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March 9, 2013

Comets let lead slip away, fall to Tigers

CENTRAL HIGH — For the second time in less than 24 hours on Saturday, Velma-Alma held a lead late in the game against its opponent.

And for the second time in less than 24 hours, the Comets fell victim to another late comeback, resulting in defeat this time against Tipton.

A 4-1 lead was overcome by five combined runs in the fifth and sixth inning as the Tigers claimed a 6-5 victory at the Red Dirt Classic from Broncho Field.

“We got kids playing positions who have never played there before,” V-A coach Kyle Bare said. “The wind is blowing and its hard to judge a ball like that. Kids are going to make little mistakes, but our boys will learn from them. As the season goes on good things will come for us.”

It was a rough end to a tournament that started out strong for the Comets, who claimed a victory over Elmore City-Pernell, before losing a close one-run game to Central High on Friday night.

Entering the bottom of the fifth inning, the Comets were well in control.

But, THS started to chip away at the lead, first being gifted a run courtesy of a throwing error at first base which allowed a run to score, making it 4-2.

Bryce Coronado then tied the game with a two-RBI double to deep right field.

Bryan Chavez gave the Tigers the lead with an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth inning, before Christian Harnolen made it 6-4 with an RBI single.

Cody Matthews brought the Comets within one in the top of the seventh when he scored on a wild pitch, making the score 6-5.

V-A’s earlier runs came courtesy of a Garret Dearmond RBI single which scored Ryan Ross in the top of the third inning to tie the game at 1-1.

Strait Ille then gave the Comets the lead with an RBI single to left field which scored Dearmond, before Kelton Brown brought home the Comets third run of the game.

Ille would later score on a wild pitch, giving the Comets a 4-1 lead.

Evan Albertson took the loss on the mound for V-A, allowing six runs on seven hits with two strikeouts in two innings of work.

Kelton Brown threw four innings of work, allowing just one run on four hits with four strikeouts and four walks.

Coronado got the win on the mound for Tipton, throwing all seven innings of work, allowing five runs on five hits with four walks and three strikeouts.

 

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