Bearcats rally in 7th, but come up short against Huskies

FARMINGTON—The Grafton High School baseball team found their way to Farmington on Monday night to face the Huskies of North Marion.

The Cats fell behind7-0 before scoring their first run in the sixth inning, but they rallied in the seventh to get within one of the Huskies. Unfortunately for GHS a high school game only lasts seven innings, so the final saw the Cats on the low end of a 10—9 ballgame.

The Cats would once again be bitten by the long inning bug, as they allowed the Huskies to score six runs in the bottom of the third inning on only three base hits. The rest of the runners on base we either walked or reached on errors.

GHS would finally get to the score board in the sixth inning, when Chase Setler would score after reaching base on a walk.

The Bearcats would come into the final inning of play down 10—1.

Dillon Williams would start the rally in the seventh with a base hit. TJ Summers would then reach on an error, and Garrett Moats would follow with a single.

After a GHS out, Devin Vanscoy and Braeden Nose  would draw free bases for GHS, Garrett Williams would double scoring more GHS runs. Chris Miller would single for GHS before they recorded their second out.

With two outs D. Williams would get GHS started again with a double followed by Summers and Moats both with singles. But, that would be the end of the rally for GHS as the next batter grounded out to second to end the game.

Garrett Williams and Garrett Moats led the GHS offense with three hits apiece in the game.

The remaining Bearcats hits were credited to Dillon Williams (2), TJ Summers, Setler, Vanscoy, Nose and Miller.

The GHS runs were scored by D. Williams (2), Summers, G. Moats, Setler, Vanscoy, Nose, Tanner Moats and Eli Shumaker.

The starting pitcher for GHS was Chase Setler who threw two and two-thirds innings allowing seven runs on four hits, walking seven and striking out five.

C. Miller would come in to relieve Setler in the third inning as Miller would allow three runs on four hits and recorded three strike outs.

The boys were set to play  their final home contest last night, against Liberty.

Weather permitting, the results will be in the Friday edition of the Mountain Statesman.


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