High School Sports

High school baseball: Bald Eagle Area falls on road at Central

Central scored eight runs in the fourth inning and rolled to a 20-10 win over Bald Eagle Area on Friday in high school baseball action.

Eight Dragons players drove in runs in the win. Central’s Nick Hoenstine went 4-for-5 with five RBIs to lead the offensive outburst. Bald Eagle Area’s Jeff Bennett pitched three innings to take the loss.

The Eagles (0-1) took the lead with four runs in the second inning and went into the bottom of the fourth leading 6-5. The Dragons (1-0) scored eight runs to take control and later added five more in the sixth, clinching the win on a three-run triple by Hoenstine.

“We gave them some opportunities with errors,” Bald Eagle Area coach Jim Gardner said. “And Central’s a team that will absolutely thrive on those mistakes.”

Ryan Guenot went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs to lead the Eagles. Nate Cleaver, Ryan Dyke, Jordan Kobularcik and Brandon Gettig each had two hits.