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East Bladen High School

FAIRMONT – Fairmont rallied for 4 runs in their last at-bat to edge East Bladen 8-7 Tuesday in Three Rivers Conference jayvee baseball action.

The Tornadoes capitalized on 3 hits and a walk to overcome a 7-4 East Bladen lead. East Bladen had scored 4 runs in the top of the fifth to overtake a 4-3 Fairmont lead.

Freshman Raymond Autry reached base on a passed third strike to begin the Eagle fifth inning. Sophmore Rasean McKoy hammered a double to drive in Autry. Sophmore Jacob Priest belted a single as Rasean McKoy scored the go-ahead run.

Brandon Fine walked, and Jay McKoy walloped a double that scored Priest and Brandon Fine and padded the East lead to 7-4.

Mahki Cromartie started on the mound for East Bladen and struck out 9 batters in four innings while allowing 4 hits and 4 runs. Autry pitched the fifth inning.

Fairmont took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but the Eagles tied the game in the second. Drew Sholar and Greyson Clark both reached base on errors, and Sholar scored the run.

Jay McKoy reached base on an error to begin the East third inning. Tyler Hill knocked in Jay McKoy with a single. After Hill stole second base, Dylan Fine belted a single that scored Hill and put the Eagles ahead 3-1.

Fairmont tied the game with 2 runs in the home third inning and edged ahead with a fourth inning run.

Dylan Fine batted 2-3 for the Eagles, and Jay McKoy finished 2-4 at the plate with the 2-run double and a run scored. Rasean McKoy cracked the rbi double, and Autry, Hill, Priest and Ahmad Powell connected for one hit each. Hill, Autry, Sholar, Priest, Brandon Fine and Powell scored one run each. Hill also had an rbi.

The Eagles, now 3-1, will host St. Pauls Friday night

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