ROCKWOOD, Tenn. | Oneida completed a season sweep of Rockwood here Tuesday, defeating the Tigers 14-4 on a night when the Indians' bats came alive in a big way.
Oneida scattered 12 runs across the first three innings of Tuesday's game, grabbing a 12-2 lead. The advantage was 14-3 going into the bottom of the fifth. While the Tigers did score a run in the bottom of the fifth, it was not enough to force additional innings, as the game ended early.
Oneida made the most of 10 hits in Tuesday's game, and it was an especially big day for senior Todd Derek Ryon.
Ryon got the win on the mound, pitching all five innings and giving up only two earned runs while striking out five.
At the plate, Ryon hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning to give the Indians the 14-3 advantage. He also had a triple in the game, finishing with three runs scored while going three of four at the plate.
Peyton Smart also had a big offensive effort. The junior batted in four runs, going two of three at the plate.
Cam Kidd had multiple RBIs, as well.
Colten Daugherty scored three runs and drove in another, while Gabe Brennan scored three runs. Caden Rector scored a run and batted one in, while Aiden Frazier also had an RBI.
Finally, Colby Tyra and Landon Boutwell each scored a run for the Indians.
One day earlier, the Indians used a five-run first inning to launch themselves to a 6-3 win over the Tigers at Bear Creek.
In that game, Rockwood jumped out to an early 1-0 lead before the Indians took command with the big bottom half of the inning. It was a 6-1 game before Rockwood put two runs on the board in the top of the third. However, the Tigers were unable to score after that.
Rector finished with two RBIs and scored a run. Daugherty, Kidd and Smart each batted in runs, as well. Brennan scored twice, while Ryon, Daugherty and Kidd each scored a run.
Daugherty picked up the win in Monday's game, giving up only three hits while striking out 11 in four innings of work.
Brennan came on in relief and struck out six while allowing only one hit in three innings.