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BC baseball faces more bad luck with injuries

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Baseball

 If it wasn’t for bad luck, Bullitt Central baseball would have no luck at all.

With starting pitcher Kevin McKnight already out for the season with a serious concussion when he slid into an outfield fence post, the Cougars lost another starter last week when senior Nic Caswell suffered a broken wrist on Saturday in a game against Valley.

Caswell was the starting pitcher in the game and in the fifth inning he was covering the plate on a wild pitch and he suffered the injury during the play at the plate.

That leaves the Cougars with just one senior as a regular starter in the line-up.

Bullitt Central eventually lost that game to Valley by an 8-3 count. the Cougars had seven hits in the game including a pair of doubles by Cameron Dukes and two singles by senior centerfielder Colin Trent.

Earlier in the week, Bullitt Central suffered two more losses. The first was a 13-2 setback to visiting Spencer County.

Dukes was the starter in this game and it was only 2-0 heading into the fifth inning before the Bears scored five runs in the fifth and then six in the sixth. Dukes gave up six hits, but walked five. Edelen Whitehall also pitched, giving up six runs before Logan Koch came in and got the last two outs.

Bullitt Central had seven hits in the game including a triple by Justin Rose and a double by Ethan Moore. Dukes collected two hits in the loss.

The outcome was no different on Friday as the Cougars went to Oldham County and suffered a 9-0 loss. The Colonels scored seven runs in the first inning and never looked back. 

Jayson Baumgardner got the start and took the loss, but only two of the runs were earned. Koch pitched the last two innings.

Bullitt Central had just five hits in this game and three of those came off the bat of Koch, including a double.

With five straight losses, the Cougars are now 9-17. The Cougars have three games scheduled this week and with Caswell and McKnight on the shelf, the team will be hard-pressed to find enough pitching for the varsity and JV games this week.