Last week, the Hazard Bulldogs traveled to Eastern to take on the Allen Central Rebels. The Bulldogs had little trouble disposing of the Rebels as they cruised to the 9-3 road win.
Hazard opened the game well with a four run first inning. However, Allen Central quickly cut the margin in half with a two run bottom half (4-2).
The Bulldogs repeated their four run performance in the second inning, with no response from the Rebels (8-2). Hazard would score one more in the third inning (9-2), and quickly went on cruise control.
Allen Central would only garner one more run down the stretch, leaving them on the short end of a 9-3 score. Andy Baker got the win on the mound for the Bulldogs, going 6 innings with 9 hits, 3 runs, 3 walks and 4 strikeouts.
Hazard (9) Griffin Wells 2 runs and 2 hits, Ryan Smith 1 run, 1 hit and 1 RBI, Cole Ratliff 2 runs, 3 hits and 3 RBI, Rudy Akemon 2 runs and 2 hits, Devin Morris 1 run, 1 hit and 1 RBI, Andy Baker 1 hit and 1 RBI, Blake Lockhart 1 hit and 1 RBI and Blake Nidiffer 1 run and 1 hit.
Tony McGuire can be reached at 606-436-5771 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.