By JASON EPP
Leader & Times
TURPIN, Okla—The Turpin Cardinals swept their Tuesday doubleheader with the Hooker Bulldogs, both by run rule. Turpin took Game 10-2, and Game 2 13-5, both in four innings.
"Always good to get two wins," Cardinals manager Mario Mendoza said. "We still have to work on getting better with districts coming up."
A scary moment for Hooker happened in the bottom of the first inning of Game 1. Turpin's Kyler Musgrave hit a solid line drive back at Hooker pitcher Brandon Gomez, striking him in the hand and sending him to the ground writhing in pain.
The Bulldogs had to move their fielders around, and Hunter Brown moved to the mound.
Turpin's George Dominguez was the next batter, and welcomed Brown to the mound with a 2-run double. Turpin led 3-0 after one innning.
Hooker got on the board when Jordan MacFarland walked, then stole second and third before Hutton Parsons hit a sacrifice fly to center to score MacFarland.
Turpin's Jordon Lujan hit an RBI single to center in the bottom half to make it 4-1.
Eric Bromlow hit a 2 RBI triple down the right field line to make the score 6-1 in the third. A wild pitch and a bad throw led to two more runs for the redbirds, making the score 8-1 after three.
Hooker scored their second run when Parsons doubles to lead off the top of the fourth, then scored on a wild pitch with two outs.
Dominguez RBI singled in a run for the Cardinals, and Musgrave scored the final run on a passed ball.
“Turpin has a good ballclub and they showed up to play today, and we didn't,” Bulldogs manager Chad Hussey said.
In Game 2, Hooker scored two in the top half, but gave up three walks, five hits, and committed four errors in the bottom half as Turpin scored nine runs.
Bromlow claimed the big hit of the inning with a single that scored three runs.
The Bulldogs bounced back to score two more in the second as Jordan Kennedy scored his second of three runs in the game when Robby Wardlaw singled him in.
Turpin added another in the bottom of the second, then three in the third to go up 13-4. Bromlow again had a big hit, bringing in two more runs.
Kennedy tripled, then scored for the Bulldogs, but Hooker could not avoid the run-rule finish in the fourth.
Turpin's Eric Bromlow finished the doubleheader 3-4 with a walk, seven RBI, three stolen bases and two runs scored. Jordon Lujan was 3-3 with two RBI, three stolen bases, and a run scored. George Dominguez was 2-2 with two walks, two RBIs, three runs scored and a stolen base. Matt Young finished 2-3 with a walk, an RBI, three runs scored, and two stolen bases. Garrett Gross was 3-3 with two runs scored. Hunter Clark was 1-2 with two walks, two runs scored, and four stolen bases. Kyler Musgrave was 2-3 with a walk, and three runs scored. Davian Ratzlaff scored and had four stolen bases.
For Hooker, Jordan Kennedy tripled, walked twice, and scored three runs. Hutton Parsons doubled, had a stolen base, an RBI, and scored a run. Robby Wardlaw was 2-3.