GARDENDALE — Gardendale jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two innings and never looked back, as they defeated visiting Hayden 6-1 in the first game of a scheduled doubleheader.
Joseph Calvert drove in three runs for the Rockets; Chris Blakey walked three times and scored twice.
Trent Dodson was 2-for-3 plus a hit-by-pitch for Hayden.
Dalton Moore pitched five innings for his first win of the season, while Chris Whitt got the loss.
The second game was called in the sixth because of lightning and rain.