ELIZABETHTOWN – Brady Marlowe hit a 2-run triple to highlight a 6-run 3rd inning that opened a 9-2 Yard Goat lead and lifted them to a 15-5 victory over the Rock Hounds in Dixie Boys Baseball action Monday evening at County Park.

Drake Gause and Gaston Russ walked to start the game. Stryker Pait made a sacrifice fly that scored Gause. Aidan Thompson smoked a single to right-center field, and Marlowe hit a double to left, scoring Russ and giving the Yard Goats an early 2-0 lead.

Chandler Wall hit a double to left in the Rock Hound half of the first, and Delton Murdock hit a single to right that covered Wall and cut the margin to 2-1.

Jayden Bethea walked to start the Yard Goat’s second inning and scored when Ritchie Gonzalez-Velazquez doubled to left. Trey Wilson led off the Rock Hound at second with a single to left and scored when Braiden Dixon singled to left-center to close the gap to 3-2.

Drake Gause walked to start the crucial third inning and scored when Russ launched a sacrifice fly. Corben Chadwick walked and Pait singled to left. Marlowe delivered the 2-run triple that scored Chadwick and Pait. Woodell singled to center to score Marlowe. Gunner Lewis and Bethea walked, and Landon Gause singled to center and Woodell and Lewis scored to increase the lead to 9-2.

Cayden Morton singled to center field in Rock Hound’s third inning, and Khalil Moore drove him in with a 2-out single to cut the margin to 9-3.

Drake Gause singled to left to start the Yard Goat fourth inning, then scored when Russ doubled to right. Chadwick hit a double to right-center field to score Russ and then scored on Thompson’s single to extend the lead to 12-3. Jayden Byrd walked and scored a Rock Hound run in the bottom of the inning.

Shooter Lewis singled to left to lead the Yard Goat at 5th, then scored when Landon Gause poked a single to left. Colt Lewis walked, and Gonzalez-Velazquez and Drake Gause followed with singles that scored Landon Gause and Colt Lewis and increased the lead to 15-4.

Dixon doubled to left in Rock Hound’s fifth inning and scored on Morton’s grounder.

Aidan Thompson pitched all 5 innings for the Yard Goats, allowing 5 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6. Moore started and threw 2.1 innings for the Rock Hounds, striking out 1 batter. Fox Sutton worked 2.1 innings in relief and struckout 3 batters. Wall threw 0.1 innings of relief and struckout 1.

Marlowe went 3-for-3 with a triple, a double, a run scored and 3 RBIs. Drake Gause went 2-for-2 with 3 runs scored and an RBI. Thompson went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Landon Gause finished 2-for-3 at home with a run scored and 2 RBIs. Gonzalez-Velazquez also went 2-for-3 with a double and 2 RBIs.

Russ doubled, scored twice and had an RBI. Chadwick doubled, scored a run and had an RBI. Pait singled, scored a run and had an RBI. Woodell and Gunner Lewis each singled and scored a run each. Colt Lewis and Bethea also scored points.

Dixon went 2-for-2 with a double, a run scored and an RBI to lead the Rock Hounds. Morton also went 2-for-2 with a run scored. Wall doubled and scored a run. Moore, Murdock and Wilson each added 1 hit and 1 RBI. Byrd and Wilson also scored 1 point each.

Yard goats 216 33 — 15
Rock dogs 111 11 — 5

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