HUNTSVILLE — A four-run sixth inning lifted Scott High to a baseball victory over Mt. Pisgah Christian Academy (Oliver Springs) here Thursday afternoon.
A back-and-forth game saw MPCA lead 5-4 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning. But, with time running short, the Highlanders put four runs on the board in the sixth to take an 8-5 lead, then quickly retired the side in the top of the seventh to end the game.
Jordan Puckett got aboard with a lead-off single in the first inning, then scored on an Austin Stephens sacrifice to cut a 2-0 MPCA lead to 2-1 in the bottom of the first inning.
That's the way the score stood going into the bottom of the third, when Aaron Carson scored on an RBI double by Jon Hamblin. Hamblin would wind up scoring as well, and Stephens turned a base hit into a two-out run on an RBI by Billy Hall, putting the Highlanders in front 4-2.
After three runs by MPCA in the fifth, the Highlanders found themselves trailing again, 5-4. MPCA managed to retire the side in the bottom half of the inning, striking out three Scott batters in order.
But the tales turned in the bottom of the sixth, when the Highlanders' bats came alive. Scott's first four batters to the plate scored efore MPCA finally recorded three outs to end the damage.
Hall led off with a single and later scored, while Colby Trammell and Dylan Lyons were both walked, and later scored again. Last across the plate was Tyler Strunk, who scored on a two-out RBI single by Hamblin.
The Highlanders stranded two runners in scoring position in the sixth inning, but the four runs would prove to be more than enough for the win.