MCLOUD— The McLoud Redskins pounded the Perkins-Tryon Demons 10-1 Friday evening during the McLoud Invitational Baseball Tournament.
The Redskins received a stellar performance from Jaxton Pennington on the mound and he got plenty of support from the McLoud bats. Pennington pitched five innings, giving up just the lone run on six hits. He walked three and struck out two Demons.
The Redskins' scored 10 runs on eight hits, including two towering home-run blasts.
Perkins-Tryon scored their only run in the top of the first when Chad Black drove in Cade Aldridge on an infield single. Pennington regrouped and struck out two of the last three Demon hitters in the inning.
The Redskins answered in the bottom half of the first. Damian Dye and Zac Green earned back-to-back walks, setting the table for first baseman Josh Maddox. Maddox delivered with a three-run blast over the left field.
McLoud, in the bottom half of the second, scratched five runs on five hits to blow the game wide open at 8-1.
Pennington started things off with an infield single followed by a Wes Olds’ single to left. That moved Pennington to third. Koalton Keller scored him on a sacrifice fly to left field. Dye then doubled to center, but Olds was held up at third. That set the table for an RBI single to right field by Green. The Demons brought in new pitcher Kyle Davis, but three pitches in saw Wes Olds blast a two-run shot over the left field fence.
McLoud's five run burst gave Pennington a comfortable seven run lead heading into the third.
They built the lead up to 10-1 after scoring two more runs in the bottom of the fourth. Keller singled to start the inning then stole second. He moved to third on a passed ball and then scored on a wild pitch that also walked Green. Two batters later, Green scored on an RBI single off of the bat of Duke Crosley.
McLoud completed the run-rule by setting down Perkins-Tryon in the top half of the fifth to end the game at 10-1.
McLoud went 1-1 on the day as they dropped a 10-3 decision to Latta, earlier in the day.
The Redskins are 2-7 on the season.