ADAMSVILLE — Dalton Moore struck out nine hitters, as Gardendale demolished Minor 14-1 in six innings the last pool-play game of the Jefferson County Schools Baseball Tournament.
Three different Rockets — Dylan Oliver, Joseph Calvert and Brady Sellers — drove in two runs each. Oliver was 3-for-4 for the day and scored three times.
Jakobe Smith was 2-for-3 for the Tigers. Starter Matthew Hobson took the loss; he was relieved after 1-2/3 innings by his brother Kendall.
Gardendale (8-6) plays in the semifinals of the fifth-place bracket on Friday, as they host Oak Grove.