By Steve LeMaster
SEYMOUR, Tenn. – McCreary Central rolled on the road in neighboring Tennessee on Friday, defeating The King’s Academy 16-3 in five innings.
Visiting McCreary Central forced the host team to play from behind throughout the matchup.
The Raiders, under the direction of head coach Marc Taylor, outhit King’s Academy 11-7 and turned in an error-free performance in the field.
McCreary Central scored first and never trailed. The Raiders led 8-0 before homestanding King’s Academy plated its first run.
The Raiders scored eight runs in the fifth inning. Grant Hamner, Evan Kidd, Connor Campbell, Nathaniel Griffis, Austin Vanover and Hunter Kirk knocked in runs for McCreary Central during the productive plate appearance.
Campbell earned the win for the Raiders. He tossed three innings, allowing three hits and zero runs while striking out three and walking zero. Blake Corder and Thaddeus Baird pitched in relief for the Raiders.
Jacob Hoffman took the loss for The King’s Academy. Hoffman went three and two-thirds innings, allowing eight runs on six hits and striking out six.
McCreary Central collected 11 hits. Campbell, Vanover and Riley Richmond led McCreary Central’s offensive attack with two hits apiece
The Raiders thrived in the field, exiting the game without an error.
The King’s Academy racked up seven hits. Hoffman and Dylan provided two hits apiece for the Lions in the setback.
The King’s Academy committed two errors in the setback.
McCreary Central and The King’s Academy aren’t slated to meet again during the current high school baseball campaign.