GARDENDALE — Bryce Jay did the job both on the mound and at the plate, as he led Gardendale to a 6-2 area baseball win over Huffman on Monday.
Jay struck out 10 Viking batters in six innings and allowed just one hit, one earned run, one walk and one hit batsman.
He also smacked a two-run double that was part of a four-run rally in the fifth inning. That rally broke a 2-2 tie.
Chris Blakey was 2-for-4 at the plate for the Rockets (13-6, 1-0 area).
Jeremy Peterson struck out four Gardendale batters for Huffman.
The Rockets host Minor today at 4 p.m.