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Central Baseball Downs Word of Life

KSAL Sports - May 9, 2014 7:07 am

The Salina Central baseball team picked up an 11-6 win over Wichita’s Word of Life on Thursday at the Western Plains Diamond Classic in Hays.

Central had an early lead, scoring two runs in the first inning, and adding one run each in the second and third innings.  Word of Life started to rally, scoring once in the third and answering Central’s fourth inning run with two of their own to make it 5-3. Both teams were scoreless in the fifth, and both added a run in the sixth. Central blew the game open in the seventh, adding five runs to push the lead to 11-4.

Dillon Hopkins picked up the win, pitching 3 2/3 innings. Grant England finished out the game on the hill.

Sam Mermis had four hits in the game, while three different Mustangs had two hits.

The Mustangs continue play in the Diamond Classic today, facing Goddard at 3pm and Hays at 7:30.