BY PCC STAFF
DANVILLE – Danville put up a six-spot in the second inning chasing starter Corbin Pohren as the Bears rolled to a 9-5 season-opening win over Central Lee Tuesday night.
The Hawks gave up two triples and a double in the second frame where Danville reached on four straight hits with two outs. A Klayton Kleinkopf triple scored two runs before Kade Myhre could entice a groundout for the third out to get out of the inning with the Hawks down 6-1.
Central Lee would pick up a run in the third to close the gap when Pohren scored on a Dylan Stuecker ground out to first. Alex Sandoval would single to center and swipe second, but Tanner DeMoss would fly out to short to end the rally.
Both teams would put up two runs in the fourth highlighted by sophomore Ryan Roberts double to center. Roberts would come around to score on a sacrifice fly by Cory Jones. Pohren would single to keep the inning alive, but Myhre’s strikeout would end the inning.
An unearned run in the fifth cut the lead to three at 8-5, but Danville responded with a run in the bottom of the sixth to set the final score.
The Hawks move to 1-1 on the year after downing Wapello 2-0 in the season opener Monday. They travel to New London on Friday.