Central closes season 23-13
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central’s remarkable 2014 turnaround season came to a halt Monday night with a 2-1 loss to Clarksville Rossview in the semifinals of the Region 5-AAA baseball tournament.
The Wildcats (23-13), who started 5-10, closed the year on an 18-3 run and came painfully close to earning a berth in the regional finals.
Rossview’s Brett Wilson and Central’s Kyle Hubbuch locked up in a classic pitchers’ duel -- both hurlers going the distance.
Wilson was staked to a 2-0 lead on a leadoff single, a hit batsman, a seeing-eye single and a sacrifice fly.
Hubbuch pitched one-hit ball the rest of the night, allowing just three singles while striking out seven.
Wilson Central managed just five hits off Wilson, including two hits by Ben Spradley, an RBI single in the fourth by Jake Lefler, and hits from Tony Pfefferle and Malone Smith.
Leffler’s RBI hit in the fourth drove in Pfefferle, but the Wildcats wasted a chance for a big inning as a pair of infield pop-ups ended the frame with the bases loaded.
Rossview plays Clarksville in the 5-AAA finals Wednesday night.