Trojans pull off come-from-behind win against FolsomBy: Staff Report
After a 12-0 Oak Ridge blowout of Folsom Monday, the baseball teams met again Wednesday and played a game that took eight innings to decide a winner, as the Trojans walked away with a 6-5 win.
The Trojans, 8-3 in the Delta River League and 15-8 overall, won the game in the bottom of the eighth, escaping upset-minded Folsom (3-8 in league, 8-15 overall), on Chris Roppolo’s bases-loaded single to score Logan Marston, who reached base on a walk.
It was a bitter defeat for the Bulldogs, who have lost eight straight league games after sweeping Ponderosa to start the season. Trailing 2-0 after three innings, Folsom put up four runs in the top of the third to take the lead. Troy Knox was hit by a pitch and later scored on a hit by Josh Hook, while Tanner Seibel, who singled, came around to score on an Oak Ridge error to tie the game. Folsom took the lead with a fielder’s choice grounder by Ethan Robertson, which scored Hook. The Bulldogs’ final run of the inning came in on a single by Sam Notareus.
Oak Ridge got a run back in the bottom of the inning when Mickey Meinhofer led off with a walk and later scored on Ross Dwelley’s single.
Folsom led 4-3 until the seventh, when they tacked on an insurance run on three singles by Robertson, Notareus and Stafford, whose base hit scored Robertson and put Folsom up 5-3.
Stafford, who pitched the entire game, was one out away from a win when Tanner Ales doubled to score FP Santangelo and Alec de Watteville to tie the score and send the game into extra innings.
De Watteville had three hits for the Trojans, who finished the game with 14. Ales, Dwelley, John Rico, Santangelo and Roppolo each had two hits. Seibel, Hook and Notareus each had two hits to lead the Folsom attack.
Stafford had base runners on all game, allowing 14 hits and two walks, but went the distance and almost got the win. Tommy Hummer started for the Trojans and pitched six innings before Connor Davis threw the last two innings and picked up the win.
The teams meet at 4 p.m. today at Folsom High for the final game of the three-game series.