Murphy helped his own cause in the bottom of the fourth when he crushed the first pitch he saw from Whittle over the left center field fence to score him and Jameson DeBord to cut the lead to 4-2.
But that as about it for the Lions (3-1, 0-1), as Whittle struck out eight and walked six before being relieved by Logan Tritapoe in the seventh inning.
"He just had that one bad pitch and he let up on that pitch. The six walks, that's not good," said Camic, who pulled Whittle after he had thrown 99 pitches. "I didn't want him to get that many. But when you walk six guys, there's his pitch total."
But Garrard coach Ed Rall thought Whittle was the reason his team could not put a big inning together.
"(Whitte) pitched extremely well today and that was the difference in the game, " he said. "They just played a little better than we did. We just couldn't put anything together. They made a couple of errors and we just couldn't take advantage of it. And their pitcher is the reason we couldn't."
But Boyle was able to string together hits and pull away.
Kody Ross scored on Caleb Runyon's double in the fifth for a 5-2 lead. Then the Rebels used a two-out rally for some insurance runs in the sixth.
Whittle started the rally by getting hit by Murphy and was replaced by courtesy runner Jordan Walker. Tritapoe walked, then Jacob Bodner singled to left field and Walker beat the throw to the plate to out Boyle up 6-2. Tritapoe then scored on an error when Runyon's grounder was misplayed.
Camic said those runs were huge at the time.
"Late in the game you never know, Garrard could go out and get two or three walks and park one and it's a tie game," Camic said. "So those runs were very important. Especially in this ball park, the ball park gets out of here."
Boyle added two more runs in the seventh off Garrard reliever Christian Wyler. Morris, who finished 2-for-2, doubled and scored on Bottoms' single. Then Bottoms scored on Kody Ross' two-out single
The Rebels had chances to score big early, but could not take advantage.
Morris and Bottoms led off the game with singles, but Murphy retired the next three, getting a diving stop and throw out from shortstop Justin Ray on Tritapoe's grounder in the hole to save a run.
In the third, Morris walked and later scored on Bodner's bases-loaded walk with two outs. But Murphy then got Ross to pop out to first to end another scoring threat.
"We played good defense. So far we've only made three errors in four games. You can win when you play like that," Rall said. "Our guy just made that one pitch. If he's playing at Boyle, it's probably a double. But here, it's a home run."
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Boyle . . . . . .1-0-0-3-1-2-2 -- 9-12-3
Garrard . . . . 0-0-0-2-0-0-0 -- 2 -3 -1
Garrick Whittle, Logan Tritapoe (7) and Ben Carter. Tyler Murphy, Christian Wyler (7) and Wyler, J.D. Durham (7). W-Whittle. L-Murphy. 2B-Cody Morris (BC), Caleb Runyon (BC). HR-Blake Bottoms (BC), Murphy (GC).