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Hillbillies use nine run fifth to mercy rule Tolsia

Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports

FORT GAY Bo Thompson hit a home run, Kaden Dickerson and Cam Gerace each drove in three runs and the Man Hillbillies used a nine-run fifth inning to defeat Tolsia 17-5 in five innings Wednesday night.

Man improved to 4-0 and rallied from a 5-4 second inning deficit by pounding out 17 hits.

The Hillbillies sent 13 batters to the plate in the fifth inning scoring nine runs on seven hits.

John McCoy got the win, allowing one hit and striking out three in two innings of relief. Gerace pitched an inning of hitless relief striking out two and walking one. Brayden Compton started for the Hillbillies and was credited with a no decision after allowing five runs on four hits while walking three and striking out one.

Eight of nine starters had at least one hit with Jace Adkins leading the hit parade with three hits including a pair of doubles to with one RBI and three runs. Dickerson and Gerace each had two hits and drove in three runs. Thompson had two hits and two RBI and Colton Miller had two hits and one RBI. Compton and Hunter Gibson rounded out the Hillbilly hit attack finishing with one hit and one RBI each.

Man scored three runs in the first and one in the second to jump out to a 4-0 lead, but Tolsia (0-2) plated five runs in the second and led 5-4 after two innings.

The Hillbillies regained the lead with three runs in the third, scored one more in the fourth and finished the scoring with nine in the fifth.

Colton Austin took the loss after allowing seven runs on nine hits in three innings. Austin struck out one and walked one in defeat.

Ben Clayton had one hit and drove in two runs to lead the Rebels at the plate. David Dingess had a double and an RBI while Bray Mollette, Cameron Perkins and Luke Williamson each had one hit for Tolsia.

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