GREENFIELD — The Greenfield-Central baseball team earned a split with New Castle in a doubleheader Friday night.
The first game was all Cougars, hitting three home runs on their way to a 17-5 shellacking of the visiting Trojans. New Castle regrouped, picking up a 9-7 win in the nightcap.
New Castle came out swinging in the first game, scoring four first inning runs off starter Hayden Kissee, but the Cougars answered quickly in the bottom of the frame.
After Mitchell Gibson and Jared Benton opened with singles, Slater Rush greeted Trojan pitcher Zach Curtis with a frozen rope that cleared the fence to cut the Cougar deficit to 4-3.
The Trojans came back with a run in the second, but in the third the Cougars exploded, with a little help from the suddenly sloppy New Castle defense. G-C plated eight runs on just three hits as the Trojans committed four miscues.
Syrus Fletcher started the flurry with an RBI single; then freshman Drey Jameson got into the act with a 2-run single before Trojan errors allowed three more runs to make the score 11-5.