Scrappers improve to 8-0 with win over Fouke Thursday

PITCHING AT HOME. Alex Curry pitches for the Scrappers in their 10-2 win over Junction City March 13 at Wilson Park. Curry struck out 12 Dragon batters while giving up 5 hits, no earned runs and a walk.

By John R. Schirmer
Leader staff
The Nashville Scrappers won three games in four days last week, picked up another win Monday and ran their season record to 7-0.
They defeated Smackover, Junction City, Foreman and Magnet Cove as the non-conference portion of the schedule continues.
UPDATE: The Scrappers beat Fouke Thursday, 7-6, and will wrap up the week with a home game against Dierks Friday at 5 p.m.
Nashville will compete in the Magnolia Tournament during spring break next week with games set for March 28 and 29.
Smackover
After falling behind 2-1 in the second inning, the Scrappers put up four runs in the fourth and held on for a 5-4 victory over the Smackover Buckaroos March 11 at Southern Arkansas University.
Nick Myers scored first for the Scrappers early in the game. Smackover came back with a run in the bottom of the first.
The Buckaroos added another score in the bottom of the second.
Neither team scored in the third before the Scrappers exploded for four runs in the fourth. Scores came from Trace Beene, Myers, Zach Jamison and Kyler Lawrence as the Scrappers went on top 5-2.
Smackover scored once in the fifth and once in the seventh.
For the game, the Scrappers put up 5 runs on 7 hits with 5 errors. The Buckaroos had 4 runs, 9 hits and 2 errors.
Justin Reed pitched 4 innings against Smackover, with 2 from Dylan Chambers and 1 from Alex Curry.
Reed struck out 4 batters, with 2 strikeouts each by Chambers and Curry.
Junction City
The Scrappers jumped out to a 4-0 lead over Junction City in the first inning and never looked back on their way to a 10-2 win March 13 at Wilson Park.
Lawrence, Jamison and Cameron Alexander had 2 runs each for the Scrappers, who ended the game with 10 hits and no errors. Junction City had 3 errors and 5 hits.
Other Scrapper scores came from Williams, Kory Snodgrass, Myers and Chambers.
Curry was the leading hitter for Nashville with 3. Alexander was next with 2, followed by Lucas Liggin, Lawrence, Snodgrass, Myers and Chambers with 1 each.
Curry was the team’s RBI leader with 3. Ty Whitworth, Snodgrass and Alexander had 1 a piece.
Curry pitched all 7 innings, striking out 12 Junction City batters. He gave up 5 hits, no earned runs and 1 walk.
Foreman
The Scrappers won their third game of the week March 14 with a 9-0 victory over Foreman. Their 9 runs came off 8 hits with no errors against the Gators.
Liggin pitched the shutout, striking out 9 Foreman batters and giving up only 2 hits.
Myers led the Scrappers in scoring with 3 runs, followed by Jamison and Lawrence with 2 each, and Williams and Chambers with 1 each. Lawrence had 2 hits, with 1 each from Liggin, Myers, Alexander, Blake Hockaday, Curry and Jamison.
Nashville posted 6 RBIs, with 2 each from Lawrence and Jamison and 1 each from Alexander and Curry.
The Scrappers led 5-0 after the fourth inning and put up 4 more runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Magnet Cove
Nashville defeated Magnet Cove 4-1 Monday afternoon in a non-conference game.
Myers was 3-3 at bat.
Alexander hit an RBI double in the third inning.
Scrapper scores came from Lawrence, Myers, Alexander and Curry.
The Scrappers had 7 runs and 1 error against Magnet Cove.
Reed pitched the entire game, giving up 3 hits and 1 run while striking out 9 batters.

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