Posted Date: 03/04/2020
By Allen Rich
Dodd City, Texas -- Dillon Jones, Kason Carson and Brayden Vaught combined to throw a four hitter and the Dodd City Hornets backed them up with an impressive offensive performance as Dodd City run-ruled Trenton 19-8 in five innings to open the baseball season.
The Hornets stung Trenton for four runs in the top of the first frame and added a run in the second stanza to go up 5-0.
Trenton plated three runners in the top of the third, but Dodd City erupted for 10 runs in the bottom half of the frame to take a 14-3 lead into the fourth inning.
Trenton scored two runs in the top of the fourth, however Dodd City answered with four runs to stretch its advantage to 19-6 going into the top of the fifth frame.
Trenton added three runs in the top of the fifth and the game ended with Dodd City putting a 19-8 win in the books.
Brayden Vaught had two hits, scored three times and drove in a run.
Caleb Brian drove in three runs with a pair of hits.
Aaron Munger scored three times and had three RBIs.
Kason Carson, Luke Wilson and Connor Alley all had one hit apiece for Dodd City.
Dillon Jones threw three innings, giving up three runs on two hits and striking out four.
Kason Carson pitched 1.2 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and fanning five Trenton batters.
Brayden Vaught came on in late relief to strike out a batter.
The Dodd City Hornets will be back in action at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Van Alstyne Baseball Tournament.