Drew Webb had two extra base hits, but Brookstone Varsity Cougars still fell to Hardaway 7-2 in seven innings on Wednesday at Brookstone.
Hardaway was sparked by Meadows and Ellison, who teamed up for nine hits and six RBIs.
Hardaway never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring three runs on an RBI double by Ellison, an RBI single by Brown, and a steal of home by Ellison.
Hardaway added three more runs in the top of the third. Meadows kicked things off with a single, plating Coy. That was followed up by Ellison's single, bringing home Meadows.
One Brookstone Varsity Cougars run crossed the plate in the bottom half of the third, making the score 6-1. A solo home run by Webb gave Brookstone Varsity Cougars life. Finally, Pate got Drew Lingo to fly out to end the threat.
One run in the bottom of the fifth helped Brookstone Varsity Cougars close its deficit to 7-2. An RBI single by Cannon Jarrell fueled Brookstone Varsity Cougars' comeback. Finally, Pate induced an inning-ending strike out from Max Williams.