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Brock Tindle pitched a 1-hitter and the Hornets banged out 11 hits during a 5-3 win over Butler County at Morgantown Thursday.
Drew Lyday and Logan Willis knocked in a run each in the first inning and Hancock County led 2-0. Cole Dixon scored when Colin Johnson laid down a bunt in the second. Back-to-back doubles by Jack Roberts and Austin Volocko and the score was 5-0 in favor of HCHS.
The Bears plated three runs in the home half of the second when two batters reached base on errors. Tindle got the final two outs via strikes to get out of the jam. Tindle and the Hornet defense did the job the rest of the way to secure the team’s six consecutive
win. Tindle allowed three runs (one earned) on one hit, with 11 Ks and one walk over seven innings.
Ryan Jones was 2 for 2 at the plate, Volocko was 2 for 4 with a double and one RBI, Cole Dixon was 2 for 5 with a double and triple, Roberts was 1 for 2 with a double and one RBI, Johnson was 1 for 3 with one RBI, Lyday and Willis both went 1 for 4 with one RBI each and Aiden Taylor was 1 for 4.
Kaleb Keown hit a homer and knocked in three runs during a 9-6 win over Fern Creek on Sunday at Ft. Walton Beach, Florida.
Dixon led off the game with a base hit and Keown followed with a 2-run shot to right field. Later in the same inning Jones cracked a 2-run single that gave the Hornets a 4-0 advantage.
An RBI triple by Dixon and a sacrifice fly by Keown made the score 6-0, and we’re just in the second inning. Roberts singled and scored on a line drive by Taylor and the Hornets added another run to the total. Jordan Payne was on the mound and getting the job done. Fern Creek finally got on the scoreboard in the fourth to make it 7-3.
Dixon singled home Jones in the fifth and Volocko did the same for Keown in the sixth. Porter Hay came on and finished the game for HCHS. Payne got the win while allowing three runs (none earned) on three hits, with five Ks and two walks over four innings. Hay allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits, with four Ks and no walks over the final three.
Dixon was 3 for 5 with a triple and two RBI, and Keown was 2 for 3 with the home run and three RBI. Jones was 1 for 3 with two RBI, Volocko was 1 for 3 with one RBI, Roberts and Taylor both went 1 for 3 and Lyday was 1 for 4.
The Hornets 7-game winning streak came to an end with a 3-2 loss to North Oldham on Monday at Ft. Walton Beach. Hancock County’s only two loses came to the same Mustangs from North Oldham.
The Mustangs scored twice in the first inning and led 2-0 until Keown scored on an error and Roberts drove in a run in the sixth.
North Oldham regained the lead in the bottom of the frame when a hit batsman by Willis with the bases loaded allowed a run. The Hornets went down 1-2-3 in the seventh and the streak was over. Willis allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits, with six Ks, four walks and two hit batsman over six innings of work.
Roberts was 1 for 3 with one RBI and Keown was 1 for 3 with a double. Dixon, Lyday, Jones, Johnson and Taylor were all 1 for 3.
The Hornets won both games of a doubleheader Tuesday. Hancock defeated Bath County 12-2 before winning 16-6 over Thornton Fractional South. Hancock County (9-2) scored five first inning runs and were never challenged in game 1.
Tindle got the win on the mound while allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits, with eight Ks and five walks through six innings.
Volocko was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI, Lyday was 1 for 3 with a double and two RBI, Taylor was 1 for 2 with one RBI, Roberts was 1 for 3 with a double and one RBI, Dixon was 1 for 3 with a double and Duncan had one RBI. Kolby Keown got the win in game 2. He allowed six runs (one earned) on four hits, with two Ks and five walks over five innings.
Jones was 3 for 3 with four RBI, Volocko was 2 for 3 with a double and one RBI, Taylor was 2 for 4 with one RBI, Johnson was 1 for 3 with a double and three RBI, Dixon was 1 for 1 with a double and three RBI, Duncan was 1 for 3, Roberts was 1 for 4 with one RBI and Keown was 0 for 4 but had two RBI.
By Steve Wimmer