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Braves defeat Simon Kenton

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By Ryan Naus

The Grant County High School baseball team tried to get a win for Dillon Pelfrey when he took the mound.

In his previous two starts, Pelfrey was dealt two losses, as the team struggled to score runs.

Against Simon Kenton, Pelfrey ended up scoring the winning run as the Braves defeated the Pioneers 4-3 on April 9.

“It’s huge. Simon Kenton is traditionally the best team in the district, year in and year out. They are always fundamentally sound,” coach Justin Hollingsworth said. “To come away with a win, it’s huge for us and it’s the biggest win of the season so far. We put together a complete game for the first time this season.”

Pelfrey threw a complete game, striking out five.

“He hit his spots,” Hollingsworth said. “The only bad pitch he threw was in the seventh inning and it was hit for a double, but other than that he pitched well. We’re glad to get a win for him.”

The Braves had seven hits in the game, as Alex Gregg scored two runs and Dillon Adams had two runs batted in. Pelfrey helped his own cause, coming up with a clutch hit in the seventh and scoring the winning run.

The Braves were glad to earn the win against a district opponent after dropping their district opener against Walton-Verona.

“This shows us that we’re competitive in the district,” Hollingsworth said. “When it comes to the district tournament, we can compete with whoever we may end up facing. We want to be a one or two seed. We’re still right in line for a district championship or at least a tie for the championship.”

The Braves had a three-game winning streak after the win over Simon Kenton and hoped to continue adding to it as they traveled to the Ernie Evans Memorial Tournament on April 11.

The Braves lost both of their games in the tournament, falling 5-2 to George Rogers Clark and 7-4 to Powell County.

“We didn’t play very well and I feel like I had built up the Simon Kenton game so much that it was almost a letdown to go down there and play,” Hollingsworth said. “We came out and we were shaky. We made some mistakes on routine plays, but we were still in it until the end.”

The Braves had an opportunity to take the lead against Powell County as they had the bases loaded with no outs in the fifth inning, but were unable to drive in a run.

“This shows that even though we won three games in a row, we won’t have anything handed to us,” Hollingsworth said. “We can’t come out and show up and expect to win. We still have to do the little things right all the time.”The Grant County High School baseball team tried to get a win for Dillon Pelfrey when he took the mound.

In his previous two starts, Pelfrey was dealt two losses, as the team struggled to score runs.

Against Simon Kenton, Pelfrey ended up scoring the winning run as the Braves defeated the Pioneers 4-3 on April 9.

“It’s huge. Simon Kenton is traditionally the best team in the district, year in and year out. They are always fundamentally sound,” coach Justin Hollingsworth said. “To come away with a win, it’s huge for us and it’s the biggest win of the season so far. We put together a complete game for the first time this season.”

Pelfrey threw a complete game, striking out five.

“He hit his spots,” Hollingsworth said. “The only bad pitch he threw was in the seventh inning and it was hit for a double, but other than that he pitched well. We’re glad to get a win for him.”

The Braves had seven hits in the game, as Alex Gregg scored two runs and Dillon Adams had two runs batted in. Pelfrey helped his own cause, coming up with a clutch hit in the seventh and scoring the winning run.

The Braves were glad to earn the win against a district opponent after dropping their district opener against Walton-Verona.

“This shows us that we’re competitive in the district,” Hollingsworth said. “When it comes to the district tournament, we can compete with whoever we may end up facing. We want to be a one or two seed. We’re still right in line for a district championship or at least a tie for the championship.”

The Braves had a three-game winning streak after the win over Simon Kenton and hoped to continue adding to it as they traveled to the Ernie Evans Memorial Tournament on April 11.

The Braves lost both of their games in the tournament, falling 5-2 to George Rogers Clark and 7-4 to Powell County.

“We didn’t play very well and I feel like I had built up the Simon Kenton game so much that it was almost a letdown to go down there and play,” Hollingsworth said. “We came out and we were shaky. We made some mistakes on routine plays, but we were still in it until the end.”

The Braves had an opportunity to take the lead against Powell County as they had the bases loaded with no outs in the fifth inning, but were unable to drive in a run.

“This shows that even though we won three games in a row, we won’t have anything handed to us,” Hollingsworth said. “We can’t come out and show up and expect to win. We still have to do the little things right all the time.”

Next up for the Grant County Braves:

• April 21 at Boone County