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FCS, Central post baseball wins

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WATERTOWN -- Friendship Christian got a stellar pitching performance from junior Brennan Swindoll and some timely hitting in a 7-0 victory over District 8A rival Watertown Tuesday at Three Forks Park.

Swindoll (2-0) breezed through five innings of work, allowing just two hits -- both to Watertown's Dennie Holcomb -- with five strikeouts.

Junior Ben Bain (0-2) was the tough luck loser for the Purple Tigers, scattering seven hits over seven innings. The Tiger defense struggled behind him with four errors.

Leading 2-0 the Commanders broke the game open with a four-spot in the top of the fifth. Catcher Drew Erie got things going for FCS with a one-out double. Kyle Wood was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles for the winners.

Watertown, now 2-2 overall and 1-1 in league play, will play in the Murray Tigers Classic Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Murray, Ky.

FCS will serve as one of four host sites for this week's Wilson County Invitational Tournament.

Wednesday, the Commanders will play Father Ryan at 6 p.m.; on Thursday FCS hosts Christ Presbyterian at 8:30 p.m.; followed by a 3:30 p.m. Friday vs. Hendersonville High.

WHITE HOUSE -- Eric Guethlein drove in three runs Tuesday night as Wilson Central defeated White House 5-2.

The Wildcats (2-3 overall) piled up 11 hits while pitchers Toby Muhler, Dylan Lannom and Tyke Williams kept the Blue Devils bottled up. Mulher started and got the decision with four innings of work. Lannon pitched the fifth and six while Williams pitched a 1-2-3 seventh.

Central scored a pair in the first inning as Jacob Williams and Tyler Fish led off with consecutive singles, two outs later, Guethlein singled to right, scoring both runners.

In the third inning, the Wildcats plated their final three runs as Williams led off with a single, then moved to second on Fishs sacrifice bunt, which was followed by a single by Kyle Hubbuch, and a sac fly to center by Dylan Prendergast.

Guethlein then drove a double off the left field wall to score Hubbuch, which was followed by a single from Jacob McEntire, and Hunter Brothers hard smash off the Blue Devils third baseman to plate Guethlein.

Wilson Central begins play in the Wilson County Invitational by hosting Macon County Wednesday at 6 p.m.

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