Tunstall pulls off wild comeback win agianst Bassett
Walks off with 5-4 victory over Bengals
By CHRIS PRIDE - Bulletin Sports Writer
The Bassett softball team saw an identical situation arise in Thursday’s Piedmont District championship as it did in the semifinals Tuesday against Patrick County. Starting pitcher Whitney Bowers held Tunstall at bay through five innings until the Bengals caught a big break in the sixth.
With four unearned runs in the top of the inning, Bassett head coach Terry Triplett once again called upon Taylor Mabry to close things out. The recently eligible pitcher had a four-run lead to work with and needed just six outs.
Tunstall senior shortstop Corbin Holder made sure Bassett only got five.
Holder’s two late doubles and Dominique Mulero’s walk-off RBI hit to center field in the seventh helped the Trojans pull off a 5-4 comeback win over the Bengals at Patrick County High School.
Area Roundup: Rain means shared PD baseball title
By BULLETIN STAFF REPORTS -
Thursday’s rain washed out the championship game of the Piedmont District baseball tournament, and the game will not be rescheduled. As a result, Tunstall and Bassett have been named co-champions of the PD tournament.
“We have extenuating circumstances” that prevented the game from being made up, Bassett coach Bill Parks said. “There’s a lot of factors that went into the decision.”
Specifically, Bassett has exams scheduled today, and then will conduct its graduation ceremonies, Shelton said. Tunstall’s graduation is scheduled for Saturday. With those days both out of the question, there was no real window to make up the district title game.
With each team’s seed in the Region IV tournament already decided, the coaches agreed it was in the best interest of their teams to scratch the district title game