Aaron Rose struck out 11 batters in five innings Tuesday as the Bland County Bears got in their second game of the year, defeating Montcalm 10-5 at Coopers Field near Bramwell.
Rose was 3 for 5 at bat, including a two-run home run in the sixth inning. Tyler Faukner was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, and Zac Gwyn drove in a run and finished 2 for 4.
Tyler Poe was 1 for 2 and Aaron Presley was 1 for 3 with an RBI for Montcalm (3-3).
Bland County (2-0) plays its first Mountain Empire District game of the season at Grayson County today at 5 p.m. Montcalm is at Meadow Bridge this afternoon.
At Coopers Field
Bland County..............200 233 0 — 10 9 2
Montcalm....................110 110 1 — 5 3 3
Aaron Rose, Tyler Faulkner (6), Kalub Lambert (7) and Jonah Miller, Andy Pauley (4). Aaron Presley, Josh Clowers (6), Brady Brown (7) and Tyler Poe.
Hurley 9, Council 3
PILGRIM’S KNOB, Va. — Chris Hardin struck out 16 batters in six innings as Hurley blew past Council Tuesday in Black Diamond District action.
Greg Stacy scored three runs and doubled on a 2-for-4 evening for the Rebels. Billy Stacy had a triple and scored twice. Hardin allowed two walks and one earned run.
Council starter Devin Duty induced 17 strikeouts in six stanzas, but took the loss, giving up four hits, three walks and three earned runs. Larry Robinson had one hit and stole three bases for the Cobras.
At Pilgrim’s Knob
Hurley...............................021 113 1 — 9 4 0
Council.............................100 002 0 — 3 2 6
Rural Retreat 7
NARROWS, Va. — Narrows scored four runs in each of the first two innings Tuesday and defeated the Indians in a six-inning game called due to darkness.
Will Patteson and Kelly Dent were each 2 for 3 with a double for Narrows (3-1-1). Tyler Evans hit a two-run home run.
For Rural Retreat, Jackie Burton was 2 for 4 with a double and W.K. Dalton was 2 for 4. Dalton, the Indians’ starting pitcher, gave up six runs and took the loss.
Narrows used five pitchers who combined to strke out 12 batters. The Green Wave hosts Montcalm Thursday at 4 p.m.