EMERSON, Ga. - The Mount Vernon varsity baseball team battled back from a three-run deficit to overtake the Wesleyan Wolves 4-3 on Wednesday afternoon, April 10, at the Lakepoint Turf Fields Complex.
Tied at 3-3 with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning and Tres Gonzalez on second after a double, Nate Anderson reached on an infield single.
Wesleyan threw the ball to third in an attempt to get Gonzalez, but the throw got away allowing Gonzalez to score for the walk-off win.
Both squads battled through four scoreless innings until the Wolves took the lead in the top of the fifth for a 2-0 lead.
An infield error allowed Jamie LaFramboise to score to put Wesleyan up 1-0.
Jalen Fulwood reached on another Mustang error to score Cooper Blauser for a 2-0 Wesleyan advantage.
The Wolves made it a 3-0 contest in the top of the sixth inning when James McCoy reached on a bunt single to plate Charlie Taylor.
But in the bottom of the sixth, the Mustang bats came alive to tie the game at 3-3.
Alex VanLandingham doubled to left field to score Gonzalez and Anderson followed by a Jack Sims single to bring in VanLandingham.
Mount Vernon shut down the Wolves in the top of the seventh before their last at bat heroics in the bottom of the seventh.
Gonzalez (4-1) picked up the win on the mound for the Mustangs.
The lefty tossed a complete game, allowing three runs (one earned) while striking out five batters.
The Mustangs (17-2, 8-1 Reg. 5-1A) are back in action on Thursday, April 11, traveling to Trinity Christian for the final game of the regular season.
First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. in Sharpsburg, Ga.
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