Local sports roundup – May 2



Braves halts South Decatur


Brownstown Central sophomore pitcher Cody Williams allowed just one single through five innings, and the Braves defense didn’t commit an error the entire game Friday evening for a 9-1 victory over South Decatur.

The Braves unleashed seven runs in the decisive third and fourth innings, rolling to the victory.

Williams only threw thirty seven pitches in five innings. He and his defense shut down the Cougars with three up and three down for those first five innings.

However, South Decatur collected three consecutive hits to start the sixth inning and scored their sole run.

“Cody did a good job staying ahead of the hitters,” Brownstown Central coach John Lawson said. “We are trying to conserve (pitchers) arms right now because we have a double header tomorrow, and have to come back Monday and Tuesday.

“(Cole) Brock came in and did a good job (in relief) in his first varsity experience this year.”

Brock allowed one hit in the seventh then retired the next hitter on a fielder’s choice, and struck out the last two hitters to record the save.

The Braves’ Mitchell Grider had three doubles and Zach McCory had two doubles.

The Braves (8-4) scored their nine runs on eleven hits, while the Cougars had five hits for the evening, accounting for one run.

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