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March 19, 2013
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Baseball: Douglas improves to 8-1 with win over Hug

The Douglas High baseball team staked Hug to an early 2-0 lead Tuesday afternoon, but recovered in a big way, rolling over the Hawks for a 13-2 win.

The victory boosted the Tigers to 8-1 overall on the year and 4-0 in Northern Division I play.

Hug plated its two runs on three hits in the first inning and then held Douglas off the scoreboard in the bottom half.

Pitcher Cole Peck settled in for Douglas and shut the Hawks out over the next three innings before Kyle Johnson closed out the game with a pair of strikeouts in the final inning.

The Tigers got things going at the plate in the bottom of the second after Nolan Weintz and Dillon Lopez were hit by pitches on back-to-back at-bats.

Cale Kynett followed up with a single, bringing Weintz around, and Teddy Mason singled to bring Lopez home for the tying run.

Chase White drew a walk to load the bases, and Cody Carter walked to drive in Kynett for what would prove to be the game-winning run.

From there, the route was on. Dusty Fisher drove two runs home with a sharp single, Kaleb Foster walked to re-load the bases and Weintz walked to bring Carter home.

Another bases-loaded walk, this one to Kynett, later brought Fisher home with two outs to wrap up the scoring in a seven-run frame.

In the bottom of the third, Carter doubled and moved to third on a passed ball. He later scored on a sacrifice fly to center from Jimmy King.

The Tigers later extended the lead past 10 runs with a five-run fourth. They finished out the game early due to the mercy rule.

Mason drove in three runs on the day, Carson and Kynett each had a pair of RBIs.

Douglas has now scored 105 runs in nine games this season, and has eclipsed double figures in runs six times.

Douglas took on Wooster in Minden Thursday after The R-C’s press deadline. Results of that game will be available online.

The Tigers travel to Wooster Saturday for an 11 a.m. game.

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The Record Courier Updated Mar 21, 2013 02:40PM Published Mar 22, 2013 10:37AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.