The Mammoth Spring Bears used timely hitting and aggressive base running to sweep the Maynard Tigers in a double header on March 28.
In game one, Andrew Burke racked up three hits and four RBIs in leading the Bears to a 10-8 victory.
Matt Newman powered the Bears to an 8-2 win in game two by striking out 17 Tigers.
The Tigers started game one out on top 2-0 with four straight hits in the top of the first.
A triple and line drive single extended the Maynard lead to 3-0 in the top of the second.
The Bear bats began to heat up in the bottom of the inning.
Seth Wooldridge led off with a single and stolen base to set up Andrew Burke.
Burke dropped a shallow fly to center field that scored Wooldridge.
Brandon Myers punched a base hit through the gap between third and short, scoring Burke and narrowing the Tiger lead to 3-2 after two innings.
The Bears moved in front 4-3 in the third as Burke logged his second RBI, and then scored a run on a dropped third strike to the next Bear hitter.
The bases were full of Tigers in the top of the fourth as a base hit and deep fly to center field allowed Maynard to score three more runs, putting them back on top 6-4.
The Bears evened the game at 6-all in the fifth as Burke had another impressive inning by racking up a base hit RBI, and then scoring a run on a missed pickoff attempt.
Two runs in the top of the sixth gave the lead back to Maynard at 8-6.
Mammoth Spring jumped ahead for good in the bottom of the sixth as Derek Todd started the Bear rally with a standup double.
Matt Newman got his first RBI of the game on a base hit that scored Todd.
Brett Greene moved Newman home on a hard shot up the middle, then crossed the plate himself on a missed pickoff attempt.
A sacrifice fly from Andrew Burke scored the fourth run of the inning for the Bears, giving them a 10-8 lead.
Derek Todd and Matt Newman combined to keep the Tigers off the board in the seventh, preserving the 10-8 victory.
Andrew Burke led the Bears at the plate with three hits and four RBIs.
Seth Wooldridge, Derek Todd, and Brett Greene added two hits apiece for Mammoth Spring.
In the nightcap, Matt Newman kept the Maynard hitters off balance all game long, allowing just four hits and two runs.
The Bears scored first as Tim Simers legged out an infield base hit and later scored on a wild pitch.
In the bottom of the inning, the Tigers picked up a 2-1 lead on a base hit and a pair of base-on- balls that led to a missed pickoff attempt, scoring two runs.
A response from the Bears was quick as they crossed the plate four times in the second inning to jump in front 5-2.
The Bear charge started as Andrew Burke advanced to second on a single and stolen base.
Adam Brown brought Burke home on a base hit, and later crossed the plate himself on a wild pitch.
Derek Todd hit into a fielder's choice, scoring Brandon Myers.
A bases loaded walk to Seth Wooldridge plated the fourth Bear run in the inning.
This proved to be plenty of runs for Matt Newman as he struck out 14 of the next 21 Maynard Tigers he faced.
The Bears added a run in the third, fourth and sixth inning to post the 8-2 win, sweeping the Tigers in the double dip.
Adam Brown led the Bears with four hits.
Tim Simers logged three hits for Mammoth Spring.