EAST BEND — Monday night, the Forbush Falcons took on the North Iredell Raiders in a nonconference showdown.
The first inning saw the Raiders get on the board early off a double by Raiders player, Nathan Rambo. The Falcons went into the bottom of the first down 1-0 but couldn’t rally back until the bottom of the second. Peyton Winebarger for the Falcons had a hard hit to right field that earned him a single. Winebarger wasn’t happy with a single, because on the next pitch he stole second and put himself within scoring position. Tanner Gregory stepped up for the Falcons and drove the ball into right field earning him a single, and bringing Winebarger across home plate to even the score at 1.
After the second inning, the Falcons were on a roll. During the bottom of the third the Falcons were back to hitting towards the Raiders’ right fielder. Carter Foster earned a doubled, then advanced to third after Jamie Sheek flew out to right field. As Foster was on third, Tyler Campbell stepped up to the plate and drove a nice shot into right field once again. He earned a double and Foster crossed the plate to make the score 2-1.
The fourth inning was the defining inning for the Falcons. Going into the bottom of the fourth the Falcons were leading 2-1, at the end of the inning they had earned six runs to make the score 9-1.
After three Falcons earned two singles and a walk, the bases were loaded with one out as Foster strode up to the plate. He smashed the ball into left field and earned a double, which sent two runs home for the Falcons making the score 4-1. After that hit, the Falcons didn’t hold back. As the lineup came back around to the top, the Falcons scored two more runs making it 6-1. With a runner on first, Campbell walked up to the plate determined to score another run. He made good on that promise as he hit the ball the right field earning a double and making the score 7-1. Doubles seemed to be the theme of the fourth inning as Blake Winebarger kept the excitement going with a double to right field scoring the final two runs of the inning for the Falcons.
The final inning saw the Falcons give up one run in the top of the fifth, but they answered back in the bottom of the inning by scoring three runs. This enforced the ten after five rule and gave the Falcons their fourth win of the season sending their record to 4-2.
“We hit the ball really well tonight,” Coach Jack Moss said after the game. “I was really proud of how the team battled back, especially after going down one to nothing.”
The Falcons are back in action on Wednesday night against Starmount.
Kristian Russell can be reached at 336.258.4052 or on Twitter @Kristian_16