> SOUTHERN INDIANA —
The Silver Creek baseball team jumped on host New Washington early on Friday afternoon and never looked back in a 13-1, five-inning victory.
The Class 3A No. 4 Dragons scored nine runs in the top of the first inning. After the Mustangs plated a run in the bottom half, Silver Creek added four more runs to go up by 12.
Brahm Whittinghill led Silver Creek at the plate, going 3-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Teammate Braydon Ware ended up 3-for-4 with a run scored.
Also for the Dragons (5-2), Shae Durham was 2-for-2 with a RBI and a run scored, Logan Murphy went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, and Cody Razer was 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs.
Silver Creek’s Drew Sherrow was the winning pitcher. In three innings of work, he allowed one earned run on five hits with one walk and one strikeout.
“We had a good night offensively. Our kids have started swinging the bats a little,” Dragons’ assistant coach Scott Jennings said. “New Washington helped us out in the first with a few walks, but the kids put the ball on the ball also. Murphy made a small change [in his swing] and it has helped him the last three games at the plate. We had a chance to see some our players tonight in Gabe White, Shawn Pezzullo and Tyler Rogge.”
Silver Creek hosts Madison in a doubleheader today. New Washington will travel to Southwestern on Tuesday.
SILVER CREEK 13, NEW WASHINGTON 1
Silver Creek 940 00—13 14 0
New Washington 100 00— 1 5 1
W — Drew Sherrow (1-0). L — Clemons. 2B — Logan Murphy (SC), Cody Razer (SC).
Record — Silver Creek 5-2.
CHARLESTOWN 7, PERRY CENTRAL 6
Charlestown 030 002 2—7 12 4
Perry Central 101 040 0—6 9 1
W — Kendall Cline (3-0). L — Claise (3-2). 2B — James (PC), Goffinet (PC), Cassie Martin (C), Bethany Hall (C).
Charlestown highlights: McKenzie Smith 4-for-5, Leah Sherrill 2-for-5 with 3 RBIs.
Game notes: The Pirates scored three runs in the top of the second inning to go up 3-1 on RBI singles by Smith, Sherrill and Daisy Nichols. Trailing 6-3 in the top of the sixth, Sherrill trimmed Charlestown’s deficit to one with a two-RBI single. Then in the top of the seventh, the Pirates took the lead for good with a pair of runs. Hall collected an RBI double to tie the game at six, and then Hall came home on a squeeze play for the go-ahead run.
Next: Charlestown (4-2) will host New Albany, Monday.