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Baseball | Wilford's walkoff single lifts Bainbridge over Franklin
With two outs and runners on the corners, junior JJ Wilford’s walkoff single up the middle led Bainbridge past Franklin 4-3 Tuesday.
Willford went three-of-four at the plate with a double.
Both teams went scoreless through four innings before Dustin Lewis gave up a run with one out at the top of the fifth.
The Spartans turned a 6-5-4 double play to get out of the inning, and opened a scoring run of their own in the bottom of the fifth.
Sophomore Robby Ackerley singled down the third base line, reaching third on a throwing error.
Kyle Schneider tripled, bringing in Ackerley from third.
Mitch Main followed with another triple, scoring Schneider for the 2-1 lead.
With sophomore Steven Wellbrock at the plate, Main scored on a passed ball, 3-1.
Welbrock was thrown at first, and Wiford followed up with a double before senior Kevin McCormick ended the rally.
Main took the mound in the top of the sixth, giving up a leadoff single. Main struck out the second batter, walked the third and gave up another single to load the bases.
Main walked in the Quakers’ second run, and Franklin tied up the game with a sacrifice fly 3-3.
The senior loaded the bases again by hitting the next batter, but Schneider went all the way to the warning track to catch the pop fly and close out the inning.
In the bottom of the seventh, Ackerley flew out to first before Schneider reached on an error.
Main reached on a fielder’s choice, and Wellbrock’s right field single put Spartan runner son the corners before Wilford’s game-winning hit.
Main earned his first win of the season, going two innings with one earned run.
Bainbridge hosts Eastside Catholic at 4 p.m. Wednesday and travels to Eastside Catholic at 7 p.m. Friday.
Franklin…..0 0 0 0 0 3 0– 3 5 3
Bainbridge….. 0 0 0 0 3 0 1– 4 6 4