Davis County pitcher Justin Matheny pitched into the sixth inning and his teammates accumulated 12 hits as the Mustangs beat visiting Albia 5-2 Thursday night.
Nolan Cremer put Davis County on the board in the first inning with a sacrifice fly. The lead grew to 3-0 in the second inning after Presley Cantrell scored on a wild pitch and Dawson Townsend hit a run-scoring double.
Albia scored their only runs in the third inning without a hit. The Mustangs committed three errors in the frame to aid the Blue Demons.
Matheny preserved the Mustangs’ 3-2 lead by pitching around trouble in the fourth and fifth innings. After allowing a leadoff single to start the sixth inning, Matheny retired the next two batters before exiting the game.
Carson Maeder took over on the mound and retired the final batter in the sixth. Maeder then pitched around a pair of two-out singles in the seventh inning to preserve the win.
The Mustangs added two runs in the fifth inning thanks to an RBI single by Cantrell and an RBI double by Matheny.
Davis County (7-1, 3-0 South Central Conference) continues conference play on Friday as they travel to Clarke (0-6, 0-7) for a doubleheader.