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Rebs knock off Rising Sun, 2-1
Courier Sports Staff
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 11:00 AM
Southwestern knocked off Rising Sun in Ohio River Valley Conference baseball action, 2-1 at home on Monday.
The Rebels got their first run when Brad Sims doubled off of Rising Sun starting pitcher Nathan Hannan and later scored on a delayed steal by teammate Cory O'Neal.
Later in the game, Southwestern got its second run when Darius Whitson-Spegal punched an RBI single into right field.
Offensively, the Rebels were led by Whitson-Spegal, Sims and Nathan Williamson, who each had a hit each.
Southwestern coach Derik Hutton pointed out the Rebels' defense in the field was the big key.
"The game was sparked by several exciting defensive plays," Hutton said.
Mackenzy Withered got the victory for Southwestern. He threw a complete game, working all seven innings, giving up one run while striking out three.
The Rebels (2-3, 1-0 ORVC) visit Shawe Memorial on Wednesday in Madison for another conference showdown.
Errors cost Hilltoppers
Shawe Memorial committed six errors and dropped an Ohio River Valley Conference baseball game 10-5 at Jac-Cen-Del on Monday.
The Hilltoppers struggled in nearly every aspect of the game. But it was the errors that hurt worst. Only two of Jac-Cen-Del's first seven runs were earned.
"We missed a lot of opportunities," Shawe coach Matt Forner said. "We just need to play better. We're certainly capable of playing better."
Kyle Daugherty had two of Shawe's six hits to continue his strong start to his senior season. Jordan Chandler hit a two-run home run and Aczael Rios had a hit before getting struck in the eye on a foul ball and being forced from the game.
"Kyle is just playing extremely well at all levels right now," Forner said. "Both offensively and defensively. He's having a great season."
Luke Higgins started and took the loss after going four innings. Daugherty pitched the final two.
"Luke wasn't as sharp as he could be but he pitched well enough to win," Forner said. "The errors just killed us."
Shawe (3-2, 0-1 ORVC) hosts Southwestern on Wednesday.
Trimble struggles for hits
Trimble County hit the ball but had nothing to show for it in a 13-0 loss at Oldham County in baseball action on Monday.
The Raiders struck out only five times but had only two hits, both singles by Jordan Tingle. Trimble put a runner on third only once.
"(Oldham) County is OK. They hit the ball pretty decent," Trimble coach Frank Ragland said. "We hit a lot of 'at 'em' balls and they caught them. They hit a lot of 'at 'em' balls and we didn't. We had four errors but nine of the runs were still earned."
Trimble, now 2-4 overall and 0-1 in the 29th District, hosts Oldham County on Wednesday. The district is trying out a new schedule this season where teams play each other twice in the same week as part of a two-game series. The Raiders play North Oldham next week and South Oldham the following week.
"This was the baseline and now we know where we stand," Ragland said. "We'll see what happens Wednesday.
Pacers fall to Raiders
Switzerland County boys baseball lost to Ohio River Valley Conference rival South Ripley 7-5 on Monday in Versailles.
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