Local Diamond Report
Snapping a 2-2 stalemate, Optimist exploded for seven runs in the top of the third inning en route to a 12-4 Dixie Youth Baseball victory over Johnny's Pizza.
Dakota Mattice's RBI double highlighted the O's third-inning outburst and Dorian Eddins, Beau Cannon Pruitt and Zeb Morgan supplied run-producing singles.
Bryce Wallace went the distance for the win, striking out four and walking only one.
Mattice and Bryce Wallace doubled and singled for Optimist (5-3), Tripp Netherland singled twice and Eddins, Pruitt, Zeb Morgan, Kyler Carpenter and Skyler Golden added base hits.
Hitting for Johnny's were Ashton Lollie with two singles, Josh Cole with a triple, Cameron Hughes and Chris Porter with doubles and Jackob Walker and Ryan Chain with base hits.
Grant Girtman, the second of three Johnny's pitchers, was dealt the loss on the mound.