MERCERSBURG >> James Buchanan's baseball team jumped out to a big lead against Big Spring on Friday.

The Rockets scored the first six runs of the game and handed the Bulldogs a 7-4 defeat in a Mid Penn Colonial Division win. The victory snapped a six-game losing streak for JB (4-10, 2-6 MPC).

"We finally had some situations today where we came up with some big hits," James Buchanan coach Scott Folmar said.

In the bottom of the first, the Rockets got two runners on to start the inning, but Big Spring turned a double play to get two outs. James Buchanan kept the rally going, though, and scored four runs, including RBIs from both Zach Vosburg and Toby Sowers.

Sowers finished 2-for-3 with a run and two RBIs, and Xavier Maldonado was 1-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. Kelby Ramsey also got his first win of the season on the mound. He is now 1-4.

James Buchanan 7, Big Spring 4

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W — Kelby Ramsey (1-4); L — Black.

2B — (BS) Ruth, Singer; SB — (JB) Zach Vosburg 2, Michael McCartney, Toby Sowers.

SOUTHERN FULTON 9, HANCOCK 5 >> Southern Fulton used a big third inning to beat Hancock in a non-league win.

The Indians (15-2) scored eight runs in the decisive inning, and Connor Litton shut the door on the mound to finish off the game.

"We only had six hits, but we were also hit six times and drew five walks, so I can't be too upset," Southern Fulton coach Dustin Fischer said. "We had one big inning, and when we started to struggle in the fourth, Connor came in and took over the game."

Litton gave up just one hit in the final 3 2/3 innings of the game after Hancock scored four runs to start the top of the fourth. He also finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Trent Rider finished with a double and two RBIs, and Zach Clark also drove in two runs.

So. Fulton 9, Hancock 5

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W — Connor Litton (2-1); L — Wolford.

2B — (H) Norris, (SF) Trent Rider; SB — (SF) Dillan Lashley, Litton.

MERCERSBURG 4, ST. JAMES 2 >> Mercersburg Academy got out to a quick lead and rode the arm of Beau Lowery to a win in the Independent Parochial School League championship game over the Saints.

The Blue Storm (15-2) scored two runs in the first inning on an RBI single by Tristan Baker and a sacrifice fly by Miles Hearon to take an early lead, and Lowery took care of the rest.

He gave up just two runs, one earned, in seven innings with seven strikeouts and two walks. Lowery, a freshman, is 6-2 this season.

Mercersburg coach Karl Reisner said, "Their pitcher was very good, and it was overall just a good game. We took advantage of our opportunities a little bit more."

Baker finished with two hits and two RBIs for the Storm.

Mercersburg 4, St. James 2

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W — Beau Lowery (6-2); L — Wilson.

2B — (SJ) Brown; SB — (MA) Mike De la Rosa, Tristan Baker, Brandon Thomas, Tucker Walle.

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