MOUNT IDA - The Mount Ida Lions scored nine times in the first inning and added six more runs in the second to defeat the visiting Gurdon Go-Devils 15-0 in three innings on Wednesday afternoon.
The Go-Devils battled and threatened in the top of the first when Caleb Jacobs walked, moved to second on a fielder’s choice and went to third base when Reid Ledbetter singled to left field. A strike out ended the scoring potential, however.
The Lions used five walks and five hits powered the 9-run bottom of the first inning.
Brady Purifoy walked for Gurdon in the top of the second inning, but he was left stranded at first base.
A promising start to the bottom of the second inning for the Go-Devils who got two outs ended up being nearly as bad as the first inning. Three singles and back-to-back home runs put the game out of reach. Mount Ida had a two a 2-run homer and a solo home run in the second inning.
Jacobs got a base hit up the middle in the top of the third inning for Gurdon. With one out, Ledbetter walked, but the two Go-Devils were left standing on base when a pop fly to the pitcher and a groundout to the pitcher ended the game.