The Cannon County Lions scored six runs in the top of the fifth inning, and rolled past the DeKalb County Tiger baseball team, 9-4, Monday in Smithville.
The big blow came on a one-out, three-run double by Austin Parker, after the Tigers had committed a pair of errors, earlier in the fifth. That gave the Lions a 9-2 lead, and the Tigers managed to only add a run in the bottom of the fifth and one in the sixth.. DeKalb County left six runners stranded in scoring position.
Shane Salley took the pitching loss for DC, as he started and worked the game's first five innings. Salley retired the side in each of the first two innings, and struck out four of the first six batters he faced, but the Lions struck for two runs in the top of the third on a two-run single by Trent Fagan. Cannon County tagged Salley for another run in the third, on an RBI fly-out by Colin Jones.