DANVILLE — Franklin County scored half of its runs in one inning Thursday in pounding George Washington-Danville, 26-1, in a Piedmont District varsity baseball contest.
The game was stopped after five innings because of the run rule.
Danville tallied its lone run in the bottom of the second.
FCHS manufactured multiple runs in each of the first four frames: three in the first, five in the second, four in the third and 13 in the fourth.
FCHS (3-1 in the Piedmont District) capped the victory by scoring once in the fifth.
FCHS outhit Danville, 16-4, and played error-free defense, while Danville committed the game’s lone defensive blunder.
In the fourth inning, Cameron Mullins, Noah Basham, Colton Kent, Bailey Hall, Brayden Merrick and Grayson Chitwood all drove in runs for FCHS.
Kent collected four hits in five visits to the plate, two of which were doubles, while Basham and Michael Williams (double, triple) also recorded multiple hits.
Righthander Jacob Moureau worked three innings for the victory, his first of the season. He permitted three hits, a walk and a run, while striking out six.
Righthander Davis Ferguson threw the fourth and fifth frames in relief.
Jaquez Motley started for Danville and lasted two innings. He was charged with the loss.
Motley allowed eight runs on six hits and a walk.
Billy Smith (double) paced Danville with two hits in two plate appearances.