CRESTWOOD – Ballard came to Bill Cofer Field Thursday having won its first seven games and averaging eight runs per game over its last three.
South Oldham pitching cooled off those Bruin bats.
Drew Lively, Nate Patterson and Eddie Mathis combined to hold Ballard to just three hits over seven innings, including just one in the first six, as South beat the Bruins 7-2.
The win was the second straight for the No. 16 Dragons (3-1), while the loss was the first of the year for No. 12 Ballard (7-1).