Yorktown handed Daleville its first loss of the season, picking up a 14-2 victory on the road in five innings on Tuesday. The Tigers scored at least two runs in each inning.
Jacob Preston stuck out five in four shutout innings to earn the win for Yorktown (3-2). Ryan Cates went 3-for-3 with a double, two runs and two RBIs, while Austin Stout scored three times in a 2-for-2 day.
“Our focus yesterday at practice was just being aggressive at the plate,” Yorktown coach Mike Larrabee said. “And I thought the kids came out and swung the bats well as an entire team.”
Larrabee said he’s also been impressed with his team’s pitching depth early in the season. The Tigers have used eight pitchers, and five of them have yet to issue an earned run.
The Broncos dropped to 3-1.
* Delta 12, Southside 4: Alex Maloney drove in three runs for the Eagles, hitting a home run and also connecting for a double. Trey Bland and Skyler Brand also had doubles for Delta.
Cade Jones scored three runs for the Eagles and also had two hits. Brand (2-1) picked up the win, going 4 1/3 innings and striking out six batters.
Tre Wills led Southside offensively with three hits, including a double. Braiden Reynolds had two hits and two stolen bases for the Rebels.
* Hagerstown 11, Burris 1: The Tigers scored seven runs in the third inning to pull away from the Owls. Jonny Norris had two hits for Burris, including an RBI double to drive in the Owls’ lone run.
Travis Warrner (0-2) took the loss, allowing 10 runs, though only one of the runs was earned.
* Southwood 10, Wes-Del 2: The Knights broke the game open with three runs in the fourth and another four in the sixth inning. Southwood took advantage of 16 walks issued by the Wes-Del pitching staff.
Palmer Smalley hit a solo home run for the Warriors (2-5).
* Eastbrook 6, Jay County 4: The Patriots entered the bottom of the seventh down by four and managed to shave two runs off the deficit but fell short in their comeback attempt.
Sophomore Tanner Reynolds drove in three runs and Landry Inman collected three hits for the Patriots.
* Northeastern 18, Cowan 8: Cowan went up 8-0, but Northeastern roared back to 10-rule the Blackhawks in five innings. Brady Cooper had a home run, a double and a run for Cowan (0-3).