> SOUTHERN INDIANA —
Charlestown stays unbeaten in the Mid-Southern Conference (4-0) after a 7-2 win at Clarksville on Thursday.
Charlestown struck early, and by the time Clarksville had scored, the Pirates had a 5-1 lead.
Charlestown’s Drew Reich was the winning pitcher on the evening, improving his record to 4-0 on the season. Reich dominated through 5 2/3 innings, allowing five hits, just one earned run and fanning eight Generals.
“We did a nice job of getting an early lead, Charlestown head coach Ricky Romans said. “We played pretty well for the most part.”
The Pirate’s bats were paced by Tanner Wesp, who went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Reich and Kelly Rider also pitched in with doubles.
Clarksvilles’ Nick Jones also connected for a double and Justin Lind had a triple.
Charlestown is now 8-3 overall with the aforementioned prefect 4-0 conference mark. Clarksville is now 4-13 and 2-3 in the MSC.
“It’s always nice to get a conference win,” Romans said, “especially on the road. We’ve still got a lot of improvements to make, but I’m pleased with the effort tonight.”
Charlestown will play host to Silver Creek on Tuesday. Clarksville picks up on Thursday when it hosts MSC-rival Brownstown Central.
CHARLESTOWN 7, CLARKSVILLE 2
Charlestown 302 001 1—7 8 2
Clarksville 001 001 0—2 7 3
W — Drew Reich (4-0). L — Wyatt Kissel. 2B — Tanner Wesp (CH), Drew Reich (CH), Kelly Rider (CH), Nick Jones (CL). 3B — Justin Lind (CL).
Records — Charlestown 8-3 (4-0 MSC); Clarksville 4-13 (2-3 MSC).
SILVER CREEK 11, CORYDON CENTRAL 0
Silver Creek 314 03—11 13 1
Corydon 000 00— 0 1 4
W — Graham Jones (2-0). L — A. Yeager (1-2). 2B — Cody Razer (S), Brahm Whittinghill (S). HR — Brayden Ware (S), Graham Jones (S).
Silver Creek highlights: Jones 5 IP, 1 H, 3 BB, 7 K, 0 ER; Razer 2-3, RBI, 2 R; Whittinghill 2-4, RBI, 2 R; Shae Durham 3-4, 2 R; Brooks Howell 3-4, RBI, R; Jones 2-3, 3 RBI, R.
Silver Creek assistant coach Scott Jennings said: “It is good to see our seniors back from their trip. We were concerned they would be a little flat since they haven’t seen pitching in seven or eight days. Graham did a nice job on the mound tonight. It was as sharp as I have ever seen him. Getting a win at Corydon has not been easy, so we are happy to get this win.”
Records: Silver Creek 10-3 (4-0 MSC); Corydon 6-7 (0-3).
Next: Silver Creek at Charlestown, Monday.