That was the case in the Gainesville-Sanger District 6-3A game Friday at Locke Field.

Indians’ outfielder Casey Patton went five-for-six at the plate, scored five of the Indians 22 runs, had three doubles had four RBI in the Indians 22-7 victory over Gainesville.

Gainesville kept the game close in the early going as the Indians took a 4-2 lead in the first inning.

But the Indians scored two in the second, two in the third and then blew it open in the fifth with 13 runs.

Even though the Indians had 11 hits, the Leopards didn’t play badly in the field. It was just a question of Indian hitters placing the ball just beyond the reach of Leopard fielders.

The Indians broke to a 4-0 first inning lead and the Leopards could have mailed in the rest of the game. However, they chose to battle back.

Patton started off the game with a single and scored on Josh Clements’ double.

Chad Turner reached base on an infield hit and the Indians got two more runs on Cody Wallace’s hit and a single by Clay Byington.

The Leopards wasted little time getting back into the game as Justin Stradley walked and Collin Sikes singled him home. Skies scored on Ryan Walker’s single.

The Leopards put two more runs on the board in the second as Clint Stoffels walked, was wild pitched to second. Stradley reached base on an error and scored in Sikes’ single.

The Leopards scored two more in the third as Tanner Griffin singled and scored on Stoffels’ single. Stoffels scored on Heath Jones’ two-out double.

The final leopards’ run came in the fourth as Krebs doubled and scored on Ben Hair’s single.

After that the Leopards just could stay with the Indians’ offense.

Key hits for the Indians, in their big inning, came from Sam Eubanks, jay Harring, Patton, Wallace and Chris Casey.

Score by innings

Sanger 4 2 2 1 13— 22 11 0

Gainesville 2 2 2 1 0 — 5 2

Carrow, Harris (3) and Eubanks; Hair, Stoffels (4), Hair (5) and Stradley.

2B — Patton (3)

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