BNL hits 13-run pool during mercy-rule road victory over No.8 Loogootee

LOOGOOTEE – BNL’s Kline Woodward had three hits, including a home run, as the Stars bashed Class A No.8 Loogootee 13-3 in six innings on Monday.
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LOOGOOTEE – Bedford North Lawrence’s offense erupted for a season-high in runs as the Stars hammered Class A No.8 Loogootee 13-3 in six innings during high school baseball action on Monday.

The Stars, now 13-14 with three consecutive wins, also scored 13 runs in a previous win over Evansville Christian. BNL pounded out 12 hits, including home runs by Maddox Ray and Kline Woodward, during the mercy-rule triumph.

BNL started the attack in the second. Woodward doubled, Kylar Fisher single, Jonny Stone lofted a sacrifice fly, and Ray ripped a two-run blast to left to cap a three-run outburst.

The Stars took control with a seven-run third. Following a walk and two errors, Woodward whacked a three-run bomb to left for a 7-0 lead. Ray kept the rally going with a double, Ryker Hughes and Grant Dalton singled in runs, and Trace Rynders scored on a wild pitch for an 10-0 advantage. Stone added another sacrifice fly in the fourth for another run.

LOOGOOTEE – BNL’s Maddox Ray celebrates after slugging a two-run home run against Loogootee.
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The Lions (13-8) scored three in the fifth to extend the contest, with RBI singles from Drew Walker and Jacob Tedrow. But BNL triggered the early conclusion with Ray’s RBI single and Will Adams’ bases-loaded walk in the sixth.

Woodward was 3 for 3 with three runs and three RBIs, Ray went 3 for 3 with two runs and three RBIs, and Hughes had two hits. Cade Mungle worked the first three innings on the mound, allowing only one hit and striking out five, before getting relief help from Woodward and Adams.

“We had a great approach at the plate,” BNL coach Jeff Callahan said. “Very patient for our pitch, but attacked the baseball aggressively. We did not have a strikeout.”

BNL will host Whiteland in the regular-season finale on Tuesday.