HARRISON — After struggling some last weekend, Bradley Central has bounced back with three straight diamond wins in as many days.
Posting a 27-5 run differential over that span, Coach Travis Adams’ Bears capped the short streak with a 12-1 victory at Chattanooga Central Thursday evening.
Seniors Caleb Pace and Baylor Terrell got the rout started with back-to-back doubles, while classmate Logan Blackwell added another two-bagger in the seven-run opening inning rally that included four hits, three walks and a hit batsmen as the Bears sent 11 batters to the plate before the Purple Pounders got a chance to hit.
Bradley (12-9) tacked on two more runs in the second and fifth frames of the run-rule victory, as well as a solo score in the third.
Blackwell led the Bear barrage, going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles to drive in a trio of teammates and score twice himself.
Terrell and senior Jacob Barnes both went 2-for-3 at the dish. Terrell scored twice and plated a teammate, while Barnes also scored a run.
Senior Chandler Duggan and junior Tanner Cox had identical lines, going 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored, while junior Tyler Carpenter was 1-for-1, driving home a score and touching home plate twice himself. Senior Cal Pickel also drove in a run in the victory.
Now 3-1 on the season, Chandler Hamilton went the distance on the hill for the Bears, striking out eight Pounders, walking just one and allowing just two hits and an earned run.
Bradley will take the weekend off for the school prom and return to District 5-AAA play against cross-county rival Walker Valley Monday at the McKenzie Baseball Complex and Tuesday at Mike Turner Field. Weather permitting, both games have a 7 p.m. first pitch slated.
Bradley Central 721 02 — 12 12 0
Chattanooga Central 000 10 — 1 2 1
WP: Chandler Hamilton (3-1) 5 IP, 8 K’s, 1 BB, 2 hits, 1 ER; LP: Hayden Kaylor 1.2 IP, 7 hits, 9 ER. 2B: Logan Blackwell 2, Baylor Terrell, Jacob Barnes, Caleb Pace (BC); Gabe Somby (CC); RBIs: Blackwell 3, Terrell, Chandler Duggan, Cal Pickel, Tanner Cox, Tyler Carpenter (BC). Highlights: Blackwell 3-4, 3 RBIs, 2 2B, 2 runs; Baylor Terrell 2-3, 2B, RBI, 2 runs; Barnes 2-3, 2B, run; Carpenter 1-1, 2 runs, RBI; Cox 1-2, RBI, run; Duggan 1-2, RBI, run (BC). Records: Bradley Central 12-9; Chattanooga Central 12-10.