Both teams were strong on the hill on Thursday, but Benton Central was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over Indian Creek on Thursday. Dustin Sprong started the game for Indian Creek and recorded 24 outs.
Indian Creek lost despite out-hitting Benton Central six to five.
A single by Colby Marker in the second inning was a positive for Indian Creek.
Varnado got the start for Benton Central. He allowed six hits and zero runs over nine innings, striking out five and walking zero.
Sprong toed the rubber for Indian Creek. He lasted eight innings, allowing four hits and zero runs while striking out 15. Mitchell Walls threw two-thirds of an inning in relief.
Indian Creek tallied six hits. Wyatt Phillips and Mason Britt all collected multiple hits for Indian Creek. Britt and Phillips each managed two hits to lead Indian Creek. Indian Creek was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Cody Grider had the most chances in the field with 17.