Bailey Elliott used both his arm and his bat to lead Southwestern baseball to a 9-4 win over Milan in a sectional preview Monday in Hanover.

The win also allowed the Rebels to take over second place in the Ohio River Valley Conference, just a game behind Rising Sun

Elliott was 3-for-3 with a home run, a double and three RBIs to lead the Rebels’ 15-hit attack. On the mound, he held the Indians to just two earned runs on six hits in seven innings with seven strikeouts and two walks.

Southwestern pulled away from the Indians late. Holding onto just a 5-4 lead, the Rebels scored two runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth to finally gain the breathing room they needed to close out the win.

Along with Elliott, Tyler Kramer had two hits and two RBIs, Nate Lichlyter had two hits and an RBI, Talon Harmon and Jackson Stockdale each had two hits and scored a run, Dylan West had a double and an RBI and Foster Mefford had a hit and an RBI.

Southwestern (14-9, 8-2 ORVC) travels to Christian Academy of Indiana Tuesday. The Rebels play Switzerland County in their final ORVC game on Wednesday in Hanover. Meanwhile, the Shiners (14-5, 9-1 ORVC) play their final conference game against Jac-Cen-Del on Wednesday in Osgood.



Eagles double up Pacers 6-3

Switzerland County was held to just four hits in a 6-3 loss to Jac-Cen-Del in baseball Monday in Osgood.

The Pacers scored a run in the first and two in the fourth to tie the game at 3-3. But Jac-Cen-Del took the lead with a run in the fourth and two in the sixth for the win.

Cade Rider had a single, a double, scored a run and drove in a run to lead Switzerland. Damion Courter had a hit and scored a run and Landon Wilks had a hit.

Zach Weaver took the loss after allowing six runs — two earned — on 10 hits in five and two-thirds innings with two strikeouts and three walks. Rider got the final out in relief.

Switzerland, now 2-18 overall and 1-10 in the Ohio River Valley Conference, travels to Southwestern on Wednesday.