Andrew Meier slapped the handcuffs on the Rangers' lineup while his offense backed him up with 10 runs in five innings to give Dixon the win via the run rule

DIXON — The Dixon baseball team brought their record to an even 1-1 on Friday night after junior Andrew Meier shut out the Iberia Rangers lineup and the Bulldogs scored 10 runs in five innings to win via the run rule.

Meier gave up just three hits over five innings and did not issue a single walk while striking out five.

The Dixon bats made some noise early, scoring three runs on four hits in the bottom of the first.

“We knew that getting to Iberia's starter early would prove to be a key and it definitely was,” Dixon coach Alex Shelton said.

Meier helped himself out with a double and a single on three trips to the plate. He also knocked in a run.

Junior Lane Withers was also 2-3 in the batter's box with two singles and two RBI.

Senior Hunter McCoy ended up touching the plate more than anyone, scoring three runs. He was 1-1 with a single, but was plunked two times too.

“Our offense came through with several big hits,” Shelton said. “including six hits with two outs. Every starter tallied a hit on the night, which made for a well-balanced lineup.”

Dixon scored three more runs in the third and four more in the fourth to get to their 10 runs.

“I liked our energy and focus throughout the game and I especially liked how we finished tonight,” Shelton said. “We did not allow Iberia to stay in the game.”

In junior varsity action, Dixon also got the best of Tuscumbia 4-3.

Pitcher Tanner Riddle got the win, pitching all seven innings and allowing four hits, no walks and three runs (none earned). The most eye-catching stat was his 15 strikeouts on the night.

The Bulldogs will make the trip to Tuscumbia on Tuesday night to take on the Lions at 5:00 p.m.