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ELIZABETHTOWN – Elizabethtown exploded for ten runs in the first two innings and rolled to an 11-0 Waccamaw Middle School Conference baseball victory over Hallsboro Monday.

The Cougars scored 5 runs in the first inning. Evan Pait and Coleman Tatum ignited the rally with singles, and Garrison Tatum, Hunter Smith and Hunter Elks drew walks. All five of them scored. Chase Knight belted a single to cap the inning.

Pait slammed a double to begin the second inning. Smith and Weston Hatcher smacked 2-out singles. Elks walked, and Zamar Lewis reached base on a passed third strike. Knight belted another single. Pait, Smith, Hatcher, Elks and Lewis scored runs as the lead grew to 10-0.

Smith delivered another single in the fourth inning and scored the final Cougar run.

Pait started on the mound for the Cougars and pitched a 3-hitter while striking out six batters. Catcher Garrison Tatum threw out 3 base-runners attempting to steal.

Knight batted a perfect 2-2 to lead the Elizabethtown hitters. Smith finished 2-3 at the plate and scored 3 runs. Pait batted 2-3 with a double and 2 runs scored. Coleman Tatum and Hatcher added one hit each.

Coach Larry Williams’ Cougars will travel to Tar Heel Thursday.