Scrappers defeat Panthers, Outlaws

By John R. Schirmer
Leader staff
The Nashville Scrappers scored 6 runs in the second inning on their way to a 7-2 win over Dierks Friday afternoon at Wilson Park.
With the game tied at 0-0 going into the bottom of the second, the Scrappers put up runs by Trace Beene, Kory Snodgrass, Andy Graves, Nick Myers, Dylan Chambers and Zach Jamison. Snodgrass added the Scrappers’ final score in the fifth inning.
Adam Bradshaw and Tyler Kesterson scored for Dierks.
For the game, the Scrappers had 7 runs, 11 hits and 1 error. The Outlaws posted 2 runs, 8 hits and 1 error.
Jamison was the Scrappers’ leading hitter with 3, followed by Myers with 2 and Justin Reed, Snodgrass, Cameron Alexander, Storm Nichols, Chambers and Alex Curry with 1 each.
Nashville had 4 RBis for the game, including 2 by Alexander and 1 each by Myers and Chambers.
Curry pitched the entire game for Nashville, giving up 8 hits, 2 earned runs and striking out 1 Outlaw batter.
Dierks saw hits by Tyler Narens, Andrew Sirmon, Andy Tedder, MaClane Moore, Tyler Mounts, Bradshaw, Drew Adams, Caleb Dunn and Kesterson. Narens and Dunn recorded RBIs.
Sirmon pitched 1.1 innings, giving up 6 runs on 7 hits with no strikeouts. Bradshaw finished the game, giving up 1 run on 4 hits with 3 strikeouts.
Nashville and Fouke provided fans with an inning of free baseball Thursday night, with Nashville taking a 7-6 win at Wilson Park.
The lead changed hands five times before the Scrappers sealed the win in the bottom of the eighth.
The Scrappers managed 7 runs off 3 hits with 4 errors. Fouke had 6 runs on 8 hits and 6 errors.
Fouke took a 3-0 lead in the first inning. The Scrappers narrowed the gap with 2 runs in the second. The Panthers added 2 runs in the sixth, but the Scrappers exploded with 4 and took a 6-5 lead. Fouke tied the score at 6-6 in the top of the seventh, and the game went to extra innings after the Scrappers failed to answer.
Nashville took the win in the bottom of the eighth when a walk by Alexander scored Jamison and ended the game.
Jamison led the Scrappers in runs with 2; Lucas Liggin, Snodgrass, Myers, Alexander and Chambers had 1 each.
Jamison also led in RBIs with 3, with 1 a piece from Myers, Alexander and Nichols.
Jamison was the Scrappers’ leading hitter with 2; Nichols added 1.
Liggin, Reed and Curry pitched for Nashville, striking out 5 Panthers.
The Scrappers entered spring break with a 9-0 record. They were off Monday and Tuesday and were scheduled to practice today (Wednesday).
The Scrappers will face Camden Fairview at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Magnolia Tournament, which continues Friday and Saturday.
Arkadelphia will visit Wilson Park Monday, March 31, at 5 p.m. in the first District 7-4A game of the season.

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