Danville loses 4-1 to LCA

Boyle takes two

April 25, 2004

Danville came up short in its bid to return to Applebee's Park, losing 4-1 to Lexington Christian in the Section 6 Championship Saturday at Admiral Field.

LCA (10-4) hit two home runs in the third inning, when it scored all four of its runs. It was the fifth consecutive loss for Danville (9-6), which started the season 9-1.

Joey Beldon took the loss, giving up four earned runs, walking three, striking out five and giving up five hits in a complete game effort.

"Besides a couple of pitches in that one inning, Joey pitched extremely well," Danville coach Paul Morse said. "When he stays down in the zone and mixes up his pitches, he's hard to hit."


Danville scored its only run in the bottom half of the third. Ryan Funkhouser led off with a walk, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on an RBI single by Rich Witten.

The Admirals managed just five hits, including a double by C.J. Lynn. Witten, Funkhouser, Beldon and Deangleo Durham each singled for Danville.

Boyle County 12-11, Madison Southern 0-1 - At Danville, three Boyle pitchers allowed only 10 hits in a pair of five-inning games as the Rebels (10-7) swept a doubleheader.

Jamie Robinson threw a two-hitter in the first game, which ended when Tyler Morris' three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth gave Boyle a lead of better than 10 runs.

Robinson struck out seven batters and walked none.

"He's pitching really well for us right now," Boyle coach David Camic said.

Matt Engle had two hits and two RBIs, and Brad Cloud also drove in two runs.

Evan Teague and Patrick Cooper combined on a one-hitter in the nightcap, striking out a combined 10 batters.

Southern's only hit produced a first-inning run, but Boyle scored nine in its first two at-bats. Brandon Record's three-run homer capped a five-run second inning.

Hagan Smith had two hits for the Rebels.

During the doubleheader, Boyle honored its 1974 team, its first regional champion.

Burgin 17, Sayre 2 - At Lexington, Burgin crushed Sayre in its first game in the Bluegrass Conference Tournament.

The Bulldogs won with 16 hits, including three by eighth-grader Seth Trayner. Bobby Wylie, Jordan Darland and Josh Carey had two each.

Carey threw four innings for the win, striking out seven, walking three and allowing one earned run.

"Josh Carey pitched a whale of a ballgame," Burgin coach Terry Pitman said.

Daniel Loane got the final outs in the fifth.

Model 4, Burgin 3 - At Lexington, Burgin lost in the BGC tournament championship to Model, which got a bye into the title game when Berea forfeited.

Zack Gross struck out nine batters and allowed three earned runs on four hits. But he walked seven batters, forcing his pitch count to 117.

"He continues to struggle with his walks. We need to get Zack back on line before the season's over," Pitman said.

Sean Bottoms was 3-for-3 for the Bulldogs, who had seven hits.

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