The Magoffin County Hornets got their 10th win of the season Friday night at Ramey Memorial Park, disposing of the Owsley County Owls 14-3 in 5 innings.
The Hornets scored early and often, 8 runs in the first two innings and went on to score 6 in the fourth.
Offensively, lead-off man Timmy Howard scored three runs in the game with centerfielder Austin Rudd knocking him in twice. Third baseman Caleb Hall went 2- for- 2 at the plate, collecting 3 RBI’s and 2 stolen bases.
The backbreaker for the Owls was in the fourth, when Tyler Blanton came off the bench and roped a single into the right field gap scoring leftfielder Andrew Hiner, rightfielder Zach Bailey, and second baseman Joseph Colvin.
Chase Collinsworth started the game on the mound for the Hornets, surrendering only one run in three innings of work. Collinsworth also collected 2 K’s and got the win.
Blanton came into the game in the fourth and saw his first pitching action since March 27. He had been battling an elbow injury, but showed no sign of rust striking-out 5 batters in two innings of work.
This win gave the Hornets an undefeated week at home after beating Jackson City and Johnson Central earlier in the week. Their record now stands at 10-10 and will try to be improved on next week as they travel to Sheldon Clark on Tuesday and Jenkins, for two games, on Friday.