ARKADELPHIA – The Nashville Scrappers baseball team dropped one Friday after an unrelenting onslaught from the Arkadelphia Badgers.
The game began with only Trace Beene getting on base on a fly to left field in the top of the first, but the Badgers quickly sped the game to a frenetic pace as they swatted in four runs in six plays before the second inning, leaving it Arkadelphia 4-0.
Nashville was again able to get on base, still shooting to left field, with both Hunter White and Dalton Smead, but also was again unable to capitalize. Arkadelphia advanced their lead at that point by knocking balls over the fence in a pair of home runs.
In the top of the third, the Scrappers managed to load up the bases and bring Zach Jamison home after Jamison and Jackson Beavert each got a hit and Nick Myers and Lucas Liggin each got hit, catching pitches in the batter box. This set the score Arkadelphia 6-1 for the bottom of the third, where the Badgers opened up with another home run over the center field fence. They also made four more runs in the inning, making it Arkadelphia 11-1.
Nashville added a second run as Chris Willard was brought home off a fly to left on the top of the fourth, but with the Badgers knocking two more over the fence in the bottom of the inning, it was over as the 10-run rule was invoked after the top of the fifth. Final score Arkadelphia 13-2.
The Scrappers next go on to host the Fountain Lake Cobras this afternoon at Wilson Park in Nashville.