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Lawrence Co. exterminates Hornets

 

DAILY LEADER / JONATHON ALFORD / Loyd Star's runner Levi Redd slides into second base safely before Lawrence County shortstop Kasey Durr could make the tag Saturday.

DAILY LEADER / JONATHON ALFORD / Loyd Star’s runner Levi Redd slides into second base safely before Lawrence County shortstop Kasey Durr could make the tag Saturday.

BOGUE CHITTO – Lawrence County put up nine runs in a big second inning en route to a five-inning, 12-0 victory over the Loyd Star Hornets. The Saturday afternoon contest was part of the weekend Lincoln County Invitational baseball action at Bogue Chitto’s Stanton Long Field.

With the game scoreless in the top of the third, Lawrence County sent 12 batters to the plate in the nine-run frame. Joshua Stephens, Kody Smith, and Kasey Durr each had RBI singles in the inning, and Cougar catcher Logan Greenlee added a two-run double.

That was plenty of support for LCHS starter Will Jackson, who limited the Hornets to just two singles over five innings. Hayden Brownlee and Caleb Yarborough had Loyd Star’s only hits. Just once did a Hornet baserunner get past first base.

“Will did a good job for us,” said Lawrence County coach Cory Keyes. “We’ve gotten good starts in all four of our games. We’re still not hitting a lot, but we had a few to fall in today.”

In the top of the fourth, Kody Smith’s booming double off the top of the wall drove home two more runs to key a three-run rally. His two hits and three RBIs paced the LCHS attack. Freshman second baseman Kasey Durr added 2 singles.

Brownlee and Konner Allen shared pitching duty for Loyd Star. They limited Lawrence County to six hits, but were hurt by seven walks or hit batsmen. Jared Britt’s Hornets fell to 2-2 with the loss and were slated to play McComb right after the Lawrence County contest.

DAILY LEADER / JONATHON ALFORD / Loyd Star's Hayden Brownlee prepares to deliver his pitch against Lawrence County Saturday.

DAILY LEADER / JONATHON ALFORD / Loyd Star’s Hayden Brownlee prepares to deliver his pitch against Lawrence County Saturday.