Mercer County pounded out 19 hits and routed visiting Marion¿County 15-1 in five innings Saturday.
Tyler Devine and Luke Bosse each had two hits for the Titans (12-5), who scored three times in the first five in the second, two in the third and five more in the fourth.
“It was just a day, we saw the baseball and found the barrel of the bat all four innings,”¿Mercer coach Jeremy Shope said.
“One through nine, we just hit the baseball.”
Mercer had seven hits in the second and fourth innings.
Jackson Stoeckinger worked the first four innings to pick up the win.
“It was good to see Jackson back out, he missed three weeks with ankle injury and he came back out for his first start and pitched well,”¿Shope said.
Lexington Christian 6, Danville 5 — At Lexington, the No. 10 Admirals scored four runs in the top of the seventh innings, but it was not enough in a loss at Lexington Christian Academy.
Andrew Lasure was 3-for-4 with three RBIs, Dowell Harmon had a triple and drove in a run, Mason Stamm had an RBI single in the seventh inning and Jack Graham had a pinch-hit single in the seventh for Danville (13-2).
Chris Miller worked the first 1 1/3 innings, giving up three runs on five hits with four walks.
“We got caught a little shorthanded on our pitching today. Chris did a nice job, he just had control issues. And our reserves did a good job,”¿Danville coach Paul Morse said.
Nick Serey worked five innings of relief, giving up three runs and striking out three and Harmon worked the final 2/3 of an inning.
Boyle County 7, DeSales 2 — At Elizabethtown, Jacob¿Pike, Josiah Robbins and Brett Jones each had two hits for Boyle (8-9) in a win over Desales in the Elizabethtown Spring Break Classic.
Addison¿Coffey went the first six innings to pick up the win, striking out six.
Pike, Jacob¿Preston and Kody Ross had RBIs for Boyle, which scored five runs over the final three innings to pull away.
Elizabethtown 8, Boyle County 5 — At Elizabethtown, Ross had a pair of doubles, and drove in two runs in Boyle’s loss to host Elizabethtown.
Josiah Robbins and Connor Blevins doubled, and Robbins and Pike had RBIs for Boyle, which led 3-0 before Elizabethtown rallied for five runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth.
Danville 5, Marion County 4 — At Lebanon, Tyler Beldon moved to 5-0 on the season, tossing 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief as the Admirals edge host Marion.
Beldon struck out four and walked two.
Tanner Goodman went the first 3 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs on six hits with five strikeouts and four walks. Serey worked 2/3 of an inning in relief of Goodman, allowing one unearned run on one hit.
“Tanner did a good job except for the walks. He threw a lot of strikes, and the two innings they scored was where he let guys on with walks, and that’s what hurt him,”¿Morse said. “And Tyler, he just did what he’s done all year.”
Rob Caudill was 2-for-3 with three runs and three stolen bases, Lasure had an RBI single in the fifth inning, Harmon was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs, and Jay Hunn stole two bases.
Danville trailed 4-3 before scoring a run in the top of the sixth and seventh innings.
Franklin County 16 Boyle County 2 — At Frankfort, the Rebels (7-8) managed just five hits in a loss at Franklin County.
Pike and Ross each had a hit and RBI for Boyle.
The game was tied 2-all when Franklin scored 14 runs in the third and fourth innings.
Micah Miniard took the loss, giving up 10 runs (8 earned) on eight hits over three innings.
Saturday’s Area Linescores
Marion County 100 00 — 1 5 2
Mercer County 352 5x — 15 19 1
Stoeckinger, Sims (5) and Guay. Farmer, Lark (3) and Hamilton. W—Stoeckinger. L—Farmer. 2B—Devine (MC), 2, Bosse (MC) 2.
Danville 001 000 4 — 5 6 1
Lex. Christian 120 102 x — 6 10 2
Miller, Serey (2), Harmon (6) and Lasure. Henzman, Johnson (6) and Hall. W—Henzman. L—Miller.
DeSales 001 000 0 — 1 2 5
Boyle County 101 131 x — 7 9 1
Boyle County 300 002 0 — 5 8 2
Elizabethown 000 530 x — 8 6 4
2B—Ross (BC) 2, Robbins (BC), Belvins (BC).
Danville 100 021 1 — 5 8 2
Marion County 100 210 0 — 4 9 2
Goodman, Serey (4), Beldon (5) and Harmon, Lasure (5). Spalding, Costello (7) and Hamilton. W—Beldon¿(5-0). L—Costello. 2B—Harmon (D).
Boyle County 002 00 — 2 5 2
Franklin County 116 8x — 16 12 0
Miniard, Petitt (4), Blevins (4) and Young. W—Brownlee. L—Miniard.