Mountain Home Lockeroom overcame a 3-2 deficit to score nine unanswered runs in picking up an 11-3 victory over Aurora, Colo., in American Legion Baseball action Friday morning in Omaha, Neb.
Lockeroom fell 11-8 to Edmond, Neb., in the following game at the Decker Sports College World Series Tournament, garnering a split in its two Friday games.
Mountain Home also fell, 15-3, to Millard of Omaha, Neb., on Thursday night. Lockeroom — 11-4 overall — now has a 2-2 mark at the tournament, going into Saturday’s game against Brandon, S.D.
Aurora, Colo., answered a two-run first inning by Lockeroom with two of its own in the bottom of the first and added one more in the second.
Lockeroom got going with three runs in the fifth, two in the sixth and four in the seventh. Sky-Lar Culver continued his hot-hitting spring with two hits and three RBIs to lead Mountain Home.
Austin Jacobelli, Jake Berton and Hayden Hall had two hits each for Lockeroom, while Hall and Matt Robbins notched two RBIs each.
Jacobelli doubled to start the rally in the fifth, and after walks to Cole Anderson and Hall, Robbins singled home a pair and Mason Smith singled home one more.
Quinn Ellison and Jacobelli each scored in the sixth for an 8-3 lead, and Jacobelli and Culver smacked a triple and double, respectively, in the seventh as Lockeroom went on to score a trio of runs.
Marshall Roberson pitched three innings for Lockeroom, allowing four hits, four walks and three runs, while Hall earned the win, tossing four innings of two-hit relief and striking out four.
Edmond, Okla. 11,
After pounding 10 hits in its win over Aurora, Lockeroom notched 11 against Edmond, but allowed five runs over the fifth and sixth innings to the Oklahoma team.
Jacobelli, Ellison, Hall and Brody Ninemire had two hits each, and Culver and Robbins totaled two RBIs apiece to lead Mountain Home at the plate.
Edmond held a 2-1 lead after one, which grew to 6-1 after a four-run second inning. Lockeroom scored twice in the third and once in the fourth to climb within 6-4.
Hall, Robbins and Ninemire hammered three straight two-out doubles in the third to score two runs, and Ellison singled and scored on a hit by Culver in the fourth.
Edmond stretched its lead to 9-4 after five, but Lockeroom rallied within one with four runs in the top of the sixth.
Jacobelli and Anderson each had singles and scored runs in the sixth, while Culver scored after reaching on an error, and Ryan Czanstkowski scored after reaching on a fielder’s choice.
Kyle Stephens pitched six innings in the loss, allowing 10 hits, four walks and 11 runs — seven earned — while striking out three.
Mountain Home committed six errors in Thursday night’s game and could only turn nine hits into three runs, suffering its first loss at the tournament.
Millard put up five-run innings in the first, third and fourth innings and ended the game in the fifth due to the run rule.
Hall, Smith, Culver and Stephens led the offense with two hits each. Hall also had a triple and an RBI, and Ninemire added an RBI.
Czanstkowski suffered the loss on the mound, striking out two and allowing seven hits and 10 runs — only one was earned with all the errors — over 22/3 innings.
Matt Robbins surrendered three hits over one inning of relief.