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Hallsville Baseball wins home opener in extra innings

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 7:42 am

The Hallsville Indian baseball team won their home opener with a come from behind 6-5 win over the Harriburg Bulldogs with a walk off grounder by Cooper Rhoades that scored Ben Boyle.

Cooper Rhoades had the winning RBI in the 6-5 win

After two scoreless innings, two walks to start the top of the 3rd led to two runs by Harrisburg.  Hallsville answered back in the bottom of the 5th as Boyle sacrificed Andew Kabrick home and then Ayden Lampkins hit a double to score Jack March to tie the game at 2-2.

In the top of the 6th Harrisburg drew three walks to load the bases and scored on a wild pitch to retake the lead 3-2 and a long fly ball allowed a Harrisburg runner to tag and score pushing the lead to 4-2. Harrisburg plated another run in the top of the 7th  to make it 5-2.

Boyle led off the bottom of the 7th with a single, stole second and ended up scoring on a wild pitch to cut the lead to 5-3. AJ Austene hit a sacrifice fly that scored Lampkins to make it 5-4. Then Harrisburg was called for a balk scoring pinch runner Jackson Smith with the tie run.

Kabrick gave up a hit to open the 8th but the runner was hit by a ground ball for an out, and he stuck out the next two Bulldogs.

Andrew Kabrick pitches against Harrisburg.

Boyle led off the bottom of the 8th with a single, stole second and was moved to third by a Lampkins ground out. Harrisburg intensionally walked  Austene and Aaron Orscheln to load the bases with one out. That’s when Rhoades hit a ground ball up the middle to score Boyle for the 6-5 win.

Jackson Smith is excited as he ties the score when Harrisburg was called for a balk.

AJ Austene hits a towering fly to score Ayden Lamkins to cut the Harrisburg lead to 5-4.

Ben Boyle scored three runs in the 6-5 win including the game winner.