PENDLETON — The defending Hoosier Heritage Conference baseball champs started 2014 just as strongly as they ended 2013.
Four Greenfield-Central pitchers combined to hold Pendleton Heights to a single run in 14 innings as the visiting Cougars swept a season- opening doubleheader Saturday.
Starter Hayden Kissee and Mitch Gibson combined to keep the Arabians in check for a 3-1 Game 1 victory, then Seth Adams pitched five strong innings before letting Slater Rush close out a 5-0 win.
The effective mound work combined with mostly flawless defense and timely hitting was all a coach could ask for, especially in early April.
“We had a good day,” G-C coach Brian Murphy said. “It really was a good day. It wasn’t perfect, we still need to get better. But our pitchers threw really well. Defensively, I think we only had maybe two errors on the day. At the plate – everybody needs to get better at the plate this time of year – but I thought we bunted the ball pretty well. I thought we ran the bases real aggressively. It was a good day.”