By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets improved to 6-0 Thursday with a 12-8 win over Harlan, securing a spot in the 13th Region All ‘A’ Classic against Middlesboro today at home.
After jumping ahead early, the Yellow Jackets let Harlan sneak back into the game on two occasions, only to pull out the win.
Afterward, Williamsburg head coach John Mountjoy said he was pleased with the way his team responded to the first sign of adversity it had seen so far this season.
“We had kind of breezed through the first few games and hadn’t been tested to this point,” Mountjoy said. “This was a good test of their merit to see if they had the ability to battle through a few rough spots and get the win.”
The Yellow Jackets took an early lead with a four-run first inning, but Harlan got one back in the second to trim the gap to 4-1.
Williamsburg added a pair of runs in the second, but the Green Dragons tied the game at six apiece with five runs in the third inning.
Williamsburg struck for two runs again in the third inning when a triple by Alex Patterson scored Dalton Peace and a single by Ryan Bowling brought Peace around to score to make the score, 8-6.
Harlan tied things up again in the top of the fifth inning with a two-out rally. Three straight singles and an error charged to Peace at second tied things up at eight runs apiece, but Williamsburg wasn’t done yet.
Ethan Wilson came through for the Yellow Jackets with one out in the inning, connecting for a three-run double to put his squad on top, 11-8. Williamsburg added one more run in the inning to make it 12-8.
After seeing Logan Hamblin and Ryan Bowlin pitch well, but eventually give up a few runs each, Mountjoy went to Jon Teague in the seventh to try and shut down the Green Dragons. The move paid off as Teague retired three straight batters in the seventh to earn the win.
By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
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