The Boyd Broncos baseball team exploded for 10 runs in the first inning in Thursday night action against Burk to win its seventh game of the season, 15-1.
The Broncos came in losing their last two games, but all of that was behind them in this one and they improved their record to 7-3 on the season.
Branson Wells led the Broncos at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored. Brady McCormack earned the win, striking out seven batters in four innings of work.
In the top of the first, Burk was shut down by McCormack, failing to get a runner on base. The Broncos came out on fire in the bottom of the inning, scoring 10 runs. The inning started with a Jalyn Mart single to shortstop.
Wells hit Mart in from second, 1-0, to give the Broncos the lead. An Isaiah Owens RBI single, an error by Burk, scoring Owens, a Hayden Lytle RBI single, an RBI fielder’s choice, and a 2-RBI error by Burk made it 7-0.
The Broncos batted around to get back to the top of the lineup, still in the bottom of the first. Mart and McCormack stole home and Owens scored again, 10-0, after one.
After Burk went down quickly in the top of the second, the Broncos added a run to their lead, when David Netherton scored, 11-0.
Burk finally got on the board in the top of the fourth, but it didn’t do any damage, 11-1. The Broncos answered with four runs of their own in the bottom of the inning thanks to RBI singles from Mart, McCormack, Owens and Jace Brantley, 15-1, after four.
Burk had one last chance to mount an improbable comeback, but Jace Brantley entered in relief and struck out the side to give the Broncos the victory, 15-1. The Broncos will be back in action Tuesday at home when they go up against Franklin North. First pitch is set for 5 p.m.