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SAMS tops NERMS to advance

Kaitlyn Mullins

Tuesday night the Comets of SAMS hosted the Huskies of NERMS in the first round of the middle school baseball tournament.

SAMS opened the top of the first with a strikeout before giving up a base hit to L. Fox. The Comets picked up the final two outs to end the inning. Hunter Ellis led off the bottom of the inning with a walk for the Comets. With one out, Tanner Marsh sent the ball into the outfield for an RBI single that sent Ellis home. Picking up another RBI was Gage Miller as he sent Marsh home. NERMS picked up two outs which allowed Terebaugh to tag up. After one complete inning, the Comets led 3-0. 

The Comets began the top of the second strong by forcing the Huskies to go three up three down. NERMS returned the favor in the bottom half of the inning to leave the score the same.

In the top of the third, the Comets picked up an out right away before giving up a walk to R. Burton. SAMS finished the inning leaving a runner stranded. NERMS continued their strong play forcing the Comets into another three up three down inning. After three innings, the score remained 3-0. 

With two outs in the top of the fourth, B. Collins took one for the team as he was hit with a pitch. SAMS allowed three straight walks to K. Boloman, S. Beeson, and L. Coltrane. This forced Collins home as the Huskies picked up their first run. The Comets held the rest of the runners as they got out of the inning. Once again NERMS finished the bottom of the fourth with three straight outs. SAMS led 3-1 after four innings.

In the top of the fifth SAMS pulled together to get three straight outs. NERMS started the bottom of the fifth with an out before giving up a base hit to Glenn Hiatt. With two outs, Chandler Macon moved the runner into scoring position with a solo hit. NERMS finished the inning leaving both runners on base. After five complete innings, the Comets led 3-1.

Gaining a free base in the top of the sixth was Collins. With one out, Beeson took ball four for a walk. Coltrane stepped to the plate for an RBI single to send Collins home. SAMS held the runners to get out of the inning. In the bottom of the sixth, NERMS allowed a base hit to Josh Meadows. The Huskies held the runner to get themselves out of the inning. After six complete innings, the Comets led 3-2. 

SAMS picked up back to back outs right away to start the seventh inning. Taking ball four was J. Coltrane as he took first base. The Comets picked up their final out to earn a 3-2 victory over the Huskies.

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