Pollok Central Routs Van, 11-1 + Third-Ranked Elkhart Thumps Mabank At I-20 Baseball Classic
VAN -- Pollok Central broke open a close game with a six-run fourth inning, pitcher Justin Scroggins pitched a complete-game gem and the Bulldogs defeated Van, 11-1, on the last day of the I-20 Baseball Classic on Saturday.
Scroggins went five innings, allowing a run on four hits with four strikeouts. He went 1-for-2 at the plate with a sacrifice fly RBI in the fifth.
Central's Chase Taylor went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Teammate Joseph Lansford led the 10-hit attack, going 2-for-2 with a triple and two RBIs, while Zach Kornegay went 2-for-2 with a double, RBI and run scored.
Leading 2-0 to begin the fourth, Central plated six runs, which included four consecutive run-scoring hits -- three doubles and a single. Jacob Kelly got it started with an RBI double, scoring Jakob Sprinkle. Central capped it off with Taylor's RBI single, which gave the Bulldogs an 8-0 lead.
Van got a run the bottom of the fourth on a Jacob Wyrick RBI double.
The game was stopped by the 10-run mercy rule after the fifth.
Third-Ranked Elkhart Wallops Mabank
No. 3 Elkhart put on a hitting display, defeating Mabank, 18-4.
Elkhart put up 11 runs in the first inning, eight before an out was recorded. The Elks collected 15 hits, while also walking 11 times.
"We wanted to get back on track heading into district," said Elkhart coach John Adair. "I feel like we did that today."
Elkhart, which moved to 14-3 on the season, pulled most of its starters after the second inning.
Mabank's Stephen Calliet and Ian Boothe had run-scoring hits, and John Velez added an sac fly RBI in the loss.
I-20 Baseball Classic
At Van High School
Pollok Central 11, Van 1 (5 innings)
Pollok Central 011 63 -- 11 10 1
Van 000 10 -- 1 4 1
WP -- Scroggins.
LP -- Jacob Tobias.
2B -- Central: Kelly, Kornegay, Tyler Vinson. Van: Wyrick.
3B -- Central: Lansford.
No. 3 Elkhart 18, Mabank 4
Elkhart (11)03 04 -- 18 15 1
Mabank 001 03 -- 4 6 3
WP -- White.
LP -- Cody Kuykendall.
2B -- Elk: Jon Michael Gordon (2), Kevin Kidd. Mab: Winklevoss.