By Ben Stroup
In its first outing since scoring just one run on opening day, the Delaware Hayes baseball team rebounded in a big way, erupting for 21 runs on 22 hits in a 21-9 win over host London Wednesday.
The Pacers (1-1) scored four runs in the first inning and five in the second to take a 9-3 lead through two.
They added another run in the fourth and broke things open with a seven spot in the fifth. Hayes added four more just for good measure in the top of the seventh.
Noah Watts led the way from the dish, finishing 3-for-5 with a homer, three runs scored and two RBI. Ryan Daughenbaugh, Josh Allen, Mason W. Davis and Mason J. Davis also had big days, closing with three hits apiece. Daughenbaugh and Mason McGeath had three RBI each.
Also: Ooltewah 7, Olentangy 4; Springfield 6, Olentangy 5, 8 innings.
Olentangy split its season-opening doubleheader Tuesday in Emerson, Ga., falling to Phoenix City 4-1 before bouncing back with a convincing 18-5 win over IMG Academy.
After scoring one run on four hits in the opener, the Braves erupted in the nightcap. They plated four runs in each of the first two innings, added two more in the third, another pair in the fourth, one in the fifth and five more in the top of the seventh.
Cameron Kaiser led the charge with two hits, including a triple, to go with two runs and three RBI. Nate Monastra, Sam Allinger, Berto Carselle and Riley Hagg also had multi-hit games.
Caden Kaiser and Collin Hoffmann combined for four of the Braves’ five hits in the opener with two apiece.
Hoffmann was pegged with the loss, allowing four runs on six hits while striking out three and walking two in 3.2 innings of action.
Also: Orange 18, Northridge 0.
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