Perry Central stole the lead late and defeated Forest Park 3-1 on Friday. The game was tied at one with the Commodores batting in the bottom of the sixth when Caleb Hubert singled on a 0-1 count, scoring two runs.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Perry Central pitchers struck out 15, while Clayton Weisheit sat down 14.
Forest Park got on the board in the second inning when Tyler Fetter singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
The Commodores evened things up at one in the bottom of the third inning. Braedon Douglas grounded out, scoring one run.
Garrett Scamahorn led the Perry Central Commodores Varsity to victory on the hill. He allowed two hits and one run over six innings, striking out 13. Travis Kellems threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Kellems recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Perry Central Commodores Varsity.
Weisheit took the loss for Forest Park Weisheit allowed five hits and three runs over six innings, striking out 14 and walking one.
Hubert, Kellems, Carter Strahl, Scamahorn, and Ethan Ball each managed one hit to lead the Commodores.
Perry Central (15-6) will play North Posey for the 2A Sectional 48 crown on Saturday at Forest Park starting at 1:00.
Perry Central weathered a scare by Henryville in the third inning where the Commodores coughed up three runs, but Perry Central still won 13-3 on Thursday.
The Commodores opened up scoring in the first inning, when Caleb Hubert singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.
The Commodores tallied five runs in the fifth inning. The offensive firepower by Perry Central was led by Dylan Lynch, Carter Strahl, and Cohen Edwards, all knocking in runs in the inning.
Ethan Ball was the winning pitcher for Perry Central. The southpaw allowed one hit and zero runs over two and two-thirds innings, walking one.
Travis Kellems started the game for Perry Central. He surrendered three runs on five hits over two and a third innings, striking out five and walking one.
The Commodores socked one home run on the day. Ball had a dinger in the third inning.
Perry Central tallied 11 hits. Edwards, Braedon Douglas, and Hubert each managed multiple hits for the Commodores. Edwards went 3-for-3 at the plate.
The Commodores (11-5) will next play West Washington on Saturday at 12:00.
Sarah Day drive in six Patriots on two hits to lead Heritage Hills past Perry Central 26-5 on Thursday. Day drove in runs on a double in the first and a home run in the second.
The Patriots grabbed an early lead when they scored on an error, an error, a single by Mayci Litherland, a grand slam by Miriam Gordon, a double by Ali Gardner, a single by Mia Kiegel, a single by Haley Fisher, a single by Litherland, a single by Gardner, an error, an error, a double by Day, and a single by Fisher in the first inning.
Gordon was the winning pitcher for Heritage Hills. She went two innings, allowing two runs on one hit, striking out four and walking one. Kiegel and Grace Keller entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Makenna Labhart took the loss for Perry Central. The pitcher lasted four innings, allowing 22 hits and 26 runs while striking out three.
Heritage Hills hit two home runs on the day. Gordon went yard in the first inning. Day went deep in the second inning.
The Patriots collected 22 hits on the day. Ally Schipp, Litherland, Kiegel, Emma Day, Day, Gordon, Fisher, and Gardner each had multiple hits for Heritage Hills Patriots Varsity. Day, Kiegel, Litherland, and Schipp each collected three hits to lead Heritage Hills.
Elizabeth Harpenau led Perry Central with two hits in two at bats.
Heritage Hills (13-6) will be back in action Friday when they play Barr Reeve in Lincoln City at 5:00. Perry Central(9-8) will next play at North Harrison starting at 5:00.
Perry Central scores more runs than Springs Valley Varsity Blackhawks, takes victory on Thursday to the tune of 6-2
In the first inning, the Commodores got their offense started. Perry Central Commodores Varsity scored one run when Travis Kellems doubled.
Garrett Scamahorn led things off on the mound for Perry Central and went six innings, allowing two runs on two hits and striking out 15.
Perry Central totaled ten hits. Chase Hubert, Caleb Hubert, and Braedon Douglas all collected multiple hits for the Commodores. Douglas, Hubert, and Hubert each managed two hits to lead Perry Central.
Perry Central will be back in action today at Scottsburg at 6:30.