Loyd Star overpowers West Lincoln
The Loyd Star Hornets finished up its division run undefeated after beating West Lincoln 15-0 Friday night at Smith Field.
“Proud to get the win. It is a great accomplishment to finish district undefeated,” said Loyd Star coach Jared Britt. “The guys did a great job bringing the energy again tonight. Hopefully, we can continue this momentum into next week as we finish up our regular season.”
The Hornets (16-6, 10-0) will return to action Monday when they visit Meadville to battle the Franklin County Bulldogs. Junior varsity action begins at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity contest at 7 p.m.
The Bears (11-9, 6-4), coached by David Gilbert, finished third in Region 7-2A action. West Lincoln will return to action Tuesday when they travel to Magnolia to battle the South Pike Eagles. Junior varsity action starts at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 7 p.m.
Loyd Star 15, West Lincoln 0
The Hornets clobbered the Bears in a three-inning contest. Loyd Star started the first inning with three runs, before turning up the heat in the second and third innings, plating six runs each to collect a quick shutout win.
Levi Redd was the winning pitcher for the Hornets with two strikeouts and one walk.
Kylar Fielder suffered the setback on the mound for West Lincoln with four strikeouts and six walks. Lofton Sills (1K, 2BB) pitched the third inning in relief.
Redd powered the Hornets with a three-run homerun in the second inning and also had a single. Tucker Watts smashed a two-run homerun in the first inning and ripped a double. Konner Allen contributed two singles. Lamar Lang had a single.
Lofton Sills recorded the only hit for West Lincoln with a double.
“This was a tough week for us,” said Gilbert. “We need to regroup quickly and start getting ready for the playoffs next week.”
West Lincoln will play the loser between Mize/Taylorsville in the opening round of the playoffs starting Friday.
Loyd Star honored its senior baseball players – Lamar Lang, Levi Redd and Lane Rogers – prior to the first pitch of the varsity game.