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March 9, 2013

Donkeys fall to Maysville; Bronchos win thriller over Velma-Alma



While the playing conditions might have been terrible Friday night, the quality of play between Velma-Alma and Central High was just the opposite.

In a game which featured highlight worthy catches from both teams, it was a throwing error to third base which allowed two Broncho runs to score in the bottom of the fifth inning, leading to a dramatic 7-6 win for CHHS.

“These kids love the game, and when you love the game you’ll do whatever it takes to win,” Central coach Harley Nelson said. “This season our guys have decided to give everything they have on every pitch and not stop ever. I’m very proud of my guys.”

With misting rain and strong winds blowing all game long, Austen Dewitt and Derek Davis had more than enough strength to run home and score the tying and game winning runs for their team in the bottom of the fifth, which sent the Broncho fans wild.

But, the Comets looked as though they would be the ones celebrating earlier in the game as V-A took advantage of two errors in the top of the third inning to take a 5-4 lead.

Strait Ille and Evan Albertson made it a 4-3 ballgame with RBI singles, before a successful squeeze bunt tied the game at 4-4.

Dathan Poindexter then scored on a walk to give the Comets the lead at 5-4.

Ille struck again with another RBI to give his team a 6-4 lead.

Matthew Quisenberry then collected an RBI for the Bronchos to make it a 6-5 game in the bottom of the fourth.

Kelton Brown initially gave the Comets the lead with an RBI in the top of the first, through which Christian Florez scored on a throwing error.

Kade Taylor, Derek Davis (2) and Matthew Quisenberry had the RBI’s for the Bronchos in the first inning.

Ashton Wright got the win on the mound for the Bronchos, throwing four innings in which he allowed six runs on five hits with five walks and five strikeouts.

Jarrett Sparks threw one inning of relief, in which he struck out three batters and walked one.

Kelton Brown took the loss for the Comets, allowing two runs in his third of an inning of relief.


            R    H    E

V-A.    104    10     - 6    6    2

Cen.    040    12     - 7    7    3

Ashton Wright, Jarrett Sparks (5) and Austen Dewitt. Ryan Ross, Cody Matthews (2), Strait Ille (5), Kelton Brown (5) and Evan Albertson   WP: Wright LP: Brown (0-1). 2B: Evan Albertson (V-A), Matthew Quisenberry (CEN).

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