ZooKeepers Thrash Hi-Toms

The Asheboro ZooKeepers made the short journey up to Thomasville to play their rival.

The night before the ZooKeepers fell once again to the Martinsville Mustangs but vowed to continue to play hard.

David Johnson would get the call to pitch against Harrison Lewis.

The Game

As it has so many times this season the ZooKeepers gave up the first runs of the game.

In the bottom of the first inning Johnson gave up two runs to put the ZooKeepers in an early deficit.

Despite giving up the early runs the ZooKeepers offense had Johnson’s back as they came back hot in the second inning.

ZooKeepers shortstop Hunter Atkins hit a long ball over the fence to put the ZooKeepers on the board.

The fun would not stop there as Jacob Dilley and Devon Parks both drove in runs respectively to give the ZooKeepers a 3-2 lead.

Run Party

The ZooKeeper bats were as hot as they had been all season as they continued to pile it on even after the second inning.

In total, the ZooKeepers wound up scoring in five of the eight innings that were played, here is a breakdown post third inning:

  • Fourth inning: Devon Parks sac fly scoring Sam Seidel
  • Fifth inning: Chase Heath scores a run off of a fielders choice; Nick Capozzi scores on an RBI single from Hunter Atkins; Capozzi scores on an RBI single from Sam Seidel
  • Sixth Inning: Owen Blackledge scores on a passed ball
  • Eighth Inning: Chase Heath scores on a fielders choice; Alex Kean scores on an error by the Hi-Toms shortstop; Jacob Dilley launches a three run home run.

After it was all said and done, the ZooKeepers run ruled the Hi-Toms by a score of 13-2.

Coach Korey Dunbar mentioned how pleased he was with the response from the team following their emotional loss.

The win gets the ZooKeepers to 11-10 and within five games of the division lead.

Wrap Up

The ZooKeepers will stay at home to face one of the best teams in the league, the Wilson Tobs.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:30pm at McCrary