Ethan Renfrow’s run-scoring single capped a four-run sixth inning, helping Walker score an 8-7 win over Denham Springs in Metro League baseball action at Walker on Thursday.
Walker trailed 7-4 heading into the bottom of the sixth, and Seth Terrell had a one-out triple to start the winning rally. Tristan Priest and Cooper Carlton followed with consecutive singles to cut the lead to 7-5.
The runners moved up on a passed ball and scored on Phillip Thurmond’s double, knotting the score at 7-7 and paving the way for Renfrow’s single to left to end the game.
Walker had a four-run second to take the lead, highlighted by four straight one-out singles from Cooper Carlton, Braylen Ainsworth, Renfrow and Connor Watts.
Denham scratched for two runs on two singles and an error in the third and took the lead with a five-run fifth which featured three hits, two errors and a walk. Carson Pittman had a one-out triple to get the rally started, and Ethan Hand had a two-run single.
Chance Reed gave up six hits, seven runs, three walks and struck out six in five innings as the Walker starter. Terrell struck out two with out giving up a hit in an inning of relief.
Christian Callendar and Jacob Middlebrook pitched for Denham Springs.
Pittman and Hand each had two hits to lead DSHS. Priest, Carlton and Renfrow each had two hits for Walker.
WALKER 9, NOLA JAZZ 3
Casey Bryant struck out seven while giving up five hits and two runs in six innings as the Walker starter, and the Wildcats backed him with 15 hits.
Logan Cusimano gave up a hit, a run, a walk and struck out one in an inning of relief.
Gatlon Steele went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs, Carlton was 3-for-3 with an RBI, Dawson Goings was 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run and Chance Reed went 2-for-3 to lead Walker.
WALKER 3, BVR 17U WHITE 2
Walker scored two runs in the fifth to rally for the win Friday.
The Wildcats trailed 2 1, but Carlton and Case Carver drew consecutive walks to start the fifth. Renfrow grounded into a fielder’s choice to second, but no out was recorded, and Carlton scored as Ainsworth reached on a fielder’s choice to second.
Steele’s sacrifice fly to right scored Carver for the game’s final run.
Walker led 1 0 in the third after an error and three straight walks, but BVR 17U White scored single runs in the bottom of the third and fourth to take the lead.
Thurmond gave up five hits, two runs, two walks and struck out five in five innings for the win.
Steele and Terrell had the lone hits for Walker as BVR 17U White pitchers combined to strike out eight while walking seven.