West Central Royal scored three times in the top of the eighth inning and then held off Tea Navy for a 9-7 extra-inning win in Tea on Tuesday, July 6th.
West Central had an early 5-1 lead before watching Tea take the lead late in the game. Landen Holewa scored on an error, and Gavin DeHaven had an RBI single in the top of the first inning. After Tea scored a run in the bottom of the second, West Central added three more runs in the top of the third. Cooper Mulder and CJ DenBoer both had an RBI single, and Stone Loof scored on a wild pitch to make the score 5-1.
Tea cut the lead down to 5-3 with two runs in the bottom of the third inning. They tied the game, 5-5, in the bottom of fourth with two more runs. Cody Opitiz had an RBI single in the top of the fifth to give West Central a one-run lead. Tea got the game-tying run in the bottom of the seventh on a passed ball with two outs to send the game into extra innings.
West Central struck for three runs in the top of the eighth. Mulder had a two-run double, and Loof had an RBI sacrifice fly to give West Central a 9-6 lead. Tea got a run in the bottom of the inning with two outs, but the rally stopped there.
Mulder had four hits, including a double, and three RBIs. DenBoer, DeHaven, and Opitz all had a single and RBI. Lando Whiting had a hit, and Loof had an RBI.
Anthony Lanham pitched two innings allowing three runs, one earned, on two hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Loof pitched an inning giving up two runs, one earned, on five walks and one strikeout. Quincy Stephens pitched 4 1/3 innings allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits with five walks and seven strikeouts. Holewa pitched 2/3 of an inning allowing one walk and striking out one batter.
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