ELLETTSVILLE – Braydon Brown mowed ‘em down, hurling a two-hit gem as No.7 Bedford North Lawrence blanked Edgewood 10-0 during high school baseball action on Friday.
Brown and Whitt Callahan slugged home runs as the Stars (6-2) banged out 13 hits and bounced back from a loss at Bloomington South (on Monday) that snapped a five-game winning streak.
“We had three days of practice,” BNL coach Jeff Callahan said. “We did some live intrsquad situations and we talked a lot about our approach. A lot of times we want to play, play, play. Sometimes practice is a good thing. Those three days really helped us get refocused and get prepared.”
Brown (2-1) was efficient and effective, striking out 5 and throwing only 79 pitches.
“He got ahead of hitters, established his curve ball, mixed it up really well and did a great job of doing what we want our pitchers to do – get ahead of hitters, throw strikes,” Callahan said. “He was fantastic.”
BNL scored twice in the first on Whitt Callahan’s two-out, two-run home run to center. The Stars added four in the third with Callahan’s RBI single and Brown’s two-run bomb doing the most damage.
Cole Karr tripled in a run and later scored in the fourth, and BNL capped the scoring with Evan Waggoner’s two-run double in the seventh.
Carson Druckrey had a one-out single in the second and Henry Doering had a single in the sixth for the Mustangs (3-4).
Callahan, Waggoner (both doubles), Karr and Konley Woodward had two hits each for the Stars.
BNL will visit Seymour on Monday.