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6/27/2013 3:00:00 PM
Warrior summer baseball is off to impressive 3-0 start

The school year has ended and summer has begun, but that doesn't mean there's not action around the Switzerland County High School baseball field.

The summer league team, named the Warriors, is having a tremendous season.

The Warriors team is comprised of 13-15 year old players, and is coached by Switzerland County Pacer varsity coach Chad Combs, who is in his fourth year of coaching the Warrior squad.

"The sectional championship team had seven of the nine starters as former Warrior players," Coach Combs said. "It is really important to build a competitive program that boys are playing at this age."

Here's a rundown of the first three Warrior games of the season:

- In the team's opening game, the Warriors defeated the Indians from Milan by a score of 8-6.

The Warriors collected six hits in the game, and Matt Roland had three runs scored; Caleb Furnish scored two runs; and single runs were scored by Justin Johnson, Ryan Brubaker, and Casper Stowe.

The Warriors controlled the game throughout, but the Indians made it interesting, scoring five of their six runs in the final inning.

Ryan Brubaker pitched 6 1/3-innings to earn the win, striking out seven and allowing only three hits and three runs, with two of those being earned runs.

Casper Stowe and Matt Roland also pitched 1/3 of an inning in the game.

- Zack Whitaker was the star of the team's second game against Gallatin County, as he hurled a no hitter.

The Warriors won by a score of 11-0 in five innings.

Zack Whitaker struck out eight in the contest, and allowed only one walk.

Offensively, he also scored two runs in the game; as did Justin Johnson, Ryan Brubaker, and Caleb Furnish.

Single runs were scored by Matt Roland, Casper Stowe, and Kyle Whitham.

- In the team's third game of the year, the Warriors defeated Southwestern by a score of 7-0.

This time on the mound, Zack Whitaker and Ryan Brubaker combined to limit Southwestern to just one hit.

Zack Whitaker pitched 2 1/3-innings in the game; while Ryan Brubaker pitched the other 4 2/3-innings, compiling nine strikeouts.

Zack Whitaker and Elijah Hambrick each scored two runs apiece in the game; while runs were also scored by Justin Johnson, Kyle Whitham, and Keegan Ray.





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