Midway Middle’s boys moved to 2-0 in the young baseball season Thursday with a road win over Hobbton Middle, 17-1.
Raider coach Steven Tyler said he liked what he saw from his team in their second game of the season.
“The butterflies are gone now that we’ve got the first one under our belt, and I thought we had a much better game Thursday,” Tyler said. “Our pitching was excellent, and I thought we hit the ball a whole lot better too.”
Tyler praised the play of his outfield as well, noting that he thought there was good fielding. “There are still things we need to work on, but I saw a lot of good effort from the guys out there. They were a lot more aggressive and they had improved a great deal from their first outing. As a coach, you can’t ask for much better than that.”
Midway had the hot bats from the beginning, earning 5 runs in the 1st inning and keeping Hobbton on ice.
The young Raiders score 1 run in the 2nd inning and then brought in a blistering 9 more runs in the 4th. They finished out scoring in the 5th and final inning, getting 2 more runs before the game ended to give them a total 17.
Hobbton’s lone score came in the 3rd.
Austin Raynor started on the mound for Midway, throwing for 3 innings, striking out 4 and giving up only 3 hits. Landon Dorman wrapped things up, tossing the last 2 innings, striking out 5 and giving up no hits. Neither Raider pitcher gave up a walk.
At bat, Gregory Nobles was 1-1 with 3 walks, 4 runs and 1 double; Dorman, 3-4 with 3 runs and 2 doubles; Dustin Holland, 2-3, with 2 runs and a double; Wesley Johnson, 2-3 with 2 runs; Matthew Nunnery, 1-2; Dylan Fann, 1-1 with 1 run and a double; and Austin Peterson, 1-1 with a double.
Midway moves to 2-0 on the season. They play Roseboro-Salemburg Monday.
For Hobbton, No. 5 Mason was 1-3 with a double, G. Herring was 1-2; and C. Watkins was 1-1 with a single.
Hobbton Middle’s record and schedule was not available.