The Bunceton Dragons baseball team exploded for 15 runs in the first inning and never looked back, beating the Otterville Eagles Tuesday night in Bunceton by a score of 28-7.
Bunceton, improving to 9-9 on the season, also out-hit Otterville 26-5 while leading 15-0 after one, 21-0 after two and 23-2 after three before adding five more runs in the fourth to go up 28-2. Meanwhile, in the top-half of the fifth, Otterville plated five more runs to end the scoring.
Rylee Knapheide picked up the win on the mound for Bunceton while Frank Oswald took the loss for Otterville. In 2 2/3 innings, Knapheide gave up two runs on one hit and one walk while striking out five batters.
Layne Maddox, Jordon Angermayer, Brayden Doyle and Austin Anderson also took turns on the mound for the Dragons.
For Otterville, Oswald pitched two innings and allowed 21 runs on 19 hits and two walks.
Bunceton also had nine extra base hits in the game against Otterville, six of which went for home runs. Of course nobody had a bigger night offensively than senior Eli Pearcy, who was 4-for-5 with three home runs and eight RBIs.
Doyle also finished the game with four hits with one double, one home run and four RBIs. Angermayer was 3-for-5 with a double, home run and two RBIs while Knapheide added three singles and five RBIs, Anderson with three singles and three RBIs, Riley Layne three singles and two RBIs, Dylan Flatt with a single, home run and one RBI, Mason Wells with a single, double and two RBIs and Blake Petsel with two singles and one RBI.
For Otterville, Andy Neal had two hits and one RBI.
Note: The Dragons had nine players with at least two hits in the game against Otterville.