Huntsville Hornets Varsity took the lead late in the game in an 11-3 victory over Morton Ranch on Saturday. The game was tied at three with Huntsville Hornets Varsity batting in the bottom of the fourth when.
Huntsville Hornets Varsity secured the victory thanks to seven runs in the fourth inning. Huntsville Hornets Varsity batters contributing to the big inning included Garrett Moss, Jesse Hoke, Patrick Dishman, Austin Pegoda, and Logan Smith, who all drove in runs.
Huntsville Hornets Varsity opened up scoring in the first inning, when James Franklin’s sac fly scored one run for Huntsville Hornets Varsity.
Huntsville Hornets Varsity took the lead for good with seven runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Hoke singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run, Dishman drew a walk, scoring one run, Pegoda singled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs, and Smith singled on a 2-1 count, scoring two runs.
Cody Skains led the Huntsville Hornets Varsity to victory on the pitcher’s mound. He surrendered three runs on ten hits over six innings, striking out two and walking zero.
#23 took the loss for Morton Ranch. He went two and two-thirds innings, allowing three runs on three hits, striking out one and walking one.
Smith, Cody McLerran, Pegoda, Hoke, Gatlin Stinger, Moss, and Dishman each collected one hit to lead Huntsville Hornets Varsity. McLerran led Huntsville Hornets Varsity with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with four stolen bases.
Morton Ranch totaled ten hits in the game. #16 and #11 all managed multiple hits for Morton Ranch.