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Dierks boys dominate Hornets for 18-0 win

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_MG_0040DIERKS – The Dierks Out-
laws faced a pair of light con-
tests on the diamond earlier
this week as they braced first
the Blevins Hornets and then
the Cossatot River Eagles.


The Outlaws played host
to the Blevins Hornets Mon-
day afternoon in a game that
was firmly decided from the
very beginning. The Hornets
put a runner on base in the
first on an error, but the fol-
lowing three batters were
up and down due to heavy
cover from the fielders.
When the bottom of the in-
ning rolled around, the Out-
laws set up a scoring series
with Caleb Dunn, Trendin
McKinney and Brayden
Kirby each walked in, Blake
Bradshaw and Jacob Sharp
both run in on an error, and
Derek Hill brought home on
a fly to left field from Caleb
Adams, setting the score
Dierks 6-0 going into the
second.
The top of that inning
was eerily similar, with the
Blevins team getting a sin-

gle, then three up and down
on strikeouts and a ground
out at first. The Outlaws
put in two runners that in-
ning, Dunn and McKinney
both on a sacrifice play by
Jarett Fox.
In the third, the Outlaws
saw Kesterson and Dunn
walked in, McKinney score
on an error, Fox and Wood-
ruff brought in on a fly to
center from Hill, Turner and
Hill both run in on a fly to
left field by Kesterson, and
Kesterson brought home on
a line drive to center field by
McKinney. That set the score
Dierks 18-0 at the close of
the third.
When the Hornets again
put one man on base and
saw three up and three
down, the game was ended
with the 10-run rule. Final
score Dierks 18-0.
Hill managed to be the
outstanding offensive play-
er for the Outlaws, with
three RBIs and a pair of runs
to his credit, while pitcher
Lane Woodruff was credited
with the win by achieving
five strikeouts and only al-
lowing one hit during four
innings.
Tuesday afternoon, the
Outlaws saw early resistance
crumble as they braced the
Cossatot River Eagles at
Cove. The Outlaw initially
ran up against a hard de-
fense with three up, three
down in the top of the first,
but that hard shut-down
of runners completely dis-
solved only the next inning
as Caleb Adams came in
on a fly to center by Cale
Adams and Fox and Cale
Adams both ran in on a hard
grounder to second from Hill
in the second. This set the
score Dierks 3-0.
The Eagles continued
to be able to get runners
on base, but were unable
to bring them home as the
Outlaws racked up runs in
the third. McKinney tripled
off a fly to center field that
brought Dunn in and then
stole home, Fox batted in Ca-
leb Adams with a line drive
to left, Woodruff came in on
a hard grounder to second,
and Hill was walked in to
make the score Dierks 9-0.
The drumbeat of Outlaw
scoring was taken up again
in the fourth, as Fox ran
in on a grounder to short
from Hill, Cale Adams was
brought in on a fly to center
field by Colton Strode, and
Strode was himself, as well
as Kesterson, run in on a fly
to left from Dunn, pushing it
to 14 runs for Dierks to the
Eagles’ naught.
Apparently noticing this
deficiency, the Cossatot Riv-
er team attempted to make
a late push and two runs
in during the bottom of the
fourth, but it was too little,
too late. After playing the
top of the fifth, where the
score remained unchanged,
the game was called under
the 10-run rule, final score
Dierks 14-2.
Hill again shined in the
batter’s box, racking up four
RBIs on two hits in his four
at bats, while Caleb Dunn
would have to be recognized
for his five put-outs during
the game.
The Outlaws next face the
Spring Hill Bears at Spring
Hill this afternoon at 4:30
p.m.