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Prep baseball: Late comeback falls short for Trojans in Blue Earth

BLUE EARTH -- The Worthington Trojans high school baseball team scored seven runs in the top of the seventh inning to draw even, 10-10, with host Blue Earth Area Monday night. But the Bucs scored a single run in the bottom of the seventh to escape with an 11-10 victory.

Worthington put together four walks and five hits in the seventh frame and had runners on first and second base when the last out was made on a fly out to right field. BEA strung together three straight singles with one out to win the game.

"Once we started to hit the ball and rounded the bases, we came alive," said head coach Brian Iverson. "I just told them after the game that that's what we need to do."

Adam Russell and Turner Rogers pitched for the Trojans, with Russell hurling the first two and two-thirds innings and Rogers the rest.

Rogers was also 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and two RBIs. Russell had two hits including a double and an RBI. Will Brandner had two hits and two RBIs. Hunter Boomgarden and Hunter Cam both had a hit and and two RBIs.

Hunter Bleess was the winning pitcher for BEA. He pitched the first five-plus innings.

Worthington 000 102 7 -- 10 11 3

Blue Earth Area 332 200 1 -- 11 14 4