EASTERN — After jumping out to 7-0 lead, Floyd Central faltered as visiting Pike Central pulled away to win 10-8 in a high school baseball game on Tuesday.
With the loss, Floyd Central dropped to 12-16.
Pike Central improved to 13-16 with the win.
Jarred Stanley was the winning pitcher for the Hawks. Stanley pitched two innings, allowing zero hits and zero runs while striking out one and walking one.
Two other Pike Central pitchers, Ben Huffman and Evan Coleman, entered the game from the bullpen and helped to close out the matchup in relief roles. Coleman recorded the last three outs to claim the save.
D’Sean Prinkleton started the game on the mound for the Hawks. Prinkleton allowed 12 hits and seven runs over three innings, striking out one and walking one
Caleb Hager was stuck with the pitching loss for the Jaguars. Hager surrendered five runs on five hits over one and one-third innings, striking out two and walking one.
Chase Conley started the game on the mound for the Jaguars. Conley allowed eight hits and five runs over four and 2/3 innings, striking out nine and walking none.
Stanley, Coleman, Prinkleton, Keegan Bentley and Jonathan Potter each delivered multiple hits for Pike Central in the hard-fought win.
Floyd Central lost despite edging Pike Central 14-13 in the hits column.
Conley, Matt Combs, Brayden Hamilton, Logan Conley and Noah Marcum each provided multiple hits for the Jaguars. Combs and Conley led Floyd Central at the plate, recording three hits apiece.
Floyd Central committed two errors in the setback.