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Alexander Central Clutches Their 2nd Consecutive Victory

4/25/24

By:

Parker Hatch

Up Next: Freedom

Alexander Central (10-11) who is currently ranked 4th in the NorthWestern 3A/4A conference clinched their 2nd consecutive victory on Wednesday, blanking the West Rowan Falcons (16-7) with a 3-0 win.


Dillon Church was exceptional on the mound, allowing no earned runs and just 2 hits over 5.1 innings. Church has been in excellent form lately, consistently recording at least 5 strikeouts in his last 3 appearances.



Offensively, Alexander Central's lineup delivered a balanced performance, with 3 different players contributing at least 1 hit. Senior Jaret Hoppes stood out, going 2-for-2 with a run scored. Hoppes has been on fire this season, recording a batting average of .472, a fielding percentage of .970, with 10 RBI's, and 20 runs.


Despite the loss, Gage Scruggs had a strong outing for West Rowan, going 2-for-2 with 2 stolen bases.

With this win, Alexander Central's record improved to 10-11, while West Rowan's losing streak extended to 3 games, dropping their record to 16-7.



Looking ahead, Alexander Central will be hosting Freedom at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Freedom comes into the game after suffering nine consecutive defeats on the road, making it a crucial opportunity for Alexander Central to extend their winning streak.On the other hand, West Rowan will face Robinson at 7:00 p.m. on Friday. West Rowan's pitching has been solid this season, with an average of only 3 runs allowed per game. This could pose a challenge for Robinson's hitters, making it an intriguing matchup to watch.

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