Franklin Road Christian rallied, not once, but twice Saturday to hand the Heritage Christian Warriors their first loss of the baseball season. The Minutemen capped off their second rally with two runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to pick up the 8-6 win over the Warriors.
Heritage started quickly, scoring three runs in the top of the 1st inning. The big hits in the inning were RBI singles from Elijah Britton and Davis Miller, and an RBI triple from Weston Powell.
Franklin Road came back with two runs in the bottom of the 2nd and one more in the bottom of the 3rd to tie the game at 3-3.
HCA took advantage of a Franklin Road error to score two runs in the top of the 4th to go back up 5-3. Franklin Road scored on a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead to 5-4.
Jeremiah Kay came through with an RBI single for the Warriors in the top of the 5th inning to extend the lead out to 6-4.
However, Franklin Road scored two in the bottom of the inning to tie the game at 6-6. The Minutemen then got a two run single in the bottom of the 6th inning to take their first lead of the game at 8-6. Franklin Road then closed out the game by setting the Warriors down in order in the top of the 7th.
For HCA, Weston Powell was 2-4 with a triple and a double, with an RBI and two runs scored. Davis Miller also went 2-4, and drove in one run.
Powell went 3 innings on the mound, giving up four runs, only two of them earned, on five hits, striking out seven, and walking three. Trenton Hayes pitched three innings, giving up four runs, three of them earned, on three hits, striking out six, and walking three.