The Pine Bluff Zebras fell short to the Jacksonville Titans by a score of 13-11 on Thursday evening.
Jacksonville scored a pair of runs on an error in the first inning to take an early 2-0 lead over Pine Bluff.
The Titans went ahead of the Zebras 5-0 in the third inning, but Pine Bluff would turn things around in just a short amount of time.
In the bottom of the third inning, Wes Hunt reached base on a walk, and on the next at-bat Isiah Mays blasted a homerun to left field to put the Zebras on the board and give them the momentum.
Rod Stinson Jr. singled and later scored in the inning, and the Zebras would tie the game with a pair of RBI’s from Brandall Ingram and Derrick Bulter Jr., making it a new ball game with the score tied at 5-5.
In the following inning, Jacksonville scored two runs to regain the lead with a two-RBI double by Ryan Ready to make the score 7-5.
The Zebras would take their first lead of the game with a Chris Blunt Jr. drive-in a run before Chris Mack Jr. and Cason Blunt both scored on wild pitches by Jacksonville to take an 8-7 lead.
Before the inning was over, David Carroll singled and later scored thanks to a hit by Mays to give the Zebras a 9-7 lead.
A pair of runs scored for Jacksonville and a error by Pine Bluff would score two more runs for the Titans, who took an 11-9 lead in the sixth inning.
In the bottom of the sixth, Stinson Jr. sent a homerun off the left field fence to cut the lead, and Butler Jr. singled up the middle to score Mack Jr. to tie the game at 11-11.
The Titans regained the lead and sealed the game with Ready reaching on an error to score a run; Bryce Overman singled in a run to go ahead of Pine Bluff 13-11.
Brandon Thomas pitched in the loss for the Zebras, striking out two batters and allowing four hits.
Offensively, the Zebras were led by Stinson Jr. and Blunt with three hits apiece.