Parkersburg pitcher Nelson Woofter (34) tags out South Charleston’s Alex Parsons as he was attempting to take household immediately after the ball got away from Parkersburg catcher Evan Elliott in the very first inning of their game Saturday.
(Photo by Chris Dorst, Gazette-Mail)

SOUTH CHARLESTON — South Charleston’s baseball group got its offense going when it mattered most on Saturday against Parkersburg.

The host Black Eagles entered the bottom of the seventh inning down four-1, with just 5 hits more than the very first six innings.

That was, till South Charleston struck for 4 runs on 4 hits in the final frame, capped by Kayden Hackman’s stroll-off single that gave the Black Eagles a five-four win at South Charleston Higher.

The Black Eagles (11-7) earned just two wins final year and coach Shane Saunders mentioned final year’s group wouldn’t have mounted a 4-run comeback.

“These guys have skilled failure. I imply, we went two-27 least year,” Saunders mentioned. “We’re 11-7 now, and 11 wins is much more than they’ve won. These guys are mastering to win a small bit. This time final year, if we have been down 3 runs, we may well as nicely have just known as it. We’ve located approaches to win, battled and worked really hard.”

South Charleston took an early lead when a double, stroll and hit batter loaded the bases for Lucas McCulley, who drove in a run with a single. Parkersburg escaped the jam permitting just the run.

Following going scoreless for the very first two innings, Parkersburg tied the game at a single as Brayden Petty knocked in a run with a single.

Parkersburg went on to score 3 straight runs with a run in the fifth and two runs in the sixth.

South Charleston had just 5 baserunners from the second inning to the fifth inning as Parkersburg beginning pitcher Nelson Woofter gave South Charleston fits.

In the seventh, even so, Woofter began the inning with a stroll and a hit batter and produced way for Conner Storey, who came on in relief with two on, no out and the tying run up — 3-hole hitter Braxton Burke.

Burke hit a two-run double to make the score four-three.

Following Corbin Dixon flew out for the very first out of the inning, McCalley singled to place runners on very first and third, and Avery Graley tied it with an RBI single.

Jackson Akers then flew out for the second out and set the table for Hackman, who singled and drove in McCalley to give South Charleston the win.

“We had some very good at-bats all through the game and we have been in a position to get in their bullpen late in the game,” Saunders mentioned. “That’s our objective, to have very good at-bats and make teams throw two or 3 guys at us and come across approaches to get runs out of it.”

Burke, a freshman, was also the beginning pitcher. He went six-plus innings, permitting 4 earned runs on nine hits. He did not record a strikeout.

“Braxton Burke is a freshman and he came in and he’s just a gamer,” Saunders mentioned. “I know when he goes on the field, he’s going to give me his really most effective. I believed he threw good. We had some miscues. He gave us a opportunity and kept us in it.”

Hackman is also a freshman. Saunders mentioned his young guys have had to step up this year.

“There have been two outs there, and he came on and got the hit,” Saunders mentioned of Hackman. “He’s a ninth-grader. We’re a young group. He had to come in and catch the other day and he was sort of down on himself and he really feel like he didn’t do his most effective. But we left Huntington the other day and he did fine. He’s going to get much more possibilities. That was a good instance of experiencing failure earlier in the week and obtaining an chance later in the week to get the job carried out.”

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