BILL LUSK | WVOW SPORTS
MAN Caleb Blevins, Preston Blankenship and Brady Hall-Montgomery combined to go 10-for-10 with 12 RBIs and eight runs scored as Class A No. 3 Man defeated Tolsia 19-3 in five innings Monday evening at William C. “Tootie” Carter Field.
Blevins was 5-for-5 with a triple, four RBIs and four runs scored. Blankenship was 3-for-3 with two triples, a double, five RBIs and scored four runs. Hall-Montgomery was 2-for-2 with three RBIs.
The 19 runs are the most scored by the Hillbillies this season eclipsing their 18-run output in an 18-0 win at Tolsia on March 24 in Glen Hayes. The Hillbillies also scored 18 runs in an 18-14 victory over Belfry (KY) on March 28 at Man.
It is the fifth time in 11 games that Man has scored 15 or more runs in a game and the seventh time that the Hillbillies have plated 10 or more runs in a game this season.
Drake Veres earned his first win of the season in relief for the Hillbillies, pitching 2 1/3 innings allowing one hit while striking out one. Man starter Brayden Compton allowed two unearned runs on one hit, two walks and one strikeout in 2/3 innings. AJ Gore allowed one run on two hits in two innings of relief. Gore struck out three and walked three.
Ben Clayton had a pair of hits for Tolsia. David Dingess and Brady Vance had one hit each and Cameron Perkins had one RBI for the Rebels.
Bray Mollette took the loss for the Rebels allowing three runs on four hits, three walks and one strikeout in one inning.
Caleb Vance had one hit and two RBIs while Jace Adkins and Kaden Dickerson had one hit and one RBI each for Man.
Colton Miller and Veres each had one hit and John McCoy and Bo Thompson each drove in a run for the Hillbillies.
Man stole 13 bases with Gavyn Cline swiping four bases, Blevins three and Adkins two bases.
Tolsia (1-10) will travel to Van on Tuesday.
Man (8-3) will travel to Tug Valley on Tuesday before returning home to host Class AA No. 1 and county rival Logan Wednesday night at William C. “Tootie” Carter Field.