Ridgeland pummels Flashes|Prep baseball

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 18, 2010

St. Aloysius scored three runs in the first inning Saturday against Class 5A powerhouse Ridgeland.

The rest of the game didn’t go as well.

Jarrett Jenkins doubled, homered and had three RBIs, and the Titans scored in every inning on their way to a 14-4 mercy-rule shortened victory over St. Al.

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Ricky Kennedy had two doubles and an RBI for Ridgeland (21-3) and Brantley Adams had three hits.

The Flashes (13-5), the defending Class 1A champions, managed just four hits total and scored all of their runs in the first inning without a hit. A catcher’s interference call, three walks, two passed balls and an RBI fielder’s choice by Josh Eargle gave St. Al the quick 3-0 lead.

Ridgeland answered with two runs in the bottom of the first, took the lead on a bases-loaded walk to Hunter Twitty in the second and tacked on two more runs on Andrew Rafferty’s single to take a 5-2 lead. The Titans then kept adding to the lead until Jenkins’ two-run homer in the sixth inning ended it.