Wolverines get comeback win over Nelson Co.

Special to The State Journal Published:

Western Hills’ baseball team scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Nelson County 4-3 Tuesday at WHHS.

Trailing 3-2 going into the seventh inning, WHHS’ Thomas Bennett and Tyler Anglin hit back-to-back, one-out singles.

After a strikeout for the second out, Kyle Stevens drew a walk, and Zack Barker came through with a base hit to drive in Bennett and Anglin and win the game.

The Wolverines (3-7) scored two runs in the first inning to take a 2-1 lead, but Nelson County added two runs in the third inning and the score stayed 3-2 until the bottom of the seventh.

Nelson County (8-6) went ahead 1-0 in the top of the first with a walk and an RBI single by Hunter Smith.

The lead was short-lived as WHHS came up with two runs in the bottom of the first.

Western Hills’ first two batters, Anglin and Seth Roush, were hit by pitches, and Barker hit a double.

The Cardinals took a 3-2 lead in the third as they scored two runs on a string of singles by Jared Proctor, Zach Mauldin, Caleb Ahlers, Alex Briney and Jonathon Breeding.

Nelson County had eight hits — singles from Hunter Childress, Proctor, Hunter Smith, Mauldin, Ahlers, Briney, Breeding and Austin Ellis.

Proctor was the Cardinals’ starting pitcher and went four innings. Briney finished the game in relief.

Barker finished the game with three hits — two singles and a double — and he drove in three runs

Anglin, Roush, Bennett and Jackson each had a base hit for the Wolverines.

Barker pitched the first inning, and Jackson pitched the next four. Stevens closed out the game, pitching the final two innings.

Western Hills plays its next game Thursday at Tates Creek.

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