From STAFF REPORTS
David Crockett High School proved its never over until the fat lady sings – or in the Pioneers case, until Clinton Freemans bat swings.
The Pioneers were five runs down against Daniel Boone High School up until the games sixth inning, when Freeman, who went 3-for-3 with 4 RBI, began a Crockett rally with a three-run home run.
Pioneer Sam Tarlton had the game-winning hit one inning later, racking up an RBI with a double to center. The final score was 10-9, Crockett.
Crockett began the scoring in Tuesdays game in the first inning, when Tarlton eked out a hit to left center that got him to second base. Freeman brought him home to put Crockett up 1-0.
But Boone didnt stay behind for long.
Trailblazer Hunter Saults, who went 2-for-4, with 2 RBI, hit a looping pop-up just over the shortstops head. Hayden Chandley was struck by pitcher Freeman and was able to take his base.
Caleb Cochran brought in Saults and Chandley with his hit in the middle of the second, leaving Boone up 2-1.
Crockett answered with a three-run homerun from Jacob Berry, making it 4-2, Crockett.
But Boones Saults came through again, with a double that tied the score at 4 runs each.
After an error prolonged the inning, Boones Kevin Connell brought in three runs with a home run.
By the end of that inning, it was 8-4 Boone after hits from Josh Starkey and Chris Goodman. The Blazers added one more run in the top of the fifth inning.
But the Pioneers proved they werent down for the count, with Freeman beginning the comeback with a double to left field. Drue Deloachs single brought Freeman into home.
A throwing error by Boone let pinch runner Dylan Day score.
The Blazers brought in Connell to attempt the save, but Freeman whacked Connells second pitch over the fence to tie the game.
The game ended 10-9, Crockett pulling out a win against county rivals Boone.
With the win over the Trailblazers, Crockett improved to 3-1 overall, and 2-1 in the Big Eight Conference.
From STAFF REPORTS