7A #2 Bob Jones (26-5, 1-0) 6, 7A #10 Austin (19-6, 0-1) 0:
In a battle of Top Ten 7A teams, Bob Jones picked up their first area win of the year over Austin by a score of 6-0. The visiting Patriots were led by a dominant performance by Auburn commit Cam Hill on the mound. Hill was shaky in the first inning as he walked the bases loaded before inducing a groundout to get out of the inning unscathed. Hill settled in after the 1st inning as he only allowed four hits and didn’t walk another batter. Hill finished with no earned runs on four hits with four strikeout and three walks in six innings pitched. Samuel Maynard pitched the 7th inning win no runs on no hits with two walks.
The Patriots jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning. Caden Rose reached on an error and Cam Hill followed with a single. Rose and Hill pulled off a double steal to but runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out after a strikeout. Dylan Ray followed with a 2-RBI single to score both runners and give the Pats an early lead.
Leading 2-0 in the 3rd inning, the Patriots added two more runs for a 4-0 lead on a Hill home run to deep right field to score Rose who reached via walk. In the 7th inning, the Pats extended the lead once again after a Rose infield single, Hill single, Mitchell Daly sacrifice fly, and Ray single for a 6-0 final score.
Hill led the offense with three hits including a homer with two RBIs, stolen base, and a hit by pitch. Ray added three RBIs on two singles. Rose, Colten Carver, and Michael Strickland all had singles while Daly finished with a RBI on a sacrifice fly and a hit by pitch.
Bob Jones returns to play on Thursday with an area doubleheader with Austin at 4:30 and 7:00 at Bob Jones High School.