Federal Hocking had one hit in each of the first two innings, but left a runner stranded in each inning, before scoring its first runs in the third inning. The Lancers scored six runs in the third, as they sent 10 batters to the plate. The Lancers had six hits in the inning, three doubles and three singles.
Jordon Taylor had Southern’s first hit of the game in the bottom of the second inning, with a double, but was left on base. Adam Warden had a lead off walk in the third inning, but did not score. The Tornadoes had a single in the fourth and fifth innings, with Jesse Ritchie and Greg Jenkins each having hits, but did not advance a runner past first.
The Lancers added more runs in the top of the fourth, scoring five runs on six hits. Federal Hocking added one more in the fifth, taking a 12-0 lead.
Federal Hocking pitcher Tyler Thompson struck out eight, walked one, and allowed three hits in five innings. Southern starter Kyle Cunningham struck out four and walked one.
Taylor had the only extra base hit for the Purple and Gold with a double. Ritchie and Greg Jenkins each had singles.
Lance Sharp had four hits for the Lancers.
Southern travels to River Valley on Tuesday at 5 p.m.