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Holman propels Bulldogs to win over Perry Central

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By LARRY GOFFINET
Sports Editor

LEOPOLD—Larry Holman drove in a school-record seven runs as Cannelton beat Perry Central 16-4 in baseball Monday.
Holman went 4 for 4 with four doubles and a sacrifice fly.
“I’m just relaxing my hands and seeing the ball,” he said.
The Bulldogs outhit Perry Central 15-7. Hunter Herzog and Tristan Simmons each added three hits for the Bulldogs and Bryce Garrett had two.
Herzog was also hit by a pitch twice and scored five runs.
Austin Linne went 2 for 3 to lead Perry Central. Tanner Cassidy’s double was the Commodores’ only extra-base hit.
Drake Duke pitched a complete game for the win. He struck out three and walked two.
“Our pitching’s been great this year and our defense came to play today,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We made the easy plays and Hunter made a great play in center field (on a line drive hit by Andrew Mosby in the first inning).”
He also mentioned “an outstanding catch” made by shortstop Brandon Cook near the fence on a foul pop-up in the sixth inning.
The Bulldogs were also aggressive on the base paths, stealing eight bases.
They jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first inning with just one hit. With one out, Herzog was hit by a pitch and advanced to third base on Simmons’ single to right field.
Holman hit a sacrifice fly to center field to score Herzog. Simmons then scored on a passed ball.
Damon Powers reached base on a two-out error by the third baseman. Two walks and a hit batsman brought him around to score.
An error and another hit batsman set the stage for Holman’s two-run double to left-center in the second, putting the Bulldogs up 5-0.
He added another two-run double in the fourth and one-run doubles in the fifth and sixth as the Bulldogs finished the game by the 10-run rule.
That gave him 11 RBIs in his last two games.
He broke Cannelton’s single-game RBI record of six previously shared by J.R. House, John Braun and David Sandage.
Anthony Mosby, the first of three Perry Central pitchers, took the loss. He gave up four hits and three walks, hit three batters, and struck out four before being relieved by Bryce Ridener with no outs in the fourth inning.
Four of the eight runs Mosby allowed were unearned.
Cannelton improved to 4-5 while Perry Central fell to 2-8.
The win was Cannelton’s first over Perry Central in 15 games, since a 9-1 victory in the second game of a doubleheader April 23, 2002.