Switzerland County Baseball Team Scores Two Big Home Wins

Switzerland County Baseball Team Scores Two Big Home Wins

The Switzerland County Pacers college baseball team had two big wins over the past week.

Gallatin County

Last Wednesday, April 20, the county of Switzerland beat the county of Gallatin by the score of 10-6.

The visiting Wildcats took an early lead, scoring three runs in the top of the first inning, but the Pacers reacted immediately, slashing the scoreboard with four runs late in the first to take a lead they would never relinquish.

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

Gallatin County scored one run in the top of the fourth and two more in the top of the seventh, but Switzerland County held on and took the win.

At the plate: Roman Hite led the offensive attack, making 3 for 3 including a double. He scored three runs and stole two bases, and also tied on walks.

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

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

Cam Craig was 1 for 4 with two RBIs 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 step and added a stolen base. Ben Hicks landed an RBI when he was hit by a pitch.

At 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 an earned run while striking out three and allowing two walks for the victory.

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

New Washington

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

The Pacers got all the offense they needed late in the second, scoring five points. After the Mustangs scored a run in the top of the third, Switzerland County responded with two more runs 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 shot, going 2 for 2 with two walks at home plate. He scored two runs and hit two more and also stole two bases.

Bryce Turner was officially 1-for-1 at the plate, but he also walked twice and was hit by a pitch. Turner scored two runs in the game and scored 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 went 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 base stolen; and Austin Bosaw was 1 for 2 with a run scored, an RBI, a stolen base and tied.

Johnson started on the hill, going 2 2/3 innings allowing an earned run on no hits allowed, but he gave up four walks and had two strikeouts.

Zane Smith went 2 1/3 innings, striking out three and allowing two walks and two hits. He conceded a deserved run.

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

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