Lockeroom sweeps Blytheville

Lockeroom sweeps Blytheville

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Lockeroom sweeps Blytheville

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Lockeroom first baseman Sky-Lar Culver receives a throw to force out a Harrison batter during recent action at Cooper Park. Lockeroom swept a Zone 2 doubleheader from the Blytheville Casons on Saturday at Blytheville.

Lockeroom first baseman Sky-Lar Culver receives a throw to force out a Harrison batter during recent action at Cooper Park. Lockeroom swept a Zone 2 doubleheader from the Blytheville Casons on Saturday at Blytheville.

Mountain Home Lockeroom ran its record to 6-0 entering its own Twin Lakes Classic after it swept a Zone 2 doubleheader from the Blytheville Casons on Saturday at Blytheville.

Lockeroom improved to 2-0 in Zone 2 play and is idle until hosting the first round of pool play Wednesday when it faces Desoto, Mo., in the first round of the Twin lakes Classic at Cooper Park. First pitch is set for 7:45 p.m.

The Lockeroom jumped out to a big lead early in the first game of the double dip. In the first inning, Austin Jacobelli doubled, Sky-Lar Culver singled and Hayden Hall singled home Jacobelli with one out for the early lead. Matt Robbins reached on an error that scored Culver, and Brody Ninemire doubled to left to bring home Hall for a 3-0 lead.

Kyle Stephens reached on a fielder’s choice that retired Robbins at home plate with the second out, but Jake Berton brought home Ninemire and Stephens with a double to left field for an early 5-0 lead.

Blytheville scored one in the bottom of the first and another in the third to draw within 5-2.

Lockeroom got one of those back in the fourth as Berton singled and later scored on a base hit by Jacobelli to make it 6-2.

Mountain Home scored two more in the fifth. Culver reached on an error to lead off the inning, and Hall doubled him home and took third on another error. Robbins grounded out, but scored Hall for an 8-2 lead.

Lockeroom put the finishing touches on the win with two more in the seventh. Culver singled and scored on a triple by Hall, who came home on a base hit by Robbins to make it 10-2. Blytheville scored one more in the bottom of the seventh.

Lockeroom outhit the Casons 13-8, with Berton and Hall each going 3 for 4 — and Hall finishing a home run short of the cycle — and Culver, Jacobelli and Robbins each went 2 for 4.

Mountain Home’s Mason Smith scattered eight hits and allowed one earned run over a complete-game performance, striking out five. Will Camp allowed 11 hits over 6 2/3 innings for the Casons in the loss.

Game Two

Lockeroom 10,

Blytheville 4

The Casons scored three times to open the second game, but Jacobelli got Lockeroom going with a solo, inside-the-park homer to start the bottom of the first, and Mountain Home rallied later with nine unanswered runs.

Blytheville scored again in the top of the second for a 4-1 lead, and Lockeroom scored again in the third as Stephens singled and came home on a Jacobelli base hit.

Lockeroom climbed within 4-3 in the fourth as Hall was hit by a pitch and scored after singles by Robbins and Ninemire.

Lockeroom took a 6-4 lead with three in the bottom of the fifth. Marshall Roberson was hit by a pitch, Jacobelli singled and both scored when Cole Anderson doubled to left field for the lead. Anderson came home on a sacrifice fly.

Mountain Home put the game away with four runs on a grand slam by Anderson in the sixth. Berton singled, Stephens doubled and Roberson walked to load the bases. Anderson followed with a two-out grand slam over the 375-foot mark in center field.

Ryan Czanstkowski earned the victory on the mound, striking out six and walking one over seven innings. The right-hander allowed four earned runs and seven hits.

Anderson and Jacobelli each went 3 for 4, and Stephens was 2 for 3 to lead Lockeroom at the plate.

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