Webster County baseball followed a heartbreaker with a gut-check win over the past week.
The Trojans got a solid performance on the mound from Micah Austin, but couldn’t get the offense going against Greenwood. They put together a last-gasp rally against Whitesville Trinity, though, to improve to 6-5.
Greenwood 2 Webster Co. 0Micah Austin allowed just two runs on four hits in Friday’s complete game against Greenwood of Bowling Green. But the Gators combined for a two-hit shutout for the 2-0 victory in Dixon.
Nathan Howard allowed the two hits in 5 ⅔ innings, and Zachary Davis tossed 1 ⅓ innings of shutout relief to win the pitcher’s duel.
Greenwood’s offense got one run in the third and one in the seventh for the only scores in the contest.
The Trojans got a double from Trace Hardison and a single from Jackson Edens, while Austin, Jace Thurby, and David Wingo each worked walks.
Trinity 4 Webster Co. 5Webster County rallied from a 4-2 deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday, scoring three runs to wrestle a win from Whitesville Trinity in Dixon.
After scoring one run each in the fourth and fifth innings, the Trojans clawed back in the final frame for the win.
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Webster was down to its final two outs when Jackson Edens singled to left field to spark the offense. The Trojans’ leadoff hitter stole second then advanced to second on an error by the Raiders.
With Edens 90 feet away, Micah Austin singled to left to bring the runner in and cut the lead to 4-3.
The big blow in the frame came when Jace Thurby laced a line drive to centerfield for the RBI triple that tied the game, 4-4.
With Thurby leading off third base, Trinity catcher Bransen Howard allowed a pitch to get past him to the backdrop. Thurby raced home to beat the tag and score the walkoff run.
Thurby led the offense with two runs scored and two RBIs in a 3-for-3 game. He doubled and tripled. The senior also threw a complete game for the win, allowing four hits while striking out eight and walking two.
Austin, Edens, Pryce Pearcy, Cooper Logan, and Trace Hardison each posted hits for WCHS.
The Trojans hosted Trigg County Tuesday after press time. They will pay at Dawson Springs tonight at 5:30 p.m. before entering the Class 2A Championship baseball sectional Friday. They will play at Caldwell County Monday and Union County Tuesday, with both games scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. first pitch.