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The Anderson County Middle School baseball team scored come-from-behind victories over Marion County, 7-6, and Oldham County, then whipped St. Dominic last week to run their record to 18-2. Although they took an an early 2 - 0 lead over Marion, the Mustangs found themselves trailing 6 - 3 headed into their last at-bat in the bottom of the fifth inning. Catcher Brice Stockton singled, second baseman Josh Brown walked, and third baseman Christopher Sea’s single brought in one run.
Shortstop Zachary Carmichael was hit by a pitch, then first baseman Worth Sparrow’s two-run single tied the game. Left-fielder Chris Toomey’s single drove in Carmichael with the winning run. In a scene all too familiar this season, the Mustangs gave up too many walks committed five errors while limiting the Patriots to only two hits. Toomey came on in the top of the fifth in relief to earn the victory.
Saturday, the Mustangs found themselves trailing Oldham 2 - 0 headed into the bottom of the sixth inning.
Although Stockton, Anderson’s ace, had given up only three hits and walked two, Mustang miscues enabled the Colonels to hold on to the lead.
Despite a late-inning challenge by Saint Dominic of Springfield, the Mustangs cruised to a 6 - 2 victory.
Held scoreless for three innings, the home-standing Mustangs entered the top half of the sixth inning with a six-run lead. Pitcher Jacob Brown, who had kept the Knights from crossing the plate through four innings of work, tired in the sunny weather, loaded up the bases and gave up two runs. Closer Caleb Chambers came in to record the final out and get the save. Brown picked up his fourth victory of the season.
Sixth-grader Garren Wood’s perfectly executed squeeze bunt in the fourth inning brought in Toomey with a big run. Wood, who also caught two innings, walked and scored.
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