West Jones made the non-routine look routine Monday night.
Despite their game against FCAHS being moved up due to the threat of rain, the Mustangs picked up a 10-0, run-rule win over the Aggies. Colson Harris’ sacrifice-fly scored Kris Riley from third base in the bottom of the sixth inning, sending West Jones to the walk-off victory.
“Every time you come out, your goal is to get better as a team and do things the right way,” Mustang head coach Trey Sutton said. “We did a pretty good job of that tonight.”
Sutton’s Mustangs finished with just eight hits, but they made them count. In the third inning, Hayden Bryan recorded an RBI single, Walker Thompson followed with a two-run single and the aforementioned Harris capped off the frame with a two-run double which gave West Jones a 5-0 lead.
In the fourth, Thompson added an RBI double, and Riley went yard on a three-run home run.
“Our sticks have started to come around here in the last week or so. We’re getting some balls to fall that weren’t early on,” Sutton said. “We’re going to count on those guys, especially at the top of the order, to carry us some this year. They’ve been answering that bell here lately.”
Their 10th and final run came home on Harris’ game-winner.
Dustin Dickerson picked up the win on the mound for West Jones, pitching five innings of two-hit ball with eight strikeouts. Hayden Bryan came on for Dickerson in the sixth, and despite allowing two hits, Bryan kept the Aggies at bay.
“I felt like we played a good ball game,” Sutton said. “Dickerson threw the ball well. Hayden came in and got a good inning of work. I’m pleased at this point thus far in the season with our arms and the way we fill the zone up.
“And played defense behind them, too. That was good.”
West Jones improved to 5-1 with the win, while FCAHS fell to 0-5.
Alec Adams, Donovan Shows, Wade Ryals and Blake Polk all recorded hits for the Aggies in the loss.
“I’ve said it over and over again. It’s kind of redundant, but we are young,” FCAHS head coach Anthony James said. “I kind of lose sight of that at times. Just gotta keep plugging.”