Central Private Rebels Take Down Defending State Champions Brookhaven Academy

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Article by Roger W. Martin; Photo by Tiffany Martin

  Central Private sweeps Wilkinson County in a 3 game district series. The Rebels bats came alive as they beat Wilkinson County in game 1 with a score of 18 to 1. Grant Wiedeman pitched the complete game with 11 strikeouts and no earned runs. In game 2, the Rebels continued their strong performance beating Wilkinson County 26 to 4. Chase Martin, Grant Wiedeman, and Andrew Hassell all pitched in the lopsided win. In the final game of the series Central Private finished strong beating an overmatched Wilkinson County team 26 to 3. Hunter Wallace pitched the complete game and got the win.

ABOVE: Rebels Pitcher Blake Chelette

    On Saturday the Rebels hosted the defending state champs Brookhaven Academy. Blake Chelette took the mound and turned in an impressive performance pitching the complete game with 7 strike outs, 4 hits, and 0 walks in the Rebels 3 to 1 victory. Central Private is now 12 and 2 on the season with a district record of 5 and 1. The Rebels head coach Jason Kinchen had this to say about last week’s games: “The Wilkinson series went as expected. We showed poise as a disciplined team that was there to take care of business. It takes mental toughness to stay focused in ballgames that you know you are supposed to win. I commend the boys on doing that. As for Brookhaven, it was an overall team effort that put us ahead of the defending state champs. Another solid performance from Blake Chelette continues to make our pitching staff stronger. He did a nice job of locating off speed and getting ahead of hitters early. When a pitcher throws under 100 pitches with no walks and good command, we will be tough to beat. What impressed me was his ability to finish the last inning with better stuff than the first inning! That's the mark of a good pitcher.”

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