Warriors down Ramona in seventh-inning comeback
Last updated 4/19/2007 at Noon
On Monday, March 26, for the second home game in a row, the Fallbrook varsity baseball team provided a last at-bat comeback to prevail 3-2 over the Ramona Bulldogs. In a tense, tightly played contest in which the Warriors’ defense kept them in the game and the Bulldogs’ lack of defense continuously jeopardized their lead, it came down to a clutch hit in the bottom of the seventh inning to decide the outcome.
Kevin Vandivort battled the Bulldogs from the mound, giving up only two runs, but after seven innings the Warriors still trailed 2-1. In the bottom of the seventh, Fallbrook’s Shawn Sanford lead off with his third hit of the game, Clark Murphy worked a walk and Tim Coleman sacrificed to move the runners up 90 feet. With cleanup hitter Jeff Newman heading to the plate possessing Fallbrook’s only RBI, Ramona decided not to take a chance and intentionally walked him to load the bases. Justin Hargrove then lined a single to left center, driving in Sanford and Murphy with the tying and winning runs, respectively.
In addition to Newman and Hargrove’s RBI hits and Sanford’s three knocks, the other Warriors contributing offensively with base hits were Clark Murphy, Keenan McCollom, Sonny Hughey and Hayden Schrimpf.
School R H E
Ramona 2 5 2
Fallbrook 4 9 0
Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Ramona 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Fallbrook 0 0 1 0 0 0 2