Man's Bo Thompson delivers a pitch to the plate in the Hillbillies Monday night home loss to Scott (Photo by Bill Lusk/WVOW Sports).
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NAUGATUCK Bo Thompson set the tone on the mound with six strong innings, while Class A No. 5 Man broke the game open with a 10-run seventh inning in a 13-3 victory over Tug Valley Tuesday evening at Panther Mart Park.
Thompson and Cam Gerace combined on a one-hitter. Thompson allowed three unearned runs, striking out 14 and walking four in six innings. Gerace struck out two and walked one in his one inning of relief.
Leading by a run, Man (9-5) sent 15 batters to the plate in the seventh, pounded out eight hits and scored 10 runs to extend a one-run lead, 3-2, to an 11-run advantage, 13-2.
John McCoy and Braxton Messer provided the offensive power in the seventh as each hit a grand slam for the Hillbillies.
Dakota Ooten singled to leadoff the fourth inning for Tug Valley's (3-8) lone hit. Josh Copley drove in a run for the Panthers.
Conner Lackey allowed six runs on 11 hits, walked four and struck out three in 6 1/3 innings for Tug Valley. Lackey was forced from the game after exceeding the pitch count as Tug Valley used a trio of relievers in the seventh inning.
Ooten recorded one out and allowed five runs on four hits, Elijah Fluty failed to record an out after allowing two runs on one hit and two walks and Gage Whitt struck out the only batter he faced to retire the Hillbillies in the seventh.
Messer had three hits, five RBIs and scored three runs and Colton Miller had three hits including a double for Man. Kaden Dickerson had two hits to go along with two RBIs and Jace Adkins added two hits and scored three times. McCoy had one hit and four RBIs, Thompson one hit with one RBI and Gerace singled for the Hillbillies.
Winfield 4, Logan 3- Brycen Brown singled with one out in the fifth inning to drive home the go-ahead run in fifth-ranked Winfield's 4-3 win over top-ranked Logan in a battle of Class AA ranked teams Tuesday night at Winfield High School.
Logan starter Ivan Miller held the Generals to four hits in six innings. Miller allowed four unearned runs, struck out four and walked three, but Winfield took advantage of six Wildcat errors to rally from an early two-run deficit.
Brown had one hit and one RBI for Winfield (10-6) and Dylan Kuhl, Grey Miller and Blake Withrow had one hit each and Xavier Hensley had an RBI for the Generals.
Despite walking seven batters and hitting six more, Karson Frye was the winning pitcher for Winfield. Frye struck out four and allowed three earned runs in 5 1/3 innings. Withrow walked one, hit one and struck out one in 2/3 innings and Brown earned the save after striking out one and allowing no hits in one inning.
Logan failed to take advantage of eight walks, seven hit batter and three Winfield errors. The Wildcats left 10 runners on base including seven in scoring position and left the bases loaded in the first and fifth innings.
Adam Baisden had the lone hit for Logan (8-6) and Konner Lowe and Dawson Maynard each had an RBI for the Wildcats.