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Tigers blow out ’Jackets in district play

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MALAKOFF–The Malakoff Tigers showed why they are the No. 1-ranked Class 3A baseball team in the state March 30 as they demolished the Kemp Yellowjackets at home.
Malakoff kept Kemp scoreless Tuesday night while exploding for 13 runs in the bottom of the second inning on their way to a 19-0 district win.
After Malakoff held Kemp off the scoreboard in the top of the first inning, the Tigers plated two runs in the bottom half of the inning to take an early 2-0 lead. 
Malakoff’s bats really went to work in the bottom of the second inning as they crossed the plate 13 times to increase their lead to 15-0.   
The Tigers added three more runs in the third inning and one more run in the fourth inning as they run-ruled the Yellowjackets on their way to a dominant 19-0 victory.
Nathan Jones went three innings for the Tigers, striking out five batters with Bryson Adair pitching two innings with six strikeouts. 
Adair was absolutely dominant at the plate as well as he finished with three hits and had a 6-RBI night. Jones and Wes Hustead (three hits) each added two RBIs in the win over Kemp as the Tigers delivered 15 hits in the win. 
The win pushed the Tigers overall record to 17-4, increasing their district record to 5-0 as they sit in first place.