INGOMAR - Senior Josh Hodges pitched four scoreless innings and struck out 16 Seminole batters in the Ingomar Falconsamp´ 14-4 division win in six innings over Smithville on Saturday.
Ingomar broke open a scoreless game with five runs in the third off three hits and one error before adding four runs in the fourth and one more to take a 10-0 lead to invoke the mercy rule in the fifth.
Things got sloppy for the Falcons in the bottom half of the fifth when the Seminoles plated three runs when Kyle Jackson, Tyler Jackson, and Datrune Freeman reached on errors and came around to score to extend the game into the sixth inning.
The Falcons scored four in the top of the sixth to go ahead 14-3. Antwune Freeman scored in the bottom half of the inning, but Hodges struck out two of the next three batters to seal the victory.
Ingomar strung together nine hits, while Smithville (3-19) managed only three when Ben Kennedy, Bud Cox, and Kyle Jackson each reached on a single.
Hodges also had a solid night at the dish for the Falcons, going 2-for-2 with two singles, reaching on a pair walks and scoring three runs.
Brett Bridges struck out nine batters in the loss for Smithville.
Smithville will look to get back on the winning ways with a home division game against Houlka on Friday, but Mother Nature might have the final say in the Noles' week.