DRIFT - Two familiar foes hooked up in high school baseball late last week and the game resulted in a lopsided win for the visiting squad. Allen Central didn’t have any trouble getting past 58th district counterpart South Floyd last week. Visiting Allen Central led 10-0 at the conclusion of the second inning and rolled to the victory, winning 14-0 in five innings over South Floyd at Drift Park.
Allen Central pitcher Dalton Lawson pitched a complete game, throwing a three-hitter and recording 10 strikeouts on his way to claiming the win.
South Floyd pitcher Coby Niece took the loss. Niece notched four strikeouts in two innings.
Another South Floyd pitcher, Hunter Johnson, posted three strikeouts in 1.2 innings.
Offensive-heavy Allen Central scored 14 runs on nine hits.
Allen Central received an offensive lift from multiple players. Dustin Johnson paced Allen Central with two hits and four RBIs. Trey Aldrich also had two hits for the Rebels.
Another batter, Cameron Blevins, drove two runs in for the Allen Central baseball team.
After carrying an 11-0 lead out of the third inning, Allen Central added three runs in the fourth frame.
The Rebels also fared well defensively, finishing the district game with only one error.
Darren Tackett accounted for two of South Floyd’s three hits.
South Floyd committed six errors in the loss.
Allen Central completed a regular-season sweep. When the two longtime 58th District/Floyd County Conference foes met on April 23, Allen Central topped South Floyd 19-0 in five innings.