The temperature was hot on June 25 when the Spring River Senior Softballers played the Gene Mitchell gang in Jonesboro.
This was a good game to watch, as the teams exchanged the lead in almost every inning.
In the seventh inning, Jonesboro, behind one run, was stopped by "Chain Saw" Charlie Morgan's two put-outs to end the game, giving Spring River a 17-16 win.
In facing the Trumann team, which was short of players and borrowed one from Jonesboro and one from Spring River, the Sharp County gang once again was engaged in another close game. This game was tied in several innings, but when it ended, it was Trumann 12, Spring River 10.
On the day, "Scrappy" got a two-RBI single. Joe Bonds hit triples (at least three) until he got tired of running. The bats of Dave Keylor and Rick Comer continued to be hot. Herb Hess helped himself when he collected a couple of base hits.
On defense, Pat LaFaye continued to make great plays. Gary Bacon made a play at first base that would have made Albert Pujols smile. Rifle-arm Dave Keylor threw out a couple of players from short right field to first base. The rat patrol took care of the outfield as usual.
Herb Hess pitched both games.