MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Propelled by the pitching of righthander Jacob Moureau and the hitting of Cameron Mullins, Franklin County won its ninth game of the season and its second in the Mingo Bay Classic Wednesday, 9-4 over Louisa County.
The count was even at 1 after the first inning and 2 after 2 1/2 frames before the Eagles (9-2) took command by manufacturing three runs in the bottom of the third.
Louisa County outhit FCHS, 11-7, and each team committed two errors.
Mullins drove in the Eagles’ initial run with a base hit and during his team’s three-run third, he belted a home run. He was 2 of 3 at the plate.
Louisa County rallied to within a run, 5-4 when it tallied its final run in the top the sixth.
FCHS responded by scoring four runs in the bottom of the frame as Dawson Cooper and Colton Kent drove in runs.
Besides Mullins and Cooper, Michael Williams, Luke Pasley, Bailey Hall (double) and Logan Mason collected hits for the Eagles.
Cooper drove in two runs and Mullins drove in four.
The Eagles stole four bases: two by Cooper and one each by Pasley and Williams.
Moureau (2-0) surrendered three runs and seven hits in four innings of work. He struck out seven, walked none and hit a batter.
Moureau faced 21 batters and threw 73 pitches, 53 for strikes.
Noah Basham took the mound in the fifth with the Eagles leading by two runs and recorded the last nine outs to earn the save.
Basham gave up four hits and a run, which was earned. He walked one and struck out one.
Basham faced 13 batters. He threw 48 pitches, 31 for strikes.
Owen Agee was charged with the loss for Louisa County in relief of starter Ethan Snyder.
Agee pitched three innings and permitted four runs and five hits. He struck out two.
Snyder worked three innings and yielded five runs and three hits. He struck out five.
The Eagles sent 33 batters to the plate.
All 11 of Lousia County’s hits were singles.
Jack McDonald paced Louisa County with three hits ,while Garrett Duerson, Logan Fifer and Braiden Byers each collected two and J.B. Lamb and Michael Barber each recorded one.
Fifer drove in three runs and Lamb had a sacrifice.
McDonald and Lamb each stole a base, while Byers was caught stealing.