Sept. 10 was a cool, overcast day when the softballers from Jonesboro and Trumann came rolling into the Ash Flat Ball Park to play ball.
The game against Jonesboro was closer than the final score indicated.
Spring River used the home runs of Scott Sanderfur, Joe Bonds, Dave Keylor, Rick Comer and Jim Drozd to score most of its points.
The defense stopped a couple of Jonesboro rallies to come away with a 15-16 victory for Spring River.
In the Trumann game, there was a lot of offense from both teams.
Dave Keylor hit a grand slam home run.
Defensive breakdowns allowed Trumann to continue innings when they should have ended.
That helped Trumann outlast Spring River 19-16.
In summary, the hitting was in place and with the exceptions of a few breakdowns, the defense did well, too.
To be fair to the Spring River teams, they have loaned players to both Jonesboro and Trumann and by the time the third game of the day rolls around the players may be tired.
Sometimes, they face the combined Trumann-Jonesboro team.
As an example of the player-loaning, Herb Hess pitched both games for Spring River and one for Trumann.