(Perryville) The St. Vincent Indians erased an early deficit, and rallied past Van-Far 15-5 in six innings in the State Sectionals on AM 800 KREI to earn a spot in the Class 2 quarterfinals.
The game started out as a pitcher’s duel, but turned into a St. Vincent slugfest. Van-Far starting pitcher Josh Hodde controlled the pace early allowing them to plate the game’s first run, and stretch the lead to 4-1. The Indians completely changed the game by hanging a big crooked number in the bottom of the 5th.
Just as the Indians grabbed an edge, Ethan Pecaut took that edge and blew it to pieces.
St. Vincent pushed 9 runs across in the bottom of 5th to take a 10-4 lead into the 6th inning. After a Hodde solo shot in the top of the 6th, St. Vincent stretched the lead to 10 to put the mercy rule into effect. St. Vincent head coach Tyler Search was still in awe of the team’s monster 5th inning.
St. Vincent moves to the State Quarterfinals and will take on South Pemiscot on the road Wednesday afternoon at 3:45 on AM800 KREI.
Full game broadcast here: