The Bunceton Dragons baseball team did everything right in the season opener Tuesday night against the Higbee Tigers.
Aside from winning the game against Higbee 16-0 in four innings, the Dragons also managed 13 hits while getting a one hit shutout from senior Layne Maddex.
“For the first game, I think we did pretty good,” said Bunceton coach Dustin Ray. “Layne Maddex threw a nice game only allowing two Higbee base runners.  Moving through the year, we need to limit the mistakes that we made last night, and the strikeout numbers.  We are a better hitting team than we showed.  Overall, great team win to start the season.”
The Dragons left little doubt against Higbee by pushing across four runs in all four innings. As for Maddex, the senior hurler pitched all four innings and struck out nine batters while giving up just one hit and one walk.
Major took the loss for Higbee.
Maddex also had a hand offensively for Bunceton with three hits, one of which went for a double. He also drove in three runs.
Brayden Doyle also went 3-for-3 with three singles and three RBIs while Dillon Alpers and Hunter Shuffield added two singles and two RBIs, Jason Burnett one double, Dylan Flatt one single and two RBIs and Austin Alpers with one single.
Kirby had the only hit in the game for Higbee, being a single.