WALKER -- Deonte Dotson punched a two-out RBI single in the 3rd inning to put Scotlandville back in front Saturday and the Hornets gained steam from there to pull away from Walker for an 8-2 victory.

It was the Hornets’ first District 4-5A victory in almost two years and the culmination of a tough grind when they have come close several times this season against some of the league’s heavyweights.

The Wildcats (13-13, 2-6) managed only three hits, which follows a trend when they have produced only 13 in the last four games, all losses.

Scotlandville pitcher Jarien Green walked five but limited Walker to 2-for-9 batting with runners in scoring position – Bailey Gautreaux delivered RBI singles in the 1st and 3rd innings.

Walker’s only other hit was Hunter Murray’s two out base hit in the 4th as Green retired 13 of the final 16 batters he faced.

Scotlandville (21-7, 1-6) jumped in front 2-0 with a pair if 1st-inning runs after Nick Williams started the game with a double. A balk and a Wildcat error contributed and Chris Brinson’s ground ball drove in a second run.

Still clinging to the 3-2 lead, the Hornets broke the game open with a five-run 6th inning, buoyed by six of their nine hits and another Walker error.

The Cats try to snap out of their swoon when they play at Denham Springs High at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Walker topped the Yellow Jackets 5-2 pm April 6 but hasn’t won since then.

SCOTLANDVILLE 8, WALKER 2

Scotlandville     200   105   0   --   8   9   0

Walker                101  000   0   --   2   3   4

Jarien Green and Chris Brinson; Kyle Guidry, Chase Jeansonne (3) and Hunter Murray. W – Green. L – Jeansonne. 2B: Scotlandville – Nick Williams, Harrison. Records: Scotlandville 21-7, 1-6 District 4-5A; Walker 13-13, 2-6. Up next: Walker at DSHS, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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