Bulldogs rally past Avery in thriller



It was a Bulldog comeback on Monday night.

Hampton rallied in the bottom of the seventh to take a 5-4 victory over Avery County (N.C.) on Monday after Jerry Lunsford cross home plate off an Avery error.

The Bulldogs struck early as Nash Eyrasa drove in Dru Owens and Lunsford to give HHS a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Avery, however, answered in the third as Josh McClellan to move Andy Dominguez and Jordan Lecka across home place to tie the game.

After Avery added a run in the fourth, Spencer Dearmin pushed the Viking lead to 4-2 in the top of the sixth inning with a RBI. Hampton, however, started a comeback in the home side of the frame.

Eyrasa crossed home plate off a Gavin Hardin hit. The senior was injured on the play at the plate, but the extent of the injury was not immediately known. Wyatt Lyons and the Bulldogs held ACHS scoreless in the top of the seventh to set up the last inning comeback.

Dalton Blair evened the game when he scored off an errant throw after a Lunsford hit. Lunsford scored on another errant throw for the Vikings that proved to be the game winner.

Lyons picked up the win on the mound for Hampton, while Caleb Pritchard was handed the loss.

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Hampton Coach Matthew Hardin

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