The Brownstown Central baseball team started on a high note on Memorial Day — a berth to the sectional championship.
Brownstown gutted-out a 5-3 against Scottsburg at North Harrison to set up a rematch with Silver Creek in the sectional final Monday evening.
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Scottsburg struck first to start the game, tallying a pair of runs with their first at-bats.
The Braves responded with a score in the bottom of the inning.
Brownstown’s Carson Lambring got on with a hit, Ty Maxie walked and Zach McCory hit a single to load the bases.
Braves senior Cole Brock followed with a sacrifice fly to score Lambring.
Cody Williams held the Warriors scoreless in the second inning before the Braves retook the lead.
In the second, Zech Wesley hit a sacrifice RBI to plate Sy Zickler.
Off a wild pitch, Austin Green came in from third base to put the Braves up 3-2.
The Braves added a run in the bottom of the third, when Zickler managed an RBI single to score McCory.
With runners on second and third in the fourth inning, with two outs, Williams threw a ‘K’ to get the Braves out of danger.
Brownstown went down in order in the fourth and the Warriors didn’t score in the top of the fifth.
McCory doubled in the fifth and Brock hit an RBI single to center field to put Brownstown up 5-2.
“We had good, timely hitting,” Lawson said. “I think we only lost one inning out of seven. We tied in a few, but outscored them in the rest. It was a really well played ballgame. There weren’t any defensive mistakes by anyone.”
An RBI single by the Warriors’ Collin Ogle cut the Braves lead to two runs in the sixth.
Again, with two on and two outs, Williams came up in the clutch.
Williams fielded a hit at the mound and turned it to first base to close the sixth.
“Scottsburg, when we beat them back in April we beat them pretty bad,” Lawson said. “They competed really hard today. They got ahead in the pitch count and had some quality at-bats.”
Pitching, Williams tossed six strikeouts and two walks.
Both teams finished with nine hits each.
“Cody competed really well on the mound,” Lawson said. “He turned it around later in the game. This is tournament baseball and he went the distance. You need to win, but at the same time you’re looking ahead to the next game for your pitching. It all worked out.”
The Braves advanced to 21-5 in 2016 with the victory.
Brownstown and Silver Creek played at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the sectional final.
The game’s information wasn’t available to The Tribune by press time.
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