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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Let the Good Times roll

  • Right-handed pitcher Garrett Hudspeth struck out nine and only allowed two hits and catcher Fate Berry drove home three runs and scored two more as Good Times Family Restaurant rolled to a 7-3 victory over American Oilfield Services on Tuesday night in the 12U city championship at the Heber Springs Sports Complex.
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  • Right-handed pitcher Garrett Hudspeth struck out nine and only allowed two hits and catcher Fate Berry drove home three runs and scored two more as Good Times Family Restaurant rolled to a 7-3 victory over American Oilfield Services on Tuesday night in the 12U city championship at the Heber Springs Sports Complex.
    American Oilfield Services took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning after Tristan Adams walked, stole second, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on an RBI groundout off the bat of Malachi Miller.
    Good Times battled back in the bottom of the second, scoring three runs on two hits. Landon Johnson legged out an infield single to spark the inning and he moved into scoring position on Hunter Downing’s sacrifice-bunt.
    Fate Berry drove home Johnson with a grounder to the right side that was misplayed and Berry stole his way around to third, then scored on a wild pitch. Payton Hanle followed with single to left field and Hanle swiped second, setting up an RBI groundout off the bat of Colin Parsons as Good Times pushed its lead to 3-1.
    American Oilfield Services tied the game with a pair of runs in the top of the fourth as Alec Kelley walked, stole second and scored on Trenton Peyton’s RBI single to right field. Hudspeth fired back with two strikeouts but not before Peyton scored on a balk, tying the score at 3-3.
    Good Times erupted with four runs on three hits in the bottom of the fourth, starting when Johnson, a lefty, pulled a single to right field. With two runners in scoring position after Jayden Bremmon drew a full-count walk, Berry delivered a two-run single to right field, scoring Johnson and Bremmon.
    Moments later Berry scored on a wild pitch while Hanle worked a walk and stole second, setting up another run when Parsons sent a hit and run chopper to right side that scored Hanle, who sped around from second to give Good Times a 7-3 lead.
    Following a two-out single by Bryar Cousins, American Oilfield pitcher Josh Stone escaped further trouble when catcher Alec Kelley threw out Cousins, who slipped off the bag while attempting to steal second.
    Needing three outs to seal the city title, Hudspeth struck out the first batter of the fifth then got help from his defense as Cousins made a running catch in shallow right center.
    Miller drilled a single to center to keep American Oilfield Services’ hopes alive for Stone, who sent a line drive over first base that Hanle suddenly snagged, capping Good Times’ 7-3 victory.

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