Even on the road the Bulldogs still managed to put on another offensive show Tuesday night by crushing Centerville 12-0 in five innings.

Juniors Matt Gray and Ryan Reyes each hit two-run homers in the fifth inning to put New Waverly over the run-rule mark.

After the Bulldogs (11-0 in district, 17-3 overall) struck first with a run in the top of the first, Matt Roberts kept Centerville at bay the rest of the game. Roberts (6-1) struck out seven and didn’t walk any in five innings of work.

“Matt was in control from the first inning on,” New Waverly head coach Tommy Bohannon said. “He was able to spot his fastball and control his breaking ball. When your pitcher can do that, things will come easy for you. He also didn’t hurt himself either at the plate. He hit 1-for-2 tonight.”

The Bulldogs tacked on five runs in the second inning to hold an early 6-0 lead.

“Our bats really gave Matt a cushion today,” Bohannon said. “He didn’t let up and neither did we. We ended up scoring runs in four of the five innings. We’re glad that we can get that kind of output every night.”

Gray went 3-for-3 with five RBIs. Reyes went 2-for-3 with four RBIs.

Even though New Waverly has had a string of dominant victories, the Bulldogs know they can’t let it get to their heads, not with the playoffs on the horizon.

“I think that close game we had with Corrigan really opened our eyes,” Bohannon added. “Teams will get you if you don’t take care of business. Our pitching just needs to keep being consistent and it has been so far.”

The Bulldogs return home Friday to take on Groveton. The game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.