High School Baseball
Emerald falls to Wren despite rally
Saturday, April 05, 2014 12:00 AM
A sloppy start once again doomed the Emerald High School baseball team against third-ranked Wren.
Emerald pitcher Alex Turner delivers a pitch Friday against Wren. With Emerald trailing 6-0, Turner came in as a reliever and shut down the Hurricanes, allowing just one unearned run on two hits in five innings.
The Vikings fell behind 6-0 after two innings Friday but rallied back to within two runs going into the seventh inning. Emerald could not complete the comeback, though, losing 7-4.
In the teams' first meeting March 11, Wren leaped out to an 8-0 lead and held off an Emerald rally for an 8-4 win.
"It's very difficult, especially when you're playing a good team like Wren, when you get yourself in a big hole like that," Emerald coach Stanley Moss said. "It's just hard for you to get out of it. Our kids did a great job of staying focused, competing and giving themselves a chance.
"We were one or two hits from being a little closer and being able to put a little added pressure on those guys."
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