NEW PALESTINE — Six days after balanced hitting, strong pitching and superb team defense guided Greenfield-Central to a season-opening sweep of Pendleton Heights, G-C used the same formula to achieve an identical result Friday night at New Palestine.
The visiting Cougars took two from the Dragons for the second year in a row, winning 6-4 in Game 1 and 5-3 in Game 2, holding off late NP rallies in both games.
The defending Hoosier Heritage Conference and sectional champions are 4-0 overall and in conference play, with upcoming games against Beech Grove and Scecina looming before a Friday date at Mt. Vernon.
“We got really good pitching tonight. Defense was very good,” said second-year Greenfield-Central coach Brian Murphy said. “Not very happy with some of our bunting. 4-0 is a great week, we can obviously get a lot better, but 4-0 is hard to complain about.”
The ends to the two games Friday illustrated the small difference between winning and losing.