Decatur Central Hawks lost the lead late in a 4-1 defeat to Perry Meridian on Tuesday. The game was tied at one with Perry Meridian batting in the top of the eighth when Alex Hooton singled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs.
Decatur Central Hawks fired up the offense in the first inning. Bryce Lewman hit a line drive that was caught, scoring one run.
Perry Meridian evened things up at one in the top of the sixth inning when Caden Reed doubled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run.
Vince Hickey earned the victory on the mound for Perry Meridian. He surrendered zero runs on two hits over three and a third innings, striking out four.
Bryce Woodruff took the loss for Decatur Central Hawks . He went two innings, allowing three runs on five hits and striking out three.
Charlie Joyce started the game for Perry Meridian. He lasted four and two-thirds innings, allowing three hits and one run while striking out six Jared Thompson started the game for Decatur Central Hawks . He allowed four hits and one run over six innings, striking out nine
Casey Martin, Devon Davis, Timmy Casteel Jr, Derik Profitt, and Lewman each managed one hit to lead Decatur Central Hawks . Decatur Central Hawks was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Martin made the most plays with 13.
Reed led Perry Meridian with three hits in four at bats. Perry Meridian tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Reed led the way with two. Perry Meridian was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Conner Woods had the most chances in the field with nine.