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Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
CLEAR FORK Luke Haney and Hayden Fraley combined to throw a one-hitter as Class A No. 3 Man banged out 11 hits in a 15-1, five-inning win over Westside on Thursday at Westside High School.
Haney allowed one hit in 1 2/3 innings of work striking out two and walking four to earn his first career high school win. Fraley pitched 3 1/3 innings of relief allowing one run with five strikeouts, four walks and a hit batter to earn his first career save.
While Haney and Fraley were doing their work on the mound, John McCoy was having a career night at the plate leading Man’s 11-hit attack with a pair of doubles and five RBIs.
Brady Hall-Montgomery had two hits and three RBIs, Colton Miller had two hits, drove in two runs and scored twice; and Preston Blankenship had a two-run single and crossed the plate twice for the Hillbillies, who bounced back from a 9-3 defeat to Class AA No. 1 and county rival Logan on Wednesday night.
Man plated five runs in the opening frame as Hall-Montgomery got the scoring started with a two-run double scoring Jace Adkins and Blankenship. Braxton Messer’s single scored courtesy runner Gavyn Cline with the third run of the inning. McCoy’s sacrifice fly scored Caleb Vance and Messer scored on a throwing error for a 5-0 lead after one inning.
Miller scored on a passed ball in the second to give Man a 6-0 lead after two innings of play.
Man plated nine runs in the third inning on six hits. McCoy started the scoring with a two-run double to plate Vance and Messer making it 8-0. Miller’s single scored McCoy giving Man a 9-0 lead.
Blankenship’s two-run single scored Miller and Caleb Blevins for an 11-0 lead and Hall-Montgomery followed with a single to score Blankenship to make it 12-0.
Cline scored on a field error to extend Man’s advantage to 13-0 and McCoy, who started the scoring with a two-run double, capped off the inning with his second two-run double to plate Vance and Hunter Gibson with the final two runs of the inning.
Westside got on the board in the bottom of the third when Kevin Mitchell, who singled in the second for Westside’s lone hit, drew a bases loaded walk to plate Steven Cook with the Renegades lone run of the evening.
Issac Price allowed six runs, only one earned, on four hits and two walks in two innings pitched to see his record fall to 1-3 on the year. The Renegades used four pitchers with Vance tossing 2/3 innings of relief allowing nine runs, only two earned, on six hits, one walk and one strikeout. Jesse Lester struck out two and walked one in 1 1/3 innings of hitless relief and Zach Short allowed one hit, struck out two and walked two in one inning.
Mitchell had one hit and one RBI while Cook scored a run for Westside.
Messer had one hit, drove in a run, and scored twice while Vance had a double and scored three runs for Man, who also got hits from Adkins and Gibson.
Westside falls to 2-9 with the loss and will host Pikeview Friday afternoon.
Man improved to 10-4 with the win and will host Wayne Friday evening at William Tootie Carter Field.