With most teams in the boys 7-8 machine-pitch league just passing the midway point of their schedules, the league standings are just starting to take shape.
Three teams took steps to improving their spots in the standings Tuesday, while three other teams tasted defeat at Hoover and Millraney Field.
Hoover and Son Insurance kicked off action Tuesday with an 11-3 win over O’Reilly. Scott’s Toilets followed by beating Randall Walker Farms 9-5 and Southern Standard rounded out action by downing Fully Loaded 7-1.
Hoover and Son Insurance took over fourth place with its latest win, which improved the team’s record to 3-2.
True Craven and William Gillispie sparked the team with inside-the-park home runs in the second inning, when Hoover and Son Insurance look a lead it would never relinquish.
Dykori Moore started the third inning with an inside-the-park home run for Hoover and Son Insurance before Kaizer Hillis capped the inning with a two-run double.
When time expired in the bottom of the fourth inning, Gillispie, Dylan Bacchi, Arick Murphy, Noah Murphy, Kyler Johnson and Craven all had hits to put their team up by eight.
Dayton Jernigan added two hits for Hoover and Son Insurance in the victory.
Brayan Holquin, Conner Nunley, Kobe Cagle and Alex Castanela had hits for O’Reilly, which fell to 2-4.
Scott’s Toilets evened its record at 3-3 with the win over Randall Walker Farms. Caylon Driver led the charge with three hits, including a two-run triple in the third and two-run single in the fourth.
Peyton Adams and Devin Martin finished with two hits apiece in the victory for Scott’s Toilets.
Kayden Coates, Cole Pendergraph, Yehoshua Piaruiz, Christopher Beach and Nathan Nash added one hit each.
Wesley Sherrell led Randall Walker Farms with two hits, including a two-run, inside-the-park home run in the first inning.
Braxton Hopkins, Collin Panter and Chase Newby also had hits for Randall Walker Farms.
In Southern Standard’s six-run win, Justus Majors, Sawyer Seymour and Kaden Rutledge had three hits each. Trad Grizzle finished with two while Chase Ferrel and Kilynn King added one hit apiece. Kenyon Reno led Fully Loaded with two hits, followed by one hit by Brence Moore.
Southern Standard remains in third place with a 5-2 record while Fully Loaded dropped to fourth by falling to 3-4.