SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — A four-run seventh inning broke a 4-4 tie and ultimately propelled the West Point Green Wave to an 8-4 win over the Oxford Chargers Friday night at Edwin Moak Field.
The win was the first in District 2-5A for West Point, which lost 7-4 to the Chargers on Tuesday night in the two teams first meeting of the year. West Point (6-9 overall, 1-5 in district play) took an early 4-0 lead on the Chargers by scoring two runs in the first and third innings.
Oxford (10-10, 3-3) got back into the game in the middle and late innings to eventually tie the contest. The Chargers scored two runs in the fourth, one on a wild pitch, and one on a sacrifice fly from Avery Norris, while Will Laurenzo tied the game in the sixth with a two-run home run to left field off starter Damichael Brown.
But just as quickly as it appeared the Chargers had momentum on their side, the Green Wave took it away by scoring four runs on three hits and an OHS error in the top of the seventh. The game-winning run scored on the error, Brandon Ewing and Dalentez Pulliam each drove in runs, while Edward Cox drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk.
Cameron Rose was saddled with the loss for the Chargers after giving up the four runs in the seventh. Rose relieved Shae Mnichowski with no outs in the third. He went four straight innings without allowing a run, and striking out six in the process, but he lost his edge some in the seventh, leading to the big inning for the Green Wave.
Oxford will be back in action Saturday at home against Independence before resuming district play at home Tuesday against New Hope. (April 9, 2010)