The Boonville High School JV Traveling team did it the right way Tuesday night in a doubleheader sweep against Macon at Twillman field in Harley park.
While beating Macon 7-4 in the first game on 10 hits, Boonville came back in the nightcap and exploded for 16 runs on eight hits for a 16-11 victory.
In Game 1, Boonville broke a scoreless tie after two innings by exploding for five runs in the bottom-half of the third and two again in the fourth to go up 7-0. Meanwhile, after a scoreless fifth, Macon rallied back with four runs to cut the lead to three at 7-4.
Conner Pond, one of three pitchers in the game for Boonville, picked up the win on the mound. In five innings, Pond struck out six batters and gave two hits and one walk. Evan Franklin then came in and pitched one inning in relief and allowed four runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two. Then, to finish the game, Alex Wright pitched one inning with no runs, no hits and no walks.
Watts, meanwhile, took the loss on the hill for Macon by giving up seven runs, five earned on 10 hits and three walks while striking out 12 in six innings.
Boonville also had 10 hits in the game, with Dalton Bealmer going 2-for-3 with a single, double, two RBIs and one run scored. Austin Andrews was 2-for-4 with a single, double and two runs scored while Jady Reese added two singles and two RBIs, Conner Pond with one double, Riley Lang with one single and two RBIs, Garrett Gamel with one single and one RBI, Alex Wright with one single and one run scored, Wyatt Grizzle with two runs scored and Evan Franklin with one run scored.
For Macon, Watts went 2-for-3 with two doubles while Adams added two singles and also scored one run.
In the nightcap, Macon jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top-half of the first only to give up three in the bottom-half of the inning and eight again in the second. Meanwhile, in the third, Macon exploded for six more runs to cut the lead to three at 11-8. But even that was short-lived as Boonville answered with five runs in the bottom-half of the third to extend the lead to 16-8. Then, after a scoreless fourth inning, Macon tacked on three runs in the fifth to closeout the scoring.
Tavious Brazil was the winning pitcher in the game for Boonville while Glover took the loss for Macon. Brazil pitched the first-three innings and gave up eight runs, all unearned, on four hits and seven walks while striking two batters. Makiah Waibel then came in and pitched 1 1/3 innings in relief and issued three runs, all unearned, on two hits and three walks while striking out one. Then, to finish the game, Riley Lang pitched 2/3 inning and yielded one hit and one walk.
Page 2 of 2 - For Macon, Glover pitched three innings in relief and surrendered six runs, all unearned, on six hits and three walks while striking out one.
As for the hitting in the game for Boonville, Tavious Brazil went 2-for-3 with a single, double, two RBIs and two runs scored.
Wyatt Grizzle and Lucas Gerke each had a double, two RBIs and two runs scored while Riley Lang added one double and two RBIs, Ryan Sprigg with one single, two RBIs and two runs scored, Makiah Waibel with one single, two RBIs and three runs scored, J.T. Washington with one single and one run scored, Brady Gholson with one RBI and one run scored, Andrew Garrison with two RBIs and two runs scored and Jady Reese with one run scored.
For Macon, Adams went 2-for-3 with a single, double, two RBIs and two runs scored while Thrasher added two singles and one RBI. Glover also doubled and drove in one run.