Tri-Valley had a 4-1 lead after five innings, but McCook Central rallied for nine runs in the final two innings, scoring two in the sixth and seven runs in the seventh to take a 10-4 win over Tri-Valley on Sunday, April 18th.
McCook Central got the first run in the top of the third scoring on a passed ball for an early 1-0 lead. Tri-Valley scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth on an RBI double by Riley Haynes and a sacrifice fly by Cole Focken. Haynes drove in two more runs on a single in the bottom of the fifth inning to give Tri-Valley a 4-1 lead.
McCook Central added two runs in the top of the sixth to start their rally. They scored on back-to-back hits with two outs to cut the lead down to 4-3. McCook Central then scored seven times in the top of the seventh inning taking advantage of three walks, two hit batters, a Tri-Valley error, and three hits. Logan Colwill hit a double in the bottom of the seventh, but that was the only hit Tri-Valley got in the bottom of the seventh.
Haynes had two hits, one of them a double, and three RBIs. Colwill finished with three hits, including a double. Focken had a double and an RBI. Beau Keith also had two hits. Nate Hargreaves pitched six innings giving up three earned runs on three hits with five walks and nine strikeouts. Riley Carlson took the loss pitching 1/3 of an inning giving up four earned runs on two hits with two walks and a strikeout. Keith finished the last 2/3 of an inning giving up three runs, none of them earned, on one hit and a walk.