DYERSBURG, Tenn. - Dyersburg State used back-to-back-to-back home runs to take an early lead and beat Three Rivers 7-2 on Sunday in Dyersburg, Tenn.
Three Rivers starting pitcher Chad Donze (1-1) allowed a run in the first inning and stranded runners on the corner to prevent a bigger inning, then struck out two in the second.
He had two outs and nobody on in the third, allowed a walk, and then gave up three home runs to three straight batters before Three Rivers coach Tyler Smith made a pitching change.
It was the first of several as the Raiders went through five arms in the nine-inning game. Donze pitched 2 2/3 with a walk, three strikeouts and five runs against in the loss. No reliever pitched more than two innings, and collectively they allowed one hit in the final 5 1/3 innings.
Dyersburg (14-3) tacked a run in the fourth and fifth innings after drawing a leadoff walk.
The fifth was the only inning where Three Rivers got a runner on second base.
Turino reached base in three of his four at-bats but was doubled up twice and stranded at first in the eighth. Cade Cancilla singled in the second and was caught stealing.
Dyersburg's Ty Warmarth pitched five innings in the win and allowed three hits and a walk with eight strikeouts.
Scott Borkgren - Daily American Republic