A day after a taking a shutout loss to Elgin, Leroy Black Field was much friendlier to the Marlow Outlaws.
The Outlaws went up by three in the second inning and held off Purcell for a 5-2 victory on Tuesday.
Bergner picked up his second win on the mound this season as he allowed eight hits and two walks, while striking out six in a complete-game effort.
“(Bergner) did a good job of throwing strikes,” Marlow coach Brook Holding said. “We stranded a bunch of runners again, and that’s something that we are going to have to work on. We’ve got to get big hits with guys in scoring position.”
The Outlaws (4-2) went up 3-0 in the second inning. After Purcell cut it to 3-2 in the third, Marlow pulled away for good with two runs in the fifth.
MARLOW 5, PURCELL 2
R H E
P 002 000 0 – 2 8 4
M 030 020 0 – 5 8 2
Wakley Bergner and Keaton Woods. WP: Bergner (2-0).
The Duncan Demons proved Monday’s 17-0 victory had nothing to do with home field advantage as they powered their way to a 24-1 win in three innings on the road Tuesday.
Camden Dennard earned the win on the mound as he allowed just one hit, while striking out seven batters. Dennard helped his own cause with a two-run homer for Duncan (4-0), which had nine extra-base hits in all.
“We’re fortunate to be off to a good start and hopefully we can keep it going,” Duncan coach Tim Hightower said. “We’re getting a lot of good at-bats and seeing a lot of pitches right now and that will benefit us.”
DUNCAN 24, SOUTHEAST 1
R H E
D (12)66 – 24 17 0
SE 001 – 1 1 4
Camden Dennard and Hunter Phillips. WP: Dennard (1-0).