Boys Varsity Baseball · Junction City Captures Lead Early To Defeat Harmony Grove Cardinals

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Harmony Grove Cardinals watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 15-4 loss to Junction City on Friday. Junction City scored on a single by Hodge, a single by Smith, a single by Mclelland, a double by Hoof, and a groundout by Richard in the first inning.
The Harmony Grove Cardinals struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Junction City, giving up 15 runs.
Junction City got on the board in the first inning when Hodge singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.
Harmony Grove Cardinals put up four runs in the sixth inning. The rally was led by a single by Elijah King and by Hayden Hilson.
Junction City scored six runs in the sixth inning. Junction City’s big inning was driven by doubles by Bale and Smith, a walk by Hodge, and an error on a ball put in play by Hodge.
Hodge toed the rubber for Junction City. He surrendered zero runs on one hit over four innings, striking out six.
Christian Young led things off on the pitcher’s mound for Harmony Grove Cardinals. He allowed five hits and six runs over one inning. Tristen Hammonds, Conner Burrow, and Grant Cross each contributed in relief for Harmony Grove Cardinals.
Josh Prather led Harmony Grove Cardinals with two hits in three at bats.
Junction City totaled 15 hits in the game. Smith, Hoof, Bale, and Hodge all had multiple hits for Junction City.