MITCHELL – Bedford North Lawrence doubled its fun during a runaway victory over county rival Mitchell on Friday.
The Stars slammed eight doubles, with Cole Karr belting three and Whitt Callahan adding two with five RBIs, while overpowering the Bluejackets 14-3 in five innings.
BNL (15-4) took control with five runs in the first and five more in the third. The Stars totaled 17 hits.
“Just up and down the lineup, we’ve had good contact,” BNL coach Jeff Callahan said. “We were able to score some runs early, we had a much better approach of using the whole field.”
The Stars sent 10 batters to the plate in the first, with Evan Waggoner (RBI single), Callahan (RBI double to center), Braydon Brown (RBI single) and Konley Woodward (2-run single) causing the damage.
The offensive explosion in the third came via Colton Brown (run-scoring single), Callahan (sacrifice fly), Karr (two-run double) and Grant Dalton (RBI single).
Callahan cracked a two-run double during a three-run fourth.
Brown was 3-for-3 and scored three times, Aden Pemberton was 2-for-4 with three runs, Karr was 3-for-4, and Konley Woodward continued his hot streak with two hits.
“The top of the order is supposed to get on and the 3-4 hitters are supposed to drive runs in,” Callahan said. “That’s what we did tonight.”
Pemberton earned the win on the mound, working three innings and scattering four hits. Andrew Shepherd had two hits and Dawson Glassco drove in two runs for the Bluejackets (8-7-1).
BNL has won seven of its last eight games.
“We have been playing well,” Callahan said. “We want to play our best ball at the end of the season, and hopefully continue to get better and better. The conference tournament next week is a big challenge.”
BNL will host University for a doubleheader at noon on Saturday.