CLEVELAND – McMinn Central cruised in five innnings to a 13-2 victory on Monday at Tennessee Christian Preparatory School, winning its third straight baseball game.
The Chargers (5-11) scored five runs in the first and third innings and one run each in the second, fourth and fifth, taking a 13-0 lead. TCPS plated two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, which was not enough to avoid a run-rule.
Alex Ring was 3-4 at the plate with one RBI and two stolen bases. Malachi Martin hit 2-2 with two RBIs, Houston Evans 1-2 with a double and Silas Ward 1-2 with a double and a team-high three RBIs. Central out-hit TCPS 10-7 and committed only one error to TCPS' five.
AJ Hall (W) pitched all five innings, recording six strikeouts against a walk and seven hits.
The Chargers are on the road again 6 p.m. Friday at Greenback.