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TELL CITY - Tell City rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Evansville Central 7-6 in baseball Tuesday.
Central had led from the first inning and appeared to be in good shape after scoring a run in the top of the seventh on a walk, a stolen base and a single to increase its lead to 6-3.
But in the bottom of the seventh Tell City loaded the bases with one out on walks to Andy Chinn and Jordan Rhodes sandwiched around a bloop single to right field by Cody Pfeifer.
Evan Rothgerber reached base on a throwing error by the shortstop, allowing two runs to score.
Kyle Osborne then reached on a throwing error by the pitcher to bring home the tying run.
After Osborne stole second base, Ryan Zuelly was intentionally walked to load the bases and set up a force play at home.
But freshman Trent Gunn singled sharply to right field, bringing home Rothgerber with the winning run.
"We were patient in that last inning," said Tell City Coach Phil DeSpain. "I thought we did a good job at not swinging at some bad pitches. And we had a lot of good hustle in beating out some balls too."
Pfeifer had two of Tell City's eight hits. Eric Henrickson hit a solo homer over the left-field fence in the fourth inning and Rhodes drove in two runs with a single in the second.
Henrickson pitched the last two-thirds of the seventh inning to get the win. He gave up one hit and one walk and struck out one.
Pfeifer pitched the first 61?3 innings, giving up five hits and four walks and striking out four.
Tell City improved to 5-5 overall and 3-1 against Evansville teams, beating three Class 4A teams.
The Marksmen got their first PAC win Saturday as Henrickson shut out Pike Central 10-0 on a three-hitter.
Henrickson struck out two and walked none in the five-inning game.
Gunn went 3 for 3 that game and Zuelly went 2 for 2 with two RBIs. Osborne drove in three runs.
Tell City, 1-3 in the PAC, will visit North Posey for another conference game Saturday at 11 a.m.
r h e
Pike Central 000 00 - 0 3 2
Tell City 300 07 - 10 11 1
Bestfield, Chestnut (2) and Morton; Henrickson and Hackbarth. W-Henrickson (2-1). L-Bestfield.
2B-Rothgerber, TC; Zuelly, TC, 2; Gunn, TC; Henrickson, TC.
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Evansv. Central 130 010 1 - 6 6 2
Tell City 002 100 4 - 7 8 5
Carey, Boeglin (4), Snyder (7), Flora (7); Pfeifer, Henrickson (7) and Hackbarth. W-Henrickson (3-1). L-Flora.
2B-Hohl, EC; Calhoun, EC. HR-Henrickson, TC.