A slumping Western Hills baseball team met a red-hot Madison Central team here Wednesday and the result was a 12-1 victory by the Indians in a mercy rule, six-inning game.
Madison Central improved to 18-8 and Western Hills fell to 9-14.
The Wolverines get a needed day off today and then host mighty West Jessamine on Friday.
Many of the Western Hills varsity players will go into Friday's game with a two-day rest from game action as WHHS coach Craig Fry played several young players against Madison Central.
"We brought up some JV kids just to give some of these kids who have been struggling ... to get them off the field," Fry said. "We have a day off tomorrow, and we'll work on hitting as much as we can and hope to fix some things."
The Wolverines mustered just five hits against the Indians. Senior Adam Barker led Western Hills with a double and a single. Corey Young hit a double and Alan Stucker and Kris Trautwein each singled.
The Wolverines scored their run in the third inning when Young started off with a double and ended up scoring on Trautwein's infield single. Those two plays sandwiched a Madison Central error, a sacrifice bunt by Steven Kull and a walk to Stucker.
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