Archive for Thursday, April 27, 2006

UPDATE — Cats come back twice, edge Spring Hill

April 27, 2006

The De Soto baseball team could have been left for dead. Twice.

And they came back to tie, then win against Spring Hill. Twice.

The Wildcats rallied from a 9-1 deficit in the second inning of the first game to win 15-14 and came back from a 6-1 sixth-inning hole in the second game to win, 8-7.

Taylor Burnett lifted a two-run home run over the centerfield fence to tie the first game at 14. Austin Bills then doubled in the winning run two batters later.

Burnett and Bills again teamed up for the winning act in the second game. Bills scored from third on a passed ball to cap a five-run sixth inning and tie the game at six. Brady Maasen recovered from a 0-2 count to earn a leadoff walk and the Broncos intentionally let Burnett on.

Kenny Price then grounded hard up the middle, scoring a run to answer Spring Hill's go-ahead bid in the top of the seventh and Burnett came home on a suicide squeeze bunt laid down by Riley Pierce.

The Cats are now 6-2 in league play. They play again Monday.

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