The Boyd Bronco baseball team, coming off a combined no-hitter last weekend, played host to the Algood Redskins, and were looking to build on their 3-0 start to the season.
The Broncos won the game 3-2, improving to 4-0 on the season. The Broncos were led by Jace Brantley, who went 2-for-2 with a single, double and RBI. Justin Brantley earned the win by going two innings and striking out five Redskins.
Boyd scored two runs in the bottom of the first after Algood couldn’t do anything in the top of the inning. Hayden Lytle hit a double to the outfield that drove in two Broncos to give them the early advantage going into the second inning, 2-0.
The Redskins tacked on a run in the top of the second, and the Broncos couldn’t answer in the bottom half of the inning going down one, two, three, but still managed to lead 2-1 going into the third.
The Redskins tied the game 2-2 in the top of the third, after a fielder’s choice by the Broncos to swing the momentum in their favor. Boyd needed to answer in the bottom of the inning. It was much of the same for the Broncos in the bottom of the inning as their bats remained cold.
Going into the fourth with the game still tied, the Redskins looked to take the lead, but that hope was short lived as they were retired in order by Justin Brantley.
Chance Hunter gave the Broncos the lead for good in the bottom of the fourth by hitting a single to first base scoring Nate Newby. The Broncos had the advantage going into the final inning of play 3-2. The Redskins went down without a fight in the final inning, and the Broncos prevailed 3-2, keeping their undefeated record alive.
Besides Jace Brantley’s big game, Lytle came up big as well for the Broncos going 1-for-2 with a double and two RBI. Hunter, had the only other hit for the Broncos.
Boyd will be in action in a league game against Grundy County Monday night, taking on the Yellow Jackets and looking to keep the undefeated streak alive. First pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.