HOWARD — Clay Smith drove in five runs in the opener, while Rusty Gates and Evan Gettig smacked home runs in the night cap in Howard’s 9-1 and 15-0 sweep of Pleasant Gap on Sunday.
In the first game, the Hawks (7-3) scored all of their runs in their first three at-bats. Smith had an RBI single in a three-run first, a two-run single in a four-run second and singled home both runs in the third. Tyler Womer added a two-run double in the second.
Evan Gettig and Smith led a 14-hit attack with three singles each. Travis Price and Womer, the winning pitcher, had two hits apiece. Tyler Lalli had a single and double for the Peppers.
The Hawks scored multiple runs in each at-bat in the second game, which was halted by the mercy rule after four innings.
Getting slammed a two-run homer in a three-run second inning, while Gates blasted a two-run shot in a four-run third. Kyle Womer had a two-run double in the first and Scott Zuback’s two-run single highlighted a six-run fourth. Dylan Womer picked up the win on the mound and was backed by a 17-hit attack. Gettig and Smith had three hits each. Gates and Mike Surovec had two each.