ZooKeepers Fall To Mustangs

The Asheboro Zookeepers welcomed the Martinsville Mustangs to town for the second time this season.

The two squads played for the second time in a mere 48 hour period.

The two sides will still meet three more times this month, all in Martinsville.

The Game

David Johnson got the ball on the mound for the Zookeepers to face off against the Mustangs Trey Ludy.

The Zookeepers saw Ludy in the first meeting and struggled against him only mustering off one hit.

The first inning was a rollercoaster on both sides.

The Mustangs fired off with a two RBI double courtesy of Lucas Carmichael.

The Mustangs lead did not last very long as the bats for the Zookeepers were just as hot early on.

Both Zach Evans and newcomer Chase Heath drove in runs to tie the game at two after the first inning.

From then on in the baseball gods were seemingly going against the Zookeepers.

The Mustangs scored two runs in both the third and fourth innings to take a 6-2 lead.

On top of the runs, a runner was seemingly tagged out before sliding into third but was called safe, much to the dismay of Zookeepers manager Korey Dunbar.

Dunbar went out and furiously argued with the umpires.

As the game went on the anger only intensified within the Zookeepers offense as the seemingly could not get anything going.

As the latter have of the game moved along the Mustangs continued to pour on some runs to take a 8-2 lead.

Although the lead was a big one the Zookeepers did not give up scoring two runs of their own courtesy of Sam Seidel and Hunter Atkins.

The runs were overshadowed by what happened at the end of the seventh inning.

Right fielder Owen Blackledge was called out on a check swing, once again to the dismay of Dunbar.

Dunbar came out of the dugout and argued again, this time he was ejected.

After being ejected Dunbar threw a bucket of baseballs onto the field to show his displeasure.

A few innings later Zookeepers center fielder RJ Jimerson launched his second homer of the season.

While the home run was a big one for Jimerson, the Zookeepers would end up falling 8-3.

Wrap Up

Overall, the Zookeepers now fall to 0-4 on the season against the Mustangs and will face them again in six days time.

The next game for the Zookeepers is friday night at home against the Florence Flamingos.

This is the second time the two teams have faced off this season with the Zookeepers taking the first meeting.

First pitch is scheduled for 7pm and you can purchase tickets on the Zookeepers website or at the McCrary Park box office.

Cant make it? You can watch live on FloBaseball starting at 6:55pm.