Through six innings in last week’s game against Sturgeon, it appeared the fate was sealed for the Community R-VI Trojans baseball team as it had the past 10 years in games against the Bulldogs.
The Trojans trailed 4-1 heading into their final at-bat in the top of the 7th inning when they caught lightning in a bottle. Community R-VI scored five runs and held on for a 6-4 victory.
“I really think this shows the type of character this team has,” said Community R-VI head coach Michael Boedeker. “It would’ve been easy for us to hang our heads after being down to our final out, but they never gave up and pulled out a quality win against a very good team.”
With two outs in the seventh inning, Clay Thebeau started the rally with a base hit. Two batters later, he scored when Justin Durham’s sharp ground ball went through the legs of Sturgeon’s third baseman.
Brennan Wells later tied the game when his triple scored both Jacob Eastwood and Nick Jensen, who was pinch running for Durham.
Wells scored on an error to put the Trojans up 5-4 before Austin Layman scored on Cameron Foreman’s blook RBI single.
Wells shut down Sturgeon’s top of the order in the Bulldogs’ final at-bat to seal the victory.
Wells tossed a complete game six hitter and allowed just one earned run while striking out five and walking two for his second victory of the season. Thebeau scored two runs in the win.