Derby jumped out to an early lead over Arkansas City and took home a 10-6 victory on Thursday. Derby scored on a stolen base by Kade Snodgrass in the first inning, a sacrifice fly by Snodgrass in the second inning, a double by Luke Westerman in the second inning, a error in the second inning, and a groundout by Karson Klima in the second inning.
In the bottom of the first inning, Derby tied things up at two when Derby scored on a stolen base during Reid Liston’s at bat. Then Liston homered , driving in one.
Derby pulled away for good with four runs in the second inning. In the second Snodgrass’s sac fly scored one run for Derby , Westerman doubled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run, an error scored one run for Derby, and Klima grounded out, scoring one run.
Derby scored four runs in the third inning. Derby batters contributing to the big inning included Snodgrass, Westerman, and Liston, all driving in runs in the frame.
Mitchell Johnson was the winning pitcher for Derby. Johnson lasted two and a third innings, allowing one hit and four runs while striking out three. Mercer Thatcher and Westerman entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Owen Bucher took the loss for Arkansas City. The hurler lasted one and two-thirds innings, allowing seven hits and five runs while striking out one and walking one.
Trevor Pierce started the game for Arkansas City. Pierce surrendered five runs on two hits over one inning, striking out one
Derby tallied one home run on the day. Liston put one out in the first inning.
Derby scattered 12 hits in the game. Westerman, Liston, and Snodgrass all collected multiple hits for Derby. Liston and Westerman each collected three hits to lead Derby . Derby stole five bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Saben Seager led the way with three.