Hoover (28-3) answered those two runs just as quickly in their half of the first, as Bird doubled, Ryan Shamblin singled him in and Bowen doubled Shamblin home. The Huskies took a 3-2 lead in the second, in one of the oddest methods possible.
After White singled and stole second, Sean Craze and Shaun Dotson struck out. But Dotson's third-strike pitch went to the backstop, and the catcher's throw to first was wide and got loose. White took advantage, rounding third and scoring.
The 3-2 score remained until the fifth, when Bird drew the only walk for either team, stole second and scored on a Shamblin single. In the sixth, Hoover nearly went from leading 4-2 to invoking the 10-run mercy rule.
Craze, Scooter Farmer and Fields had the RBIs in the six-run inning, with the other three runs coming on errors and a wild pitch. The Indians committed four errors in the frame, two on the same grounder.
Though that sixth inning rendered the issue moot, Sissonville coach Kenny Harper pointed to his team's lack of hitting - the Indians failed to get a runner past second in the final six innings.
Then again, Fields had a hand, er, arm in it.
"You've got to get him early, because the longer he goes, the stronger he gets," Harper said. "That's probably the second-best game I've seen him throw. The last time they played us, he probably threw his best game I've seen."
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