For the first time in nearly two weeks, the Central High School baseball team was able to set foot on a baseball diamond. Yes, outdoors with a sky, not a gymnasium ceiling, above them.
And despite chilly temperatures, Central beat La Crescent 7-2 Tuesday in a nonconference game played at Copeland Park. It was just the second game of the season for the Red Raiders (1-1).
“I don’t even know the last time we got to practice outside,” Central coach Joe Branson said. “The guys did a good job of adjusting and playing through the cold.”
Central warmed up its bats early with a three-run second inning to take the lead. Trevon Van Egtern sparked Central by going 3-for-4 with a triple as the Red Raiders amassed 10 hits. Van Egtern and Hunter Elsen each drove in two runs.
Matt Johnson earned the win, striking out one and walking one.
The Lancers (0-1), who tallied six hits, were led by Cade McCool, who finished 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI.
Brookwood 11, Necedah 3 (6)
NECEDAH, Wis. — The Falcons (1-0) put together a four-run first inning and never looked back as they won their first game of the season.
Brookwood had five of its 12 hits in the first inning. Connor Schuller led the pack by going 3-for-3 with two triples and a double. Kaden Brandau, Skippy Muehlenkamp, Lukas Summerfield and Ben DeWitt contributed with two hits apiece.
DeWitt pitched six innings before the game got called due to darkness with three walks and three strikeouts to earn the win.
Logan 8, Tomah 7
The Rangers (2-2, 1-0) scored the winning run in the seventh inning on an RBI single by Olivia Witcraft to hand the Timberwolves (2-1, 0-1) their first loss of the season.
Logan put together a 13-hit game and scored five times in the second inning to take a 6-1 lead. Sophomore Marissa Kleman earned the win with three strikeouts, five walks and a dominant performance at the plate by going 3-for-4 with two RBI.
Witcraft also had three hits for the Rangers. She doubled, homered and drove in two runs.
Savannah Murphy led the Timberwolves with two solo home runs.
West Salem 1, Central 0
Sam Olson scored in the 66th minute to give the Panthers (2-0) their second win of the season. Sadie Miller stopped seven shots for West Salem and Brooke Kresky three for the Red Raiders (0-1, 0-1).
Tomah 7, Black River Falls 0
TOMAH — Tomah’s Nick Noah posted a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Black River Falls’ Jeffree Herde at No. 1 singles to spark the Timberwolves (7-0). The Timberwolves’ Luke Grygleski posted a 6-0, 6-1 win over Ben Bluedorn at No. 2 singles as Tomah won six of the seven matches in straight sets.