LAWRENCEVILLE, Ill. - Mt. Carmel rallied from a five-run deficit to defeat Lawrenceville, 10-7, in 10 innings of non-conference baseball here on Wednesday.
The Golden Aces trailed 7-2 in the sixth when they put up five runs to tie the game. Austin Rue’s three-run double tied the game at 7-all.
Aces manager John Copeland said there were no big hits in the 10th, just walks to produce the key moments in the three-run inning. “They ran out pitching,” said Copeland of the Indians.
Meanwhile, his own hurlers “did an amazing job and kept us in the ballgame,” Copeland said. Cole Berry, Kieffer Goldman and Reece Metcalf did not allow Lawrenceville an earned run all day, while striking out eight while walking three and giving only five hits between them.
Berry started and went four innings, Goldman threw the next five, while Metcalf worked the 10th inning to get the win.
Metcalf fanned two Indians batters in the bottom of the 10th as the hosts could not mount a serious rally.
Mt. Carmel (2-8), which snapped a four-game losing streak, plays at Edwards Co. on Friday at 4:30 p.m.