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Yankees bum rush Diamondbacks, 19-0
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COVINGTON - Not even scattered showers could spare the second-place Diamondbacks on Friday evening, as the severe punishment the Yankees handed out ruined any chances of that in Dixie Boys Little League play at City Pond.

It was all Yankees (8-0), as they recorded 17 hits, including a five-inning 19-0 victory to remain undefeated.

Seven is certainly the number of affirmation thus far for the Yankees this season. They haven't played a complete seven-inning game in seven of eight games, scoring as high as 22 runs in one such contest.

"We've been putting up some numbers," said Yankees coach Ronnie "Red" Daniels.

Aside from scoring runs, the Yankees do not allow many due to their tenacious defense and dominating pitching staff.

And Friday was no different, as Dusty Daniels pitched a complete game, finishing with nine strikeouts, two walks and one hit.

The offense was just as treacherous from top to bottom with Jerold Sumner, Drew Weese, Jason Bream, Austin Fuller, Trey Hill and Austin McCullough each recording hits to drive in runs.

"We hit the ball," Coach Daniels admitted. "I've got a great coaching staff that knows the game and how to teach it. They work them hard to get them ready."

Matt Hitchcock started on the mound for the D'Backs, holding the Yankees in check for one and one-third innings by allowing just two runs.

The onslaught began early in the bottom of the second inning when Jordan Moon slapped a single to left field to get things rolling. Bryant Potter then doubled to right, putting runners in scoring position before Sumner tripled to plate both runners.

The Yankees added two more runs when Fuller connected with an RBI single and then stole around for another score to give them an 8-0 lead entering the third.

By the third frame, the scoreboard read like a football game, with the Yankees out in front, 14-0.

Though it was not a pleasant sight for the D'Back fans, they never gave up and continued to support their team, even during the six-run third inning that took the wind out of their boisterous illustrations.

Currently, the Yankees sit atop of the league with no other teams threatening their supremacy.