The Greensburg varsity baseball team displayed the most exciting comeback of the season Thursday, scoring six times in its final at-bat to knock off East Central 8-7 at home.
“It was a crazy game,” said Greensburg head coach Scott Holdsworth.
Greensburg improved to 10-0 on the spring by batting around in the final frame. The Pirates also lifted their conference record to 5-0 in the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference.
Senior Collin Rigney pitched four innings in his start before the relief core took over.
“He gutted it out. His arm wasn’t quite right,” said Greensburg head coach Scott Holdsworth of Rigney’s soreness. “He got us through four innings.”
The Pirates went into the seventh inning down 7-2 to the Trojans.
Senior Jake Kelso reached his pitch count after pitching the fifth and sixth innings, and freshman Trevor Reynolds pitched the final two outs of the seventh.
Reynolds led off the bottom of the seventh with a double to left center. After a Brandt Ricketts walk, the runners advanced when freshman Chancey Holdsworth reached on a fielder’s choice.
Junior Josiah Buell made it 7-4 on a double to center, scoring Holdsworth. Buell then scored to make it 7-5 on senior Macy Holdsworth’s single, and Holdsworth made it a one-run game when he scored off senior Andy Meadows’ double. The tying run scored when senior Bryce Bennett drove in Meadows with a single. Senior Tom Lawrence extended the inning with a single, advancing Bennett to third. Reynolds then delivered with a double to center that scored Bennett.
“He had a good night,” said Coach Holdsworth of Reynolds.
Lawrence had driven in Macy Holdsworth and Meadows with singles to tie the game in two separate innings. Lawrence went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, and Buell went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Macy Holdsworth tallied an RBI and scored twice.