Rebels bash four HRs in big win over Lincoln in district semis

Published 12:15 am Tuesday, May 22, 2018

LANCASTER — Boyle’s bats were on fire.

The Rebels took down Lincoln County 17-2 in five innings for a district tournament semifinal victory Monday in Lancaster.

Lincoln starter Wyatt Hon recorded two outs in the first inning before Ty Dragan, Alex Sergent and Tristen Helton hit back-to-back-to-back home runs to put Boyle ahead 3-0.

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Boyle plated seven runs in the third and fourth innings, with nine different Rebels getting at least one RBI.

“Postseason, you want pitching and some timely hitting but when you swing it around like we did tonight, it takes a lot of pressure off of your pitcher,” Boyle head coach Kyle Wynn said. “Blake (Samons) threw really well on the mound tonight, but one through nine tonight, we were barrelling the ball up well.”

Samons tossed a complete five-inning game, giving up four hits, two earned runs while striking out six.

Both Lincoln hits were solo home runs: Alex Hutti and Kyle Nevels went deep in the fourth and fifth innings for the Patriots.

It was the heart of the order that did the most damage for Boyle: Dragan was 3-for-3 with three runs, an intentional walk, three RBIs and two home runs. His other hit was a double. Sergent was 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs. Tristen Helton was 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs.

Kody Myers, Karson Thompson, Tevin Leigh, Ethan Carter, Drew Baker and Cameron Yates each had an RBI for Boyle.

“Sometimes you can settle in on someone in the second at bat, but they mixed it up and we were still able to get a hit, change approach,” Wynn said. “Hats off to our guys, they did what we asked, made adjustments and were overall good hitters.”

Boyle will face Danville in the district title on Wednesday in Garrard County. With Samons pitching a complete game, the Rebels have plenty of arms they can use against the Admirals.

“We’re just kind of banged up all around, but we’ve got a bunch of arms we feel comfortable throwing out there,” Wynn said. “We just want to get the guys out there that give us the best matchup, the best chance to win.”