Commodore runs scarce in losses to Rangers, Pats

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By Larry Goffinet

LEOPOLD—Heritage Hills put its hits together better to beat Perry Central 3-0 in baseball Monday.

Each team had six hits, but Heritage Hills hit a triple and a home run in a three-run third inning.

Clint Cassidy hit two triples to lead Perry Central. However both of them came with two outs and nobody on base.

Ryan Hanan also had two hits for the Commodores.

Cassidy pitched a complete game for Perry Central to take the loss. He walked one and struck out five.

Three Heritage Hills pitchers combined to walk three and strike out seven.

Perry Central lost a road game to Forest Park, ranked first in the state in Class 2A this week, 9-1 Friday.

Casey Van Winkle hit a triple and an inside-the-park home run to lead the Rangers to their 22nd victory.

Ian Hahus went 2 for 3 to lead Perry Central’s five-hit attack.

The Commodores scored their only run in the sixth inning on singles by Hahus and Seth Raetz, a fielder’s choice grounder by Tony Backer, and Hanan’s RBI ground out to the second baseman.

Lucas Bryant pitched the first five innings for Perry Central to take the loss. He gave up seven hits and four walks and struck out three.

Stephen Hayes pitched the last two innings for the Commodores, giving up two hits and one walk and striking out one.

Perry Central, 14-10, will face Tell City in the Tell City sectional tonight at approximately 7:30.

Friday’s Linescore

    r    h    e

Perry Central    000      001    0 -   1    5    0

Forest Park    120      042   x  -   9    9    2

   Bryant, Hayes (6) and Hanan; Welp, Lampert (4), C. Van Winkle (7) and Wendholt. W-Lampert. L-Bryant (1-1).

    2B-Beckman, FP; Wendholt, FP. 3B-C. Van Winkle, FP. HR-C. Van Winkle, FP.

Monday’s Linescore

    r    h    e

Heritage Hills    003      000   0  -   3    6    0

Perry Central    000      000    0 -   0    6    1

   Simpson, Jochim (3), Porter (5) and Price; Cassidy and Bryant. W-Jochim. L-Cassidy (3-3).

    3B-Garman, HH; Cassidy, PC, 2. HR-Morrison, HH.