Mountain Home Lockeroom had twice as many hits as its opponent, but could not get the key hits to drive in runs in a 5-3 loss to Branson, Mo., on Friday in the Glen Winget Memorial Tournament at Bartlesville, Okla.
Lockeroom — which had won seven of its previous eight games and now is 18-7 overall — is 1-1 at the tournament and returns to action Saturday against Enid, Okla.
Lockeroom banged out 10 hits, led by Matt Robbins and Kyle Stephens, who each went 2 for 3, and Marshall Roberson and Hayden Hall, who each went 2 for 4.
Hall had a triple and drove in a pair of runs, while Cole Anderson also had an RBI.
Ryan Czanstkowski, who had pitched 51/3 innings on Tuesday, turned in a six-inning performance Friday, allowing just three earned runs, five hits and two walks. The right-hander struck out three batters.
After Lockeroom scored once in its first at-bat, Branson plated three in the bottom of the first. Czanstkowski settled in and allowed just two more runs in the fourth inning.
Lockeroom answered with two in the top of the fifth to climb within 5-3. Robbins and Stephens each singled to lead off the inning, and after Roberson reached on a bunt, Anderson drove home Robbins with a fielder’s choice.
After a pop-up for the second out of the inning, Hall singled home Stephens. After Brody Ninemire was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Branson escaped the jam with a flyout to right field.
Lockeroom had three singles in the sixth, but a pickoff and two strikeouts kept Mountain Home off the scoreboard in the frame.