Rogers turns tight game into a rout after tough sixth-inning play



ROGERS — When you get a State Tournament down to the best four teams in the highest classification, it’s often just a matter of who gets the breaks. Over the last three years, the Bryant Hornets have certainly benefitted from a few on their way to three straight title games and two championships. Of course, they had to be in a position to make those breaks matter.

On Saturday, May 11, as the Hornets were making a bid to make their fourth consecutive final, the breaks all seemed to go the way of the Class 7A State tourney host. The Rogers Mounties, playing their third game in three days having previously knocked out Cabot and North Little Rock, had themselves in position to benefit from those breaks and proceeded to advance to the title game against West Conference rival, Fayetteville, this Friday.

Cinderella wears Rogers blue this year. 

The final margin of 12-2 was a far cry from the intensity of the game through five innings. And it very likely wouldn’t have wound up that way but for one crucial break for the Mounties, among others.

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