Braves fall to MSC-rival Salem in opener
The Brownstown Central girls tennis team fell to Salem 3-2 on the road Thursday.
Freshman Laken Reynolds picked up an easy 6-0, 6-1 victory for the Braves at No. 1 singles against Nicole Sullivan.
Braves senior Brooke Hattabaugh picked up the final win on the evening in a hard-fought 7-5, 0-6, 7-7 (7-4) victory at No. 2 singles over Haley Gross.
With the loss, the Braves fall to 0-1 in Mid-Southern Conference play.
Braves drop opener
After leading 4-3 in six inning of play, Brownstown Central gave up two runs in the seventh before falling 5-4 in their home season-opener against Providence on Thursday.
The Braves scored one run in each of the first three innings to take a 3-1 lead.
However, the Pioneers bounced-back in the later innings, scoring in the fifth and sixth before retaking the lead at the finish.
Senior Mitchell Grider was the losing pitcher for the Braves with six strikeouts, three hits, two walks and two earned runs in 5 2/3 innings.
Brownstown remains undefeated
Brownstown Central scored single runs in the third and fourth innings Thursday to defeat Eastern (Pekin) 2-0 in a Mid-Southern Conference matchup.
The Braves edged the Musketeers 6-5 in hitting, with Brooke Ebbing leading Brownstown with two — a double and a single. Courtnie Pullen had the team’s only RBI.
Jami Bryant went the distance in the circle, striking out six and walking one.
Brownstown improved to 5-0 overall and 1-0 in the MSC.