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Loyd Star clobbers Bassfield

The Loyd Star Hornets defeated the Bassfield Yellowjackets 11-1 Tuesday night in Region 7-2A baseball action at Smith Field.

“Caleb came out and pitched a great game, especially for only his second stint on the mound for the year,” said Loyd Star coach Jared Britt. “We started out a little sluggish, but we managed to get our bats going after the second inning. Overall, we still need to clean up on some things on our defense and base running.”

The Hornets (4-3, 1-0) will resume action Friday night as they travel to Bassfield to take on the Yellowjackets for Game Two of the division series. Junior varsity action starts at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity contest at 7 p.m.

Loyd Star 11, Bassfield 1 

The Hornets and the Yellowjackets battled in a close contest in the first two innings as both schools scored one run apiece.

Loyd Star managed to take over the game throughout the rest of the contest as they outscored Bassfield 10-0 in the last four innings to win the game in six innings.

Caleb Yarborough was the winning pitcher for the Hornets with 15 strikeouts and two walks.

Yarborough was also the top hitter for the Hornets at the plate with double and two singles. Bradyn Brister contributed two singles. Hitting safely were Lamar Lang, Brett Calcote, Levi Redd, Cade Hodges and Cole Smith.

In junior varsity action,  Loyd Star crushed Bassfield 8-3.

Lane Rogers pitched the win for the Hornets giving up only three runs in four innings of work. Dylan Smith also saw some action on the mound in relief.

Rogers paced the Hornets offense with a double and a single. Dylan Smith provided two singles. Jordan Michel ripped a double. Logan Murray, Tucker Watts, T.K. Patterson and Blake Ramsey hit safely.