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Pontotoc picks up trio of wins at Booneville spring classic with shutdown pitching

Pontotoc came in to spring break with a record of 3-3 and were giving up an average of almost 10 runs per game.

Spring brings growth and everything is new. Spring break also brought shutdown pitching and three wins for the Warrior baseball team.

Pontotoc defeated Harding Academy, Tishomingo County and Booneville by a combined score of 18-3 at the Booneville Spring Break tournament, getting three straight stellar pitching performances to move to 6-3 on the season.

Against Harding, Miles Galloway threw a complete game with 7 innings, striking out 8, scattering 8 hits and allowing 2 runs. Brice Deaton scored a pair of runs on a pair of triples to lead the Warriors at the plate in the 8-2 win.

Against Tishomingo, Deaton allowed just 2 hits on the mound, taking a complete game win while striking out 6. Deaton helped his cause with a pair of doubles at the plate. Ross Matthews added a double and Peeko Townsed hit a rocket out of the park as the Warriors took a 7-1 victory.

Against Booneville, JR Carnes struck out 10 while allowing just 1 hit in the complete game victory. Deaton stayed hot with a double at the plate in the 5-1 victory.

The Warriors are back in action Saturday against Lafaytette. More pictures on Facebook (Pontotoc County Sports)

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