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May 1, 2012
Woodside 9 Kecoughtan 7Sign up for premium access to VirginiaPreps.com with a 7-day free trial!?
Woodside trailed Kecoughtan 6-1 after two innings but they scored eight runs in the final four innings including two in extra innings?in their 9-7 win. Sophomore Josh Welcher pitched 5.1 innings in relief allowing one run to earn the win and Seth Woodard drove in the game-winning runs. It was the fifth straight win for the Wolverines who remain two games out of first place.
The Wolverines scored the game-winning runs with two outs in the top of the eight. Justin Carter started the rally with a double and Justin Burrell was intentionally walked to setup a forced out. Woodard then gashed a pitch to deep left field which appeared to be headed over the fence. The ball stayed in play and for a moment appeared to be caught by Kole Tyson but the ball fell to the ground allowing Carter and Burrell to score.
Kecoughtan started the game on fire sending nine batters to the plate in the first inning and chasing starting pitcher Kyle Westphal off the mound with three straight singles in the second to go ahead 6-1 after two.
Welcher?entered the game in the third and allowed only one baserunner among the first 10 batters he faced. He kept Woodside in the game until their bats finally woke up.
Down?by five to start the fifth, the Wolverines finally started to hit Kecoughtan lefty Nathanel Matheson, who had allowed only one hit up to that point. Singles by Roman Degman,?Carter,?and Burrell resulted in two runs, and?Woodside added three more in the?sixth?via a 2-run double by Anthony Rouleau and a RBI?single by Justin?Carter which tied the game at 6-6.
Woodside took the lead in the seventh?on an infield single to third by Tim Perry?which scored Woodard from third. Woodard?had singled earlier in the inning,?advanced to second when the ball was bobbled, and made it to third on a wild pitch.
Kecoughtan evened things up in the bottom half of the seventh after Tim Robinson walked, and Matheson stroked his second double to put men at third and second. After was intentionally walked, Matt Cowen hit a grounder which scored Robinson.
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