Owls run past Saltillo 14-4

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The Yantis Owls took down Saltillo 14-4 in a game called in the fifth inning by the mercy rule on March 29.

The Owls scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning, three more in the second and five in the third to take a commanding 14-1 lead. Saltillo added three runs in the top of the fourth making it a 14-4 ballgame.

Brandon Landers took the win on the mound for Yantis tossing three innings and striking out five. Dallas Scott came in for the save pitching the final two innings for the Owls. The Owls banged out nine hits to eight for Saltillo. Yantis played well on defense committing no errors in the contest. Bradley Potts led the offense with two hits while Jeffrey Dalton and Landers each had a pair of RBI.

Earlier that week, on March 27, the Owls were shut down by the Campbell Indians 5-0. Bradley Potts took the loss on the mound for Yantis. Potts had two of the Owls’ five hits in the game. Campbell’s Hunter Ross also struck out Yantis batters 16 times in the game. Potts struck out eight Indians for Yantis after pitching through six innings.

In a game last Tuesday, the Owls had eight hits to just four for Sulphur Bluff, but the Bears walked off the field with a 9-4 win. Yantis had three errors in the game. Josh Moreland and Landers each had two hits for Yantis. Hunter Wallis got the win for Sulphur Bluff posting 10 strikeouts in the game. Down 9-1 in the seventh inning, the Owls posted three runs, but it was too little, too late.

The Owls host league-leading North Hopkins Friday.

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