Decatur Central Hawks and Greenwood traded the lead back-and-forth on Wednesday, but eventually Decatur Central Hawks prevailed 10-9. Decatur Central Hawks took the lead for good in the eighth inning. The game was tied at nine with Decatur Central Hawks batting in the top of the eighth when Casey Martin singled off of Caster, driving in one run.
A four-run lead in the first inning was just enough for Decatur Central Hawks to hold off Greenwood for the victory. Greenwood scored nine runs in the failed comeback on a single by Maynard in the first, a single by Stunick in the first, a single by Martin in the second, a stolen base in the second, a double by Bass in the second, a stolen base in the second, a single by Bass in the fifth, and a single by Caster in the fifth.
Decatur Central Hawks captured the lead in the first inning. Trent Grogan drove in one when he singled in the first inning.
Decatur Central Hawks evened things up at nine in the top of the seventh inning. With one out in the seventh inning Austin Mitchell drove in one run when he doubled.
Decatur Central Hawks scored four runs in the sixth inning. The big inning was thanks to a double by Bradley Brehmer, a single by Grogan, and a walk.
Greenwood scored four runs in the second inning. The big inning for Greenwood came thanks to a single by Martin, a stolen base , a double by Bass, and a stolen base.
Brehmer earned the win for Decatur Central Hawks . He went eight innings, allowing nine runs, ten hits, and striking out six. Caster took the loss for Greenwood. He tossed one inning, giving up one run, three hits, striking out one, and walking zero.
Beckham started the game for Greenwood. He pitched five and a third innings, surrendering seven runs, eight hits, and striking out two.
Decatur Central Hawks collected 13 hits. Grogan, Eddie Garrison, Casey Martin, Brehmer, and Mitchell each collected multiple hits for Decatur Central Hawks . Grogan and Garrison each drove in two runs to lead Decatur Central Hawks .
Greenwood had ten hits in the game. Maynard, Martin, and Bass each collected multiple hits for Greenwood
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