The Bunceton Dragons baseball team picked up a sweep Monday night on the road by beating the Otterville Eagles by the scores of 20-0 and 13-1.
The Dragons, improving to 3-1 on the season, finished the night with 33 runs on 18 hits with just one error.
Bunceton coach Dustin Ray said his team did everything right to win.
“We hit one through nine last night and it was great to finally see us break out in both games,” Ray said.  “Pitching was really on point last night.  Everyone that pitched did a good job of filling up the zone and making them put the ball in play.”
While playing only three innings in Game 1, the Dragons wasted little time getting out in front by exploding for five runs in the top half of the first. Of course the runs didn’t stop there as Bunceton plated five more runs in the second and then exploded for 10 runs in the third to win by the mercy rule.
Layne Maddex picked up the win on the mound for Bunceton by giving up just one walk in three innings. He also had three strikeouts.
As for the hitting in the game for the Dragons, Dylan Flatt had a big night at the plate with two singles and six RBIs. Dillon Alpers also had two singles and two RBIs while Jason Burnett added two singles and Brayden Doyle, Hunter Shuffield, Hunter Griffin Reachers, Dakota Rose and Trevor Anderson each with one single and one RBI.
In the nightcap, the Dragons again jumped out ahead with three runs in the first and five again in the second to make it 8-0. Then, after Otterville scored one run in the top-half of the third, Bunceton came back and broke the game wide open with a five-run fourth inning for the victory.
Hunter Shuffield was the pitcher of record in the game for Bunceton. Shuffield pitched the first-two innings and struck out four batters while giving up just two walks. Flatt then came in and pitched two innings in relief and allowed one run on one hit while striking out three batters. Then, to finish the game, Dakota Rose pitched one inning and struck out three batters while walking two.
Bunceton also out-hit Otterville 7-1, with Dillon Alpers going 1-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs. Hunter Shuffield doubled and drove in one run while Hunter Griffin Reachers also finished the game with one double. Brayden Doyle, Layne Maddex, Dylan Flatt and Dakota Rose each had one single and one RBI.