Edgewood lost a battle of the bats on Friday, falling short in a 15-10 ballgame against Martinsville.
Gavin Robinson racked up two RBIs on one hit for Edgewood. He homered in the fourth inning.
Even though Nick Allen allowed seven runs over 2 2/3 innings he still recorded the victory. He struck out two, walked five and surrendered three hits.
Martinsville easily handled Edgewood pitching as seven hitters combined for 16 hits, 12 RBIs and 13 runs scored.
Phillip Terrell was charged with the loss. He allowed eight runs in 1 1/3 innings, walked none and struck out two.
In the top of the first, Martinsville grabbed the early lead, 1-0. Martinsville’s threat began with a single by Dalton Moscrip. An error then moved Moscrip from first to second.
Edgewood answered Martinsville’s top inning with two runs of its own in the first. Edgewood scored on an RBI double by Ryan Pursell and a sacrifice fly by Terrell.
The game was never in doubt after the second, as Martinsville scored eight runs on a two-run double by Chance Hitchcock and four singles.
After pushing across one run in the bottom of the third, Edgewood faced just a 10-7 deficit. An RBI single by Connor Morton triggered Edgewood’s comeback.
Martinsville increased its lead with three runs in the fourth. Seth Galyan’s double got things going, scoring Levy Chandler. That was followed up by Moscrip’s single, bringing home Galyan.
Two Edgewood runs crossed the plate in the bottom half of the fourth, making the score 13-9. A two-run home run by Robinson fueled Edgewood’s comeback. But, Chandler got Josh Parrish to fly out to end the inning.
A one-run sixth inning helped bring Edgewood within three. A wild pitch gave Edgewood life. Mathew Hoskins ended the inning by getting Joe Kido to ground out.
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