ZooKeepers Tame Bigfoots

The Asheboro Zookeepers made their second trip to Boone in the last six days.

This would be the second of four times the two teams will meet in Boone this season.

For the Zookeepers they were coming off a home win against the Florence Flamingos in dramatic fashion.

Last weekend the Bigfoots and Zookeepers met twice, one in Asheboro and one in Boone.

Both games were won by the ZooKeepers in dramatic fashion.

The Game

Nate Lawson got the ball for the Bigfoots and he struggled right away.

Lawson gave up several hits to lead off the game which eventually led to multiple ZooKeepers runs in the first inning.

All three of the runs that Lawson gave up on the other hand were unearned due to multiple errors by the Bigfoots infielders.

The scoreboard quickly red 3-0 in favor of the ZooKeepers.

On the mound for the ZooKeepers was Nic Schutte.

Schutte started to find some momentum in his last start and would look to carry that through this game.

Things did not look so great for Schutte early on as he gave up a two run bomb to right field to make it a one run game.

Although Schutte gave up the two run shot that did not deter his confidence from then on in.

He got out of the first inning from then on in and got the ZooKeepers bats back up to the plate.

Both teams were quiet offensively in the second inning taking the game quickly into the third inning.

In the third the ZooKeepers decided that they wanted to tack on a few more runs for safety.

First baseman Alex Kean hit a dribbler over to first base when two Bigfoots infielders collided letting the ball dribble into the outfielder.

Shortstop Zach Evans trotted across the plate to give the ZooKeepers a 4-2 lead in the third.

Dominant Pitching 

After taking a 4-2 lead in the third the ZooKeepers did not look back from there.

Schutte did allow several base runners in his remaining innings but shut down anything that caused him trouble.

Schutte pitched a marvelous five innings giving up just the two run home run.

In relief of Schutte was Mason Manriquez.

Last time the ZooKeepers visited the Bigfoots in Boone Manriquez went bananas in the late innings to seal the game.

Once again Manriquez shut the game down going four innings and striking out four Bigfoots batters including one late with the bases loaded.

Wrap Up

The ZooKeepers notched their third win in one week against the Bigfoots including two in Boone.

Two wins in a row for the ZooKeepers puts them just one below .500 going into Sunday.

Sunday, Father’s Day, the ZooKeepers will return to face rival High Point-Thomasville.

First pitch is scheduled for 6:00pm and can be seen live at McCrary park or on Flo Sports.