The Govs baseball team started out slow but a six-run fourth inning explosion gave the home boys all they needed to top Amherst County, 7-3, in a non- district clash.
“The journey is just starting,” first-year Nelson head coach Chris Dowdy said. “Coach Matt Cox and I are here to build a successful baseball program while turning talented young ball players into respectful and contributing young men.”
After a scoreless first inning the Lancers struck first with a pair of runs in the top of the second frame.
In the third the Nelson defense shut down the Lancers and would close the gap to 2-1.
In the fourth inning the Govs plated six runs which was plenty to halt any Lancer comeback.
Govs Landen Campbell, a freshman pitcher, threw a complete game and got the win while Lancer Thomas Thompson was tagged with the loss.
Colt Mauer, Logan Campbell and Cameron Banton all lead the team with 2 hits each for the Govs.
“It’s been a great ride so far, we are learning a lot about each other and becoming a family,” said Dowdy. “We are learning how to win as a team while combining hard work, dedication, persistence, with the love of the game and positive experiences. Our future goals include adding a B-team to the program, adding lights to our field and doing several other improvements to our facilities.”
The Govs move up with a record of 5-9 while the Lancers fall to 6-9.