over the New Washington Mustangs by a score of 11-0. The Pacers only had five hits, but drew eight walks and took advantage of seven Mustang errors to score 11 runs.

Scoring runs for the team were: Travis Webster, Trevor Sefton, Luke May and Danny Schira – each scoring two runs; while Aaron Moore, Zach Osowski and Travis Tackett each scored a run.

Ryan Peters had a double and three RBI in the game; and Travis Webster finished with two RBI.

On the mound, senior Travis Webster hurled a no-hitter at the Mustangs. He struck out eight and only allowed one walk over five innings as the game ended under the 10-run rule.

“Travis Webster threw terrific, he was in complete control,” Coach Shannon Barger said. “Caleb McClellan made a nice play in the fifth to preserve the no-hitter. It was good to get the first win. Our young players are gaining confidence with each game.”


This past Saturday, the Pacers traveled to Charlestown for a doubleheader against the state’s seventh-ranked Pirates, and came home with two losses, 10-0 and 13-3.

In the first game, Zach Osowski, Ryan Peters and Luke May were the only Pacers to pick up a hit; while Ryan Peters pitched the four innings and allowed six earned runs, had four strikeouts and allowed just two walks.

The second game was a bit better for the Pacers, but still ended in a 10-run loss.

The Pacers got on the board in the second inning when junior Brandon Otter singled and stole second. He then went to third on a fielder’s choice by Aaron Moore, who reached first; and Danny Schira followed with an RBI single that scored Brandon Otter and Aaron Moore.

In third inning, Zach Osowski doubled, went to third on a passed ball, and scored on an error. That finished off the Switzerland County scoring for the day.

Pitching the game for Switzerland County was Brandon Otter with one inning, four earned runs and one walk; while Luke May pitched four innings with two strikeouts, one walk and one earned run. Trevor Sefton finished up with one walk and two earned runs in one inning of work.


The Switzerland County Pacers got back to their winning ways this past Monday as the team picked up a home win over Southwestern by a score of 11-1.

The Switzerland County scoring got underway in the first inning as Trevor Sefton walked and then stole second and third bases. He then scored on a single by Ryan Peters.

In the second inning, Brandon Otter singled and stole second base and then scored on a ground out by Travis Tackett.

Travis Webster and Trevor Sefton each walked in the third inning, and Ryan Peters followed that with a bunt single; and then Brandon Otter knocked in the two Pacer base runners. A single by Travis Tackett then scored Ryan Peters; and Brandon Otter capped the inning when he scored as part of a double steal.

In the fourth inning, Travis Webster walked and Trevor Sefton singled; and when Zach Osowski followed that with a walk, the bases were loaded. Travis Webster then scored on a wild pitch; and a single by Luke May scored both Trevor Sefton and Zach Osowski. Luke May then scored on an error.

In the fifth and final inning, Aaron Moore singled and went to second on an error; and then scored on a single by Travis Webster to wrap up the game.

“We were not ready at the start mentally, it took a couple of innings to get into a groove. We finally hit the ball with some authority,” Coach Barger said. “Travis Webster threw terrific. He was ahead of the hitters the whole night. Defensively, we had a couple of miscues and we need to eliminate those in order to continue to get better. We had a much better effort than Saturday.”