Early deficit no big deal for Hornets as they rally past Van Buren



ROGERS — There were some anxious moments for some folks when the defending champion Bryant Hornets fell behind the Van Buren Pointers 3-0 in the first inning of Friday’s Class 7A State Tournament game at Veteran’s Park.

But not among the Hornets.

Been there, done that.

Led by senior Hayden Lessenberry who was 2-for-2 with a sacrifice fly and four runs batted in along with one-hit pitching from Nate Rutherford after that rugged first, the Hornets made like Orb, the Kentucky Derby-winning thoroughbred, gradually catching up and passing the Pointers for a 7-3 win.

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