Central Private Baseball Dominates Early

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Submitted by Roger Martin

After sweeping through the preseason tournament, Central Private started the season strong with a 3 game home stand to kickoff the regular season.  In the season opener Central Private beat ACCS 10 – 0 in 6 innings.  Nine of the Rebels ten runs were scored in the bottom of the 6th inning to complete the 10 run mercy rule.  In the second game of the week, the Rebels beat Covenant Christian 10 – 1 in a game in which they scored 2 in the 2nd, 5 in the 5th, and 3 in the 6th.  In the final game of the week, Central Private defeated Covenant Christian 6 – 0  scoring 1 run in the 1st and 3rd and 2 runs in the 4th and 5th innings.

Central Private’s good start is due to their strength in all 3 phases of the team, offense, pitching, and defense.  Central Private has outscored their opponents 54 to 5 in the first 6 games of the season.


*Game Notes from Coach Jason Kinchen


Game 1 vs Adams County Christian School

Chase Martin did an outstanding job against ACCS by striking out 9 of their batters.  He was in control the entire game and the opposing team never threatened once.  Chase worked 6 innings and only threw 84 pitches with no walks and only two cheap hits.  Chase had command of the strike zone the entire game.  Our hitters that stood out were Ryan young, 3-4; 2 doubles and 2 RBI’s.  Hunter Wallace was 3-4 and Brad Miller was 3-4 with 3 RBI’s.  Expecting Chase to improve every game he throws.


Game 2 vs Covenant Christian

Blake Chelette did not have his best stuff but still was a bulldog on the mound and went 4 innings, 0 hits; 0 runs; 3 k; and 3 BB.  Blake was one of our main guys on the bump last year and will continue to be a go to guy on the mound.  Leading hitters was Brennan Fucich 2-3, double; 2 RBI’s, Jonathan Nicosia 2-3, double with 3 RBI’s.


Game 3 vs Covenant Christian

Brennan Fucich pitched 6 inning, with 0 hits, 8 Ks, 4 BB, 0 runs.  It was nice to see our ace from last year give the team another quality start like we have grown accustom to seeing.  He was in control the whole game working both sides of plate with 3 different pitches.  Our leading hitters was Ryan Young 3-3 and Seth Stevens was 2-3 with 1 RBI.  


A side note, our defense has been stellar throughout our opening week and our hitters have been making the adjustments needed.