TENNERTON - Buckhannon-Upshur opened the 2012 baseball campaign in convincing fashion Monday night, rolling to a 21-2 five-inning victory over visiting Webster County.
The contest was delayed for almost an hour in the middle of the second inning due to lightning in the area.
Corey Reed, Brantley Hamrick and Daniel Powell all produced three RBIs in a 10-hit Buccaneer attack.
Hamrick was the lone B-U player to collect three hits, while Powell and Dalton Westfall each registered two hits. The Bucs scored all nine of their first-inning runs after two outs.
B-U added two runs in the second, before another eruption that produced 10 runs in the third.
"We did a good job of making things happen with two outs," Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Adam Squires said. "We put the ball in play and when you can do that, good things usually happen."
Lefthander Corey Reed went the first two innings allowing only one hit while striking out five.
John McDaniels was also effective, pitching the final three innings, allowing only two runs and striking out two. Garrett Dorsey and John Blankenship recorded the only two Highlander RBIs.
Buckhannon-Upshur continues first week action tonight, hosting South Harrison at 5 p.m.