MAN - The bats came alive for the Man High School baseball team on Tuesday as the Hillbillies pounded on the Mingo Central Miners in a 10-1 win at Man.
Man (3-2) rapped out 10 hits in the game. The Miners are 2-6 on the season, having won 12-2 over Westside on Wednesday night at home.
Corey Miller paced the Billies as he was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Brock Muncy went 2-for-5 with a double. Caleb Blevins was 2-for-4 with a double and one run knocked in. Ryan Cozart was 2-for-3 with one RBI.
Jacob Frazier added a hit for Man. Josh Lambert drove in two runs and Preston Blankenship one.
Mingo Central had just two hits in the game, one each by Jace Dotson and Tucker Wellman. Dotson also had an RBI.
Dylan McCormick was the starting and winning pitcher for the Billies. He hurled 2 2/3 innings and allowed one unearned run on two hits with four strikeouts and two walks. Miller fired 3 1/3 scoreless innings, fanning seven and walking one. Tyler Lafferty then closed the door with a scoreless seventh, striking out two batters.
Chase Justice was the starting and losing pitcher for the Miners. He went 4 1/3 innings, yielding nine runs (three earned) on nine hits with one strikeout and two walks. Tyler Ooten went the last 1 2/3 innings and allowed one run one hit with three strikeouts and one walk.
The Miners committed seven errors in the game to one for Man.
The Billies led 3-1 after two innings, 4-1 after three and added four in the fourth to grab an 8-1 lead. Man then scored one each in the fifth and sixth innings.
Man is scheduled to host county rival Logan on Friday at 7 p.m.
Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. Follow him on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner or email him at email@example.com.