Sixth-inning rally lifts Volunteer over North

Greg Peters • Mar 23, 2013 at 12:20 PM

CHURCH HILL — Volunteer was able to solve a problem Friday. Sullivan North was still working on it.

The problem? Trying to finish off a game when tied or leading.

The Falcons helped themselves by mounting a sixth-inning rally to complete a 8-6 win over the Golden Raiders.

“This is a huge win for us right now,” said Volunteer coach Daris Green. “To come from behind two runs like we did, in the last week or so that is the type of games we’ve been giving away.”

Both teams played on an even par until the sixth when North took a 6-4 lead in the top of the inning. The Raiders (1-4) sent 10 batters to the plate and their offensive menagerie included three hits, two walks, two errors and a hit batsman.

“We’ve got to figure out ways to finish games. Earlier Unicoi just beat us, but our other three games we’ve been in until the sixth inning. We’ve had the lead or tied and then fell apart,” North coach Steve Dixon said.

For the complete game story, see the Saturday edition of the Kingsport Times-News

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