Hornets sting South Pike

Published 1:30 am Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Loyd Star Hornets secured a big 12-2 victory over the South Pike Eagles in Saturday’s baseball action at Smith-Smith Field.

“We started out sluggish, but was able to get some key hits late in the game,” said Loyd Star coach Jared Britt. “Levi Redd pitched a solid game. We needed this game to help us get ready for a huge district game against Enterprise.”

The Hornets (8-5, 3-0) return to action Tuesday as they travel across the county to take on their Lincoln/Region rivals, the Enterprise Yellow Jackets, for a huge district test. Junior varsity action starts at 4:30 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6:30 p.m.

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Loyd Star 12, South Pike 2 

South Pike came out and struck first in the first inning to take 1-0 before Loyd Star answered in the third and fourth innings to claim a whopping 7-1 lead.

The Hornets continue to roll in the bottom of the sixth inning as they increased their lead 12-2 and clinched the victory on the mercy rule.

Levi Redd pitched the victory for the Hornets with six strikeouts and two walks.

Jeffery Pace suffered the loss for the Eagles with five strikeouts and four walks.

Brett Calcote was the top offensive hitter at the plate for Loyd Star with four singles and four RBIs. Peyton Flowers contributed a double, single and had three RBIs. Redd hit a single and pushed across two RBIs.

LaPatrick Nimox paced the Eagles offense with two singles. Keshun Nimox and Blake Lantrip hit safely.