Fannett-Metal scored four unearned runs in the sixth inning to wipe out a 3-0 Forbes Road lead and the Tigers hung on for a 4-3 SIdeling Hill and Inter-County Conference baseball victory Wednesday afternoon.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Cardinals' Matt Brown was cruising along with a three-hit shutout.
"He pitched a great game and kept our batters off balance most of the game with a lot of offspeed stuff," F-M coach Jamie Funk said.
In the sixth, Billy Peppernick led off with a double and Cole Funk singled for the Tigers. They were on second and third with two outs when Taylor Miller's hard grounder was misplayed, two runs scored and Miller moved to second on the throw home.
Kyler Harris then hit an RBI single up the middle to tie the game, and he took second on the throw. A grounder by Austin Raymer led to another error and Harris scored the eventual game-winning run.
Jamie Funk said, "We were definitely helped out by a few errors, but I give my guys credit for not giving up."
Kyler Goshorn went the distance for the win, allowing 10 hits and three walks, but threw only 84 pitches. Peppernick was 2-for-2 for F-M and Brown was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles for Forbes Road.
- Mitch Potter pitched 6 innings of no-hit ball with 9 strikeouts, and Kyle Smith gave up a hit but preserved the shutout in Southern Fulton's 6-0 win over Tussey Mountain. Cooper Grove was 2-for-4 and knocked in the first two runs for SF in a 5-run fifth inning that ended a scoreless duel. Gabe Stotler was also 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs.
- Southern Fulton fell 4-2 to Tussey Mountain, but Macey Ward had 3 hits for the Indians and Maddie Baker was 2-for-4.
Fannett-Metal (4-5, 4-4 SHL, 3-4 ICC) 4, Forbes Road (4-4, 4-3 SHL, 3-3 ICC) 3
Southern Fulton (7-2, 6-2 SHL/5-2 ICC) 6, Tussey Mountain 0
Forbes Road (4-4, 4-3 SHL, 4-2 ICC) 2, Fannett-Metal (8-2, 6-2 SHL, 5-2 ICC) 1
Tussey Mountain 4, Southern Fulton (0-8, 0-7 SHL/ICC) 2
Bishop O'Connell at Mercersburg Academy, ppd. to Thursday, 4:30