Morehouse Tigers Earn Split With Dramatic Comeback

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Box Score ATLANTA – After losing the first game, 14-7, Morehouse earned a split in the doubleheader against Paine College, with a dramatic come-from-behind win.

The Maroon Tigers scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and won 12-11.

Isaiah Blassingame scored the winning run with no outs in the inning. Blassingame, who was inserted as a pinch runner for Bryan Armstead, induced a throw from the catcher that sailed into right field. The speedy freshman hustled around the bases and was mobbed by jubilant teammates as he crossed home plate.

On the play, right fielder Broadus scored ahead of Blassingame, to tie the score at 11-all. Broadus’ single, ahead of Armstead’s hit, drove in two runs.

Armstead’s single was the sixth consecutive hit in the inning off losing pitcher Zach Rader.

Designated hitter Zachary Lowe started the rally with a single, to lead off the inning.  Kaelan Ashford-Jones, Jared Maner and Xavier Floyd followed with singles.

Right-hander Benjamin Phillips got the win and improved his record to 1-1. Phillips came into the game in the fifth to replace starter Anthony Dodd.

In the first inning, Floyd hit his second home run of the year, driving in Ashford-Jones who had singled. Floyd finished with four runs batted in.

The Tigers overcame six errors, to win their sixth game of the season and improved to 6-23; 3-8.

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