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Brighton Cardinal baseball team's offense in high gear

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Brighton junior Adam Painter brings a pitch to the plate during the Cardinals' win over Haywood on Tuesday at home. Photo by Jeff Ireland

If the early part of the season is any indication, the Brighton baseball team is going to put up a lot of runs this season. 

After an 11-8 win over Germantown last Friday, the Cardinals routed Haywood 16-3 on Tuesday in Best of the West action to move to 4-2 on the season. 

Colton Hathcock drove in a run in the first inning with a double off the centerfield wall and finished 2 for 3 with three RBIs to pace the Cardinals' offense. 

Colby Poston also had a big game for the Cardinals. He doubled, singled and drove in two runs. 

Ladarius Williams was 2 for 4 for Brighton and drove in three runs and Kolton Childress was 2 for 3 with a pair of RBIs. 

Bentley Jones joined the hit parade with a single and an RBI. 

Haywood escaped the first two innings by allowing just a pair of runs, but Brighton exploded in the third inning with 10 runs. 

Brighton took advantage of eight Haywood errors in the game and scored four more in the fourth inning to push the lead to 13. 

Adam Painter picked up the win for Brighton. He went the distance and allowed just three hits while striking out five

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