JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Jonesboro Hurricane showed what makes them so tough in a game against Mountain Home at Annie Camp on Tuesday night.
The Hurricane looked to be threatening in the bottom of the first when Jonesboro had runners on first and second with one out. A good double play ball by Mountain Home starting pitcher Ryan Czanstkowski was turned by shortstop Macllain Edington to end the threat.
Jonesboro came back with a vengeance in the bottom of the second. A hit and run got the scoring started when Sherman Griffin hit a blistering line drive down the left field line and into the corner. CJ Neal was running on the pitch and came all the way around from first to score to break the seal and give the Hurricane the 1-0 lead.
Wilson Murff officially made it a rally when he hit a single between the shortstop and third baseman to score Griffin and give his team a 2-0 lead with nobody out.
A wild pitch by Czanstkowski scored Eli Leonard from third base to make it 3-0 Canes with still nobody out. The damage was officially done when Ben Barre belted a home run over the left field fence with runners on second and third to double the Jonesboro lead to 6-0.
The Canes would be propelled by a seven run second inning and would go on to win the game by the final score of 12-2 with a run rule being implemented in the fifth inning.