Corydon week capped with SC sweep
Coming off a 3-1 tight win over Charlestown Thursday, Corydon Central was riding high after the Mid-Southern Conference tilt went its way.
To back up the victory, the Panthers ventured south Saturday and pulled off a sweep of county-rival South Central 11-1, 13-2.
Pitching remained a strength for Corydon Central against South Central. Versus Charlestown, Adam Yeager pitched six strong innings, turning the game over to Gabe Fleace for the save.
On the bump against the Rebels, Alec Saulman turned in three innings of work for the win. Logan Daily tossed the final three of game one to shore up the 11-1 decision.
Pop off the bat of Saulman set the Panthers ahead 6-0 after three. A pair of infield errors by South Central put Braydon Beauchamp and Jordan Ripperdan in scoring position. Saulman brought them home with a long arching shot over the left-field fence. The three-run bomb gave the righty a comfortable 6-0 edge.
South Central scored its lone run in the bottom of the third. Cory Ray’s lead-off double set the table for Joseph Logsdon. His single to center brought home Ray, but the arm of Ripperdan cut down Austin Schoen trying to go from first to third on the play.
Adding on to the scoring for the Panthers, Dylan Summers, Beauchamp and Daily connected on consecutive singles. Walks then plagued the Rebels, putting Clayton Schreck, Ripperdan and Saulman on with free passes to plate runs.
In game one, Yeager finished with two hits while Jonathan Mattingly, Saulman, Beauchamp, Daily and Ripperdan had one hit apiece.
Hits for the Rebels came from Logsdon (two), Jame Richter, Logan May and Ray.
Game two saw South Central struggle on the mound. Through five pitchers, the Rebels issued 11 walks.
Completing a strong double-header performance, Ripperdan went 2 for 3 with two doubles and three RBIs. Shelby Deaton also had two hits and three runs scored, while Yeager joined the two-hit parade, too.
Pitching duties for Corydon Central went to the three-headed attack of Logan Murphy, Daily and Ripperdan. They combined for seven innings of eight hit ball, striking out 10. Ripperdan recorded four punch-outs in two innings.
At the plate for South Central, Austin Schoen had two hits while Ray connected for a triple. Singles from the Rebels also came off the bats of Lucas Veith, Chase Schoen, Wyatt Crosier, Ben Wibbels and Logsdon.
South Central bounced back Monday to defeat Southern Athletic Conference-rival Crothersville 19-0 in five innings.
Corydon Central, meanwhile, improved to 10-1 by toppling Clarksville 4-1 Monday.
The Panthers are set to host MSC-foe North Harrison tomorrow (Thursday) at 6 p.m.
Corydon Central 204 302 ‘ 11 7 0
South Central 001 000 ‘ 1 5 5
W ‘ Saulman, L ‘ Veith, SV ‘ Daily
2B ‘ Ripperdan (CC), Ray (SC); 3B ‘ Mattingly (CC); HR ‘ Saulman (CC).
Corydon Central 001 332 4 ‘ 13 11 2
South Central 100 000 1 ‘ 2 8 3
W ‘ Murphy, L ‘ May.
2B ‘ Ripperdan 2 (CC); 3B ‘ Ray (SC).