Loyd Star dominates, sweeps Amite County Trojans Friday

Published 8:28 pm Saturday, April 8, 2017

After a tough win against St. Andrews Episcopal by a score of 2-0 Thursday night on the road, the Loyd Star Hornets bounced back and swept district opponent Amite County Friday night.

Loyd Star took game one by a score of 21-2 and dominated in game two by a score of 15-0.

With the sweep and their 5-4 win over Brookhaven Saturday afternoon, Loyd Star continues their incredible run and stays perfect at 22-0 and moves to 12-0 in district play.

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“It’s good to pick up two more wins district wins,” Loyd Star head coach Jared Britt said. “We hit and pitched well. Now we need to get back to work and prepare for the rest of the season.”

Game one: Loyd Star 21, Amite County 2

Sophomore Dylan Case got the start for Loyd Star and pitched well, going all three innings and gave up two runs on no hits, one walk and five strikeouts.

Sophomore James Beard led Loyd Star at the plate in game one, going 3-for-3 with a triple, double and a single. Sophomore Dane Smith followed up with a double and a single for the Hornets. Junior Dylan Smith had two singles and three other players recorded hits in game one.

Dustin Hayes-Robinson got the start for Amite County and pitched one inning, giving up 17 runs (five earned) on nine hits, two walks and two strikeouts. Junior Zailen Allen pitched the other inning in relief.

The second game of the doubleheader was more of the same as Loyd Star crushed Amite County by a score of 15-0 to stay perfect in the district.

The Hornets continued their onslaught at the plate with three runs in the first, five in the second and seven in the third to complete the sweep.

Dane Smith got the start for the Hornets and pitched two innings and gave up no runs, no hits and struck out three batters. Dylan Smith pitched the third inning in relief and gave up no runs on one hit, one walk and struck out one batter.

Dane Smith also had a big day at the plate with a home run and a double. Senior Konner Allen followed up with a double and a single. Six other players for the Hornets recorded a hit.