Gardendale played two games against Pinson Valley on Thursday, winning both games with strong offense and solid pitching.
In the first game on Thursday, the Rockets won 19-2 with 12 hits in 5 innings. 8 runs were scored in a big 2nd inning.
Bryson Barnes, Connor Hensley, JD Salters and Grant Chandler all had a hit for the Rockets, while Nick Rigdon, Kyle Norris, Juan Pablo Morales and Ty McGraw each had multiple hits.
Barnes(4) and Morales(5) combined for 9 RBIs in the win.
Logan Fitzgerald got the start and went 4 innings allowing only 1 hit with 2 runs. Fitzgerald walked 1 and had 6 strikeouts.
McGraw closed it out, facing 4 batters and striking out 1 with no hits allowed.
The second game of the night against Pinson Valley had the Rockets winning 13-2.
There were big innings in the 1st (4 runs) and 4th (5 runs). Gardendale totaled 12 hits for the game.
Logan Fitzgerald, Jayce Dubose, Connor Mims and Bubba Wood each had a hit in the game.
JD Salters, Morales, Caiden Combs and Connor Hensley each added 2 hits for the Rockets.
Hensley led the Rockets with 5 RBIs.
Bubba Wood threw the complete game, allowing only 1 hit, 2 runs and striking out 10 of the 20 batters he faced over 5 innings.