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Brown dominant in Bourbon win
March 26, 2014By Brad Laux of 1016sports
Friday, Mar. 21 -- Host and fourth-ranked Bourbon County (2-0) scored five times in the second inning and added 11 runs in the fourth to topple arch rival and 40th District foe Paris (1-2) 16-0 in five innings on Friday night. It was the Colonels’ 28th straight victory over the Greyhounds in the last 12 years, as well as their second consecutive home win to start the 2014 season.
Bourbon junior pitcher Kaven Brown struck out 14 in the complete-game shutout. Brown allowed just one hit, while facing 16 batters. Offensively, the Colonels collected eight hits, each of which came in the second and fourth innings. Bourbon also benefitted from four Greyhound errors and scored nine runs with two outs.
Ben Schanding, Tyler Bretz and Devin Belleville each had two hits for the victors. Belleville and Jaxson Hilander each contributed three RBI, while Bretz and Schanding recorded two apiece. Landon Allen tallied Paris’ lone hit, a two-out, fourth-inning single.
Wane Dumphord suffered the loss after pitching three and two-thirds innings. Only four of the 11 runs he allowed were earned. Earlier in the evening in the first game of Paris’ doubleheader, Sayre toppled the Greyhounds 12-0.
Pre-game notes: Paris (1-0) at No. 4 Bourbon (1-0) at 7 p.m. in a 40th District baseball clash. Paris will play Sayre (1-1) at 5:15 p.m. also at BCHS. The Colonels opened the season on Tuesday with a 7-0 home win over Pendleton County. The Greyhounds also won their opener, toppling Burgin 6-0 on the road on Wednesday. Last season, Bourbon finished 24-12 overall and 4-4 in district play, while Paris was 10-14 and 0-6, respectively. Last year, Bourbon was 12-7 at home and Paris was 7-10 on the road. However, the Colonels finished the campaign with dropping its final two home games. Meanwhile, the Greyhounds have won four of their last five road outings. This season, BC is playing its first five games at home, while Paris is starting the season with three consecutive road contests. The Colonels opened the 2013 campaign by winning its first nine games. Over the last 11 years, Bourbon is 27-0 against Paris. The Greyhounds have dropped 55 straight district contests, with their last win coming on March 28, 2006 at Montgomery County 10-7.