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The Oilers came from behind to overtake the Flash on a score of 3-2

06-Jul-2017

The Owensboro Oilers came from behind to overtake the Flash visiting from Henderson on Wednesday evening. The Oilers -- who had trailed 2-0 since the top of the 4th inning with just 1 hit to show for it -- scored three runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to claim the game.

In the top of the 4th inning Zach Smith led off with a triple. He scored on a following RBI single by Paul Haupt. Haupt came in on a RBI double from Aaron Euler, who was out at third trying to take another base. The final two outs followed and Henderson led 2-0.
 
The reversal of fortunes drama didn't begin until the top of the 9th inning. Nolan Fertig, who reached on an error to begin the inning, had advanced to third with two outs. Ball four to walk Jordan Schaffer was a wild pitch that bounced back to the catcher, who got the ball to the pitcher for a tagging catch. Fertig became out three instead of run three for the Flash.
 
The Oilers entered the bottom of the 9th needing two runs to tie and three to win. Cody Jackson led off with a bloop single, and gave way to pinch-runner Jack Coney. Tanner Kehrer singled up the middle to put runners at first and second bases. Both moved up one base on a ground out. Cam Curry followed with a single to plate both Coney and Kehrer -- tying the game while advancing to second on the returning throw. Niko Jenkins singled on a just-fair ball past third base, and everyone hesitated before realizing the ball was fair. Curry was safe at third. Then with Andrew "Kirk" Kirkland batting, Curry broke for home on a busted squeeze play. The catcher threw to third trying to pickle Curry, the third baseman threw to the catcher, the catcher's second throw to the third baseman eluded glove, and Curry scored the winning run for the home team.

The winning pitcher was Owensboro reliever Roberto Shields as the pitcher of record when the Oilers took the lead.
The losing pitcher was Jacob Tapp, the Henderson reliever responsible for all three runners who scored, though only two of the runs were earned.

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