By Chris Parsons
The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets (9-0) kept their perfect record intact Thursday with a 10-2 win over Monticello on the road.
The game marked just the second time this season John Mountjoy’s squad had to travel before a game, which was something the third-year coach said he was interested in seeing as far as his team’s reaction.
“We’ve been fortunate to be able to play the All ‘A’ at home, so we haven’t really had to ride the bus all that much,” Mountjoy said. “It seems like this ride to Monticello gets longer every year, but our kids came over and played well.
“We were without a few key players today, so I was pleased with the fact that we hit the ball well up and down the lineup,” he added. “In the end it was a win and that’s what you want to see.”
Williamsburg was led by Ethan Wilson, who was 3--5 at the plate with a pair of RBI and two runs scored.
The two teams traded runs in the second inning, but Williamsburg used a five-run third to take the lead and never looked back.
The Yellow Jackets added a run in the fifth, two in the sixth and one more in the seventh to seal he 10-2 win.
Ryan Bowlin got credit for the win after pitching four innings before giving way to Tanner Rains. The Yellow Jackets were without catcher Micah Purdie and Michael Creekmore.