BOONEVILLE - The keys for success for the New Albany on Monday were to score early and to limit the output from Kossuth at the plate, both worked well in the 8-5 Bulldog win in non-division play.
The Bulldogs pounded out 14 hits on the night with five players getting multiple hits.
Preston Shaw started on the mound and gave New Albany 3.1 innings of work, allowing three runs on four hits. Carson Gault and Jacob Brooks came on in relief to preserve the win.
New Albany had two critical innings that translated into the win, a 4-run second and a 3-run fourth.
New Albany took the 1-0 lead after their first at-bat, but Kossuth answered with two runs in the bottom of the frame.
The Bulldogs came back with four runs in the second to take a 5-2 lead.
New Albany added their final three runs in the top of the fourth to extend the lead to 8-2 midway through the fourth.
Kossuth scored single runs in the bottom of the fourth, sixth and seventh for the final tally of 8-5.
Gault led the Bulldogs at the plate as he went 3 for 3 with a RBI. Gault had a triple, double and single as he came up one shy of hitting for the cycle.
John Stacks went 2 for 3 with a RBI.
Micah Reed and Brooks went 2 for 4 on the day, Reed drove in two runs and scored a run while Brooks scored two runs.
Parker Clayton went 2 for 5 from the leadoff spot, picking up a RBI.
Walks were the nemesis of the Bulldog pitching corps as they offered 12 free passes to the Aggies.
Gault worked 2.2 innings of middle relief, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out six.
Brooks threw one inning in closing out the contest for the win, throwing 16 pitches, 11 for strikes while allowing no hits or runs and striking out two.