Mint Hill Army will live to see another day. After two disappointing losses to Caldwell County where they were outscored by a combined 25-13, Mint Hill’s bats came alive Wednesday to stave off elimination. Mint Hill beat Caldwell County 13-9, and brought the series back to Butler High School tonight at 7 pm for game four. Caldwell County has a 2 games to 1 edge on Mint Hill in the best of five series.
The winner of the series will face Hickory in the Area IV playoffs. Hickory swept No. 1 seeded
HOW THEY SCORED Mint Hill Post 4059 – 13, Caldwell County Post 29 – 9 TOP FIRST INNING: Chase Gehringer singles to right field but is picked off firstbase by pitcher Tyler Bumgarner. Carson Plyler singles to center field, stealssecond base. Kyle Galloway walks. Plyler to third, Galloway to second on a wildpitch. Brantley Smith walks, loading the bases. Ryan Hodge singles to secondbase, scoring Plyler.
Tyler Revell singles to left field, scoring Galloway andSmith, Hodge to third. Austin Beard relieves Bumgarner. Mario Labrador hit bya pitch, loading the bases. Hodge caught stealing home on a missed squeezebunt, with Revell moving to third, Labrador to second. Doug Pruette walks,loading the bases. Brandon McWhirter flies out. Mint Hill 3, Caldwell County 0. BOTTOM FIRST INNING: Bryson Bowman singles to shortstop, deflected bythe pitcher Cody Stull. Austin Beard sacrifices Bowman to second. Max Linvilledoubles to right field, Linville to third. Blake Johnson strikes out. Continue reading