MOREHEAD Rowan County senior infielder John Curry’s two-RBI single in the bottom of the fifth inning broke a 2-2 tie as the Vikings exploded for six runs in the frame en route to an 11-4 win over West Carter on Monday.
The Vikings (4-0) racked up 11 hits in the win. Curry, junior Justin Graham and sophomore Cameron Planck each had two hits in the win. Curry and Graham each had two RBI and Planck drove in three runs.
Tyler Thacker gave up three hits, allowing one run, walking two and striking out five in 4 1-3 innings of work for Rowan County.
West Carter (5-1) had seven hits. J.T. Johnson led the Comets with two hits and three RBI. He hit a single to left that drove in Richard McGlone and Peyton Brown to tie the game at 2-2.
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K. Rose, P. Brown (5), Hanshaw (5) and McGlone; Thacker, Planck (5) and Barhorst and Fannin (7). W — Planck. L — P. Brown. 2B — J. Johnson 2 (WC), P. Brown (WC), Graham 2 (RC), Planck 2 (RC), Curry (RC), Thacker (RC).
CHESAPEAKE, Ohio The visiting Red Devils’ Bobby May scored in the top of the seventh inning to force extras, and Jacob McKee worked a bases-loaded walk to plate courtesy runner Troy Gillum with the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth in Russell’s comeback win Monday.
May was 2-for-3 with two runs batted in for the Red Devils (2-4). Freshman Alan Jaworski got the win in relief, throwing a scoreless 1 1-3 frames. McKee started and worked three innings, allowing two runs on two hits with three strikeouts and two walks, and Justin Fraley fired 2 2-3 innings, fanning three Panthers and walking four.
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McKee, Fraley (4), Jaworski (6), Jones (8) and Brinkman and Hamilton (5); Lester, Stone (8), Arthur (8) and Hanson. W — Jaworski. L — Stone. 2B — C. Hensley (R), Bledsoe (R).
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. The Tomcats dropped to 4-1 with their first loss of the season on Monday.
The Cardinals belted out 17 hits, scoring three runs in the first inning and adding on in every frame except the fifth.
Evan Cox doubled for Ashland. Austin Kelley was the Tomcats’ pitcher of record.
Tommy Hoerauf went the distance to earn the win for Thomas Worthington.