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Hodges K’s 14 as Saint Albans deals Poca first loss, 10-0

SAINT ALBANS, W.Va. — Ayden Hodges needed only five innings to strikeout 14 batters as Saint Albans rolled over Poca, 10-0 Wednesday at Loftis Field. The game was shortened to five innings by the ’10-run’ rule.

Hodges allowed just two hits and walked one batter while striking out the side four times. “He has number-1 stuff,” said Saint Albans head coach Rick Whitman.

“He has the potential to dominate when he is commanding the zone and throwing his breaking ball for a strike like he did today.”

The Red Dragons (6-1) needed only six hits to score ten runs as they were helped along by six Poca errors. Saint Albans scored four runs in the second inning. Casey Kemplin doubled off the base of the left field wall to score a pair of runs, making the lead 4-0.

SAHS added two more unearned runs in the fourth and they put the mercy rule in effect with a four-run fifth inning.

“Poca is a good team,” Whitman said. “I thought we had a good opportunity to come out here and get better. We got better from yesterday to today, so that is a positive.”

The Dots suffered their first loss of the season after a 6-0 start.

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