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Indians rally for victory over Colts

BHS plates 8 runs over final 2 innings in win

The Inter-Mountain photo by Joey Kittle Philip Barbour’s Nick Hamrick dives back safely into first base as Bridgeport’s Nick Stalnaker makes the tag attempt Tuesday in Philippi.

PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour popped out to an early 4-0 lead by denting the scoreboard with four runs in the home side of the second inning on Tuesday, but five-time double-A state champion Bridgeport rallied to take a 14-7 decision in a Big 10 Conference contest.

After falling behind, the Indians (6-0) peppered the plate with six runs in the third inning for a lead change. The Colts put up their final three scores of the game in the back side of the third to go back on top, 7-6.

The fourth and fifth frames went scoreless for both squads before Bridgeport chalked up four runs in both the sixth and seventh innings to take the road win.

Tyler Wilkinson tossed five innings of relief to get the win for Bridgeport, allowing no runs. Mark Lavezza made the start to garner a no-decision after allowing seven runs.

Will Knight shouldered the loss for PB in five innings on the hill before handing the ball over to reliever Nick Hamrick.

Austyn Fletcher paced the PB offense with two hits and two RBIs. Alex Wilson added a pair of doubles and Gage Bibey tallied a pair of safeties.

Bibey started the second with a double and later scored on Fletcher’s single for the game’s first run, while Hamrick and Trent Tallman added RBI singles and another run crossed on an Indian error.

Wilson had an RBI double in a three-run third frame as the Colts regained a one-run advantage but were held scoreless the remainder of the game.

Bridgeport’s Trey Pancake recorded four RBIs and two hits, while teammate Ryan Goff managed three hits.

Philip Barbour slipped to 9-3 and will be at Trinity Christian High School today before traveling to Preston on Thursday.