ROGERS, Ark. — Pittsburg High School baseball got a complete-game shutout from Noah Vaughn on the way to a 7-0 win over Rogers Heritage on Thursday.
While Vaughn was dealing on the mound, the Dragon offense pushed across four runs in the second inning and three more in the fourth on the way to the non-league win.
Vaughn scattered three hits over his seven innings on the bump, walking three and striking out seven on 90 pitches.
Pittsburg kicked off the top of the second inning with the first five batters reaching base.
Jake Webb and Jerek Butcher kicked off the frame with back-to-back singles before Dalton Gromer and Tye Cicero drew consecutive walks to plate a run, giving PHS a 1-0 lead.
Jhalani Long came up with the big hit in the next at-bat, tripling to right field and driving in three runs to push the Dragons’ lead to 4-0.
Pittsburg played add-on in the fourth, plating a pair of runners on an error on a ground ball from Brett Wiemers to make the score 6-0.
Cicero and Elijah Harris both walked earlier in the inning and touched home on the error.
A second consecutive error by Rogers Heritage allowed Wiemers to score and push the lead to 7-0.
Wiemers finished with a pair of RBIs, and scored a run.
Harris went 1-for-3 with a run scored.
Chase Curtis had one hit in four at-bats and drove in a run.
Trent Austin went 1-for-4, and Webb and Butcher each picked up a hit and scored a run in the win.
Cicero finished with a team-high two runs scored, while Long’s three RBIs on the triple led Pittsburg.
-- Lucas Davis is the sports editor of the Pittsburg Morning Sun. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on twitter @LDsportswriter.