Blake Croy (HCP Photo/Stephen Forsha)
Blake Croy (HCP Photo/Stephen Forsha)
It took the Lynchburg-Clay Mustangs just five innings to earn a Southern Hills Athletic Conference victory Monday, winning via a five-inning run-rule over the visiting Manchester Greyhounds, 12-2.

The Mustangs (3-1, 3-3) scored eight of their 12 runs in the first inning, followed later with their final four runs of the game in the bottom of the fifth to end the game with a run-rule victory.



Forrest Elam led the Mustangs at 3-for-3 with one run, one double and two RBIs. Drew Pitzer was 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs. Gaining one hit apiece were Caden Hess and Josh Wolfe, with Wolfe (two runs) having three RBIs and Hess with one RBI.

Blake Croy drew two walks and scored one run, while teammate Ethan McConnaughey totaled two walks and one run. Zack Proctor gained two runs and two RBIs, while P.J. Fiscus had one run, as did Kyle Luneke and Bricen Hess.

In all, the Mustangs totaled seven hits and three walks.

Pitzer was the winning pitcher for the Mustangs, pitching four innings, where he allowed two earned runs on four hits and one walk. Pitzer also struck out four batters, facing a total of 17 batters in the game.

Bricen Hess pitched one inning of relief. He allowed no hits, runs or walks, striking out all three batters he faced.