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Homers help lift KHS past Bethany, 11-3

March 24, 2019 - 00:00
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The long ball became a part of Kingfisher’s arsenal in a recent win over Bethany.

The Jackets got two home runs Thursday, March 14, in their 11-3 victory at Bethany.

Already up 3-1, KHS scored six runs to blow the game wide open in the fourth inning.

It started with a leadoff homer by Logan Rutledge.

Two batters later, Zach Goodwin belted a two-run shot for a 6-1 lead that ballooned to 9-1 before the half-inning was over.

The homers were half of the extra-base hits collected by the Jackets in a 10-hit attack in the six-inning run rule.

Rutledge also had a double.

The other extra-base hit was an RBI double by Clayton Abercrombie in the third inning to score his brother, Keaton Abercrombie, for a 3-1 lead.

The Jackets plated two runs in the first inning when Ian Daugherty and Clayton Abercrombie delivered RBI singles.

Bethany cut Kingfisher’s lead to 9-3 in the bottom of the fourth, but KHS got an RBI groundout from Cooper Covalt and Caleb Dick later scored on an error. Dick was a courtesy runner for Rutledge.

Goodwin led Kingfisher’s attack with three hits and two runs scored.

Clayton Abercrombie finished with two hits, three RBIs and scored once.

Keaton Abercrombie crossed home plate four times.

Will Taylor snagged the win as he pitched four innings of three-hit ball.

He surrendered three runs, only one earned, and struck out six Bronchos.

Covalt cleaned up the last two innings and didn’t allow a hit while striking out two.

The win was part of Kingfisher’s 8-0 start to the season.

( Ed. note : This story was inadvertently omitted from the March 20, 2019, edition of The Times & Free Press.)