Thursday, April 20, 2017 - Updated: 9:08 AMBetween spring break and April showers, there wasn’t a lot going on around here last week on the diamonds.
Century got in a game on April 13 at Shawnee and came away an 8-2 winner.
The Centurions pushed across a run in the first, a run in the third, a pair of runs in the fifth, three tallies in the sixth and a single run in the seventh inning while Andrew Hubbard scattered six hits with no walks and 7 strikeouts in the complete game win. Shawnee scored in the 2nd and 5th innings. Hubbard helped himself at the dish also with a pair of hits and 2 RBI. Justin Sauerbrunn drove in a pair of Century runs also and Jeff Miller knocked in a run with a pair of hits. Eli Williamson and Cason Hight also had hits for Century.
The win pushed the Centurions record to 5-2 overall and 3-0 in the South Egyptian Conference.
In last Tuesday’s 5-4 loss at West Frankfort, Massac County managed five hits with Quinton Travis, Nate Wetzel, Noah Farmer, J.T. Weber and Zachary Travis accounting for the hit total.
Wetzel had 2 RBI and Noah Matesevac added an RBI. Wetzel started on the hill for Massac going four innings turning things over to Matesevac in the fifth, Eli Windhorst threw the sixth and took the loss as Frankfort pushed across the go ahead run in the bottom of the sixth. Massac couldn’t dent the plate in the top of the seventh for the 5-4 loss.
In the Lady Pats’ wild 12-11 win over the Lady Redbirds, Massac rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to send the game to extra innings.
Massac got the walk-off win in the bottom of the eighth. Ellie Weber and Mahailee Parker pitched for Massac with Weber going 4 2/3 innings and Parker throwing 3 1/3.
Offensively, Taylor Jenkins and Payton Pierce had huge days for Massac with Jenkins piling up four hits, including three two-baggers, and Pierce also totaling four hits, including a home run, for three RBI.
Freshman Karsyn Fritch had a big day as well, knocking in three runs on two singles and a double.