MANCHESTER — Two days after a 22-0 no-hit loss at Siegel, Lebanon was mere outs from victory Wednesday afternoon at Coffee County.
But the Red Raiders tied the score in the bottom of the sixth inning and walked off in the seventh with a 4-3 victory at Powers Field.
Zach Holder hit a two-run homer in the first inning for the home team off Jackson Arnold, who recovered to pitch a 6 1/3-inning complete game. He allowed nine hits and no walks while striking out one.
Taylor Bryan homered for Lebanon while Caleb Young doubled. Eddie McDaniels had two of the Blue Devils’ six hits, drove in one run and scored another. Dawson Hamilton also had an RBI as the Blue Devils scored once in the fourth and twice in the fifth for a 3-2 edge.
Lebanon will take on Cannon County in the Smyrna Grand Slam Challenge at 4:30 p.m. today.
Friendship falls in 8 in Gulf Shores finale
GULF SHORES, Ala. — Friendship Christian wrapped up its spring break trip with a 6-5 loss in eight innings to Northwest Rankin [Miss.] Gold on Wednesday.
A two-out, two-out double up the left center-field alley tagged Steven Hollis with the loss as Friendship fell to 0-4. Hollis pitched the final 3 2/3 innings after starter Jackson Vance fired the first four frames.
Friendship took a 5-4 lead in the top of the eighth on Marshall Taylor’s RBI souble. Cody Walker’s sacrifice fly in the seventh pulled the Commanders into a 4-4 tie.
Northwest Rankin edged Friendship in his 9-8.
Colton Gaines cracked a pair of singles for Friendship. Jordan McNamee, Milam Copeland and Michael Hawks had RBI singles as the Commanders climbed out of early 2-0 and 4-1 deficits. Hollis and Jacob Self also singled.
Friendship will play host to former longtime district rival Gordonsville at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Commanders’ home opener.