JACKSON - It was one of those days for Dexter coach Brian Becker and his Bearcats.
Jackson got hot at the plate and pitcher Logan Lawson tamed the Bearcat hitters as the Indians rolled to an easy 14-4 win at home in SEMO Conference action Wednesday.
"Jackson is a good hitting team, and we helped them out with some errors," Dexter coach Brian Becker said. "They're a solid ballclub, but we didn't play our best."
A Dexter error on Jackson's first batter could have set the tone for the game. The infield error allowed lead-off hitter Luke Crader to reach base, and one out later, Lawson's single scored the game's first run.
Jackson's Taylor Busch delivered a two-out single and Evan Watkins came through with the RBI on a single to left before pitcher Josh Stevens got his second strikeout of inning to end the rally.
Leading 2-0, Jackson broke the game open in the second as the Indians sent 10 batters to the plate and scored five times.
The Indians could only manage three singles during the rally, but four Dexter errors (six for the day) and two walks helped fuel the uprising.
Drew Pixley's lead-off home run in the third got Dexter on the scoreboard (7-1), and after a three-and-out bottom of the frame, the 'Cats struck again for two in the fourth to cut into the lead, 7-3.
Caleb Miller (2-for-2) led off with a single, and later scored on a Indians' error after Tyler Moore reach on a walk. David Hessling delivered the two-out RBI-single to plate Dexter's third run of the game.
Jackson added two more in the fourth on RBI-singles by Watkins and Caleb Guilliams to push Jackson's lead back to six (9-3), but Dexter answered with one in the top of the fifth when Logan Swindle singled, Josh Stevens walked, and Kyle Cox reached on a error to load the bases with one out.
Caleb Miller's sacrifice fly to right scored Swindle, but Moore grounded out to third to end the threat.
Three runs in the fifth dug Dexter into an even deeper hole (12-4) and Jackson added two more in the sixth to bring the 10-run rule into play.
Jackson out-hit Dexter 14-5 on the day as Stevens took the loss working 5 2/3 innings. He was followed to the mound by Tyler Scott who gave up two hits in 11/3 innings of work.
Lawson picked up the complete-game win for the Indians.
Dexter, now 8-3 overall and 4-2 in SEMO Conference play, will next be in action Friday and Saturday when they will take part in a tournament at Oran.