A run clear
Rams go nine to defeat Hurricanes
Just four outs from wrapping up a shutout win over the visiting Huntingtown Hurricanes on Tuesday afternoon, the McDonough Rams appeared to play the role of the hospitable hosts when they made a pair of throwing errors on the same play to allow their guests to tie the score in the sixth inning.
Generous as that was, the Rams were not in the mood to be too generous. While it took some more innings, the hosts eventually won on Jonathan Fisher’s two-out, walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to nab a 2-1 Southern Maryland Athletic Conference nondivision win.
“I was just looking for something to make contact with,” Fisher said of his game-winning knock, which scored Peyton Myers from second base. “I went up there with one mindset and that was to score the run.”
For the first five-plus innings it did not appear any late-game heroics would be necessary. Locked in a pitcher’s duel between McDonough’s David Larson and Huntingtown’s Brandyn Vogtsberger, McDonough (3-2 overall after an 11-6 loss to Leonardtown on Wednesday) picked up a run on Larson’s
McDonough’s David Larson is greeted at the plate by Peyton Myers following his solo home run in the fourth inning of the Rams’ game with the visiting Huntingtown on Tuesday afternoon. McDonough won the game 2-1 in nine innings.