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Mustangs use late-inning runs to surge past Peebles

Stephen Forsha, The Highland County Press

Eight runs in the final two innings helped the Lynchburg-Clay Mustangs win a Southern Hills Athletic Conference baseball game Tuesday night, defeating the Peebles Indians on the road by a 12-7 score.

The Mustangs and Indians were tied at 4-4 after three innings, with LCHS scoring a run in the top of the first and three runs in the third. Peebles tied the score with a four-run bottom of the third.

PHS took the lead with a run scored in the fifth inning, but a six-run top of the sixth inning, and two more runs in the top of the seventh, were enough for the Mustangs to fend off a late seventh-inning charge by Peebles as the hosts scored two final runs in the SHAC game.

Josiah Burns led the Mustangs with a 3-for-4 performance at the plate, finishing with a triple, three runs, two RBI, a walk and two steals.

Braedon West went 2-for-4 for LCHS, adding two runs and two RBI to his stats, while also being hit by a pitch. Cole Wells finished the SHAC game 1-for-3 with a run, one RBI and one HBP. There also was Isaac Eyre going 1-for-1 with one run and two RBI.

Luke Smith collected a run and HBP, and teammate Cody Bell finished 1-for-4 with one RBI. Austin Bell was 1-for-3 in the win, with one run, two RBI, a HBP and a steal. Asher Faust recorded a run, one RBI, one walk and two steals. Christian Flowers totaled two runs, one walk, and a steal.

Cole Wells was the winning pitcher, pitching four innings where he allowed four runs (none earned) on one hit and three walks, while collecting five strikeouts. He threw 84 pitches, 49 for strikes, and faced 19 batters.

Eyre pitched three innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on no hits and three walks. He totaled one strikeout as he threw 37 pitches, 19 for strikes, and faced 14 batters.

The win moves LCHS to 5-10 overall this season.

103 006 2 - 12 9 4
PHS    004 010 2 - 7 1 6


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