In a non-league home game that only went five innings beacuse of the mercy rule on Monday, the Paris varsity baaseball team hosted New Franklin on Monday in non-league action and won 16-3 without taking its final at-bat.

"We did a great job of being aggressive in the zone offensively. As a team we hit the ball extremely well. The boys had a quality approach each at bat and it turned out to be the difference in the game," said coach Mike Fible. "Adam Forrest, Trenton Morgan, and Zack Rentschler all had huge games for us offensively. Ethan Redington settled down after a slow start in the first and did a great job of putting us in a place to win the ball game."

Having taken leads of 2-1 in the first and 7-1 in the second, guiding this 16-hit bonanza for the Coyotes was Morgan at 4-for-4 with a double, three RBI, and one run, Forest charted a 2-for-3 showing with five RBI, four runs and a homerun and Brett Miller was good for a double, a single, three steals and two runs. Chris Ebbesmeyer also came through for Paris at 1-for-3 with three RBI and two runs in three at-bats, Clayton Langured was 1-for-1 and Rentshler went 1-for-2 with three RBI.

"We were able too clean things up defensively and have quality approaches at the plate to force New Franklin to make plays on us," Fible said." "I'm proud of the way the boys competed and look to carry it into the last half of the season."

Earning the win for Paris was Ethan Redington after allowing one earned run on threee hits and five walks and three strikeouts in three innings pitched. Ebbesmeyer was also on the mound for an inning, walking one and striking two, and Forrest Adam took the hill for an inning, as well, giving up two runs, one earned, on four hits and a strikeout.

The Coyotes 7-4 overall, next take the field on Thursday in Columbia at Father Tolton.