By Nathan Hutchinson
Register Sports Editor
The Indians only had four hits Tuesday against Woodford County.
But, they found plenty of other ways to get on base.
Madison Central drew seven walks and had three batters get hit by pitches in a 5-2 win over the No. 18 Yellowjackets at Don Richardson Field.
Julian Speaks (4-1) went the distance and earned the win as the No. 10 Indians (16-3) extended their winning streak to three games. The senior right-hander allowed just one earned run, six hits and no walks, while striking out four.
Speaks has thrown three complete games this season.
Woodford County took a 1-0 lead in the first, but Central tied the game in the second, without getting a hit. Ben Fisher, Jake Caldwell and Speaks all drew walks.
Fisher later scored on a passed ball.
The Yellowjackets jumped back in front in the second, but Central responded again in the bottom of the inning.
The Indians scored twice, once again without getting a hit. Trey Gross, Jimmy Wright and Fisher all walked and Logan Hunt was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, forcing in a run. Caldwell later gave the Indians a 3-2 lead with an RBI fielder’s choice.
Central got another run in the fifth when Ben Morin tripled and scored on a Cole Metcalfe single.
In the sixth, Gross singled, stole second and scored on another Metcalfe single.
Central is set to return to action today at East Jessamine. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.
Franklin County 12, Southern 0
Madison Southern suffered a 12-0 loss to Franklin County Monday in Frankfort.
With the loss, the Eagles fall to 9-11 on the season.
Southern is set to return to action Saturday at Nicholas County.