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April 6, 2014

Lineup depth powers Bronchos

CENTRAL HIGH — No. 14 Central High baseball has thrived off its lineup this season and nothing showed that more than back-to-back victories over Velma-Alma, 15-2, and Cyril, 12-4.

The Bronchos received offensive output from every spot in its lineup in the two wins. They won nine out of their last 10, seven of which came by six or more runs. Coach Jeff Jones said his team is three times better offensively than it was at the beginning of the season.

“There’s no weak spot in our lineup,” Jones said. “It doesn’t matter who makes the last out. We’ve got some pretty decent hitters.”

Central High has a .339 team batting average and five of its main contributors are hitting above .350. Even outside those five, the Bronchos are getting production.

Senior John Repp is at .314, but shined during the victories on Thursday and Friday. He had four doubles and seven RBIs in the wins versus Velma-Alma and Cyril.

“When he hits the ball, he hits it hard,” Jones said. “He’s a very good offensive weapon.”

Repp’s speed also is a problem for teams. He was the leading scorer on the basketball team and the second leading receiver on the football team. On the basepath he can be lethal.

Jones described a situation where Repp hit a double and the throw skirted past the shortstop making the tag. Repp ended up scoring on the play because of the overthrow.

“He’s somebody we have to have on base because of his speed,” Jones said. “There’s not many on the team, maybe one other kid, who can do that.”

Freshman Dylan Jones leads Central High with a .472 average, but his performance on the mound has been as influentiual as his play at the plate. He leads the Bronchos with 29 strikeouts in over 23 innings pitched. He is allowed two unearned runs versus Velma-Alma Thursday, securing his team-leading third win of the season.

“Every time he goes out he’s getting more confidence,” Jones said. “With his last few starts, he’s just had complete dominance out there.”

Sophomore Cooper Phillips also picked up his third win versus Cyril on Friday. He allowed two earned runs on five hits and had nine strikeouts. Jones said handling these young pitchers is a delicate situation.

“As a coach you can’t send them out there really early against good people, because if they don’t have a lot of success, they might not come back,” Jones said.

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