Cobden baseball team wins Century regional

The Cobden High School baseball team scored wins over Egyptian and host Century on its way to a Class 1A regional championship.

With the regional title in hand, Cobden advanced to sectional play. The Appleknockers are the defending state Class 1A champions.

In first-round action, Cobden had no trouble with Egyptian on its way to a 32-0 victory last Thursday.

J.T. Moore was the winning pitcher for the Appleknockers.

Cobden's Trevor Middleton went 4-for-6 with 5 RBIs. Austin Lewey was 3-for-4 with 5 RBIs. Zane Nance was 3-for-3 with 3 RBIs. Dylan Duty went 3-for-3 with 5 RBIs. Logan Spalt was 2-for-3. Brayden Clark was 2-for-3 with 3 RBIs.

In the regional championship game on Saturday, Cobden scored a 3-2 win over Century in 8 innings.

The Appleknockers scored the winning run in the bottom of the 8th inning.  

J.T. Moore doubled, stole 3rd base and scored the winning run on a passed ball.

Moore went 2-for-3 at the plate and scored all 3 of Cobden's runs. Jacob Furlow was 1-for-3 with an RBI. Dylan Duty was 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Moore also was the winning pitcher. He worked 6 innings, struck out 11, allowed 4 hits and walked 7.

Theron Sweitzer pitched the final inning for Cobden and earned a save. He allowed a hit.

Cobden, 21-9, was scheduled to play at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, today, against Woodlawn in the Goreville Class 1A sectional. 

The winner of the game plays host Goreville at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 28.


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