April 19th - Nicholas Co 3, BBHS 0 - 10th "A" Championship Game
Too much Dalton Davenport propels Nicholas County to 3-0 victory in the 10th Region Championship Game. Davenport goes distance on the mound, allows only 3 hits while striking out 16. Evan Moore, minus allowing Davenport a first inning three run home run, pretty much duplicated the Nicholas County ace’s efforts, giving up 3 scattered singles, two of them to Davenport, while sitting down 11 Blue Jackets on strikes. Nicholas County will take on Beechwood in the 9th/10th “A” Sectional Playoffs for a berth in the “A” State Tourney.
Nicholas County struck for three runs in the home half of the first inning when our starter, Evan Moore, issued a walk and a single, followed by Dalton Davenport hitting a three-run home run, which would be all that he would need to post the 3-0 win, and lead his Nicholas County Blue-Jackets to their second consecutive 10th Region “A” Championship.
Davenport and Evan Moore, who both pitched complete games, combined for 27 strike outs and allowed only 3 hits each.
APRIL 19TH - LADY STANGS 10, BEECHWOOD 3
APRIL 20TH - BBHS 3, Highlands 2
Chales Hartig (Right) took to the hill on Wednesday afternoon, and won his third consecutive decision, defeating the Highlands Bluebirds 3-2. Knotted up at ones going into the bottom half of the sixth inning, Ryan Ebert (left) connected on a 2 RBI double with the bases loaded, giving the Mustangs a 3-1 lead. The Bluebird threatened in the seventh, but Hartig, and Colin Combs, on in relief, slammed the door and preserved the 3-2 win, our first over Highlands since 2011.
On the day in addition to his double, Ebert drew two walks, and upped his batting average to .388 on the season. Colin Combs was 1-1 with a walk an da RBI. It is good to see Adam Bezold easing back into the Mustang lineup. Today he walked and scored a run. Officially, Charles Hartig went 6 2/3rds innings allowing two runs, with one of them being earned, five hits, walking four, and whiffing 3. Combs closed out the final 2/3rds striding out on batter to face him and forcing a game ending ground out.
Mustangs improve to 4-0-1 in NKAC DIV II play, and 9-7-1 overall. Will host Pendleton County on Thursday at 5pm.
APRIL 20TH - HIGHLANDS 5, LADY STANGS 2.
APRIL 21st - BBHS 9 , Pendleton COunty 0
Mustangs post 10th season win with a 9-0 complete game shutout over Pendleton County by Mitchell Combs. We exploded for 8 runs in the home half of the fourth inning, on the merits of a three run blast by Adam Bezold, (2nd HR) and a Grand Slam round-tripper by Colin Combs (3rd HR) . In pitching the complete game shutout, Combs improves to 3-1 on the season allowing five Pendleton County hits. He struck out 4 and issued a pair of free passes. PCo senior Brice Redden went 2 for 3 on the afternoon with a double to pace the Wildcats offense. The Mustangs will face Boone County on Friday, who will see a different Mustangs team than the one they beat up on back on April 1st, when we were without our seniors. This game, which is part fo the Doc Morris Classic, will be played at 5:30pm at Simon Kenton High School.
APRIL 21ST - LADY 'STANGS VS CAMPBELL COUNTY - CANCELLED WEATHER
April 22nd - BBHS 6, BOONE CO 3 - Doc Morris Classic
Mustangs avenge earlier season loss to Boone County with 6-3 total team effort win in the Opening Game of the Doc Morris Memorial Classic. For the fourth time in our last four outings Coach Ron Verst received six complete innings or better from our starting pitchers. In this one Andrew Beck took the mound, went six complete innings allowing 3 runs on 6 hits, evening his season record at 1-1. Brandon Bezold shut out the Rebels in the 7th inning. Eight different Mustangs collected hits in this game with Colin Combs going 2 for 4 with a walk and an RBI. Evan Moore hit his sixth home run of the season and collected his 34th and 35th RBIs. He also walked twice and crossed the plate on one occasion. Andrew Beck helped his own cause with a double and an RBI. Brandon Bezold, Adam Bezold, Keegan Gulley, Logan Meyer and Ryan Ebert also had hits. Our 11-7-1 Mustangs will play a quality opponent on Saturday when they take on Fredrick Douglass at 12 Noon again at Simon Kenton H.S., the site of Friday’s win.
April 23rd - BBHS 0, Fredrick Douglass 6 - Doc Morris Classic
Mustangs fall to #10 ranked Fredrick Douglass, 6-0 on Saturday. Colin Combs pitches 4 innings, giving up 3 hits, 2 earned runs, and striking out 4. Mitchell Combs goes 1-3, with a double. Mustangs are back in action at home on Monday, 4/25, vs. the Holy Cross Indians.