Final innings rally earns Workers their first win
NORTHS have squandered their outright lead in Far North Coast Major League baseball, giving up seven runs in the last innings for Workers to win 10-8.
In the other game, Easts overcame a determined Brothers 13-3.
Workers led 2-0 in the first inning after Scott McClelland recorded the first Major League home run of the season when he crushed the ball over the left field fence.
Norths hit back in the third. Hits from James Clark, Caleb Albrecht and James Linger allowed them to tie the game up at 2-all.
Norths held a 7-3 lead after seven innings again with solid batting from Clark, Albrecht, Mark Robb and Jason Britt.
But in the eighth Workers came up with seven hits and two walks to get seven runners cross the plate, and Norths were unable to recover.
The standout for Workers with the bat in their first win was Trent Clark with three hits. Scott McClell- and, Dan Clark and Aaron Olley had two hits each.
For Norths, James Clark again shone with three hits, while Albrecht and Britt chipped in with two each.
Brothers did well in the early innings against Easts but seven errors late in the game let a win slip through their fingers.
Brothers led 3-2 after four innings before Easts tied it up in the fifth then sealed the win with six unearned runs in the seventh.
They went on to clinch the game under the 10-run mercy rule.