Green Wave force game 3 with Winona Christian

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 27, 2007

North Delta third baseman Geri Lamm gets the out on Winona’s runner Thursday night. North Delta defeated Winona Christian 10-9 in an extra inning to force game 3 tonight at 6 p.m. at Winona Christian. The Panolian photo by Marlon Wilks

By Myra Bean

Senior pitcher Evan West came in and pitched the extra inning to pick up the win for the North Delta Green Wave and force a game three tonight back in Winona.

North Delta held a 5-1 lead going into the top of the fifth inning. Winona Christian scored two runs in the fifth and six runs in the sixth to take a 9-6 lead into the top of the seventh inning.

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Behind the pitching of Jim Tom Copeland, who relieved starting pitcher J.T. Dalrymple in the middle of the fifth, the Green Wave held Winona to no runs in the seventh and scored three runs to tie the game 9-9 and force an extra inning.

West struck out the first batter and the defense took care of the other two to keep the score tied.

In the bottom of the eighth, under Winona’s new pitcher Geri Lamm got hit by the pitch to get on base. Dalrymple hit a sacrifice bunt to advance Lamm to second. Josh Garrott grounded out to shortstop, and Lamm was not able to move to third base.

Dakota Mabry was intentionally walked to put runners at first and second. Bateman Greenlee was hit by a pitch to load the bases.

West hit a line drive to right center field which drove home Lamm for the winning run on two outs.

Game three is tonight at Winona Christian at 6 p.m.