The Indians of Madison Central still remember the felling after last season’s opening round loss to rival Madison Southern in the district tournament. Central was ranked in the top five of the state and a contender for the region and state championship but all that fell apart in the loss to the Eagles. This year’s team and the nine senior’s on the roster remember that loss and didn’t want to experience that feeling again.
Madison Central (30-7) started the year 16-1, the only loss to Niceville Florida on spring break. They traveled to number one PRP and loss by a run in extra innings. They ended the season with some losses that maybe they shouldn’t have had but the team rallied together through the adversity. They lost their ace, Senior Jacob Ferris, for the second straight season this time to a broken wrist. The rest of the Indian’s staff picked up the slack for their fallen teammate. Bryce Travis wet 6-0 on the mound with a 2.33 ERA. Lucas Meyer and James Goble both went undefeated during the season. Meyers went 5-0 with a 1.75 ERA. He started the opening game of the region and nearly no hit Bryan Station. Goble did most of his damage out of the bullpen. Along with the six wins he saved three other games. As a staff they accumulated a 2.19 ERA.
Offensively Madison Central hit .342. Logan Thomason, EKU baseball commit, lead the team with a .448 average along with fifty two hits and thirty eights runs batted in. He also scored forty five runs, added fourteen doubles, four triples, and three home runs. He also led the team with twenty three stolen bases. Madison Central is much more than just Logan, Senior Ben Snapp batted .355, had nine doubles, five triples, and drove in a team high forty five runs. Indians had three hitters hit over .400.
They will matchup with the fourth region champions Bowling Green. They enter with 21-11 record. They enter riding a seven game winning streak. In their regional wins they only allowed two total runs in three games. The Purples have a team ERA of 3.25 and will probably run Ben Ginter to the mound for the game against the Indians. He is 6-3 on the season with 2.94 ERA. They are led offensively by Will Garske. Garske hit .423 and drove in thirty seven runs. He also added fourteen doubles, a triple, and three home runs.
Should the Indians win game one they will play again Saturday night against the Campbell County/McCracken County winner at 9:30 PM. Stay with Wallingford Broadcasting as we will have every Madison Central game on our radio stations