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Winning pitcher Jakob Valleroy allowed three runs on six hits in 6 2/3 innings Wednesday night. He struck out eight. - photo by Mark Lastinger/staff

The South Effingham Mustangs took the lead right out of the chute and cruised to an 8-3 Region 2-AAAAA baseball win over Ware County in Waycross on Wednesday.

Jake Sapp got the Mustangs' scoring started with a first-inning sacrifice fly that plated two runs.

In third frame, Wesley Ambrose, Dylan Wallace and Sapp drove in runs with hits. Wallace led the Mustangs' nine-hit attack with three.

Jakob Valleroy was the winning pitcher. He allowed three runs on six hits and notched eight strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. Blake McCollum recorded the final out.