James Wood takes advantage of errors to top Handley

WINCHESTER — James Wood took advantage of four Handley errors to score eight unearned runs in a 9-3 Class 4 Northwestern District baseball victory at Bridgeforth Field on Monday.

The Colonels (2-2, 1-0 district) scored four unearned runs in the fifth to break open a 1-0 game. Jaden Ashby belted a two-run double and Colby Monroe added an RBI single in the outburst that made it 5-0.

The Judges (0-4, 0-2) broke open Jacob Bell’s no-hitter and rallied to within 5-3 with three runs in the fourth. Bell and Aden Payne shut down the Judges from there. Bell got a key double-play grounder in the sixth and Payne stranded two runners in scoring position in the seventh.

The Colonels tacked on a run in the sixth and three in the seventh.

Leaders — James Wood: Aden Payne 3-4, stolen base; Colby Monroe 2-4 (double), 2 RBIs; Daniel Copenhaver 2-4, 3 runs; Tylor McBride 2-4, 3 runs, stolen base; Jaden Ashby 2-4 (double), 3 RBIs; Jacob Bell (W), 6 innings, 6 hits, 3 runs. 2 walks, 7 strikeouts; Handley: Logan McInnis 1-3, RBI; Jacob Stewart 1-3, RBI; Tommy Downey (L), 5.1 innings, 10 hits 6 runs (1 earned), 0 walks, 5 strikeouts.