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Commodores stumble three times

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By Larry Goffinet

POSEYVILLE—Perry Central hit well in only one of three baseball games as it lost three times to PAC teams Saturday and Monday.

The Commodores outhit North Posey 10-5 in the first game of their doubleheader Saturday. But they lost 5-3 as the Vikings took advantage of three hit batsmen, three Perry Central errors and a dropped third strike.

The dropped third strike and a dropped fly in center field led to three unearned runs in the Vikings’ four-run first.

DeeJay Shaw took the loss despite giving up only two earned runs in a complete-game performance. He walked one and struck out three.

Clint Cassidy and Kyle Troesch each had two hits for Perry Central. Shaw and Seth Raetz each added a double.

Cassidy drove in two runs.

North Posey outhit Perry Central 11-2 in the second game to win 11-0.

Raetz and Joey Peter singled for Perry Central’s only hits.

North Posey took control early with a five-run first inning.

Stephen Hayes pitched the first three innings for Perry Central to take the loss. He and reliever Ian Hahus combined to walk two and strike out three.

Perry Central hit the road again Monday and lost to Tecumseh 14-2, getting outhit 14-3.

The Braves scored eight runs in the first inning, chasing Perry Central starter Raetz in the process.

“They hit the ball real well and they got a few lucky bounces,” said Perry Central Coach Gary Hanan. “They’d hit a dribbler we couldn’t get to or one that would take a bad hop over the shortstop’s head.”

Three Perry Central pitchers combined to walk four and strike out one.

Three players each had one single for Perry Central.

The 0-6 Commodores will host Perry Central for a PLAC game today at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday’s Linescores

First Game

    r    h    e

Perry Central     003      000    0 -   3    10    3

North Posey    400      100   x  -   5    5    0

   Shaw and Bryant; Stonebarger, Wargel (5) and S. Patton. W-Stonebarger. L-Shaw (0-1).

    2B-Shaw, PC; Raetz, PC.

Second Game

    r    h    e

Perry Central     000      00     -   0    10    3

North Posey    511      04     - 11    11    0

   Hayes, Hahus (4) and C. Cassidy; K.D. Patton, Spahn (5) and S. Patton. W-K.D. Patton. L-Hayes (0-2).

    2B-Lingafelter, NP. HR-Scheller, NP; Spahn, NP.

Monday’s Linescore

    r    h    e

Perry Central    002     00     -   0    3    3

Tecumseh    805      1x     - 14    14    0

   Raetz, Bryant (1), Peter (3) and Bryant, C. Cassidy (1), Bryant (3); Froman, Sullivan (3) and Nossigner, Neumaster (5). W-Sullivan. L-Raetz (0-2).

    2B-Nossinger, Tec. HR-Nossinger, Tec.