by Rob Tetro
The Phoenix varsity baseball team had a three-run lead going into the sixth inning of its game against Mexico Monday.
Mexico, however, stifled Phoenix with an incredible rally, which allowed them to escape with a 5-4 win.
Following a competitive first inning, the game was tied at 1-1. After a couple of scoreless innings, Phoenix took a three-run lead. The Firebirds scored three unanswered runs during the top of the fourth and fifth innings to take a 4-1 lead.
With opportunities seemingly slipping away from them, Mexico saved the best for last.
During the bottom of the seventh inning, the Tigers scored four runs, which put them ahead by a run at 5-4. Mexico’s late rally left Phoenix with no answers as the Tigers held on for the one-run win.
Leading the way for Mexico was John Eastman and his two hits and three RBIs. Carlton Loomis and Matt Hirsch each chipped in a hit and an RBI while Nick Dolbear and Eamon Lacey combined to tally three hits for The Tigers.
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