BY EASTON LEONARD –
Thursday night, March 30th, the Acorn Tigers baseball team took on the Caddo Hills Indians.
Kobe Hogan started the game on the mound for the Tigers and retired the first two batters he faced, then following an error, retired the fourth batter of the inning. Keeping the Indians scoreless through one inning.
In the bottom of the first, Acorn’s clean-up hitter, Josh Staggs, hit a three-run home run to left center field to give the Tigers an early 3-0 lead after one complete inning.
Caddo scored two runs in the top of the second to narrow down the Tigers lead, but Kobe Hogan ended up striking out the side to end the inning with the score 3-2.
Number two, Lynch, drove in two runs for Acorn in the second on a single to center field. A few plays later, Hendrix scored on an error by the Indians. Jacob Haddox drove in an extra two runs on an RBI triple to left field, and later scored on an error by the third baseman. Logan Frost struck out looking to end the second, but not before the Tigers scored six runs, to extend their lead to 9-2 after two innings.
After walking the first batter of the third inning, Hogan induced a popup to first base, in which the runner was doubled off. Caddo’s number eighteen then popped out in foul territory to end the top of the third, with the score 9-2 Acorn.
Acorn’s Lynch drove in one more run in the bottom of the third with an RBI single to second base. A couple plays later, Kobe Hogan scored on a dropped third strike by the Indians catcher. Lynch then scored on a passed ball on the next play. After scoring three more runs in the inning, the Tigers led Caddo 12-2 after three innings.
In his fourth inning of work, Hogan only allowed two base runners on a walk and a single to shortstop. Hogan struck out one batter and got two Indians to fly out. Keeping the score 12-2 Acorn.
Logan Frost drew a two-out walk in the bottom of the fourth, and was later drove in on a single to the shortstop by Kobe Hogan. After four complete innings, the Tigers led Caddo by a score of 13-2.
In the top of the fifth, the Indians added on four runs on a few doubles and passed balls. Narrowing Acorn’s lead down to 13-6 after four and a half innings.
The Tigers scored one more run in the bottom of the fifth inning, to extend their lead to eight, 14-6 after five complete innings of play.
Caddo scored another three runs in the top of the sixth, tightening the score up at 14-9 heading into the bottom of the sixth.
In the bottom of the fifth, Acorn scored their last and final run of the night, to make the score 15-9.