Allen Central blanks South Floyd in six
by STEVE LeMASTER
DRIFT - Allen Central claimed its fourth straight win on Monday, defeating 58th District/Floyd County Conference foe South Floyd 11-0 in six innings.
Allen Central pitcher Dillon Lawson tossed a one-hitter and earned the win. Lawson, a sophomore, registered seven strikeouts.
South Floyd senior pitcher Jacob Crager took the loss. Crager, who pitched five innings for the Raiders, recorded seven strikeouts.
Hunter Johnson pitched one inning out of a relief role for the South Floyd baseball team.
Tanner Hamilton led Allen Central with three hits and two RBIs. Lawson, helping his cause, contributed two hits and two RBIs for the Rebels.
Junior Handshoe delivered two hits and Dustin Johnson added an RBI for the Allen Central baseball team.
Allen Central didn’t waste any time moving out in front. The Rebels pushed two runs across in the opening inning.
Neither team could muster much offense in the second, third or fourth innings. Allen Central managed to get its bats going in the fifth inning, though. The Rebels scored three runs in the top half of the fifth inning to move ahead 5-0.
Saving its best for last at the plate, Allen Central erupted for six runs in the top half of the 11th inning to gain a commanding 11-0 lead.
Allen Central scored its 11 runs on 11 hits.
South Floyd committed five errors in the loss.
The two Floyd County high school baseball rivals met for the first time in the 2013 season.
The Rebels are scheduled to host the Raiders on May 6.
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