Mercer County exploded for six runs in the top of the first inning, led by nine runs after three innings and routed visiting Pulaski county 13-3 in five innings Saturday.
Jon Banks capped the six-run first with a three-run home run. John Ingram had three hits and J.T. Long and Russell Sims doubled for the Titans (2-0).
In the first, Ingram singled and Long doubled. They both scored on Sims’ double, Curry Brown singled home Sims, Chris Goodman scored and Banks capped the inning with his three-run blast.
Sims added another RBI in the second and Ingram and Lane Peavler had RBIs in the third inning as Mercer led 11-2.
Danville 10, Madison Southern 6 — At Berea, Nick Serey struck out 10, walked two and allowed two earned runs to get the complete-game win for the Admirals at Madison Southern.
J.B. Williams was 2-for-3 with a bases-loaded double in the sixth inning to score three runs, Jay Hunn was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Serey had two RBIs, Cole Phillips drove in a run and Mason Stamm doubled for the Admirals (2-1).
“Nick threw the ball well today,”¿said Danville coach Paul Morse, whose squad had three errors Saturday and 18 through its first three games. “Defensively, we’re still not playing the way I thought we would. I thought that would be our strength going into the season.”
Garrard County 7, Washington County 3 — At Springfield, T.J. Midkiff and Ronnie Saylor each delivered RBI doubles in the fifth inning to break open a tight game and give the Golden Lions (1-1) a win over the host Commanders.
Midkiff also picked up the win, going 2 2/3 innings in relief of starter Sammy Galloway.
It was 3-1 Washington before Garrard scored five in the fifth. The Lions had 13 hits but stranded 16 runners.
Rockcastle County 5, Danville 2 — At Danville, the Admirals committed seven error which led to five unearned runs in a loss to the visiting Rockets.
Cole Phillips, making his first varsity pitching start, went the first five innings, allowing no earned runs on two hits with eight strikeouts and two walks.
“Cole pitched extremely well, he really deserved to get the win and we didn’t support him defensively and we definitely didn’t score enough runs to win today,”¿Danville coach Paul Morse said.
Ben Mahan took the loss, giving up two runs, one earned, on one hit with one strikeout in relief of Phillips. He worked the sixth, then faced one batter in the seventh.
It was a 2-2 game before the Rockets scored three times in the top of the seventh. Will Graham, Phillips and Chase Ransdell all singled for the Admirals.
Saturday’s Area Linescores
Pulaski Co. 020 10 — 3 1 2