Albert, Hartsfield pilot Jets past Battleships

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Pardon me sirs, you sank my battleship.

Will Albert posted a three-hit performance and Josh Hartsfield logged six strikeouts in three innings to propel the Wayne County Jets past the Kinston Battleships, 14-4, on Thursday evening.

Hartsfield yielded an unearned run in the top half of the second inning, but he provided more damage than the visitors. The Barton College signee retired six of the final seven batters he faced - all by strikeout.

Braeden Collins worked the fourth inning.

Will Harris supplied 2 1/3 innings of three-strikeout scoreless relief as the Jets posted their second mercy-rule result of the young season.

The Battleships scratched out eight hits.

On the offensive side, unbeaten Wayne County had six-run outbursts in each of the second and sixth innings.

Albert delivered ship-rocking bombs in each of those explosions - a multi-run double in the second inning and a run-producing single in the decisive sixth. The Louisburg College-bound freshman ended the night with four RBI.

Wayne County (6-0 overall) received two-hit nights from Sam Rice and Will Uzzell. Garrett Moffett (two RBI), Tanner Capps, Drew Spencer, Rowan Watt, Carson Gipson and Logan Merritt registered one hit apiece.

The Jets had a season-low three strikeouts as a team.

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