They scored a run in the first. It appeared the Red Devils would make a game of it with two in the second but Veterans scored six in the bottom of the inning. Then it added five more in the third. Hawkinsville made it 12-7 with its final five in the fourth but the Warhawks answered that with a run in the fourth and ended it with four in the fifth. They out-hit the visitor 12-4.
Zach Wilkes, Ben Williams, Keaton Allen and Zane Conlon each had two hits for Veterans.
Allen went 2-4, one of those a triple, and drove in four runs. Williams was 2-2 with a walk, two RBI and two runs scored. Wilkes was 2-3 with a walk, an RBI and three runs scored and Conlon was 2-3 with two runs driven in and three scored.
Lyndon Meadows and Ross Martin teamed up on the mound. Meadows, who got the win, threw three and two thirds. He gave up all the runs on just two hits. Eight walks didn’t help. Seven strikeouts did.
Martin worked an inning and a third, giving up two hits.
Elsewhere, Houston County handed Tift County its second-straight loss to a local team – Warner Robins beating it the day before.
The Bears won 6-1 to improve to 14-3 overall. They scored three in the first and one in the second, third and sixth innings. The Blue Devils’ lone run came in the third.
Houston County out-hit Tift 13-5. David Umphreyville accounted for three of those, going 3-4 with an RBI.
Dalton Carriker went 2-3, one of his a homerun, and drove in two. He also had a walk.
Clint Wynn and Garrett Kline also each had two hits. Kline was 2-2 with three walks and two runs scored. Wynn was 2-4 with two RBI.
Hunter Jackson worked all seven innings for the win. He walked one and struck out six.