The Bulldogs had Tuesday night’s game against Boyd locked down in the first inning. It wasn’t until the sixth that Boyd even made it onto the scoreboard.
The Bulldogs (2-1) dominated the Yellowjackets (0-3), winning 10-3 in seven. Tuesday was the first district bout between Alvord and Boyd.
Alvord earned four runs in the first inning. Joe Randall started things off with a base hit, and he would later steal both second and third bases. Lane Peace placed a line drive into centerfield for a double and brought Randall home.
Casen Baker made his way onto first base on a walk, and he and Peace came home shortly after when Jordan Locklear slammed the ball down right field.
The last run Alvord needed for the game came when Locklear ran home while Boyd’s Cameron Schulte caught a long shot by Kane Rice.
Boyd’s Rett Sears started on the mound and pitched for four innings before being replaced in the fifth by Garrett Raley. The Bulldogs were able to capture two more runs in the second, and Locklear scored the game’s lone home run in the fifth to bring the score up to 7-0.
Boyd sparked to life in the top of the sixth when Cody Jacobs scored a lone run after being batted in by Sal Spinelli with a double. Spinelli was left stranded, leaving the Yellowjackets down by six going into the bottom of the sixth.
Alvord scored its last three runs of the game in the sixth.
Boyd capitalized on the Bulldogs’ mistakes as the defense fell apart in the seventh and allowed two runners to walk home, but the effort was not enough to bring the Yellowjackets into contention.
Boyd plays again at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Brock, and Alvord is hosting Ponder at 7:30 p.m. Also on Monday.