Eagles bounce Roughriders, 13-3, Gates goes 4-4

Rusk batters pounced on three Center pitchers on Wednesday night at Eagle Park where the Red and Black mashed the Roughriders 13-3 in five frames (mercy rule).

Landon Gates went 4-4 for Rusk (14-4, 2-0), which included two doubles and seven RBI.

Bryce Leonard had two hits, an RBI and scored four runs while Will Dixon clouted out a pair of hits and scored twice.

J.D. Thompson and Lane Gilchrest each doubled.

Mason Cirkel pitched a complete to earn the win on the hill for the Eagles. He gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits. Cirkel struck out three and walked a couple.

Rusk will be in Carthage to oppose the Bulldogs at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

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