By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
ROCKPORT—Jared Lauer singled and scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, helping Rockport edge Newburgh 4-3 in the opening round of the Legion Regional Friday.
With two on and no one out in the top of the 10th, Damon Wahl bunted back to Newburgh pitcher Jon Smith. Attempting to put out the lead runner, Smith threw high and into left field, allowing Lauer to score the winning run.
Newburgh was able to extend the game via a controversial call in the bottom of the eighth.