ZooKeepers Fall At Home

The Asheboro ZooKeepers were back in action  as they welcomed the Macon Bacon for the first time this season.

This game marked the first game of the second half as all teams records reset back to 0-0.

This would be the first of two meetings between the two teams this season, a home and home.

Owen Simmons was tasked to pitch against Hunter Varnadoe.

Pitching Duel

If you like pitching then this was the game for you.

Through the first four innings of the game there was a total of seven base runners out of a possible 31 hitters.

Both Simmons and Varnadoe were cruising and it seemed as though it would be a pitchers duel.

Offensive Explosion

After the first few innings the offenses for both teams woke up fast.

In the fourth inning the Bacon got on the board with an RBI single courtesy of Charles Dean.

While the ZooKeepers gave up the first run yet again that did not faze them as they came out in the fifth as hot as the turf was.

ZooKeepers third baseman Ryan Kennell got the party started when he hit a double that scored two base runners.

That double was just after catcher Jacob Dilley scored on a wild pitch, all and all the ZooKeepers scored three runs in the blink of a eye.

That on slot of runs was not done there as DH Chase Heath hit an RBI triple into left field giving the Zooks yet another run.

Heath would eventually score thanks to a fielders choice hit by Zach Evans.

After it was all said and done a five run half inning gave the lead and all the mometum to the ZooKeepers.

Bacon Fight Back

The five run half inning seemed to spark something in the Bacon that they had not unlocked all night.

After the ZooKeepers took the lead the Bacon put up back to back innings with three runs.

The five run ZooKeeper lead evaporated and the Bacon ran away with the lead in the blink of an eye.

In the eighth  inning the ZooKeepers did manage to score one run thanks to a Nick Spaventa sacrifice fly.

Wrap Up

Despite the huge fifth inning the ZooKeepers would lose to the Bacon by a final of 7-6.

This drops the ZooKeepers to 0-1 in the second half and 12-12 overall.

The ZooKeepers will travel to Martinsville Monday to face the Mustangs.

First pitch is scheduled for 7PM and can be heard on the ZK Baseball Radio Network.

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