South Central Edges Neoga

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Published on September 21 2012 10:43 am
Last Updated on September 21 2012 10:43 am
Written by Millie Lange

KINMUNDY -- South Central High School tallied all five runs in the third inning then had to hold off a challenge by Neoga to pull out a 5-4 baseball victory Thursday.

Neoga took a 2-0 lead in the second inning before the big third run explosion by the Cougars. Neoga pulled within 5-4 in the fifth but fell short.

Neoga outhit South Central 7-4. Walk had a single and a double while McKimmey had two singles and Monroe a double and two RBI. The Indians drop to 4-3 in the National Trail Conference, 6-8-1 overall.

South Central's Kyle Bray picked up the pitching win on a seven-hitter with four walks and five strikeouts. Noah Powless came on in the fifth in relief with one strikeout.

Powelss hit a home run in the third and drove in three runs. Daniel Diss had a single and an RBI. The Cougars remain atop the NTC standings with an 8-0 mark and are 13-3-1 overall.

At Kinmundy

Neoga                    020   020  0  --  4-7-2

South Central        005   000  x  --  5-4-3

WP -- Bray. LP -- Romack.

Neoga -- Walk, single, double; Romack, single, 1 RBI; McKimmey, 2 singles; Monroe, double, 2 RBI

South Central -- Powless, home run (third), 3 RBI; Diss, single, 1 RBI; Tharp, single; Harmeier, single