Westside jumped on Tug Valley early and went on to beat the Panthers, 15-2, in five innings last Saturday afternoon at Clear Fork.
The Renegades snapped a four-game losing streak and improved to 2-4 on the season.
“Everybody got to play,” said WHS coach Jeremy Hedinger. “It helps some of the younger players to get some experience.”
Breyer Morgan struck out nine and picked up the victory.
“Breyer always gives us a chance to win,” the coach commented. “He always does a good job of staying in the strike zone.”
The Renegades were already up, 11-1, in the fourth when Andrew Rollins and Morgan walked.
That set up a Justin Kenneda single to drive in a run and make it 12-1.
A wild pitch allowed another run to score, and Kenneda came home on a grounder. It was 14-1.
Larry Cook later singled to right to bring in the final run of the afternoon for WHS.
Tug Valley’s Phil Lucas singled and eventually came home on an error in the Panthers fifth.
Morgan, Kenneda and Dakota Dixon each had two hits to pace the Renegades.
“The top three or four guys (in the lineup) are starting to get hot, and hopefully that will continue,” Hedinger remarked. “We don’t have a lot of pitching depth, so we’ve got to get the bats going.”
The Renegades lost a 14-13 slugfest at Van last Thursday.
WHS will host River View on Friday at 5 p.m. and Richwood on Saturday at 1 p.m.
John Conley can be reached at 304-732-6060 or on Twitter @PIHnews.
Photo: Westside’s Seth Belcher (27) runs to third during Saturday’s game with Tug Valley.