DUBLIN — West Bladen got a stellar pitching performance from Logan West on Tuesday, and the Knights’ offense came alive for a 14-2 Three Rivers Conference win over visiting South Robeson.
West hurled a complete-game, two-hitter with two walks and 11 strikeouts to lead West Bladen.
The game was all but put away early by the Knights, who scored 10 runs in the first inning — thanks to six walks, a hit batter and a passed ball. Braylon Williamson had a bases-loaded walk, Nolan Bryant had a two-run single, Kaleb Heup had an RBI walk, Trey Storms stroked a two-run single, Scott Bowen brought home a run when he was hit by a pitch and Jake Butler had two RBI when he reached on an error in the inning.
In the second, singles by Dalton Pait and Heup put Knights at the corners ahead of a passed ball that scored Pait for an 11-0 lead.
West’s lone rough inning came in the top of the third, when the Mustangs used a pair of walks and two singles to close the gap to 11-2.
But West Bladen responded with three runs in the fourth, thanks to an RBI double by Bowen and a South Robeson error that scored two for a 14-2 advantage.
The Mustangs went quietly in the fifth to end the game on the mercy rule.
At the plate, Pait was 2-for-3; Bowen had the double and two RBI; Bryant had two RBI; Butler had two RBI; and Storms had two RBI.
The Knights will host Wallace-Rose Hill on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in a non-conference tilt.