WALDRON – The Nashville Scrappers took a decisive lead in early innings of their game against the Waldron Bulldogs Friday afternoon.
Play started off with the Scrappers on a high note, bringing Jackson Beavert in on an error in only three plays in the first inning. The Bulldogs were immediately put on their back foot, unable to get a man on base during the first.
The high scoring inning for the Nashville team was the second, as they saw their first two up out before reaching base, then two walked. After being walked to first, Jordan Williams stole his way around to home. Beavert similarly was walked to first and then began to steal his way home, making the plate on an error. Trace Beene did almost the same after being hit by a pitch, and came in on a passed ball. This set the score Nashville 4-0 with only one and a half innings played. It stayed there through the bottom of the second as the Waldron team was unable to get runners past first base.
Lucas Liggin, first at bat in the third, sent one over the left field fence, lodging the score at Nashville 5-0 until the bottom of the fourth – where Waldron scored their single run for the game.
The top of the fifth saw two more runs for the Scrappers, with Dalton Smead also knocking the ball over the fence at left field and Tyler Hanson being brought home on a sacrifice fly by Williams. The score then read Nashville 7-1, where it stayed for the remaining two and a half innings and the end of the game.
Hanson was credited the win from the dish, as 57 of his 99 pitches in the seven innings were strikes, only allowing five hits.
The Scrappers next take the field as they host the Ashdown Panthers at Wilson Field this afternoon. They also go on to play tomorrow afternoon against the Dierks Outlaws.