Decatur Central Hawks stole the lead late and defeated Perry Meridian 7-4 on Wednesday. The game was tied at four with Decatur Central Hawks batting in the top of the eighth when Derik Profitt doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs.
Decatur Central Hawks earned the victory despite allowing Perry Meridian to score four runs in the fifth inning. Luciano Salemi and Alex Hooton all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
In the top of the sixth inning, Decatur Central Hawks tied things up at four when.
Decatur Central Hawks notched four runs in the sixth inning. Decatur Central Hawks big bats were led by Bryce Lewman, Brayden Hazelwood, and Profitt, who all drove in runs.
Lewman took the win for Decatur Central Hawks . He went three innings, allowing zero runs on one hit and striking out four.
Hooton took the loss for Perry Meridian. He went one-third of an inning, allowing zero runs on zero hits and walking one.
Nate Madden started the game for Decatur Central Hawks . He allowed six hits and four runs over five innings, striking out four Caden Reed started the game for Perry Meridian. He went five and a third innings, allowing four runs on six hits, striking out eight and walking one
Decatur Central Hawks collected ten hits on the day. Profitt and Devon Davis all collected multiple hits for Decatur Central Hawks . Davis and Profitt each collected two hits to lead Decatur Central Hawks .