Vincent - Parkersburg High’s patience at the plate was rewarded in the final inning.
Capitalizing on three walks, two hit-batsmen, two wild pitches, one balk and one error in the seventh inning, the Big Reds rallied to defeat host Warren High, 7-5, Thursday night in non-conference baseball action at Warrior Field.
“We took advantage of the (Warrior) mistakes, and the kids did a nice job of getting re-focused there,” said PHS skipper Alan Burns, whose Big Reds (5-4) were trailing by a run (5-4) at the time. “With Hayden (Morris) getting on there in the last inning, that kind of set the table for us to tie it. And then momentum swung our way, and the kids did a nice job.”
Earlier in the contest, Parkersburg was down 4-0 and came back to tie the score in the third inning.
“I told our kids that that is what good teams do,” Burns said. “You can’t always play your best game, but you’ve got to take advantage of mistakes.”
Offensively, T.J. McIntosh slugged a two-run homer to lead the Big Reds. Jordan Batten had the red and white’s only other RBI in the contest. Nathan Lindenmuth scored two runs.
PHS righty Kyle Moore picked up the win with two scoreless innings after relieving starter Jackson Wagner in the top of the sixth.
“After that first inning, Jackson settled down, and Kyle came in and did a nice job,”Burns said.