Floyd Central started off the 2017 season giving up four runs in the first two innings, but the Highlanders didn’t quit. Instead, they scored six runs in the fifth on their way to an 8-5 victory over South Oldham at home.
“I had four sophomores play that didn’t have varsity experience, and even those that did have varsity experience,” Floyd Central coach Casey LaDuke said. “I think they were a little shell-shocked at the beginning. But after the first three innings they settled down. (South Oldham) then struggled and had some errors. We took advantage of it and got some runs, and we got a six-run inning during the course of the fifth. It was just good to see the kids hang in there and battle and come away with the win.”
Lanesville tops Scottsburg in opener
Lanesville routed Scottsburg in both teams’ season opener behind Cameron Harvey’s complete-game shutout, complete with 10 strikeouts. He allowed only four hits, and he added a 2-for-3 showing at the plate with a triple and a double. Mitchell Bailey and Tod Tidstrom went 2-for-3 for the Eagles, too.
Lanesville is back in action at Seymour on Saturday. Scottsburg looks to bounce back against Paoli on Monday.
Silver Creek handles Henryville
Silver Creek took it to Henryville in a 13-3 victory on the road in both teams’ season opener on Wednesday. Justin Brown went 2-for-3 with three RBI for Silver Creek. Tyler Wheeler went the distance for the Dragons and totaled four strikeouts while allowing seven hits.
Silver Creek returns to play on Tuesday versus New Washington at home. Henryville, meanwhile, moves to a doubleheader with Hauser on Saturday.
Here’s a look at the stats from Wednesday’s action:
►FLOYD CENTRAL 8, SOUTH OLDHAM 5
SOUTH OLDHAM 130 000 1 – 5 6 2
FLOYD CENTRAL 000 260 x – 8 5 1
WP: Blake Barrett (1-0)
LP: Matthew Roy (2-1)
SOUTH OLDHAM (6-1): Matthew Reaves (2B); Brandon Elsbury (2B).
FLOYD CENTRAL (1-0): Alex Lozado (2B).
►LANESVILLE 10, SCOTTSBURG 0
SCOTTSBURG 000 000 – 0 4 1
LANESVILLE 030 034 – 10 12 0
WP: Cameron Harvey (1-0) 6IP, 4H, 0ER, 10K, 0BB
LP: Isaiah Barber (0-1) 4 2/3IP, 7H, 6ER, 1K, 2BB
SCOTTSBURG (0-1): Taylor Funk (1-3), Josh Kreinbring (2-2)
LANESVILLE (1-0): Harvey (2-3, 3B, 2B, 3R, 1RBI); Mitchell Bailey (2-3, 2B, 3R, 1RBI); Tom Tidstrom (2-3, 2B, 2RBI).
►SILVER CREEK 13, HENRYVILLE 3
SILVER CREEK 640 003 – 13 13 3
HENRYVILLE 002 010 – 3 7 0
WP: Tyler Wheeler (1-0) 6IP, 7H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K
LP: Roth (0-1) 1 1/3IP, 7H, 10R, 9ER, 2BB, 1K
SILVER CREEK (1-1): Justin Brown (2-3, 3RBI); Tyler Kapist (3-4, HR, 2RBI); Wheeler (3-4, 2B, 2RBI).
HENRYVILLE (0-1): Middleton (2-3); Badger (2-3).