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FARMINGTON — The Farmington Scorpions broke open Thursday’s game against Rangeview, Colorado in the third inning en route to a 15-0 mercy-rule victory at Ricketts Park.

FHS also won the nightcap, 16-6.

FHS did little damage after getting four hit-by-pitch batters on base in the first inning of Game 1, but the floodgates eventually opened.

Farmington’s base runners repeatedly had that extra jump, advancing and scoring easy runs off multiple off-target pitches and delayed throws to home plate.

Farmington put Game 1 away by scoring seven runs in the third inning.

Bradon Zastrow pitched a complete-game shutout and also hit 3-for-3 at the plate. FHS generated 15 total hits.

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FHS opens floodgates with 7-run outburst in 3rd inning en route to 15-0 victory Thursday at Ricketts Park. Matt Hollinshead/The Daily Times, Farmington Daily Times

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