The Madison County Central School Broncos baseball team began the season with a game against the Taylor County Bulldogs on Friday, Feb. 5. An impressive two-way performance from Riley Borgert led Broncos to a 14-1 win over the Bulldogs as she came up huge at the dish and on the mound.
Borgert was perfect at the dish, going 2-2. He singled in the second and fourth innings.
The Bulldogs’ lineup had no answer for Borgert. They managed just two hits off of the Broncos’ pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out four during his three innings of work.
11 runs in the opening three innings allowed the Broncos to easily put away the Bulldogs. A groundout by Kyle Sealey, a passed ball and a two-run error during the first inning fueled the Broncos’ offense early.
It didn’t take long for the Broncos to answer, as they scored seven runs of its own in the third inning. The Broncos scored on an RBI double by Zane Herring, an RBI single by Caleb Ginn, a walk by Chalon Howard, an RBI single by Sealey, an error and a walk by Herring.
The Broncos added three more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Borgert singled, plating Brannon Tolar to start the inning.
In their next game on Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Broncos faced off against the Hamilton County Trojans.
A six-run explosion in the first inning carried the Broncos to a 10-2 win in five innings over the Trojans at the Madison County Recreation Center’s fields.
Sam Odiorne shut down Hamilton County while he was on the hill. Odiorne held the Trojans hitless over two 1/3 innings, allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out four.
The game was never in doubt after the fourth inning, as the Broncos scored four runs on two singles.
On Wednesday, Feb. 10, the Broncos traveled to Wakulla to face off against the Riversprings Bears. Blaydon Plain allowed one hit, but the Broncos still fell to the Bears with a final score of 2-1 in seven innings.
The Broncos scored its only run of the game on an RBI single by Caleb Ginn in the second inning.
The lead stayed with the Bears after the fifth inning, when it scored one run on.
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