Madison Central slips past Scott Co. and into the final

Special to The State Journal Published:

Madison Central’s baseball team scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning, breaking a 2-2 tie, and made the lead hold up for a 3-2 win over Scott County in the semifinals of the 11th Region Tournament Wednesday night at Western Hills.

Madison Central (29-8) will meet Tates Creek (32-6) tonight at 7 in the championship game.

Madison Central and Scott County were tied 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday when play was suspended because of lightning.

The Indians had runners on first and third when play resumed Wednesday. Pinch runner Kirkland Humphrey, who was on third, scored when Cory Mullins grounded out to short.

Scott County staged a two-out rally in the top of the seventh when two batters reached base on a walk and an error­, but a strikeout ended the game.

The Cardinals (26-10) scored the game’s first two runs, plating one in the second with a single by Matt Gregory and an error and another in the fourth with a single by Tanner Blankenship and an RBI double by Chase Martin.

Madison Central tied the game with two runs in the fifth inning on a walk, an error, a wild pitch, a passed ball and singles from Ben Morin and Hunter Kabalen.

Madison Central had four hits — two singles from Morin and a single apiece from Seth Richardson and Kabalen.

Joseph Holbrook pitched the first six innings, and Kyle Kelsey finished the game in relief.

Blankenship and Martin each hit a double and single for Scott County, and Gregory and Malik Wilson both singled.

Gregory pitched 5 1/3 innings for the Cardinals, and Martin pitched two-thirds of an inning.

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