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Diamond Dragons Split Nonleague Contests

By michael boyd jr.

The day turned wet and cold, but Ste. Genevieve was breathing fire in a 13-0 victory in five innings over Arcadia Valley Thursday at Yanks Field.

The Dragons (5-1) got a three-hit shutout performance with five strikeouts out of senior Zach Boyer and he had plenty of support from his offense for the victory over their MAAA interleague foe.

“Zach did a great job getting ahead of hitters and we played solid defense behind him,” Dragons head coach Mike McDaniel said. 

The Dragons scored two runs in both the first two innings, then exploded for seven runs in the third, and ended it via the mercy rule with two more runs in the fourth.

Those seven unearned runs in the third came on three defensive errors with two outs by the Tigers (3-2).

“It was nice for the guys to come back with a victory later in the week,” McDaniel said. “They did a much better job with their approaches at the plate by not trying to do too much.”

Mason Nix went 2 for 2 with a walk, three runs batted in and was hit by a pitch, to power the Dragons.