Playing in its first home game in over five years, the Hannan baseball team needed little time to take advantage of the home-field advantage Thursday night during an impressive 11-0, five-inning victory over Huntington St. Joe in a non-conference matchup in Mason County.
The Wildcats (1-1) — coming off a 17-14 extra inning loss at Burch in the season opener — wasted no time at all against the Irish, jumping out to a 4-0 lead after one complete inning.
Hannan tacked on four more runs in the second for an 8-0 cushion, then plated three in the third for a whopping 11-0 cushion through three complete. Neither team scored the rest of the way, allowing the Blue and Gold to wrap up the mercy-rule decision.
Daniel Reynolds was the winning pitcher of record, going five innings while allowing only three hits. The Wildcats also pounded out 14 hits in the triumph, with seven different players adding at least one safety.
Colton Campbell and Tyler Jenkins both had two singles and a double in the victory, while Jerry Diaz contributed two singles and an inside-the-park homerun. Reynolds also turned in a multi-hit effort at the plate, producing a single and a double.
D.J. Black, Dakota Campbell and James Brumfield also had a single apiece to round out the hit total.
Hannan returns to action today when it travels to Williamson for a non-conference matchup at 2 p.m.