By Rick Sheek
Another taste of victory was quite sweet for Horace Mann Insurance.
Recording just its second win of the year, Mann defeated Erwin 9-5 in Thursday night’s Elizabethton National Babe Ruth baseball action at EHS.
“We did some things, and everybody was happy,” Mann coach Rick Walters said. “We made some good plays.”
Piney Bluff disposed of Mann 13-8 in the nightcap.
In the opener, Jacob Byrd hurled the five innings. He scattered three hits, two of the runs were earned, and struck out seven with three walks, one wild pitch and two hit batters.
Byrd also batted 2 for 3 with four stolen bases. Jace Perkins stole two bases.