Krebill tosses one-hitter in Central’s win

Central pitcher Seth Krebill’s one bad inning wasn’t bad at all.

The one pitch he left a little up in the strike zone in the fifth inning was ripped into left-center for a double. It was the only hit Krebill gave up in a five-inning, 10-0 win over Rangeview in a nonleague baseball game Friday at Canyon View Park.

“I didn’t have my best stuff today, but obviously it worked out, though. I got ground balls and let my defense do the work for me,” he said.

The junior right-hander set down the first nine hitters he faced before a Rangeview hitter reached via an error in the fourth. Krebill then struck out the next three hitters in the fourth.

He finished with five groundouts, six strikeouts, one walk and the one hit.

Offensively, a huge third inning was the difference. Three triples, one home run and three singles produced eight runs for Central (4-1) in the inning.

Brandon Martinez started the outburst with a triple and scored on a sacrifice fly by Jeremy Champlin. Then, Michael Price and Andrew Martinez ripped back-to-back triples.

That’s when Trey Garcia launched a deep shot over the right-field fence for a two-run home run. Champlin knocked in two more with a single later in the inning.

In the fifth, the Warriors scratched out a pair of two-out runs to end the game with the 10-run rule. Champlin picked up his second single of the game to get the two-out rally started.

Tanner Huskey, who scored two runs, doubled home Champlin to make the score 9-0. After advancing to third on a passed ball, Huskey scampered home on a wild pitch for the game-ending run.

Warrior head coach Chuck Yost said Friday was a good performance.

“That third inning we broke out and put some hits together and scored some runs, and Seth did a great job on the mound today,” he said.

Krebill said he wasn’t thinking about a possible no-hitter when he took the mound for the fifth.

“I don’t think you think about that too much. We just wanted to come out here and get the win,” he said. “We hit the ball really well today, and that’s what we have to keep doing.”

Krebill was dominant from the start, getting two groundouts and a strikeout in the first.

The fifth was a minor struggle with the double and a walk. But he quickly responded by getting a fly-out and a ground ball to the shortstop to end the inning.

Yost said the Warriors are playing good baseball right now, but he’s still looking for improvement.

“We can’t get complacent. We can’t be satisfied. We always have to be hungry and keep working hard,” Yost said. “We played well today. We played good defense today, which is something we needed to work on, so right now I’m feeling OK (about the team).”


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