The Ider Hornets ran circles around the Richard Hardy Memorial School Hawks of South Pittsburg, Tennessee on their way to an 11-1 win Monday that ended after six innings.
The Hornets jumped out in front for good with three runs in Monday’s first inning.
That rally started with a trio of singles from Dylan Avery, Peyton Hood and Matt Norman. Norman’s single scored both Avery and Hood to give Ider a 2-0 lead.
Two batters later, Alex Godwin ripped an RBI single into right field that scored Rylie Lassetter to stretch the lead to 3-0.
Avery singled with one out in the second and scored two batters later when Hood ripped an RBI triple to center field.
The Hawks then plated their lone run of the game in their half of the second before Ider answered back with three more runs in the third.
That third inning started with a walk to Lassetter. Cody Tinker doubled him home two batters later. Hayden Jackson then walked and Tinker and Jackson both later came around to score to make the score 7-1.
Ider went scoreless over the next two frames before going up by double digits in the sixth.
That inning started with a pair of singles from Hood and Norman before Lassetter smoked a homer to center field.
Greyson Weldon later hit an RBI single to drive in the final run of the game.
Ider had five pitchers combine to strike out 13 batters Monday and walked just three in the win.
Hood struck out three through an inning and a third and Lassetter struck out four over the next 1 2/3.
Tinker then struck out three in 1 1/3. Avery then got the last two outs of the fifth, with one of those coming via a strikeout. Godwin then closed out sixth in nine pitches and struck out two.
Avery and Hood led the Hornets’ lineup with a pair of 3-for-4 days at the plate.
Avery singled three times and scored twice while Hood tripled, singled twice, scored twice and drove in one RBI.
Norman batted 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Lassetter was 1-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs.
Keegan Whitaker batted 2-for-4 with an RBI and Tinker, Godwin and Weldon all had a hit and an RBI each.