Senators fall in 7th inning to Fallon
FALLON – It came down to the bottom of the seventh and the Fallon baseball team rallied for a third time to pull out a 7-6 win over Carson on Thursday.
After the Senators tied the game in the top of the inning, Fallon’s Drake Roque smashed a triple to center field to open the bottom half of the seventh inning. J.J. Boyle struck out, but Roman Hucks, who was the Greenwave’s starting pitcher, knocked home Roque to secure the win in the first match up of the three-game set.
The teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday staring at 11 a.m. at Ron McNutt Field. Carson will send David Charles and Nick Domitrovich to the hill.
“From the start of that game on, it was an absolute battle,” Fallon head coach Robbie Wickware said. “Carson played real well. Coach Farnworth has them pretty well coach and that’s a good team.”
Carson got the scoring started in the top of the second when Charles grounded into a double play, but plated Austin Pacheco, who singled to open the frame.
Pacheco went 4-for-4 at the plate with two triples and four RBIs.
“He swung it well,” Carson coach Cody Farnworth said. “It’s a maturity thing with him. We knew at some point he would turn it on.”
The Senators took a 3-2 lead into the fifth inning, but Fallon answered the call once again and went ahead 4-3, the second run scoring on a wild pitch by Carson reliever Adam Whitt.
Carson punched back when Nick Domitrovich singled and scored on a bunt by David Feltner.
Fallon plated a pair of runs to regain the lead in the sixth, but the Senators responded with two of their own in the seventh. Shea Bondi and Brock Pradere both walked and scored on a triple by Pacheco.
But then came Huck’s late-game heroics to send Fallon to its seventh win of the season. Carson falls to 2-5 overall and 1-3 in league.