The Cape Girardeau Ford and Sons American Legion team opened district play with a 6-1 win over Dunklin County on the road Tuesday.
Post 63, which swept a doubleheader at De Soto on Sunday, improved to 3-0.
Cape pitcher Kirk Boeller was too much for Dunklin County to handle, as the recent Notre Dame graduate cruised through all nine innings without allowing an earned run. Boeller allowed seven hits, walked one and struck out five.
"He was dominant," Ford and Sons coach Dave Meyr said. "He only threw about 114 pitches. He just kept throwing, and his pitch count was low, so we kept putting him out there."
After Dunklin County tied the score at 1-1 in the third inning, Post 63 scored five unanswered runs, including two in the eighth inning.
Ty Craft and Eric Ennis had three hits apiece for Cape. Craft had a home run and scored three runs, and Ennis recorded a double and three RBIs. Cody Schaefer added two runs for Ford and Sons, which finished with nine hits.
Scott County Post 369 started its season with a 15-3, nine-inning rout of the visiting Charleston Senior Babe Ruth squad.
Caleb Daughhetee had two hits, including a home run, for Scott County, and Jacob Essner went 3-6 with a triple.
Post 369 will be in action again today with a doubleheader at Sikeston.
-- From staff reports