The Park View High School varsity baseball team scored the game winner in the bottom of the seventh to earn a thrilling 6-5 victory over visiting Greensville County in a Tri-Rivers District contest on Thursday afternoon.
The win was one of two on the week to improve the Dragons to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the district.
After the Eagles rallied to knot the score in the top of the seventh, Jarrett Hamby led off the bottom half of the inning with a double and scored the game winner on a hit by Justin Clary.
The Dragons took a 1-0 lead in the third inning when Clary reached after being hit by a pitch, Brandon Rolfe walked, and Cameron Sheets doubled to drive in a run.
Greensville tied the game in the top of the fifth with a run on two walks and a single.
Park View opened up a 5-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth by scoring four runs.
Jaison Dugger, Trevor Tanner and Ethan Stanley started the rally with walks to load the bases.
Mason Mills followed with a fielder’s choice and Hamby drew a bases loaded walk.
A double by Clary scored two runners, and Rolfe singled to drive in another.
Greensville rallied in the top of the seventh to score four runs on three hits and three errors.
Clary led the Park View bats going 2 for 3 with 3 RBI in the game, while Sheets went 1 for 4 with an RBI.
Hamby went 1 for 3 with two runs scored, while Mills went 1 for 3 with a run scored.
Justyn Hudson was again magnificent on the mound for Park View, throwing six innings and allowing only one earned run while giving up only three hits and striking out 11.
Mills pitched the final inning, striking out two, to earn the win.
The Dragons rolled over visiting Surry County 12-2 last Tuesday afternoon in a district contest.
Surry opened up a 2-1 lead in the top of the third, but Park View scored three runs in the bottom of the inning and then added two runs in the fourth, two in the fifth and four in the sixth.
Park View outhit the Cougars 9-1 in the game.
Cameron Shook, Jefferson Barmoy and Trevor Tanner all pitched two innings apiece in the victory.
Shook allowed one unearned run over two innings while striking out three and walking two, while Barmoy, who earned the win in relief, allowed one unearned run on one hit while striking out three and walking three.
Tanner pitched the final two innings, allowing no runs or hits while striking out two and walking only one.
Rolfe had a huge day at the plate for Park View, going 4 for 5 with three runs scored and 3 RBI, while Hamby drove in two runs.
Stanley went 1 for 2 and scored two runs, while Sheets went 1 for 3 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Clary and Mills also added hits in the game, while Mills scored two runs and Dugger and Hudson added one apiece.