The Scottsboro baseball team used two big innings to secure win No. 1 of the 2020 season.
The Wildcats scored nine runs in the bottom of the second inning before adding four more in the fourth to post a 13-0, five-inning win over visiting Section on Monday.
The win was the first career coaching victory for new Scottsboro head coach Jess Smith.
Scottsboro (1-2) broke the game open in the bottom of the second. After Lane Pitts reached on a two-out error and Kyle Murphy and Collin Perkins each walked, Ethan Wininger hit a three-run double down the right-field line.
Sam Bryant followed three batters later with a two-run single to plate Wininger and Gavin McCrary (hit by a pitch). Tanner Barclay followed two batters later with an RBI single to plate Camden Matthews (walk), Pitts drew an RBI walk to plate Bryant and Murphy doubled home Everett Loveless (running after catcher Dalton Wood walked) and Barclay.
In the fourth, Will Jones walked and scored on a wild pitch while Landon Grider contributed a three-run single later in the inning.
Matthews finished 2-for-2 and also drew a walk and Sam Bryant was 2-for-3 with two RBIs for Scottsboro while Wininger and Grider had one hit and three RBIs, Murphy had one hit and two RBIs and Barclay had one hit and one RBI.
Brandon Brewer pitched four innings and recorded nine strikeouts over four innings to get the win on the mound for Scottsboro. Eli Mason struck out two while working one inning in relief for the Wildcats.
Jonathan Carroll and Drake McCutchen both singled for Section (0-1) while Bo Bradford and Stephen White both walked.