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Loyd Star surpass Terry in eight-innings

DAILY LEADER / CHRIS KING / Loyd Star's Dylan Smith prepares to deliver his pitch in Saturday's baseball action against the Terry Bulldogs.

DAILY LEADER / CHRIS KING / Loyd Star’s Dylan Smith prepares to deliver his pitch in Saturday’s baseball action against the Terry Bulldogs.

TERRY – The Loyd Star Hornets captured an 11-9 victory over the Terry Bulldogs Saturday afternoon in baseball action.

“I’m proud of the hard fought victory,” Loyd Star Coach Jared Britt said. “Some kids stepped up in big situations and made some key plays. It was a total team effort. Our bats came alive today and helped us get some run support for our pitchers. It was good to beat a high quality team in Terry.

The Hornets (14-5, 9-0) will resume action Monday as they host the West Lincoln Bears for a Region 7-2A baseball contest. Junior varsity action begins at 4:30 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6:30 p.m.

Loyd Star 11, Terry 9 

The Hornets and the Bulldogs provided an exciting offensive thriller as both teams light up the scoreboard Saturday.

Loyd Star came out and quickly grabbed a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning. The Bulldogs battled back to tied the game at 4-all by the fourth inning.

In the fifth inning, both teams traded a pair of runs each. In the top of the sixth inning, the Hornets pushed across three runs to take a 9-6 lead, but the Bulldogs fought back to tie the contest in the bottom of the seventh inning at 9-all

In the top of the eighth inning, Loyd Star reclaimed the lead after scoring two runs and held off Terry’s attack in the bottom of the eighth to collect the win.

Dylan was the winning pitcher for the Hornets with no strikeouts and one walk. Levi Redd pitched the save for Loyd Star.

Tristin Murphy suffered the lost for the Bulldogs on the mound with four strikeouts and two walks

Brett Calcote paced the Hornets at the plate with a double and two singles. Caleb Yarborough and Dorian Beard contributed two singles apiece. Hitting safely were Cade Hodges, Levi Redd, Lamar Lang and Konner Allen.

Chris Wilson led the Bulldogs’ offense with a double and two singles. Patrick Hodges provided a triple and a single. C.J. Hughes and Tristin Murphy ripped a pair of singles. Jase Balton, Caleb Houston and Bukhart Brown had a single each.

In junior varsity action,  Terry edged Loyd Star 2-1.

Carson Weaver pitched the win for Terry. Brett Calcote suffered the setback on the mound for Loyd Star with two strikeouts and two walks.

Brandon Lang was the top slugger for the Hornets at the plate with two singles. T.K. Patterson hit a single.