Owls-Spinners 7-1

Statesville Owls pitcher Scott Meitzler prepares to deliver a pitch during Monday night's 13-4 win over the Mooresville Spinners. Meitzler earned the victory on the mound.

Luke Orr hit his fifth home run of the season Monday night at West Iredell High School and the Statesville Owls cruised to a 13-4 Southern Collegiate Baseball League victory over the Mooresville Spinners.

Orr (Newberry) smacked a three-run homer to right field in the eighth, extending the Owls' lead to 13-2. He finished 2 for 4 at the plate with a game-high four RBIs.

Statesville (11-9), fourth in the SCBL standings, pulled ahead 3-1 in the bottom of the second inning.

Bo Fricks (Montreat) delivered a two-run shot over the fence that lifted the Owls to a 5-2 advantage in the bottom of the fourth.

The Owls blew the game open with five runs in the sixth inning. Ausar Rankin (Rockingham C.C.) highlighted the outburst with his three-run triple.

Scott Meitzler (N.C. A&T) earned the win on the mound. He limited the Spinners to a pair of runs on six hits over seven innings. Meitzler struck out nine and only walked one.

Austin Ducket took the loss for Mooresville Spinners. He went 4 2/3 innings, allowing four runs on six hits. Ducket struck out five.

Fricks also doubled as part of a 3-for-4 effort at the dish, and he finished with three RBIs.

Rankin was 2 for 5 and also drove in three runs for the Owls. R.J. Conner (Catawba Valley C.C.) contributed two RBIs.

Tyler Leek and Seth McAuly each supplied a home run for Mooresville, which was outhit 11-8 by Statesville.

The Owls kick off a six-game road trip Tuesday night at the Concord A’s. They return home July 12 for another matchup with the A’s.

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