Kemp falls to Frankston at home in 42-run slugfest
KEMP–The Kemp Yellowjackets lost a crazy contest where the bats came alive to the Frankston Indians Feb. 26 at home.
The Yellowjackets surrendered the first run of the game in the top of the first inning as they fell behind 1-0 early.
Kemp then went to work on the Indians, plating five runs in the bottom of the first inning to pull back in front 5-1.
Then what seemed like an inning that would never end, the Indians had an offensive showing for the ages as they plated 18 runs in the top of the second inning to take a 19-1 lead.
The ’Jackets battled their way back in the bottom of the fourth inning as they scratched across four runs to cut the deficit almost in half to 19-9.
The Indians managed six more runs in the top of the third inning while also holding Kemp scoreless in the bottom of the third inning to increase their lead to 25-9.
The Indians added six more runs in the top of the fourth inning while the ’Jackets managed only two runs in the bottom half of the inning as they fell 31-11 in four innings Tuesday night.
The Indians plated 31 runs on 23 hits and three errors in Tuesday night’s win.
The ’Jackets offense scored 11 runs on just three hits and four errors in the loss at home.
Tanner Nail, Taylor Donovan and Josh Stewart each had an RBI apiece for the ’Jackets.
Joseph Frey finished 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored against the Indians.
Ethyn Irvin and Cameron Clamon each added an RBI and a run scored for the ’Jackets as well.
Garrett Clark took the loss Tuesday night as he was unable to complete an out while giving up five earned runs on four hits with two walks and no strikeouts.
The ’Jackets pitching staff managed just three strikeouts with nine walks in four innings of work.
The loss drops Kemp to 0-3 to begin the 2019 season.
Kemp returns home March 5 against Blooming Grove with first pitch slated for 7 p.m.
Kemp then heads down Highway 175 to take part in the Mabank tournament March 7 through March 9.