By Kris Freeman for White House High School
WHITE HOUSE – On a wild night at the White House baseball field, the Blue Devils found a miracle in the bottom of the 7th and walked off Springfield 11-10.
The win helped White House improve to 6-4 for the season and evened the season series with Springfield. White House has now split this year with Sycamore, Portland, Greenbrier and Springfield and also has wins over East Robertson and Jo Byrns.
White House entered the bottom of the final inning trailing 10-7 when Zane Brown and Tanner Carpenter led off with walks and then Matthew Sureda singled.
Eric Rogers grounded into a fielder’s choice with the bases loaded and none out, scoring one run to cut the lead to 10-8, before an RBI single by Jacob Holland to make it 10-9.
Sam Abshire drew a one-out walk to reload the bases, and everybody moved up on a wild pitch to tie the game, then with Dustin Palmer still at the plate, Holland scored on ball three on a wild pitch to end the game.
White House had eight hits in the game with Sureda the only player collecting two. Holland scored three times and Carpenter and Landon Taylor scored twice.
White House actually was down 10-4 in the top of the 6th, and then scored three in the bottom of the frame.
Palmer drove in one on a bases loaded ground out, then Holland scored on a wild pitch and Hunter Matherly singled to drive in a run to make it 10-7 heading into the last inning.
The Blue Devils tied the game 1-1 in the first and trailed 6-4 after two. Springfield jumped ahead with four runs in the top of the 6th.
In the non-district contest, White House got pitching efforts from Braeden Grieb and Kaiden Biggs, but it was Rogers who came in for the final two-thirds of an inning and picked up the win. Rogers is now 1-0 for the year.
White House opens a two game series with Cheatham County on Monday in Ashland City before coming home to play the Cubs on Tuesday.