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Yankees squash Braves, 14-4
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COVINGTON - The Dixie Boys Yankees performed as they usually do Saturday, keeping their record spotless in a 14-4 run-rule victory over the Braves at City Pond Park.

The Yankees took a 2-0 lead in the first inning of play. However, the Braves answered with two scores of their own in the bottom half of the inning.

The Yankees picked up the pace during the third by scoring three more runs. But the Braves picked up another run in the same inning to keep float, if only for a little while.

The boys in blue and white poured it on in the fourth after scoring six runs. It was highlighted by an inside-the-park home run off the bat of Dusty Daniels, accounting for four of those runs.

And it didn't end there, as the Braves found themselves in a dreadful position with the top of the Yankee batting order due up.

"We got good pitching," said Yankees coach Ronnie "Red" Daniels, "(and) everybody in the lineup hit the ball."

Jordan Moon tripled to the gap in right center field to plate another run. Gerald Sumner singled in Trey Hill, who had previously reached after a walk, ending the Yankees' fourth inning barrage and giving them a 9-3 lead entering the fifth frame.

Although both teams went scoreless in the fifth, the Yankees struck early in the sixth when Hill led off after getting hit by a pitch. Daniels then blasted a long drive to left for a single, plating Hill and ending the game.

Overall, the Yankees recorded 17 hits with zero errors. Meanwhile, the Braves had three hits and committed six errors.

Daniels was selected Player of the Game for his performance both at the plate and on the mound.

Offensively, he went 4-for-4 with three runs scored. In addition, Daniels recorded 13 strikeouts while giving up just three hits, four walks and four runs.

"I felt really good today," Daniels said. "Our whole team played well today. I feel we've got the best team in the league."