The Mitchell County varsity baseball team held a comfortable five-run lead in the fourth inning, but a big comeback by Patuala Charter ended the Eagles’ hopes in a 8-7 loss Saturday.
Justin Wynn did his best to jumpstart the offense for the Eagles, reaching base three times. He scored two runs and had one RBI. He singled in the fourth inning.
Anthony McIntyre was a workhorse on the rubber for the Eagles. McIntyre allowed one earned run, three hits and six walks while striking out 11 over seven innings of work.
The bottom of the first saw the Eagles take an early lead, 1-0.
The Eagles got one-run rallies in the second inning and the third. In the second, the Eagles scored on a wild pitch, scoring Kamiah Gardner.
Patuala Charter brought home two runs in the fourth inning, and matched that run total in the eighth. In the fourth, Patuala Charter scored on an RBI single by Moreno, bringing home Walker.
The Eagles answered Patuala Charter’s top inning with four runs of their own in the fourth. The Eagles scored on a passed ball, an error, an RBI single by Wynn, and a wild pitch.
The game’s last lead went to Patuala Charter thanks to a eighth inning rally that saw two runs cross the plate on a two-run single by Cox.
Mitchell County will travel to Albany, Ga., on Tuesday, Feb. 24 to play Monroe. Game time is 5:30 p.m.
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