Prep Baseball

Rockets rally in final innings

Posted: Apr. 20, 2017 1:10 am

RUSHVILLE, Ill. -- The Rushville-Industry baseball team scored 10 runs in the final three innings to beat Liberty 11-10 Wednesday.

Liberty (4-6) took a 6-0 after a two-run triple by Kyle Zanger in the top of the fourth inning. Rushville (9-5) answered with its first run in the bottom half of the frame, but Liberty tacked on three more runs in the fifth on an RBI single and a two-run double.

That's when the Rockets made their comeback by scoring five runs in the bottom of the fifth to trim the deficit to 9-6. A run in the sixth made it 9-7 before Liberty scored one in the seventh.

Rushville, however, loaded the bases after scoring one run and consecutive bases-loaded walks brought in the tying and game-winning runs.

Liberty's Shane Ormond was 4 for 4 with two RBIs, while Connor O'Neil had three hits and an RBI.

Rushville-Industry 11, Liberty 10

Liberty 120 330 1--10 12 1

Rushville 000 151 4--11 11 4

Zanger, Hanlin (6), O'Neill (7), Baumgartner (7), and Lentz; Malcomson, Schmidt (5), and Phillips. WP--Schmidt. LP--Baumgartner. 2B--Liberty 5 (Ormond 2, O'Neill, Lentz, Hanlin), Rushville 1 (Malcomson).

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