Boyd-Buchanan manhandled host Sale Creek, 18-0, on Thursday and climbed back to the .500 mark at the same time behind a strong performance by junior Josh Antwine.
Antwine threw a one-hitter and struck out 12 while smashing a grand slam – his first varsity homer – to pace the lopsided victory that leveled the Bucs’ record at 8-8.
Antwine needed just 61 pitches – 53 were strikes – to complete the five-inning one-hit shutout. The only hit Sale Creek managed was a one-out bloop single in the fifth.
Juniors John Sewell and Hunter Payne each had three hits, including a double, and drove in three runs. Freshman Cad Evans went 2-for-2 with four RBIs and Jim Cardwell went yard in the first inning for Boyd-Buchanan’s first homer of the season.
The Bucs have won six of their last seven games, putting the bad memory of a seven-game losing streak in the rear-view mirror.
Boyd-Buchanan is scheduled to host Red Bank on Friday at 5 p.m., weather permitting.
(E-mail Larry Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org)