The Tennessee All Stars bats were as hot as the weather on the second day of competition on Sunday at the Dixie Boys World Series at City Pond.
Kasey Hurley took the mound to start the game between Tennessee and the Arkansas All Stars that ended with Tennessee run-ruling Arkansas, 19-7.
Tennessee went right to work taking a 4-0 lead in the first inning with Drew Griswell sending a shot that cleared the center field fence.
Hurley not only dominated on the mound, striking out a total of 6 Arkansas batters, but, also, he contributed at the plate getting two singles and a double to go along with the round-tripper for the day.
"I was excited to be able to contribute at the plate and on the mound to get this victory," Hurley said. "My curve and my fast ball was working real good for me, but they killed my slider."
The loss will put Arkansas on the bus heading home.
"We really didn't know if we could play with everybody her," said Tennessee coach Daniel Wolford, the youngest coach in the league at 20. "We knew we had to get it done or go home."
Tennessee's bats were on fire with Hunter McSwain, Cody Poindexter Craig Mullins, Austin Gafford, Drake Fox and Drew Griswell.
Tennessee hit the ball throughout their lineup from top to bottom with Cody Fair going yard to extend Tennessee's lead 7-1 in the third.
Tennessee added 12 more runs by the fifth, giving them a 19-7 run-rule victory that will keep their hopes alive for another day.
South Carolina struggled in the opening innings against Mississippi, but managed to come alive to win 14-6.