Howard erupted with a five-run fourth inning to knock off Pleasant Gap 7-3 Sunday.
A Scot Zuback two-run single and a Dan Coles RBI double highlighted the inning. The Hawks (18-3) added two more runs in the seventh with a Bones Fisher double, scoring on a passed ball, and a Brandon Gettig RBI single.
Fisher also had two singles, as did Zuback and Evan and Brandon Gettig.
Greg Reeder had two singles and an RBI double for the Peppers (10-12), while Tyler Lalli and Kevin Tate each had a pair of hits and Tyler James doubled.