Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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April 22, 2014

Five-run rally: Bland County edges Generals

BASTIAN, Va. — The Bland County Bears scored the last five runs of the game on Monday evening to overcome a 6-2 deficit and turn back the Montcalm Generals 7-6 at Skip Dillow Field.

Tyler Faulkner ended the game in the seventh by knocking a base hit to left field with two outs. Zac Gwyn and Andy Pauley were on base after singles, and all three Bears came home when Montcalm’s outfielder misplayed Faulkner’s hit for a three-base error.

Gwyn batted 2 for 4 and every other Bland County starter had a hit, plus one player off the Bears’ bench.

For the Generals, Travis Poynter was 2 for 4 and Shane Presley and Craig Casto were each 2 for 3.

Bland County (5-3) plays Galax at 4:30 p.m. today at home.

At Skip Dillow Memorial Field

Montcalm............020   310   0  —  6   9  3

Bland County......011   002   3  —  7  11  3

Jon Casto and Tyler Poe. Andy Pauley, Zac Gwyn (5) and Jonah Miller.

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