Warner Robins rallies past Perry; Howard beats Northside

Warner Robins scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to rally past Perry Monday, 6-5.

The Panthers scored a lone run in each of the first, second and third innings. Warner Robins answered with two in the bottom of the second. The Panthers went up 5-2 with a pair in the fifth but the Demons scored one in the bottom of the sixth and then the aforementioned three.

Perry charged itself with six errors in its scorebook. It had Warner Robins for six as well, but the Demons weren’t so kind. Where the Panthers had hits, Warner Robins charged itself with errors (eight in all).

At any rate, two of those errors proved costly for Perry in that aforementioned seventh. The first allowed Andrew McGee to reach with an out. A single by Reece Page followed and then a walk to Cameron Burke loaded the bases.

A fielder’s choice got McGee in and made it 5-4. An infield single loaded them again where the tying and winning run scored on an error.

Wade Gordon was 2-4 with two RBIs to lead Perry’s offense. Victor Nino went 1-4 but drove in two for Warner Robins’ only RBIs.

Gordon also took the loss. He relieved Tanner Knowles, who worked five and two-thirds innings. Knowles gave up three hits, three runs, struck out six and walked one. Gordon gave up two hits, three runs and walked one.

The win was only the second for the Demons – with five losses – but yielded double the pleasure as it snapped a four-game skid. Perry also fell to 2-5.

 

Elsewhere, Howard dealt Northside only its second loss of the year – with five wins. The Huskies won 8-3 to improve to 5-3.

They led early and pulled away late. They scored two in the first and one in the second. Northside tied it with single runs in the third, fourth and fifth.

Howard then plated three in the sixth and two in the seventh for the win. It out-hit its host 6-5. Tyler Smith led the Eagles’ effort with a 2-3 day. He also scored a run. Tyler Wilson was also 1-3 but with two driven in.

Scott Chambell was 2-4 with two driven in and one scored for Howard.