Pineville took advantage of some wildness from the Jellico, Tenn., pitching staff to put up seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and pull away for a 14-4 win on Thursday.
Freshman third baseman Will Adams had three hits and two walks in his five plate appearances out of the lead-off spot and scored five runs to lead the Mountain Lion offense.
Adams singled to start the bottom of the first, stole second and then scored on a Jordan Slusher base hit to make it 1-0.
After Jellico pushed across two runs in the top of the third, Adams started the bottom of that frame with a base hit back up the middle. He stole second and third and Tucker Woolum walked and stole second and Adams scored the tying run on a Slusher ground out. Conner Ford walked, but Woolum was thrown out trying to steal home on a trick play as Ford advanced to third. After Tyler Evans walked and stole second, Jalen Byrd deliverd a two-run single with two outs to put the Lions up 4-2.
The Blue Devils tied the game in the fourth on a two-run homer by Browning. But Pineville took advantage of four walks and three hit batters in the bottom of the inning to pull away. Slusher, Caleb Dunn and Adams had run-scoring hits in the inning as their lead grew to 11-4.
Adams drew a bases-loaded walk in the fifth and Ford delivered a walk-off liner up the left-center field gap to end the game in the bottom of the sixth.
Slusher went all six inning to pick up the win. He allowed four runs on five hits while striking out seven and walking five.
Pineville (4-3) will play at Jackson County on Monday.