Conway comes from behind to beat West Florence
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 02:58:11 GMT —
The Conway Tigers used a seventh inning rally to force extra innings and then won the game on an 8th inning suicide squeeze by Jordan Gore to score a come from behind 5-4 win on Tuesday night. Conway started its ace Grant Holmes, who's committed to the University of Florida, but found itself in a hole for most of the game.
The Knights struck first on an Akeem Bostick RBI infield single to take a 1-0 lead in the second inning. The Tigers drew even on a Colby Ard RBI single to score Grant Holmes to make it a 2-2 game in the third. The Knights took the lead in the 4th as a delayed double steal brought Bostick home with the go ahead run. West Florence added an insurance run to take a 4-2 lead into the 9th inning.
Ard delivered again, this time a shot to center that went over the head over Akeem Bostick. Two runs came into score to tie the game at 4. That set the stage for Gore - the University of South Carolina commit laid down a bunt right in front of home plate, just far enough for the pitcher to field and allowed Wilson Mishoe to make a head first slide to win the game.
Conway is now 6-4 in region play, tied with Sumter for second place. West Florence is 8-2 and has two more chances to win the region when they take on Conway on Wednesday and Friday. Bostick, a projected top pick in the upcoming MLB amateur draft, is expected to take the hill in Florence on Wednesday night.