WAYNE, W.Va. — Offense in abundance.
The Point Pleasant baseball team posted 10 hits Saturday afternoon en route to a 12-1 triumph over non-conference host Wayne.
The Big Blacks (13-6) marked two runs in the second inning, while adding six more in the third inning. The Pioneers marked one run in the fourth inning but Point Pleasant scored four in the top of the fifth frame to cap off the 12-1 mercy rule win.
Austen Toler earned the win on the mound for PPHS, while surrendering one unearned run on three hits and two walks. Toler threw five innings and struck out nine Pioneers.
Dakota McCloud suffered the loss after allowing eight runs on eight hits and a walk in 2.2 innings. Brad Sharp surrendered three runs on one hit and three walks in 1.1 innings of work, while Mikey Perry gave up one run on one hit and one walk in one inning. Perry struck out two, while McCloud recorded one strikeout.
Alex Somerville, Evan Potter, Austen Toler and Levi Russell each marked two hits in the win, while Trevor Porter and Abe Stearns each marked one hit. Stearns and Somerville both scored twice to lead PPHS, followed by Toler, Russell, Porter, Chris Lush, Derek King and Kaleb Beckner each marked one run scored.
Russell had a game-high four runs batted in, Toler dove in two, while Somerville, Potter and Cody Sockwell each had one RBI. Somerville had the lone stolen base for the Big Blacks.
Kodie Bowen, Daniel Blass and Brad Sharp each had one hit, while Josh Mills scored a run and Blass had an RBI.