Braves shut down Mustangs for third straight win


The day after prom, Brownstown Central’s baseball team was anything but sluggish.

The Braves (4-1) scored early and often in a 15-0, five-inning win over Louisville Moore (Ky.) Saturday at BCHS.

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Junior Isaiah Wineinger pitched four innings for the shutout before teammate Seth Borden closed the game in the fifth.

Wineinger opened the game with a double, and later scored on a sacrifice by teammate Isaac Horton. Borden, who reached on an error, pushed the Braves’ score to 2-0 by stealing home while teammate Jalen Tiemeyer was caught stealing second base after a single.

Two walks and a single by Clayton Barger loaded the Braves’ bases in the second inning. Following a fielder’s choice, Wineinger and Borden each batted in a pair of runs with singles to put the Braves up 6-0.

“Our guys did a nice job of staying balanced, and trying to hit line drives up the middle,” Braves coach Brandon Tormoehlen said. “They hit some hard ground balls and line drives and were able to get on base.”

The Mustangs loaded the bases again in the third, but on two walks and a hit-by-pitch. The Braves then scored runs on the next three at bats with a walk, sacrifice fly by Borden, and error by the Mustangs’ shortstop.

The Mustangs walked another before making a pitching change.

After the swap, Matthew Garland and Matthew Bell each hit RBI singles before Jalen Tiemeyer scored on another walk with loaded bases.

Going into the fourth inning, the Braves led 12-0.

Jake Pauley doubled to score two runners and Garland added another RBI single to conclude the Braves’ scoring in the fourth.

Borden struck out the final three Mustangs batters to secure the run rule win.

Wineinger finished with four strikeouts, two hits and two walks in the start on the bump.

The Braves finished with 10 total hits and one error. The Mustangs had three total errors.

Tormoehlen said that the Braves did a nice job of taking care of business at the plate.

“We struggled on Thursday (against Orleans),” Tormoehlen said. “They threw a guy that wasn’t overpowering, and Moore played four games this past week in a tournament and were kind of limited on their pitching so they threw a freshman at us.”

Brownstown Central will host North Harrison in a key Mid-Southern Conference game tonight. Last year, the Cougars beat the Braves in the regular season before knocking BCHS out of the Sectional 30 semifinals.

“Those guys are good. They got us twice last year,” Tormoehlen said of the Cougars. “Luckily we have them at home, and we’re starting to play better at home. We’ll strap them on and see what happens.”