St. James Fends Off Sullivan Charge
Scoring three runs in the seventh inning Thursday against St. James, Sullivan had St. James on the ropes.
Down 7-5 with the tying run at first, St. James’ Drew Moritz got a strikeout to end a long inning and give the Tigers another win over Sullivan.
Sullivan (10-10) ended Four Rivers Conference play with a 3-4 record.
The Eagles had six hits, with three coming in the seventh inning.
St. James starter Drew Bouse held the Eagles down for six innings, scattering three hits, two runs (one earned), three walks and three strikeouts.
He allowed the Eagles to open the scoring in the first inning with a pair of walks and a wild pitch that brought in Cody McKinney, but settled in.
The Tigers picked up three runs in the second against Wyatt Schmidt. Jaden Roark’s two-run single broke a 1-1 tie.
St. James scored three more runs in the fourth. Moritz bunted and reached on an error, allowing Roark to score. Andrew Branson and Ty Lewis each had RBI singles to open up a 6-1 lead.
Sullivan got one of the runs back in the bottom of the inning when Austin Frye led off with a single, stole second and scored on a base hit by Ty Wheeler.
In the sixth, Tyler Teague had a one-out double and scored on a two-out single by Gunnar Seams that stayed in the infield.
Down to their final three outs, Sullivan got going. Derek Evans drew a leadoff walk and Jacob Miller singled to right. McKinney hit a line drive single to right to score the runners. Kraus had a one-out single that brought in McKinney. Juergens was hit by a pitch with two outs, but Moritz dug out of the jam with a strikeout.