Boyle County 9, Burgin 2 — At Danville, Josiah Robbins had three hits, including two off his older brother, to lead an 11-hit attack in its win over Burgin (1-14).
Robbins, a Boyle eighth-grader, went 2 for 3 off Jared Robbins, a Burgin junior and the Bulldogs’ starting pitcher, including an RBI single that produced the Rebels’ first run.
Ross hit a three-run home run later in the game, and he and Blevins had two hits each for Boyle.
Winning pitcher Jarrett Payne allowed two runs on five hits with six strikeouts in six innings, and Preston pitched a perfect seventh.
Jared Robbins got the better of Josiah Robbins in their first meeting, getting him to pop up to first base in the first inning. But the younger brother singled home a run in the third, and his single in the fifth led to another run scoring on an error.
Boyle then broke the game open in the fifth inning with five runs off reliever Austin Shewmaker.
Jared Robbins had two hits for Burgin, and Mason Myers drove in both of the Bulldogs’ runs with a sixth-inning double.
Danville 13, Louisville Holy Cross 3, 5 innings — At Louisville, Danville broke open a close game with eight runs in the fifth inning to defeat Holy Cross (6-14) in its LIT opener.
Harmon, Phillips and Austin Baxter had three hits each for the Admirals. Harmon and Phillips each doubled twice, Harmon drove in three runs and Baxter had two RBIs.
Caudill drove in four runs, three of them on a bases-loaded double in the second inning that erased Danville’s 2-0 deficit. Stamm stole three bases, Jay Hunn scored twice and Ben Mahan had a single and a sacrifice fly in his first varsity start.
Baxter went the distance on the mound, allowing one earned run on three hits with six strikeouts.
Powell County 3, Lincoln County 1 — At Mount Sterling, Lincoln outhit Powell (20-4) 7-3 but got only one run in its first game at the Montgomery tourney.
King gave up two earned runs in a complete-game loss, while Vinny Morris went 3 for 3 and Leigh went 2 for 2 at the plate for the Patriots.