ZooKeepers Thump Mustangs

The Asheboro ZooKeepers made the short trip up to Martinsville once again to face the Mustangs.

This would be the final time that the ZooKeepers would have to travel to Martinsville after going up there four times in June.

Dylan Dickert would get the ball for the ZooKeepers to face off against Austin Maxey.

The ZooKeepers would be looking to bounce back after a loss on Thursday at home against the Hi-Toms.

Hot Start

As they did just a few days ago in Martinsville the ZooKeepers got off to a hot start again.

In the top half of the first the ZooKeepers plated four runs off of three different hits.

Catcher Chase Heath drove in a run, designated hitter Yariel Diaz drove in a run and left fielder Davis Germann knocked in two runs.

While the four run lead was nice, it did not last long.

In the bottom half of the first inning Dickert struggled to get his command straight.

Dickert wound up walking a few batters which in turn led to runs for the Mustangs.

All and all the Mustangs tacked on three runs of their own to cut the lead down to one heading into the second.

Not Looking Back

If there is one thing that the ZooKeepers have struggled with this season is giving up runs after scoring themselves, tonight was not the case.

Tonight’s mission for the ZooKeepers was to walk out victorious in a big manner and they did that.

After giving up three runs in the first inning, Dickert went out and was shut down from then on in.

He wound up pitching three more innings and did not give up any runs or hardly any more hits.

The performance that Dickert gave up the mound inspired the offense to go out there and do their thing as well.

In innings 3-5, the ZooKeepers offense scored eight runs which was highlighted by a six run fifth inning.

The inning was highlighted by right fielder Owen Blackledge driving in two runs of his own.


Finishing The Game

Late in the goings the ZooKeepers would tack on another three runs which put them with a 10+ run lead.

The ZooKeepers bullpen would give up a pair of runs but did get the necessary outs in order to end the game early.

After it was all said and done the ZooKeepers won 15-5 run ruling the Mustangs in seven innings.


A huge win gets the ZooKeepers to 3-2 in the second half and second place in the division.

Saturday, the ZooKeepers return home to face the Hi-Toms yet again.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:00pm.

Tickets are available for purchase online or at the McCrary Park box office.