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St. Andrews prevails over Loyd Star

Daily Leader / Chris King / Loyd Star's second baseman Levi Redd prepares to tag out a St. Andrews runner at second base while shortstop Cade Hodges looks on.

Daily Leader / Chris King / Loyd Star’s second baseman Levi Redd prepares to tag out a St. Andrews runner at second base while shortstop Cade Hodges looks on.

The St. Andrews Saints defeated the Loyd Star Hornets 17-5 in Saturday’s non-divisional baseball contest at Smith Field.

“We didn’t show up to play today and the scoreboard reflected our effort,” said Loyd Star coach Jared Britt. “We made too many mistakes and a team like St. Andrews will make you pay for it.”

The Hornets (11-4, 6-0) will resume division action Tuesday when they host the Amite County Trojans. Junior varsity action starts at 4:30 p.m., followed by the varsity contest at 6:30 p.m.

St. Andrews 17, Loyd Star 5 

The Hornets and Saints both scored two runs in the first. St. Andrews then took over the contest, outscoring the Hornets 15-3 to win the game in six innings.

Konner Allen suffered the setback on the mound for Loyd Star with one strikeout and three walks.

Andrew Koltz pitched the victory for the Saints.

James Beard was the leader at the plate for the Hornets with a double and a single. Parker Flowers, Logan Murray, Bradyn Brister, Levi Reddm Lamar Lang and Cole Smith hit a single each.

Stephen Atkins powered the Saints with a homerun and three singles. Chris Boyle contributed a homerun. Banks Tolley provided a double and a single. Evan Bowman ripped two singles. Sam Roffwarg, Kenny Bryson and Ryan McCarty hit a double each.