Commodores escape Eagle comeback
by TONY MCGUIRE Sports Editor
The Perry County Central Commodores concluded their Saturday matinee with the Johnson Central Golden Eagles. The Commodores held an 8-3 lead going into the final inning and allowed the Golden Eagles to tie the score. They then had to squeeze a run across in the bottom of the frame to win the game.
Perry Central jumped out to the early 4-0 lead scoring a single run in the first inning, and three in the second. Johnson Central got on the board in the third inning with a pair of runs (4-2).
Perry Central boosted their advantage to 6-2 in the fifth inning with two hits and a bevy of errors by Johnson Central. The Golden Eagles cut the lead in half in the sixth inning with a single run (6-3), but saw the Commodore come back with two in the bottom of the frame (8-3).
The Commodores defense let them down in the top of the seventh as they allowed the Golden Eagles to score the five runs necessary to tie the score. Perry Central had to rely on a squeeze play at the plate to pick up the winning run in the bottom of the seventh (9-8).
Perry Central stats
Jordan Amis 1 hit, 1 run and 1 RBI, Chance Ashworth 1 hit and 1 run, Kevin Smith 2 hits, 1 run and 1 RBI, Corey Martin 2 hits, 1 run and 2 RBI, Ryan Chitwood 1 hit, Dustin Feltner 3 hits, 1 run and 1 RBI, and Devin Turner 2 hits and 3 runs.
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