Bulldogs rally past Patriots

Crestview baseball

Crestview's Corey Armstrong takes a lead off first base in Crestview's win over Pace on Thursday.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, March 22, 2013 at 06:01 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Down to their last out, the Crestview High School baseball team rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to take a 4-3 win over Pace on Thursday.

Seth Thomason drove a two-strike pitch from Pace pitcher Thomas Huston into the left-center field gap for a triple to score Tyler Henderson and Corey Armstrong and complete the come-from-behind win.

“We’ve played good all year,” Bulldog coach Tim Gillis said. “But it was nice to get that one to score three in the bottom of the seventh, down two outs, and a couple of times down to two strikes.

“It was a great battle and a great win for us. We have a lot of respect for them (Pace). They play the game right and we were fortunate to get the win.”

The Bulldogs (10-4) trailed 3-1 as they came to bat in the bottom of the seventh.

With one out, pinch hitter Jimmy Croussore was hit by a Thomas pitch. Crousorre took second on a wild pitch with two outs and Henderson at the plate.

Henderson drew a walk and Armstrong followed with a single to right field, scoring Croussore and setting up the heroics by Thomason.

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