Pair of one-run losses sinks Thorsby
A pair of one-run losses on Friday sunk Thorsby’s playoff hopes.
The varsity baseball Rebels (22-5) fell to Randolph County, 4-3 and 5-4.
In Game 1 of the best-of-three second-round playoff series, Randolph County scored three runs in the top of the first inning, and THS could never catch up.
No Rebel could manage more than one hit, though Wesley Posey (double) and Chris Brown (triple) made their hits count.
Dylan Carroll paired his one hit with two walks.
Bailey Sellers had the team’s lone run batted in.
Tyler Owens stared on the mound for Thorsby but was lifted with one out in the second inning for Dylan Carroll, who shut down the visitors for the rest of the way, allowing one earned run on two hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings while striking out 11.
Thorsby finished the game with more hits than Randolph (six to four), but two errors helped undo the Rebels.
THS trailed 4-0 going into the top of the sixth inning in Game 2, but ? Morris started a Rebels rally with a double.
Morris scored on a Brown double, and Conner McRae, who was hit by a pitch, scored on a sacrifice fly by ? McFarland to cut Randolph’s lead in half.
Owens then erased the deficit with a home run to left-center field with Brown on base.
In the bottom of the seventh, Randolph’s winning run reached base on a Thorsby error and then came around to score.
Sellers suffered the loss, allowing five runs, two of which were earned, on seven hits and one walk while striking out seven.