Local sports roundup – April 3


Braves back at .500


Brownstown Central picked up a pair of wins with Southwestern and North Decatur in town Saturday.

In the early game against Southwestern, the Braves won in dramatic fashion.

Four of the Braves’ five runs came in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Trailing 3-2 in the seventh, Brownstown freshman Chloe Carlin homered off of Kelsi Brierly, driving in three runs for the walk-off win.

In the first inning, Claire Poulton tripled to score a run and give the Braves a run.

Southwestern scored a pair of runs in the third inning and another in the fifth.

Both the Braves and Rebels finished with eight hits.

Jami Bryant pitched all seven innings for the Braves, tossing five strikeouts while giving up eight hits.

In the later game, the Braves made quick work of North Decatur in an 11-1, five-inning win.

After taking a 2-0 lead in the first inning, the Braves added six runs in the second inning in part of a single by Carlin and double from freshman Addie Krieger.

The Braves scored one run in the third inning and two in the bottom of the fifth to win by run-rule.

Brownstown Central pounded out 10 hits behind eight different batters.

Bryant pitched all five innings, finishing with four strikeouts.

The North Decatur run was unearned.

Brownstown (2-2) will travel to Bedford North Lawrence today.