Alexander Central 4
Alexander Central advanced to the third round of the State 3A baseball playoffs with a hard fought 4-1 win over Cuthbertson Thursday evening in Taylorsville.
The Cougars trailed 1-0 until they scored three runs in the third inning. Easton Rhoney’s bunt single led to a pair of runs thanks to a throwing error that sent the runners home. Alexander Central would plate another run in the inning and led 3-1.
Cougar Pitcher Maddox Kerley worked 5.1 innings allowing 5 hits and only that first inning run. The lefty is now 7-1 on the season. For the second straight playoff game, Cougar senior Dawson Elder came out of the bullpen to get the save. Five different Cougars picked up a hit and the the Blue and Gold won a game without a run batted in.
Next up, ACHS will host Cox Mill who outslugged East Rowan 19-12. AC is now 22-7 on the season. They have won their last 11 games.