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Troy routs Greenville in District tourney

Troy’s Quay Rodgers attempts to tag Greenville’s Jacob Nichols out during a tournament in Luverne on Monday. Nichols was ruled safe on the play due to interference at first base. (BNI Staff/BNI STAFF/Thomas Graning)

By WES JOHNSON

BNI News Service

Troy’s Pitching Machine tournament team remained unbeaten in the district tournament after a 17-2 thrashing of Greenville on Monday.

Troy used a relentless offensive attack to earn a bye on Tuesday and will play in the championship game on Wednesday.

For Troy, Drew Nelson was 2-for-3, Nathan Braisted was 3-for-3, Darryl Lee was 2-for-3, Press Jefcoat was 1-for-3, Skylar Kidd was 2-for-3, Laquavian Rodgers was 2-for-3, Ben Reeves was 0-for-3, Bailey Sparrow was 0-for-3, DeAndrey Henderson was 2-for-3, Brady Huner was 2-for-3, Adrian Cardwell was 3-for-3, and Noah Prestwood was 0-for-2.

Cardwell laced a double to fence in the fourth inning to score Huner from first to invoke the 15-run mercy rule.

Troy scored three runs in the first inning, six in the second, four in the third, and five in the fourth to down Greenville.