Wolfpack win marathon

WESSON – The Co-Lin Wolfpack rallied to take a dramatic 6-5 win over the St. Louis Merrimac (MO) Archers in 12 innings. The Wolfpack (10-7) will begin South Division play on Tuesday when they host the Hinds Eagles for a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m.
The Archers took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning on Mike Ehrhard’s solo home run to left field. They added another run in the top of the third inning to take a 2-0 lead. Enrique Finol led off the inning reaching on an error. He advanced to second on a Matt Weiss groundout. Larry Schimsa’s RBI single to left field scored Finol.
The Wolfpack plated three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take a 3-2 lead. Caleb Dugas led off the inning with a double to left field. Jonathan Santana was hit by a Ehrhard pitch. Matt Smith followed with a single to left to load the bases with no outs. Cole Page’s sacrifice fly to score Dugas. Courtesy runner DeVante Tarleton and Smith stole second and third. Tarleon scored and Smith advanced on Ehrhard’s balk.
St. Louis came tied the game in the fifth inning. Finol led off the inning with a single to center field and advanced to second on an error. Schimsa reached on an error and Finol scored to tie the game at 3-all.
With one out in the sixth, Brandon Zufall singled. Finol’s RBI double to center field gave the Archers a 4-3 lead. Ehrhard doubled to right field to score Final pushing the St. Louis lead to 5-3.
Co-Lin closed the gap to 5-4 in the bottom of the eighth when Dugas and Santana hit back-to-back singles. Smith singled to center scoring courtesy runner Kyle Cross.
St. Louis threatened in the top of the ninth with runners on first and second, but Wolfpack pitcher Jose Rivera was able to get Austin Evans to fly out to left field for the final out.
In the bottom of the ninth, Dylan Anglin led off the inning with a single to center. Christopher Perry’s sacrifice moved Anglin to second. Savaged drew a walk. Shortstop Ryan Young drew a walk to load the bases with one out. Gabe Wilson delivered a sacrifice fly to score Anglin to tie the game at 5-5.
Co-Lin threatened in the bottom of the tenth inning as they loaded the bases with no outs. But, Archer pitcher Jay Heller was able to retire to side.
In the bottom of the twelfth inning, Smith reached on an error to lead off the inning. Shane McKinley’s sacrifice advanced Smith to second. Anglin’s sacrifice to advanced Smith to second. Anglin delivered to the game-winning single to center to score Smith.
Tyler Case picked up the win for the Wolfpack. He pitched two shutout innings striking out two, walking none and gave up two hits. Starter Tyler Simmons pitched five innings, allowing three runs (1 earned), seven hits, struck out two and walked non. Also seeing action was Julio Rivera. He pitched five innings, allowed two runs on four hits, struck out four and walked three.
Jay Hiller absorbed the loss, allowing one run on five hits, striking out none and walking none in five innings of work. Starter Erhard pitched six innings allowing three runs, striking out eight and walking one. Also seeing action were
Smith went 4-6, drove in one and scored two runs to lead the Wolfpack. Anglin had three singles. Dugas doubled and singled. Wilson and Santana had two singles apiece. Adding support with a single apiece were McKinley and Perry.

Leading the St. Louis attack was Schimsa with a double and two singles and Zufall with three singles. Ehrard had a home run and a double. Finol had a double and a single. Zurweller added a pair of singles. Adding support with a single was Matt Weiss.

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