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Five innings is all it took the David City junior American Legion baseball team to score 13 runs in a road game against Schuyler on June 4.

Six different players scored for David City, including Kyle Napier who tallied four runs.

Out of the other dugout, Schuyler struggled to get its offense going and fell 13-1 in a five-inning game that ended due to the mercy rule.

Ben Lyons pitched all five innings for David City, allowing five hits and striking out three batters.

It didn't take long for David City to get on the scoreboard.

The first two David City batters advanced after being hit by a pitch, and the next two batters were walked giving David City a 1-0 lead without needing a base hit.

Napier scored his first run of the day after a teammate grounded out, and Ethan Zegers hit a sacrifice fly to extend the lead to 3-0.

Schuyler had the bases loaded with only one out in the bottom of the first, but grounded into a double play ending the inning.

David City failed to score in the second inning. Schuyler managed its only run in the bottom half on a wild pitch following three straight walks.

Napier started out the third inning with a triple and later scored on a passed ball to stretch the lead to 4-1.

After holding Schuyler scoreless in the third, David City started to stretch its lead in the fourth.

Keegan Lavicky was the first batter of the inning and started David City off with a single.

After a strikeout, Prochaska reached first on an error. Napier then recorded another single to load the bases.

In the next at-bat, Lavicky scored on a wild pitch followed by a walk and a hit batter.

Jaxson Ondracek hit a ground ball and reached on an error which allowed Napier to score.

Zegers then bunted in a run to give David City an 8-1 lead.

Schuyler was able to muster two hits in the bottom of the fourth but left both runners stranded on base. 

In the top of the fifth, David City loaded the bases once again after two walks and a Ben Lyons single.

Napier and Jordan Kracl then drove in runs on back-to-back pitches to extend the lead to 12-1.

Two outs later, Schuyler walked another batter before Keyan Helgoth delivered another RBI single to give David City a 13-1 lead.

Schuyler needed to score at least two runs in the bottom of the fifth to keep the game alive but stranded a one-out error.

The Juniors were back in action Thursday at home against SOS and Saturday at Utica/Beaver Crossing. Scores and stats have not yet been made available for those contests.

The team then returned to the diamond on Tuesday with a rematch against Schuyler.

Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Banner-Press. Reach him via email at DVDsports@lee.net

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