Bobcats tame Lions in five
By David Shirley
The McNairy Central High School Bobcats hosted the Scotts Hill Lions in baseball action at MCHS on Friday, and when the battle of the cats ended five innings later, MCHS was on top 10-0.
“Right now we are solid in all three phases of the game, hitting, pitching and fielding,” said Coach Brian Franks.
MCHS got things started by scoring a single run in the bottom of the first inning.
After starting pitcher Dakota Roden retired the Lions in the top of the second, the Bobcats put seven big runs on the board to take control of the contest.
Neither team did anything in the third, while MCHS did manage to score a single run in the fourth inning.
Roden finished his fifth and final inning with another goose egg to send the game to the bottom of the fifth with the Bobcats up 9-0.
MCHS scored in the bottom of the fifth to end the game in five innings, due to the ten-run rule.
Roden picked up the win for MCHS, with the five-inning, one-hit shutout.
The junior picked up seven strikeouts along the way.
Scotts Hill was limited to one hit and committed two errors. MCHS had six hits and played error-free baseball.
Bobcat leading hitters: Dakota Roden 1-2 with a double and 2 RBIs; Marcus Nash 2-3; Austin Gafford 1-2 with an RBI; Blake Chandler 1-4 with 2 RBIs.