Pitching + defense + hitting = championship
FAYETTEVILLE — No high school baseball team works any harder than the Bryant Hornets. Early in the morning, late at night, they’re hard at it. And no one better let their grades slip.
The result is self discipline which leads to execution — at the plate, in the field and on the mound.
Oh, and State championships.
On Friday, the Hornets, appearing in their fourth State title game in five years, captured their third State crown with a stunningly lopsided win over the defending State champion Fayetteville Bulldogs, a team loaded with talent that was dubbed the odds-on favorite to repeat when the season began and did nothing to deter those predictions.
Bryant scored in five of the six innings, hammering 12 hits and scoring 10 runs against a pair of highly-touted Fayetteville pitchers who had allowed just 11 earned runs between them all season. Senior Dalton Holt went 3 for 3, scored four times and blasted his first home run of the season, a two-run shot in the top of the sixth that set the final 10-0 score.