Sports Writer

CONTINENTAL - Continental scored three runs in each of the first two innings and went on to stun Antwerp 8-4 on Saturday.

After the Archers trimmed the deficit to 6-1 in the fifth, Antwerp scored three in the top of the sixth highlighted by RBI doubles from Dylan Hines and Luke Krouse.

However the Pirates, which took advantage of two Antwerp errors to score three unearned runs in the second, tallied a pair of insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth, helped out by a passed ball.

Krouse had a single and double to lead a seven-hit Antwerp attack that also featured doubles from Hines, Keaton Altimus and Blake Schuette.

Brady Dockery scored three runs and the Pirates, which snapped a six-game losing streak


Antwerp       000 013 0 - 4 7 2

Continental  330 002 x - 8 8 1

Records: Continental 2-7, Antwerp 7-4.

Winning pitcher: Nick States (7 innings, 4 runs, 1 earned, 7 hits, 3 strikeouts, 2 walks).

Losing pitcher: Keaton Altimus (1.2 innings, 5 runs, 3 earned, 4 hits, 1 strikeout, 3 walks). Others: Austin Lichty (2.1 innings, 1 run, 0 earned, 2 hits, 3 strikeouts, 0 walks), Hunter Sproles (2 innings, 2 runs, 1 earned, 2 hits, 4 strikeouts, 2 walks).

Leading hitters: (Antwerp) - Jacob Savina single; Keaton Altimus double; Brett Fulk single; Dylan Hines double; Luke Krouse single, double; Blake Schuette double. (Continental) - Brady Dockery double, 3 runs; Cole Bowers 2 singles, 2 runs; Blake Elkins single, 2 RBIs; Nick States single, double, 2 RBIs; Okuly single, double, 2 RBIs.